P90X Celebrity Users: P90X is Workout Product of the Year

P90X was perhaps the most popular workout program in 2009.  Celebrities love the at-home workout system developed by trainer Tony Horton that operates on the principle of muscle confusion.  The  program comes with 12 DVDs and a diet plan to follow for 90 days.The program consists of three different phases to prevent plateauing.   The program not only includes a variety of fat-burning and muscle-building exercises, but also includes plyometrics, kenpo, yoga, core training, and stretching. It will help burn fat, build muscle, and increase cardio fitness. P90X is the  best-selling workout product out there and it is well worth the price. With this workout, you will definitely get you the celebrity results you’ve always wanted… That is, if you can stick with it.

Some celebrity P90x users:

  • Pink appears on the cover of Women’s Health and tells the mag: “[U]sually, I wake up and do an hour of cardio, then an hour of P90X or yoga, then a half-hour of warm-up [during show rehearsal]. I do that six days a week.” Did I mention she had just had a baby four weeks earlier?
  • Taylor Lautner and other New Moon cast members used P90X to get ready for theirs roles in the latest flick in the Twilight series.
  • Other known celebrity users include singer Sheryl Crow, 90210 star Jenny Garth, Philadelphia Eagles kicker David Akers, Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Diaz, Without a Trace actress Poppy Montgomery, actress Demi Moore, her husband, actor Ashton Kutcher, Usher, Ewan McGregor, Bryce Dallas Howard, Joey Fatone, and Jason Scheff.
  • Some athletes who use P90x include Emmitt Smith (former RB for the Dallas Cowboys), Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens), Donovan McNabb (QB Washington Redskins), Brian Westbrook (RB Philadelphia Eagles), Brett Favre (QB Minnesota Vikings), Kelly Slater (surfer), Barry Zito (pitcher, San Francisco Giants), Brian Wilson (pitcher, San Francisco Giants), Jo-Jo Reyes (pitcher, Atlanta Braves), Kenny Smith (former Guard for the Houston Rockets; TNT analyst), Ray Allen (Boston Celtics), and Baron Davis (Los Angeles Clippers).
  • Even Congressmen Paul Ryan (R – Wisconsin) and Health Schuler (D – North Carolina) have gotten in on the action.

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heidi klum 431 Project Runways Heidi Klum and Her Celebrity Workout workout routines exercises celebrity workouts Season 7 of Project Runway premiered tonight on Lifetime – barely one month after the season 6 finale.  This season brings back Michael, Nina, and – of course – Heidi Klum. Heidi, just off of giving birth to her daughter, Lou Sulola Samuel, is back in celebrity shape as usual.  Here’s one of the workouts created by her trainer, David Kirsch, that got her in such spectacular shape in such short time.

How to…

Run through this routine or circuit once with very light weights or no weight at all. Take a 2-to-3 minute break and hydrate (but don’t drink too much water).  Repeat the circuit one more time.  Now try the routine with heavier weights and/or ankle weights. The entire program should last 45 to 90 minutes.  Do this workout 3-4 times per week.

  1. Light stretching and Good Mornings or Good Mornings with Knee Bends [2 mins]. How to: (i) Stand straight; (ii) Bend forward at the hips while keeping the back straight; (iii) Return to the upright position.  Repeat.

  2. Jumping Jacks [1 min]

  3. Platypus Walks [30 seconds].  How to: (i) Stand with your feet a little more than shoulder-width apart, toes pointed out (if using weights hold it over your head); (ii) Keeping your abs tight, slowly walk forward for about 30 seconds, holding the squat; (iii) Walk backward to return to the starting position. [click to continue…]
Uma Thuman Celebrity Workout Pecy Jackson

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lighting Thief hits theaters today, and fans excited to catch the new flick from the director of the first two Harry Potter films. In Percy Jackson & The Olympians, Uma Thurman plays the Greek monster Medusa, but has the body of a Greek God.

Uma says the key to staying fit, despite her busy schedule, is always being active. She does not follow a daily routine. Instead, the slim star says, “I just try to workout whenever I can. I don’t have a consistent regimen. I just do my best to try to do something every single day. I think consistency is the key. Just get out there and take a walk. Do half an hour on the treadmill. Just put on your shoes and go.”

However, for her role in the blockbuster Kill Bill, Uma had to prepare for martial arts fighting scenes. While preparing for Kill Bill, Uma trained several hours a day, six days a week. The result? Incredibly sculpted shoulders. Now, you can get sculpted shoulders by following this strength training routine Uma’s personal trainer, Christel Smith, shared with Fitness magazine.
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Uma’s Shoulder Sculpting Routine

A. Tie an exercise band to the base of a sturdy object. Stand to right side of band, feet hip-distance apart, holding end in left hand, palm facing body. Keeping elbow slightly bent, lift left arm out to side to shoulder height. Hold 1 count; slowly lower and repeat. Do 12 to 15 reps; switch sides.

B. Untie band and place it under the middle of left foot, feet staggered, holding one end in each hand, palms facing behind you. Raise right hand forward to shoulder height while pulling left hand back. Hold 1 count; lower and repeat, lifting left hand forward and right hand back. Do 12 to 15 reps per side.

Source: Marie Claire UK
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Kelly Osbourne Weight Loss by Dancing

This week Kelly Osbourne graces the cover of Us Weekly. In her interview with Us, Kelly describes how she danced off 42 lbs. on the hit show Dancing With the Stars and how she plans to keep it off.

Last year, Kelly won third place on Dancing With the Stars, and fans watched as the socialite shrunk from 160 lbs. down to 118 lbs. Now that Kelly is no longer dancing six hours a day to prepare for competition, she maintains her weight loss on her own. However, Kelly is not ready to give up dancing as a workout. She says, “After Dancing With the Stars ended, I started with the Bar Method, and now I do that three times a week at least. Not every day. I don’t have that kind of dedication!” The Bar Method combines Pilates and ballet to create a 60-minute, overall body toning workout, and when Kelly can’t make it to class she hikes near her parents’ home in Hidden Hills, California.

In addition to working out, Kelly realizes that eating healthy is crucial to maintaining weight loss. The starlet doesn’t count calories or follow a strict diet, but instead focuses on eating healthy, unprocessed foods. Kelly says, “Just make sure what you are eating is good food. You can eat as much good food as you want if you’re careful.” She also says, “I try to have no carbohydrates unless they’re natural, such as apples. No bread, no pasta. Taking away bread, pasta and real sugar . . . what that does to you is incredible.”

In addition to healthy eating, Kelly focuses on portion control. She says, “I just eat when I’m hungry. Portion control is a big issue. If it’s on your plate people think you have to eat it. But if you’re full then stop eating. Just because it’s there, you don’t have to eat it. That was a problem for me before. Food was there, and I just ate it because it was there. I wasn’t even that hungry.”

Most importantly, Kelly says that maintaining weight loss is about committing to change your life. The key is to tell yourself, “I’m not going to eat that anymore. I am going to change my bad habits.” Otherwise, Kelly says “you’ll spend the rest of your life yo-yoing and you’ll be miserable. By no means is it easy. Getting in shape is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.” [click to continue…]

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