Vanessa Hudgens is a name we're all very familiar with, and she's definitely one of the hottest women in the entertainment industry today. She seems to have been around for so long, but she is still young and has so much ahead of her in terms of her career. But how did she get to be so beautiful? Of course, a lot of it comes down to simple genetics; she was born with that pretty face, and knows how to use makeup to enhance it. But in terms of her body, it's becoming obvious that a lot of work has gone into it. You don't just magically get rock hard abs like hers. She works hard and loves to work out. That kind of body takes months and months of working out, a great diet, and mental discipline. But what does that actually mean? How did she manage to get such a nice, jaw-dropping stomach?
Well, she's actually pretty open about how she did it. And she's more than happy to share that information with you. So if you want abs like hers, all you have to do is follow these simple steps. And if you try your best, who knows, you might even end up getting abs that put Vanessa's to shame. The only thing holding you back is you. If you want great abs, there's nothing stopping you from getting them. Vanessa's tips are very helpful, and they're definitely worth listening to.
15 Yoga Helps A Lot
If you want to get Vanessa Hudgens' rock hard abs, you might want to listen to what she has to say about yoga. This ancient exercise technique has its roots in ancient India and the Middle East and has proven to be extremely beneficial to many people, fixing and healing countless ailments. Vanessa herself admits that it changed her mindset about working out:
"I don't consider it fitness. It's more like therapy for me. I looked in the mirror and was like, 'Who am I?' It was definitely a journey back to myself, and yoga helped."
While yoga might be therapeutic, there's no doubt that it's also a great workout and a great way to get great abs. Yoga can actually be pretty strenuous, depending on its form. There are certain types of yoga that really push your body hard, and your muscles not only get worked hard, but they also get stretched, which is crucial.
14 She Loves The Bike
Another hot tip for those who want to get a body just like Vanessa Hudgens is to get on that bike. The stationary bike is a great choice for people of all levels of fitness, and it's great for people who are just starting their workout journey. But you can also push yourself really hard on the bike, and you will definitely start to see results over time. And in terms of rock hard abs, Vanessa is really open about how much being on a bike helped her achieve this. She admits while talking about the bike that it has helped her in more ways than one:
"Put me on a bike in a room with loud music, and I'm happy. It's like dancing without the stress of worrying if you look good. I tend to ride for the teachers. I'm such a performer. I love being in front, because I'll push myself harder and I'll give the class energy too. So it's a win-win."
13 She Gets Competitive
To get to the point that Vanessa has reached, you have to be competitive. Hollywood is one of the most competitive industries in the world, and you really have to have a tenacious mindset to succeed. You can't be nervous or unsure of yourself, you have to be 100% committed and self confident. And as it turns out, that mindset which Vanessa experiences in her career translates very well to her mindset while working out. As Vanessa admits, it can really help her push herself:
"I'm really competitive when it comes to fitness. I like being around people so I can compete."
This can be a really crucial lesson for those of us trying to get rock hard abs like Vanessa. If you're not getting results, you need to start getting in the zone and treating it like a competition. Imagine you're fighting against someone, or picture all the people telling you that you could never do it. Use that to motivate yourself.
12 You Have To Be Willing To Spend
Working out isn't cheap. Most of us balk at the cost of a gym membership, and it's just another bill that we can't face paying. But paying for classes is a huge reason why Hudgens was so successful in getting that tight body and rock hard abs. She's spent some seriously big bucks on workout classes over the years, and you can't argue with the results. Hudgens' classes include SoulCycle and CorePower Yoga classes numerous times a week, which costs about $1600 a month.
While this might seem like a lot (and it is), you get what you pay for. A teacher will push you further than you'll ever be able to push yourself – unless you're incredibly well-disciplined, which is extremely rare. People just tend to get lazy and don't push themselves to their absolute limit. Sometimes it takes someone screaming at you to go harder to really see results.
