Archive for the ‘Exercise’ Category

jennifer garner’s workout playlist

January 24, 2007

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why a personal trainer in orange county

January 24, 2007

Here are just a few reasons why you will benefit from Newport coast Personal Training…

Knowledge- Our experienced trainers know how to get YOU in shape fast, don’t leave your fitness up to chance.

Time Is Money – You can try to do it on your own through trial and error, but you maybe wasting a lot of time. Our trainers will have you seeing results faster than you thought possible.

Motivation – Our trainers will keep you focused and on track towards reaching your goals!

Convenience- Getting in shape is easier than ever before, we create your program around your needs, your busy schedule! We can even bring the workouts to you, your home, office or location!

jennifer garner workout plan

January 24, 2007

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Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

The goal: Lean down Jennifer Garner’s athletic physique into that of a “Ninja-like superhero — silent, quick and graceful,” for her role in “Elektra.”

The workout: Ten-minute warm-up on the treadmill, followed by a “movement-prep” workout, including light stretching, leg swings, lunges and squats, created by trainer Valerie Waters. Garner alternated between a cardio workout and full-body circuit training. The cardio workout typically centered on about 30 minutes of interval training: running hard for two minutes, then one minute of walking, before picking up the pace.

When circuit training, Garner would combine a series of upper body, lower body and ab exercises. For example: a set of chest presses, followed by a set of lat pull-downs, squats and then crunches on a stability ball. She would complete the circuit three times with little rest, then follow with another series of exercises for the same muscles. After three more rotations through the circuit, Garner did some light stretching and was finished. Garner worked out 45 to 60 minutes a day, five or six days a week.

The signature move: Reverse lunges with a medicine ball to work legs, glutes and abs. Holding a 4-pound medicine ball in front of her, Garner would take a large step back with her left leg while bringing the ball down to her right hip. After eight repetitions, she would switch to the other side.

The diet: A combination of protein and carbohydrates every three hours, keeping a close eye on portion sizes. Garner’s breakfast typically included an egg-white omelet chock-full of vegetables, with a serving of fruit — ideally blueberries, says Waters. Other breakfast options were high-protein Kashi cereal with soy milk, or oatmeal mixed with protein powder.

Three hours after breakfast Garner had a mid-morning snack, such as an apple and almonds, or fruit with yogurt. Lunch was a salad with chicken, or a turkey wrap made with a whole wheat tortilla and vegetables. For dinner, she usually had chicken or fish, with more vegetables. Garner limited her starchy carbs, such as breads and pastas.

The results: Garner, is now long, lean, powerful — and tight: “This is the best body she’s ever had,” says Waters.

jessica biels workouts

January 24, 2007

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Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

The goal: Carve Jessica Biel’s muscles so she looks like a vampire-slaying, comic-book character sprung to life in the film “Blade: Trinity.”

The workout: Five-minute warm-up on the treadmill, followed by three to five minutes of light stretching, then a weight workout that changed from week to week. Sometimes Biel and trainer Bobby Strom would isolate a body part, such as her shoulders. Other times, Biel focused on opposing body parts, such as chest and back, biceps and triceps, or quadriceps and hamstrings. This allowed Biel and Strom to keep rest time to a minimum and work muscles until they were fatigued. Next, a tough cardio session: at least 45 minutes a day, six days a week, with Strom keeping close tabs on Biel’s heart rate. They rotated between using routine cardio equipment and martial arts, kickboxing and plyometric circuit training drills.

The signature move: Plyometric jumping squats. Biel would squat on a balance board, use a burst of power to leap into the air, then land back on the board and resume the squat position. She did 12 repetitions of this demanding move. “She loved it,” said Strom, “but she hated it, too.”

The diet: Three meals and three snacks daily. Breakfast: oatmeal with diced apple and cinnamon, and a side of protein (typically one egg scrambled with three egg whites). Lunch and dinner: about 4 ounces of protein (fish, chicken or lean red meat) with a vitamin-rich salad (spinach, asparagus, broccoli) dressed with lemon and a teaspoon of olive oil. Snacks varied but included soy-based protein drinks made with nonfat milk, protein bars or an apple and a dozen unsalted almonds.

The results: Although Biel was in good shape to begin with, she lost 10 pounds and reduced her body fat by 10 percent.

How did Hilary swank get in shape

January 24, 2007

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How three actresses buffed up

By Los Angeles Times

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The goal: Sculpt Hilary Swank’s slender body into that of a boxer, with a wide, full back and a boxer’s round shoulders, a transformation that plays out on the screen in her Oscar-winning role in “Million Dollar Baby.”

The workout: Two hours of boxing practice daily with trainer Hector Roca provided Swank with a great cardio workout as the actress prepared for her role by sparring and hitting the heavy bag and speed bag. So trainer Grant Roberts and Swank focused exclusively on weights and nutrition to help her build up her light frame.

Their workouts varied, focusing on single body parts, upper- and lower-body workouts, and opposing body parts. A key to the workouts, Roberts said, was “training beyond failure” using drop sets: For example, Swank would take a pair of 35-pound dumbbells to perform as many shoulder presses as she could, with Roberts spotting her to safely squeeze out the last few reps. Then she’d pause just long enough to pick up a lighter weight, say 25-pound dumbbells, and perform more presses until fatigued. She would continue to work her way down the weights until 15-pound dumbbells felt like a ton of bricks.

