Dear John, the Nicholas Sparks romance adapted for the big screen, knocked the blockbuster sci-fi hit Avatar from its number one spot while taking in 30.5 million on its opening weekend. With Channing Tatum taking the lead in the hottest new film in the U.S. let’s take a look at his workout and diet regimen.
“With Channing, we followed a 3 day on 1 day off cycle with each session consisting of high intensity, calisthenic based full body circuit workouts which lasted no more than 30 minutes each. We used absolutely NO machines, simply dumbbells, a medicine ball, and a jump rope!” says Tatum’s trainer, William Harris.
Day 1 (5 sets for time as fast as possible)
10 Pullups, 30 Kettlebell swings, 50 Walking lunges
Day 2 (7 sets for time as fast as possible)
150 Rope Skips, 15 Clean and Jerks
Day 3 (3 sets done as fast as possible)
100 Mountain Climbers, 75 Pushups, 50 Situps, 25 Box Jumps
“Notice how over the course of a 3 day cycle every major muscle group was targeted, however we did ZERO isolation moves. While Channing’s workouts did systematically allow for proper cycles of work, rest, and recovery, there was not a set “routine”. Routine is the enemy! I say that because in order to maintain consistent change and progress, you can not allow the body to plateau,” says Harris.
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Comedian and host of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler is gaining much fame lately as she hosts the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and graces the cover of the April 2010 issue of Shape magazine (as well as the December 2009 issue of Playboy). Indeed, Chelsea seems to be getting funnier and sexier as she ages ever so gracefully.
This was neither by chance nor was this easy, however. As Chelsea Handler tells Shape, following her father’s quadruple-bypass surgery, Chelsea knew she had to change her ways. She hired a nutritionist and started a new workout routine. “Not only am I fitter, I feel more energized and focused too,” she says.
Chelsea Handler’s Diet
Now, Chelsea aims for wholesome, unprocessed foods. Here’s what Chelsea eats on an average day.
- Breakfast: Oatmeal with protein power and flax seeds.
- Mid-morning snack: Turkey and arugula salad (no dressing).
- Lunch: Sushi.
- Dinner: Sea bass, chicken, or green salad with meat loaf. (Here’s the meatloaf recipe.)
- On-stage snacks: 2-3 Doritos chips (and she throws the rest of the small bag away).
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Our top 10 celebrity workouts and celebrity diets of May 2010.
Grey’s Anatomy Star Ellen Pompeo uses an intense core workout and eats an “energy diet” to stay fit.
Gossip Girl Blake Lively improved her diet and workout for her upcoming role in the movie Green Lantern.
NCIS star Chris O’Donnell uses a diverse workout regimen, including weight training, interval training, and outdoor sports to keep himself physically fit.
Erin Andrews had to workout to prepare for Dancing with the Stars – now she has to change her diet to stop losing weight!
Nicole Scherzinger runs and dances to workout and eats a diet including healthy snacks like Kashi granola bars and apples with peanut butter.
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This week while running on the treadmill, doing my usual routine of reading a magazine, I discovered that two of my favorite things had joined forces! First, the new edition of my FAVORITE cooking magazine Clean Eating hit the shelves. I immediately scooped it up and brought it to the gym. Second, my favorite reality TV star and health food chef Bethenny Frankel did an interview in the magazine! This was perfect timing because I have really been missing her presence on Bravo.
With Thanksgiving exactly one week away and the holidays right around the corner, Bethenny offered Clean Eating some valuable holiday diet tips for getting through the season while maintaining your fit and fabulous figure. Check out what Bethenny Franked had to say, and next time you are in the market pick up a copy of Clean Eating! If you are a healthy eater like me, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
The first of Bethenny’s holiday diet tips was not to make eating habits “obsessive or extreme.” She says, “Most people make resolutions in January, which are just these big grand statements – they’re not sustainable and can’t be maintained. It’s more about easing into it and developing a food voice. Your diet is a bank account, so you should have an internal dialogue throughout the day about what you’ve already eaten and what you should still consume to balance that out. If you had a couple bites of chocolate cake, be aware of that later on and opt to not have cheesecake as well.”
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