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Lebron James is fresh off two huge victories in the last week over Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers and Dwayne Wade’s Miami Heat, further cementing his claim to the title of NBA’s Best Player – and perhaps the NBA’s best athlete.   The Cavs took down the Lakers last Thursday behind Lebron’s 37 effort and then went wire to wire with the Heat Monday night as James threw in 32 points and added a key steal and score in the game’s closing seconds.

King James is the NBA’s leading score and currently has his Cavaliers on a hot streak.  As winners of 5 straight Cleveland currently owns the NBA’s best record.  There is no truth to the rumor that Lebron is superhuman, but he is certainly impressive and is arguably the most athletic person in the world right now.

Here is the workout program James uses to prepare for the NBA season, courtesy of Men’s Health.

Begin each session with calisthenics and core moves.  Do each superset 3 times, resting 45 seconds between supersets.

Monday

Superset 1

  • Pushups – Maximum reps
  • Pullups – 10 reps
  • TCW Tip -  When doing a set for maximum reps make sure your form remains perfect for all reps.  There is no need to fight for extra reps with sloppy form.

Superset 2

  • Dumbbell Snatch – 5 reps per arm
  • Single Arm Cable Row – 10 reps per arm
  • TCW Tip – Use your hips and glutes to drive the beginning portion of the DB Snatch.
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Top 5 Celebrity Diets: Five Squares used by Vanessa Williams

Every Friday this month we will feature one of the five latest and greatest celebrity diets. Celebrities use these diets to cleanse toxins, lose weight, and maintain their Hollywood bodies. Check in every week to learn more celebrity diets for spring!

This Week: Five Squares

Celebrity diets are often complicated, and difficult to maintain. This week we explain a different kind of diet. Five Squares is an easy and maintainable plan, sure to slim you down. Celebrity fans of the diet include Vanessa Williams and America Ferrera.

Five Squares is a diet consisting of five daily meals, free of dairy, wheat, and refined sugar. Total daily caloric intake is between 1,100 to 1,400 calories. Plans are available online at 5squares.com, starting at $43 per day. Although this plan is expensive, you are getting better quality food for your money. Five Squares meals are additive-free and diverse, preventing diet boredom. However, some people feel the small portions make it difficult not to snack. [click to continue…]

Sandra Bullock Blind Side Celebrity workout diet

Sandra Bullock recently won a Golden Globe for her role as lead actress in The Blind Side. Not only was Sandra fit in the film, she also looked stunning while gracing the red-carpet; let’s not forget her sexy role opposite Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal.

Sandra’s workouts include many types of cardio and strength training because the variety keeps her motivated. She also changes her workout based on location. “I do a lot of Pilates, kick boxing and weight training in L.A. and when I’m in Austin I run or ride a bike,” says Bullock who splits her time between Los Angeles and her Texas Ranch. When in Los Angeles, Sandra also works-out with her trainer, Eden Paul. According to Paul, Sandra’s workouts “incorporate plyometrics, weights, Pilates and boxing.”

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Jake Gyllenhaal Workout and Diet to Prepare for Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time came out this weekend.  The movie remake of the popular game stars Jake Gyllenhaal, who also remade himself with an incredible workout and diet.

Initially, the casting of Jake Gyllenhaal for the role of Prince Distan surprised many. However, Jake took preparation for the role seriously as he told Entertainment Tonight. “I over-prepared myself [physically] because I never knew how much they were going to ask me to do, so I just made sure I’d be hopefully able to do anything. I guess I’ve gotten buff. It’s going to turn into fat [when we wrap] and I’m going to be happy.”

To prepare for Prince of Persia, Jake Gyllenhaal worked with Simon Waterson, a former Royal Marine. Simon Waterson is best known for transforming the latest James Bond, Daniel Craig, for Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.  According to Waterson, “there’s an increasing fusion between the worlds of fitness and film. Most actors are athletes nowadays. Their fitness is a big factor in whether they get cast or not.”

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A Before and After Comparison of Jake Gyllenhaal

“Jake [had] to look like a warrior capable of sword-fighting, not like [he'd] been hitting the gym.”

Indeed, Jake’s diet and workout was nothing short of brutal. “He [worked] out twice, sometimes three times a day, six days a week, for three to four months on top of stunt rehearsals before filming [began],” said Waterson.  Thanks to his hard work, Jake Gyllenhaal transformed his light frame into a muscular body with a strict routine that included cardio, resistance training, and a calorie-restricted diet.

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Celebrity Diets for Spring: Blueprint Cleanse

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The first celebrity diet in our five-part series, The Blueprint Cleanse is a three-day liquid, raw, and vegan cleansing diet used by stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Szohr to lose weight by dropping those last few pounds.

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Sean Faris’s Fitness Tips

Sean Faris, star of the CW’s hottest show, The Vampire Diaries, is the latest actor to grace the cover of Men’s Health. Here are some of our favorite tips from Faris’s one-on-one feature with the mag: Be Prepared “You don’t have to kill yourself, but when you walk into that weight room, you have to [...]

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Erin Andrews’ Dancing with the Stars Workout

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Erin Andrews had to workout to prepare for Dancing with the Stars – now she has to change her diet to stop losing weight!

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Fitness Food Favorites of the Baltimore Orioles

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Baltimore Orioles’ outfielders, Nick Markakis and Adam Jones, share their favorite foods for snacking, recovery, and indulging.

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