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Arianny Celeste: Ring Gurl Fit / Abdominals

When your uniform is a midriff-baring sports bra and shorts, you sure as hell make sure you do the outfit justice. While UFC fighters job is to win, UFC ring girls’ role is to showcase the upcoming round and look damn good while doing it! When the girls are doing their thing holding the ring card up high with their taut tummies exposed, there’s no escaping a thousand sets of live eyes from the audience and millions of viewers worldwide from admiring their physiques. In this section, veteran ring girl Arianny Celeste takes us through her ab routine that has her fight ready each time.

Position yourself in a push-up position with the apex a stability ball between the middle of your shins and top of your ankles. While pressing down on the ball with your feet and legs straight, use your abs to pull the ball in so that your body is 90 degrees at the finish position.

Bosu Alternating Toe Touch
Lay on the Bosu ball with the small of your back just below the apex and butt off the ground. As you contract your lower abs to raise one leg, use your upper abs to lift your upper body and reach for your toes with the opposite hand. Return to start position and repeat on the opposite side.

Plank with Alternating Leg Lift
Get into a push-up position on the floor, but have your forearms flat on the ground and both elbows directly below your shoulders. Your core should be engaged, and your body a straight light from your shoulders to your toes. Lift one leg as high as comfortable and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat on the other leg.

Medicine Ball Toe Touch
Lay on the floor with legs flat and arms stretched above your head holding a medicine ball (beginners should start with a ball that’s on the lighter side i.e.: 2-5lbs). While lifting your legs up, simultaneously use your abs to lift your back off the ground and aim the ball towards your toes.

Side Plank
Lay on the floor on one side with forearms on the ground for stability and elbows directly under the shoulder. With your stomach tight, lift your hips off the ground so that your body is straight. Raise your top leg a high as comfortable and hold for 10 seconds. Repeat on opposite side.

Pikes 15 reps
Bosu Alternating Toe Touch 20 reps total
Plank With Alternating Lift 20 total
*Superset for 3 sets

While ab training creates muscle separation and depth that is the actual “six pack”, attaining a certain level of leanness through diet and cardio will make the abs more prominent and defined. Everyone leans out at a different rate, CLA (conjugated linoleum acid) may aid in targeting fat in the mid section. CLA helps to lower cortisol levels which result in the storage of fat in the mid section.

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