These Are Melinda Bam’s Go-To Moves For Rocking Abs

Check out our cover star Melinda Bam demonstrating the tummy-toning moves that she never skips.


Wanita Nicol |

Former Miss SA and TV personality is in the shape of her life! Crazy to think…after all, she was in pretty hot shape to begin with. But after she spent three gruelling months getting into kick-ass shape for the eighth season of , Melinda says she’s stronger and fitter than ever.

All About The Gains

Melinda weighs more now than she did when she won Miss SA – proof, once again, that it’s not the number on the scale that counts. “I weighed five kilos lighter than I weigh now, but I feel strong and healthy…I can pick things up and run and squat and throw things and climb things and I can carry my own body weight,” she says. Melinda trained six days a week for three months. And while she was already cardio fit, she changed up her routine to get ready for anything might throw her way. That meant weight training and swimming became part of her routine for the first time ever. “I thought heavy weights were a girl’s arch-enemy, but it ended up being my best friend!” she says.

Melinda’s cover is smoking hot and serious ab goals!

Read Melinda's full transformation story in the March issue of Karomaza, on sale 19 February.
Read Melinda’s full transformation story in the March issue of Women’s Health, on sale 19 February.

The Secret Behind Those Abs

Melinda has always enjoyed training her abs. In high school and university she would bang out a couple hundred sit-ups every day! (Explains a lot.) But these days she mixes things up. “I have probably about ten different ab moves that I do,” she says. “So, hanging leg raises – but not hanging from your elbows, hanging from your hands so I can train my wrists and forearms as well – sprinter crunches, toe touches, double crunches, pelvic lifts, leg dips, Russian twists with weights and hammer chops…you take your cable with the ropes and you’re on your knees on the floor and you pull it across, so you twist and get a nice oblique line.” Sjoe! Anyone else feeling tired just reading that list?

Melinda picks five moves and does three sets of twenty for each move:

 

Meet Melinda At Fit Night Out Cape Town!

Exciting news! Melinda Bam will be at Fit Night Out Cape Town this Saturday. You’ll get a chance to buy the issue before it hits shelves and get it signed by Melinda or get a selfie with her. Your ticket also gets you a FREE adidas yoga mat, a jam-packed goodie bag and, of course, access to the hottest workouts and celebrity trainers.

It’s all going down on the rooftop at Tygervalley Centre on 17 February.

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