Healthy Hollywood: Get Movin’ Monday — Model Abs!
First Published: May 7, 2012 1:46 PM EDT Credit: Dolce & Gabbana
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Model Adam Senn is a spectacular body of work!
You might not know his name, but chances are you’ve eyed his abs. Senn is the face and body of Dolce & Gabbana’s new campaign for the men’s fragrance The One Sport. And, he’s certainly got the sculpted abs that make women swoon and men cry (ha) or at least inspire them to not walk but run to the gym.
So, how does this sculpted sensation get in shape?
“I try and hit the gym four to five times a week, maybe more if I can. My job is such that I need to stay in shape and keep fit so I try and do lots of cardio/boxing and then some weights with bench presses and sit ups,” reveals Adam to Healthy Hollywood.
At 27, Senn is a veteran of the fashion biz, having modeled since the age of 18. But, he doesn’t let the attention, nor the style world go to his head, adding, “I’m very low-maintenance. I don’t blow-dry. I don’t use a comb.”
In fact, he’s a down-to-earth guy who’s really into sports for the game not because he needs to maintain those model abs.
“I have always loved golf, baseball, football and soccer. I love the social aspects of sports, being part of a team and the camaraderie is great,” he reveals to Healthy Hollywood. “Sports really do train your mind, and help you stay focused and disciplined about things in all areas of your life. I always have a clear head after a game or workout and I find I can think clearer and plan things better.”
As to whether his shirtless campaign has made him a major star with the women, Adam wouldn’t give it up for Healthy Hollywood, politely saying “No comment!”
But, Adam’s trainer for the Dolce & Gabbana One Sport campaign, Gunnar Peterson, did give up a few of Senn’s most ab-worthy exercises.
1. Dumbbell Squat with a Twist & Press: Drop down into a squat with your chest up and chin up. Keep your weight in your heels and legs in an athletic stance about should width apart. On your way up from the squat, about midway, start to pivot and rotate your body to the side and press the arms up and over your head. Depending on fitness level, do 2 to 5 sets of 8 to reps total, where pivoting left is 1, and right is 2.
2. One Dumbbell Side Bend: Start with dumbbell to your side. The opposite hand that is not holding weight goes up and behind the head, it helps to emphasize the contraction. Lower the dumbbell to one side, keep hips locked and bend by leaning the upper body over. Come back up to starting position and stretch or contract the obliques if you can by drawing the abs in. Perform 2 to 4 sets and anywhere from 6 to 12 reps per side.
3. Push-up with a T-Raise: Start in push-up position with your feet a little wider than normal. Go down into a push-up and as your rise up, raise one hand and extend it. Follow your hand with your eyes so you open up your body. Rotate the hips, chest, and shoulder as you raise your hand. Come back down and do the same thing on the other side. Perform 2 to 4 sets of 6 to 16 reps.
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