Boston Celtics Ray Allen Workout and Diet

The NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers head back to Boston tied up thanks to the performance of Ray Allen in Game 2. The 34-year-old vet has had to overcome an injury-plagued career and multiple surgeries to win his first championship in 2008. However, thanks to an improved workout and diet, Ray Allen and the Boston Celtics are looking for their second title in three years.

“In an effort to get him more explosive, we’ve had to try and teach him how to land all over again,” said Norton.

As revealed in Mens’ Fitness, Ray Allen started working with Boston Celtics strength and condition coaches, Walter Norton Jr. and Bryan Doo prior to the 2007-08 season. Allen had just had surgery on both his ankles, so the trainers had to come up with a workout program that would help his joints. In particular, Ray Allen trains with resistance bands while squatting or lunging to incorporate his glutes into his jumping and mechanics.

[click to continue…]

Jersey Shore: Snooki Workout and Diet News

In honor of Jersey Shore returning this week, we’re taking a look at the workouts and diets of the “guidos” and “guidettes.”

Today we’re examining Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. At 4 feet 9 inches, Snooki is looking great this season (but, alas, without her trademark poof). To get ready for Miami, Snooki tried the Cookie Diet on which she lost ten pounds to get her down to a healthy 100 pounds for the four-foot-nine celebrity. On this diet (created by Dr. Siegal), she ate one meal and six cookies throughout the day. (Each cookie has about 90 calories and 5 grams of protein.) She has even cut back on her alcohol intake to cut back on even more extra calories.

In addition, Snooki’s been hitting the Miami gyms with JWoww and Sammi Sweetheart. So what else does Snooki include in her workout? Snooki likes pole dancing.  Pole dance workouts are becoming increasingly popular with celebrities, like Eva Longoria, Carmen Electra, and Kendra Wilkinson and the rest of the Girls Next Door (Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt). “It’s just another fun way to exercise and get out of the gym and off the treadmill,” says Bridget.

[Continue reading more Snooki Workout and Diet News...]

Manny Pacquiao Pre-Fight Workout and Training

WBO World welterweight champion and Ring Magazine light welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao, will defend his title against former champ Joshua Clottey on Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium.  With Pacquiao being the pound-for-pound best fighter in boxing and the new Cowboys Stadium being perhaps the most impressive arena in all of sports this is sure to be a must see event.

Pacquiao’s popularity and success are at an all time high.  He was featured on both the Time 100 and Forbes 100 lists in 2009 and the Filipino southpaw is the first boxer in history to win seven world titles in seven different weight divisions.

Pac-Man’s long time trainer Freddie Roach recently shared the fighter’s pre-bout training routine with Men’s Fitness magazine. The 31-year-old champion trains for four weeks at his home in the Philippines and then for a month at Los Angeles’ Wild Card Boxing Club.

Pacquiao employs a variety of exercises to help get him in fighting shape.  He runs each morning and then follows that up with three-hour workout which includes sparring, shadowboxing, jumping rope, speed bag work and heavy bag work.

“When he hits the heavy bag, he tries to kill the bag,” says Roach.

[click to continue…]

Gwyneth Paltrow Iron Man 2 Diet and Recipes

Iron Man 2 hitting theaters this weekend as the most-anticipated movie of the summer. We continue our look at the diet and workout programs of the cast of Iron Man 2.  Over the last two days we have shared the training secrets that helped Robert Downey Jr. pack on 20 pounds of muscle, and the routine that Gwyneth Paltrow used to tone up for her role in the action movie.  Today, we look into the diet Gwyneth Paltrow shared with the readers of her GOOP Newsletter.

Wake Up – Green Tea
Green Tea has a long list of reported health benefits including helping with weight loss as it helps induce thermogenises and stimulate fat oxidation.

BreakfastA Think Thin bar or Clean Shake. The shake is part of The Clean Program Gwyneth has been known to follow and that we recently reviewed as part of our Spring Celebrity Diet Series.

Clean Shake Recipe:

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Paltrow also takes her daily multivitamin with breakfast.

Post-Workout – Kale Juice

“This is an incredibly healthy, refreshing way to start your day. Kale is full of calcium and antioxidants and just about everything else—it’s one of the best things you can put into your system,” says Gwyneth Paltrow.

Kale Juice Recipe:

  • 1 bunch of kale, stems removed and leaves washed
  • the juice of 2 smallish lemons
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Combine everything in a blender and blitz until completely pureed. It might take a bit of time and a shove to get it going. Strain the juice through a fine sieve into a bowl, pushing down on the solids with a kitchen spoon being sure to extract all the juice. Taste the juice and add a bit more lemon or agave if you think it needs it. Pour into a glass and drink up.

[click to continue…]

Real Housewife of Orange County Alexis Bellino’s Workout Routine

Thumbnail image for Real Housewife of Orange County Alexis Bellino’s Workout Routine

Real Housewife of Orange Country, Alexis Bellino, stays in shape by attending Pure Barre and YAS classes, running, and lifting weights.

Read the full article →

Rachel Bilson’s Workout and Diet Plan by David Kirsch

Thumbnail image for Rachel Bilson’s Workout and Diet Plan by David Kirsch

Nostalgic fans of The O.C., rejoice! – Rachel Bilson is finally returning to the small screen this fall, in a lead role for a new CW drama series, Hart of Dixie. Since she was cast as breezy O.C. girl Summer Roberts eight years ago until now, Rachel has fascinated people with her iconic style and [...]

Read the full article →

MLB and First Lady Team Up to Battle Childhood Obesity

Michelle Obama announced the Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity and leagues such as MLB are implementing initiatives as well.

Read the full article →

Kimora Lee’s Fabulous Leg Workout

Thumbnail image for Kimora Lee’s Fabulous Leg Workout

Kimora Lee’s celebrity leg workout.

Read the full article →