Roger Federer continued his dominance of the tennis world on Sunday, defeating Andy Murray to win the Australian Open and win his record 16th Grand Slam title. This was Federer’s 22nd Grand Slam final appearance and 18th of the last 19. Last year he lost an emotional 5 set match to 2009′s Fittest Guy in the World Rafael Nadal.
So, how does Federer manage to spend all that time on the court winning titles and still fit in time for workouts. Here are some of this tips…
Workout with friends…
“I’m not thinking about anything when I work out,” Federer told Tennis.com last year. “I just see the light at the end of the tunnel. When you’re with good friends, training can also be a lot of fun.”
Get plenty of rest…
Federer sleeps 10 hours a night, giving his body a chance to fully recover. Proper rest is as important as training and nutrition in a fitness routine.
Train like a boxer…
The tennis star increases his endurance and leg strength by jumping rope.
Mix it up…
“I like lifting weights,” says the two-time Grand Slam champion, “but tennis players do a lot of different kinds of exercises- gym, muscle training, sprints; footwork, coordination. I like to mix it up.”
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Last night on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, ESPN host Erin Andrews competed for her place in the finale. Remaining contestants include Chad Ochocinco, Evan Lysacek, and Nicole Scherzinger. The competition was steep – both Chad and Evan are professional athletes and Nicole is known for her seductive Pussycat Dolls dance routines. Although Erin had her work cut out for her, she certainly danced her heart out!
Erin Andrews has already dropped more than 10 pounds from her grueling Dancing with the Stars practices and performances. She says, “I’m trying to keep weight on. I’m losing my butt and my boobs!” Before Dancing with the Stars, Erin had to workout to prepare for the competition. Check out how Erin Andrews got ready for Dancing with the Stars and how the show changed her diet!
Super fit stars Jessica Biel and Emile Hirsch reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro today as part of the Summit on the Summit project. Along with fellow stars Lupe Fiasco and Santigold the celebrities joined musician and event organizer Kenna on the 19,340 foot climb to the top of Africa’s tallest mountain. The stars, who began the trek last week, are trying to raise awareness and funds for the global water crisis.
The cause’s website – summitonthesummit.com – features live look ins at the climb, including tracking of the stars’ heart rate and oxygen levels. The site is definitely worth checking out, and you can follow Biel, Hirsch, and the others as they make their way down the mountain having already battled blizzard like conditions and sickness to reach the top.
Mario Lopez has had an action packed week. He resumed his hosting duties on Thursday night with the start of the 5th season of America’s Best Dance Crew. Tonight he is hosting the Miss America Pageant on TLC.
Known for his role as Bayside High’s most popular jock A.C. Slater, Lopez has always been in great shape. His fame has sky rocketed in recent years, a direct result of his appearance in the 2006-2007 season of Dancing With the Stars.
As for Lopez’s fitness, he completed the Nautica Malibu Triathlon along with Teri Hatcher in September and continues to train on a regular basis. So what are his secrets…
“If you’re not having fun, you’ll never stick with it. That’s Mario’s rule of fitness,” he says. “I like to mix it up because I don’t want to get bored. You keep your muscles guessing, and you stay motivated,” says the 36 year old. He swims, bikes, plays basketball, boxes, and does yoga.
Lopez told TV Guide, “I never feel awake unless I’m sweating.”
Mario doesn’t count calories but he admits to being a grazer. His sample day of eating for him consists of fruit, yogurt and granola for breakfast, chicken and rice for lunch and sushi for dinner. His favorite cheat meals are rocky-road ice cream and chocolate chip cookies.
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