11 Eat An Avocado A Day
While hitting the gym is a big part of getting fit and getting rock hard abs, half of the battle takes place in the kitchen. Yes, we're talking about diet. What you eat and what you put in your body might actually be the biggest factor to getting in great shape. Diet is everything, and Vanessa Hudgens seems to have hit on some really great choices to make sure your body looks its best. And some might actually be more tasty than you might think. There's a shifting mindset right now in regards to fats. Certain fats are actually more beneficial than we previously thought, and this is something that Vanessa Hudgens knows all too well:
"I eat a whole avocado a day. I need high fats. If I'm not getting enough, my body holds on to calories. We've been trained to think that fats are bad, but they're so good — a source of energy and sustenance that keeps you going through the day. That's the only way I can not eat carbs."
10 She Only Wears Sportsbras When Working Out
Looking good is feeling good, and this is especially true when it comes to working out. Sometimes you have to motivate yourself by wearing outfits that show off your body. That way, you can see the results as they happen, and this pushes you to go even harder so that you see even more results. That's definitely the philosophy of Vanessa Hudgens, as she admits that she only wears sports bras so she can see her body and the results the workout is having:
"I don't like to wear T-shirts when I work out because it's better motivation when I can see my body."
While this might not be for everyone, you can definitely see where she's coming from. If you're feeling hot and self-confident with your body, you're more likely to enjoy working out, and that means you're more likely to stick with it rather than giving up and slacking off.
9 Low Carb Diet
We've already mentioned the benefit of a healthy diet, but it comes down to a lot more than just an avocado a day. There's a lot more that you have to think about, and if you're really disciplined and healthy when it comes to your diet, you're almost guaranteed to lose significant amounts of weight. And when it comes to getting rock hard abs just like Vanessa Hudgens. And her secret? It's a pretty obvious and well-known diet: a low carb diet. She explains that this diet did wonders for her, and helped her lose tons of weight. Even she was surprised, and now she's spreading the knowledge:
“Since I got back to eating like this the last month or so, I’ve lost 10 pounds. That’s a lot for my [5’1”] height. When I ate carbs, I would get that dip in the afternoon, where I felt really sluggish. When I'm off them, my energy stays consistent throughout the day."
8 Breakfast Of Champions
You've all heard it before; breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And when your diet is the most important thing to getting a great body, you can see just how crucial eating well each morning really is. So what's the best breakfast meal for those who are trying to lose weight and get those insanely hot, rock hard abs? There are probably tons of different things you can eat that would give great results, but if you want to follow Vanessa Hudgens and her route, she has some very specific breakfast tips for you:
"I like egg white omelets with veggies, or oatmeal with almonds and fruit. It's my favorite meal. When you're putting good stuff into your body, you feel so much better."
That doesn't sound so bad, does it? Who said dieting had to be hard? I'm sure that if this meal was on the breakfast table, most of you wouldn't say no.
7 Work Out With Friends
Things are always more fun with friends. And sometimes working out is a great thing to do with one or two pals, and it makes it that much easier. We've probably all experienced this before, as it's clear that time just flies by when you're out having fun with friends. And Vanessa Hudgens firmly believes in the power of working out with her friends to get great results. And you can see that Vanessa always hit the gym with her friends, because the paparazzi is constantly catching them walking out after a hard workout session. Vanessa admits that she definitely sees some major benefits of working out with friends:
"I wouldn't have been able to do it if it weren't for the other girls. It's because of them that I got so strong. In the beginning, I could dead lift 135 pounds. By the end, I lifted 180. I was a monster!"
6 Stay Away From The Cheetos
This may sound like an obvious point to make, but if you want those rock hard abs, you're going to have to give junk food a pass. For Vanessa Hudgens, her main weakness is Cheetos. She admits that she was so addicted to this cheesy snack that her fingers were "permanently stained orange." Not only that, but she also admits that she used to eat a tub of ice cream in a single night on some occasions. To get her rock hard abs, she had to give those foods a pass, and it's no wonder that she's now seeing some major results. She admits that she had to make some sacrifices:
"I was so unhealthy. I used to go to Cold Stone Creamery, get a tub of Butterfinger ice cream, and eat it all before bedtime. And my fingers were permanently stained orange from Cheetos. When I came back, I almost couldn't get my costume on. I needed to do something about my diet."
