At 51 years old, Janet Jackson basically has the same great body she had when her career started decades ago. Even after becoming a mom, she's looking more snatched than ever. Just nine months after giving birth to her baby boy, Eissa, Janet went on a 56-city State of the World Tour, and the singer's trainer, Paulette Sybliss, finally reveals how she snapped back so quickly to hit the road.
"When I was taken on to do the job, my goal was, one, to get her aesthetically looking great, but also to get her fit for the tour," says Sybliss. "That was my plan. People just think about the aesthetics and how great she looks. But fitness and having her do a tour was also really important."
And one of Janet's tricks to getting her pre-baby body may certainly surprise you. "We did no conventional cardio whatsoever," Sybliss says. "A lot of people find that really hard to believe. It was all weight training, and it was the type of weight training that I did, so we would incorporate exercises back-to-back. I didn't just want her to lose weight; I wanted her to drop body fat. I wanted her to look fit and be fit as well. I'm really trying to re-educate a lot of women about the benefits of weight training. Women typically think, I'm gonna get big, I'm gonna get bulky, and they will not. When the body has to use muscle, not only does it burn fat during the session, but also after."
Wondering how you can get fit like Janet?
According to Sybliss it all begins with training light and having your mind in the right place.
"I always say to women, start really light. Start by almost feeling the area that you want to work. So if you want to work your booty, do a squat. Just find the right positioning, think about the muscle group that you're working before you start to add weights, and take it right back to basics. Also, train all year round. What you do in the winter is gonna show off in the summertime!"
Go ahead and get your workout on, ladies!
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