celebrity series #7: Demi Moore for G.I. Jane

The first thing I will say is that I still haven’t seen the movie.

The second thing is that I will NOT be telling you how to do a one-handed push up. That’s more liability than I care to assume responsibility for.

You can see Moore here cranking them out. I thought, “Hey, I can probably do that.” NOPE.

The third thing is that I have a new respect for Demi Moore. I know she was probably paid a disgusting amount of money to be in this movie but wowowow  did she ever earn it. Preparing for this movie was her LIFE. Hours of running and abs. Hours of martial arts training. Hours of strength training. Learning lines. Repeat. You can read the full breakdown here (as well as find some tips from her trainer on how to do the single-armed push up).

When I initially created the workout to do with Rise and Grind, it obviously needed to be scaled for difficulty and for time. There have been a few more changes made to make it more accessible for home use.

The playlist — not super impressive. I couldn’t find any record of what Demi listens to so I gathered soundtracks from some of her movies, which you can find here, but I didn’t find it motivating. So, instead, I recommend this one that I found on Spotify labelled “G.I. Jane” but has no affiliation with the Demi movie.

Equipment needed: towel, chair

Total time: 30 minutes

ROUND 1 — cardio + abs
– alternating 2 minutes cardio and 2 minutes abs
– each section has four 30 second intervals
– no breaks

  1. CARDIO: 30 seconds high knees, 30 seconds bum kick, 30 seconds high knees, 30 seconds bum kick
  2. ABS: 30 seconds accordion sit up, 30 seconds, side plank right, 30 seconds side plank left, 30 seconds superman
  3. CARDIO: 30 seconds high knees, 30 seconds bum kick, 30 seconds high knees, 30 seconds bum kick
  4. ABS: 30 seconds accordion sit up, 30 seconds, side plank right, 30 seconds side plank left, 30 seconds superman

ROUND 2 — upper body
– 10 of each exercise
– as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes
OR
– 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off
– one time through

  1. plank with shoulder tap (5/shoulder)
  2. dive bomber
  3. one leg push up (5/leg)
  4. jab-cross punches in a squat position (10/punch = 20 total)
  5. chest press (lying on the floor just like the guy in the video, but using the towel held tightly between your hands)
  6. tricep dips (chair needed)
  7. front raise with towel (hold towel tight between hands, palms down, at shoulder height and width, slowly bring towel down to your hips and raise back up while maintaining taughtness)
  8. bicep curl to front press with towel (hold towel tight between shoulders, at shoulder height, but with your palms to the ceiling this time, keep shoulders at elbow height while you slowly execute a bicep curl and then extend arms up towards ceiling, reverse and repeat)
  9. hammer curl with towel (like bicep curl, but palms facing in)

ROUND 3 — lower body
– 10 of each exercise
– as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes
OR
– 45 seconds on, 15 seconds off
– one time through

  1. single leg squat right
  2. single leg squat left
  3. lunge to kick right
  4. lunge to kick left
  5. glute kick back right (use without band if you don’t have one)
  6. glute kick back left
  7. duck squat
  8. lateral shuffle
  9. wall sit
  10. calf raise
  11. skaters

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