How to get an ‘ab crack’ like Emily Ratajkowski

Usually on Academy Awards night, it’s the outfits that get the most attention, and while there were some stunning looks on show at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, it was what Emily Ratajkowski wasn’t wearing, that got people talking. The model chose a white bandeau crop top and low-slung maxi skirt, the minimalist matching set showcasing her incredibly toned stomach and famous ‘ab crack’.Emily Ratajkowski attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Ian West/PA) Some people thought the tube top was a bit too revealing for such a glitzy A-list event, but showbiz presenter Ksenija Lukich summed up our thoughts when she commented on Instagram: “If I had abs like that, I’d probs wear that too.” If we started doing 1,000 sit-ups a day, would we all end with a deep ab crack running down the middle of our torso? Or is the 28-year-old’s body the result of genetics, rather than gym visits? “Everyone has abs under there somewhere – they just need to be revealed,”  says Adam Pinder, head trainer at F45 Peckham Rye. “Emily is blessed with some pretty fantastic genes and a low body fat percentage, combine that with a decent work ethic and you’ve got the recipe for some well-defined abs.” “It’s true...

A 30-day strength training routine — no equipment required

Panicking about trading in your bulky, winter sweaters for sleeveless tops and swimsuits? If you’ve been slacking on your fitness, one of the quickest ways to start toning up is by incorporating strength training routine. It’s an important part of a well-rounded workout program that many of us disregard in favor of cardio-focused exercise. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends incorporating strength training exercises for all major muscle groups into a fitness routine at least two times a week. Not only can it improve bone density and help reduce your risk of osteoporosis, but strength training builds lean muscle mass, which helps burn fat while torching calories (thus fast-tracking progress towards your beach body). Not only will you get physical benefits from strength training, you’ll also score some pretty big mental perks as well. Research shows that strength training is associated with reductions in anxiety symptoms, improvements in cognition and self-esteem, and reduction in depression symptoms and improvement in sleep quality for adults with diagnosed depression. My clients have attested to feeling an increase in energy and feeling more positively a...