5 Hyper Extension Curls
There are many tips that Vanessa Hudgens is more than happy to reveal when it comes to getting great abs, but sometimes you have to make a few assumptions about what Vanessa Hudgens is really doing in the gym. After all, eating one avocado a day and working out with friends might sound great, but it's not actually going to get you any results without actual hard work. A few experts have looked at Vanessa's amazing abs and deduced that she must be doing at least a few of these exercises.
One of these exercises is the hyper extension curl. This is best done with the help of a simple bench as shown above, with the ability to lock your feet in at the back. Then you want to line up your hips with the edge of the bench, and then you're ready to begin. Let your torso curl down underneath you as far as you can go. Then, slowly let your back curl back up, without actually straightening you back. Try to unravel your spine as slowly as possible.
Vanessa does get a little bit more specific with certain exercises, and she recently revealed that she loves kickboxing. It's no secret that this girl is a fan of martial arts, but you might not be aware that she actually practices them as well. And in all honesty, fight training is probably one of the best types of fitness training you can do. It takes enormous fitness to stay on your feet and hit a punching bag for longer than a few minutes, and you can get in great shape doing this. As Vanessa Hudgens admits, kickboxing is amazing for the entire body:
"My mum and I do cardio kickboxing classes together. I love wearing my baseball hat, tilting my head down and pretending I'm taking people out. It's very therapeutic."
It's clear that Vanessa loves to get in the zone and pretend she's knocking people out. This totally matches her competitive personality, and you can see why she's been so successful at getting a rock hard stomach.
3 Hanging Ab Knee Ups
There are a few other exercises that Vanessa Hudgens probably did while in the gym, and some of these will definitely help you get the hardest abs imaginable. After all, she was spending a lot of money on classes, so she probably had some very knowledgeable people telling her which exercises were best for her. Sometimes, you have to know how to work out in a smart way that will give you results, rather than just working out hard.
One of the exercises she probably did was the hanging ab knee up. This exercise will definitely give you an extreme workout. Even if Vanessa Hudgens didn't actually do this one, you'll definitely match her abs if you try this. Maybe you'll even get nicer abs than her! It's pretty simple. While hanging from a chin up bar, raise your legs so that they're at a right angle with your body. Then, bring your knees up to your chest while keeping your back and body straight.
2 Oblique Tricep Rope Twists
There are plenty of other exercises that will help you get the nicest abs imaginable, but there's one that might just give you the results that you're looking for. This one involves the rope, which can be found at most gyms on the sides of certain machines. A lot of people aren't sure how to actually use this, but in the right hands it can be a valuable tool to giving you the best abs ever. It might even give you nicer abs than Vanessa Hudgens.
This exercise is all about getting that twisting motion, which will really help develop your abs, especially the muscles on the sides of your body. Get your feet in a very wide stance, and then take the rope at hip level. Twist away from your body while holding the cable, but keep your knees and legs stable. Only move your torso while keeping the rest of your body still. Keep doing this, and you'll see some serious results in no time.
1 Stability Ball Roll-Outs With Pike Pull-Ups
There is one more exercise that is sure to give you amazing abs that will make even Vanessa Hudgens jealous. For this one, you will need a ball. The great thing about this workout is that you can do it in your home, as long as you have a ball. It can be a really convenient thing that you do in just 20 minutes a day, and the results are noticeable and real. It may feel a little weird at first, but there's no arguing with the rock hard abs it creates.
Get your ball behind you and assume the plank position. Then, carefully put your feet up onto the ball. Curl your knees into your chest while keeping your feet on the ball. Then, extend your legs outwards. Finally, dig your heels into the ball while bringing your hips up into the pike position. It's really important that your keep your chest up and your butt flat while doing this exercise, especially when you're in the plank position.