Zoe Saldana is quite possibly one of the most stunning actresses in Hollywood right now. Even with her Avatar fame, she has managed to keep a low profile. We already mentioned that Zoe is into Pilates, but we know you love her and want more info about her diet and exercise. We even have one of her favorite recipes to share with you.
Zoe Saldana Respects Her Body
Zoe Saldana focuses on health, not dropping pounds, when she does a workout. Zoe told Self the importance of not making appearance the end goal, saying “you really have to nurture your body.” “I have a lot of respect for people who do it, because it’s a lifestyle.” Further, “I don’t like when my body feels exhausted or full or just tired and mistreated. My trainer really is respectful, but also pushy–I’m very stubborn and very dominant and, so that’s the only way that I get to really give in. [Read More about Zoe Saldana]
Today we’re presenting a 4-part series on how to get a chiseled mid-section with these tips from four of the most ripped celebs.
Thomas Jones, NY Jets running back
Secret: Work the small, stabilizer muscles around your core.
How to do it…
Prone arm lift
- Begin in a pushup position, your body forming a straight line from shoulders to ankles.
- Lift your right hand and extend your arm overhead with your thumb pointing up.
- Slowly lower your arm back to the starting position, and repeat the move with your left arm.
- Do 6 repetitions on each side, and try to avoid any rotation in your hips and lower back.
- Lie on your back with your arms outstretched, legs together, knees bent, and feet on the floor.
- Raise your feet off the ground so your hips and knees are at 90-degree angles.
- Rotate your knees to the right until your right knee is about 2 inches above the floor.
- Pause for 3 seconds, and then repeat in the other direction.
- Complete 8 reps to each side.
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Fitness Magazine has put together 17 workout secrets of Hollywood’s hottest stars. Tyra Banks, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Simpson, Avril Lavigne, and others offer their secrets for staying focused and fit.
Here are some of the examples in the article:
Penelope Cruz gets her fitness outside. “Workouts aren’t just about burning calories, they’re about getting in shape for the things you love,” says trainer Gunnar Peterson.
Jessica Simpson uses one for wall squats, says trainer Harley Pasternak, keeping the ball behind her back to maintain proper form as she sculpts her legs and butt.
Trainer Joe Dowdell has actress Claire Danes hoist some hefty weights during her high-intensity workouts.
Singer Sheryl Crow regularly cross-trains with a combo of running and cycling.
Julia Roberts stays in shape with do-anywhere resistance-band exercises from trainer Kathy Kaehler, including standing on the band for double biceps curls and front and lateral shoulder raises.
Kate Hudson keeps fit by mixing things up. In addition to running, she takes Sheila Kelley’s S Factor (pole dancing and striptease) classes regularly — in 6-inch heels!
Madonna should wear a helmet while she rides, but even so, cycling is a great way to cross-train, burning more than 500 calories an hour at a moderate pace and sculpting the abs, legs, and butt.
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Information on the workout and diet that Brad Pitt used to prepare for Fight Club is one of the most requested workout routines here at The Celebrity Workout. Here’s the scoop.
It has been over 10 years since Brad Pitt blew people’s minds as Tyler Durden in the cult classic, Fight Club. Pitt’s body for his role as Tyler Durden is arguably the most sought-after celebrity body. No surprise considering the months of training that Brad Pitt needed to cut down to 150 pounds (Pitt is 5’ 11”) with only 5-6% body fat.
In general, Brad Pitt’s workout routine involved working out a different muscle group each day of the week to allow the muscle group to rest for a week.
Brad Pitt and the Fight Club Workout
Perform 3 sets of each exercise with 60 seconds of rest between each set. Use a challenging weight that allows you to complete at least 15 reps with good form. You should be fatigued at the 15th rep. Tip: If you’re not sure what weight to use, start with a light weight for the first set. Then, if necessary, change the weight for the second set and/or the next time you do the workout.
- 25 Pushups
- Chest Press (Nautilus)
- Incline Chest Press (Nautilus)
- Machine Flyes (Pec Deck machine) [click to continue…]