Because Swank was playing a boxer, there were no froufrou touches. How, for example, did she finish off a typical leg workout? A little move that Roberts likes to call “pushing the truck”: He would take Swank outside and have her literally push an SUV in neutral gear across the parking lot. “Sounds crazy,” Roberts said, “but it’s a very good finisher for polishing off the legs.”

The signature move: Pull-ups, to sculpt her back and biceps. Swank couldn’t do one when training began. Nine weeks later “she could bang out 10 reps, easy,” Roberts said.

The diet: High protein, low carb — more extreme than Roberts would recommend for the average person. Swank consumed about 4,000 calories a day, or more than twice what the average woman would need, but an amount that allowed the actress to build muscle weight even as she was burning substantial calories during her vigorous gym workouts. Breakfast: usually a protein shake blended with egg whites, oils, vitamins and minerals. Similar protein shakes were used as snacks throughout the day. Lunch and dinner: fish and lots of green vegetables. There was little variation, and on most days Swank’s carb intake was a stingy 50 grams or less. “I’ll be honest. It was not a pleasant diet,” Roberts said.

The results: Swank gained nearly 20 pounds of muscle and impressive abs. She also earned the admiration of “Million Dollar Baby” director Clint Eastwood, who has bragged about Swank’s transformation, noting that the movie billboard and posters that show Swank’s rippling back muscles needed no photographic touch-up.

Jennifer aniston workout tips for broken hearts

January 24, 2007

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January 3, 2007

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Madonna’s workout tips and other celebrities

January 3, 2007

Celebrity Workouts – How Stars Get In Shape!

Do you drool over Usher’s abs? Wanna know how Madonna keeps that bod lookin’ great? Unfortunately, talent isn’t the only thing that makes you go far in the biz – lookin’ good is a huge deal. Many stars adopt a hardcore fitness routine to ready themselves for a movie role. Get the scoop on how some of your fave celebs keep in shape!

Celebrity Workouts – Usher
This boy is a walking visual for the expression “washboard abs!” Usher is so defined that he looks like he’s never even tasted a Big Mac. How does Usher do it? His way, of course. Usher’s been workin’ on his abs since he was 16, but claims that it’s all because of good genes (not jeans… although he does look great in them), hard work and being disciplined – oh yeah, and 1,000 crunches a day. Usher also has a daily routine he calls “forty minutes of funk” which includes stretchin’, skippin’ and jumping jacks. Then he moves onto push-ups, leg raises and tricep dips. Holy… can you say fitness freak! Usher watches what he eats too by munchin’ on foods like chicken, fish, a moderate amount of carbohydrates (rice, pasta, potatoes etc.) and lots of fruits and leafy veggies.

Celebrity Workouts – Jessica Simpson
Singer Jessica Simpson started a new exercise routine to get in shape for her role as Daisy Duke in the upcoming Dukes of Hazard movie. Her workout includes two hours a day of squats and lunges and has motivated her to create a new workout
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video. “I have a white-girl bootie, so I’m doing all my squats to lift it a little bit and get some junk in my trunk,” says Jessica. While Jessica may have a bit more junk in her trunk, she’s still dealing with a lot of fluff between her ears.

Celebrity Workouts – Gwyneth Paltrow
How does Gwyneth Paltrow keep her lean look? Gwyneth practices yoga for 90 minutes a day. She’s also adopted a special macrobiotic diet, which is made up of whole grains, soup, veggies, beans and sea vegetables.

Celebrity Workouts – Madonna
Madonna has always been in good shape but over the past few years she’s become a total fitness guru! Madonna has adopted a strict routine of Ashtanga Yoga, which keeps her in shape from head to toe. She also follows a strict healthy diet and barely touches junk food.

Celebrity Workouts – Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie had to do a ton of physical preparation for the role of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Angelina was on a strict, heavy protein diet of meat and fish like sardines (yuck)! Angelina learned kickboxing and practiced it regularly. She also learned bungee ballet, scuba diving and weapons training, months before the flick started filming. This was required in order to play the video game superhero but it also helped buff her up.

Lots of stars use a personal trainer to keep in shape. Most of us regular peeps don’t have trainers but we can do other stuff to stay healthy. Tell us what you do to keep in shape!
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Newport coast fitness , personal training in Newport Beach

November 1, 2006

Newport Coast Fitness is dedicated to bringing you the finest in personal training. We have been helping our clients achieve their fitness goals for over ten years!

We are so confident you will be happy with our services that if you contact us via E-mail or sign up to our newsletter, we will give you 20% off your first training package!

PERSONAL TRAINING includes resistant training, nutritional guidance, sports drills and posture correction.

BUDDY TRAINING includes everything personal training does but you and a partner share the hour.

Please feel free to contact us at 877-743-8229 or via E-mail with any questions you may have.

Newport coast fitness , personal training in Newport Beach

November 1, 2006

0001-0406-0214-1113_sm.jpgNewport Coast Fitness is dedicated to bringing you the finest in personal training. We have been helping our clients achieve their fitness goals for over ten years!

We are so confident you will be happy with our services that if you contact us via E-mail or sign up to our newsletter, we will give you 20% off your first training package!

PERSONAL TRAINING includes resistant training, nutritional guidance, sports drills and posture correction.

BUDDY TRAINING includes everything personal training does but you and a partner share the hour.

Please feel free to contact us at 877-743-8229 or via E-mail with any questions you may have.