Clash of the Titans Greek Warrior Workout

This Friday, Sam Worthington is following up his blockbuster roles in Terminator: Salvation and Avatar as Perseus in Clash of the Titans, which depicts the ultimate struggle for power as men go against kings and kings go against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world.

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny. Like the Spartan warriors in 300, Perseus and his fellow soldiers need to be in peak physical shape if they expect to succeed.

Extreme Fitness, a leading fitness club operator in Toronto, has teamed up with Warner Bros Canada to produce the action-packed, fast-paced Clash of the Titans Workout. Lead by martial arts expert and fitness trainer George Kiriakiou, “the program combines fitness training of an elite athlete with training of a professional martial artist for a cutting-edge new workout,” says George. “The Clash of the Titans Warrior Workout” focuses on improving your mental state so that you can lose weight, increase energy, burn fat, increase core strength, and get a god or goddess-like figure.”

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Earlier we started our review of the Top 25 Summer Bodies list as named by Men’s and Women’s Health magazines with a look at the women ranked 21-25.  Next up we have the men on the 21 to 25 spots. 25) LL Cool J Last time we checked in with the rapper/actor he was doing bicep curls while holding The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck.  LL is certainly one of the most popular rappers ever and he’s certainly in consideration for fittest celeb of all time.  His book, LL Cool J‘s Platinum Workout, has plenty of good tips and routines and is well worth the read. 24) Gavin Rossdale The former Bush lead singer and guitarist take his workout on the road with him.  He’s an avid tennis player and plays in most cities he visits.  Rossdale finds traditional workouts boring, saying, “That whole mouse-on-a-wheel thing, day in and day out, gets monotonous.” 23) David Beckham There’s some talk about Beckham being one of the fittest guys on the planet.  He’s without a doubt soccer’s biggest star and is in incredible shape.  His HIIT workout featured at Men’s Health is impressive and will be sure to get your heart rate up and your fat burning. [More Celebrity Summer Bodies...]

HalleBerry1 Build a Back Like Halle Berry exercises Halle Berry, the X-Men and Catwoman star actress, has worked hard on her fitness for her superhero roles.  Here’s one exercise you can do to build your back and shoulders like Halle.

The Move: Dumbbell Back Rows on Stability Ball

Why it’s great: “This exercise strengthens the rhomboids, the muscles in your upper back that connect your shoulder blades to your spine, giving you a toned back and much better posture,” says Berry’s trainer Harley Pasternack. “You’ll look great in backless dresses, too!”

How to: Sit on a stability ball, holding a 5- to 8-pound dumbbell in each hand. Bend at the waist until torso is parallel to the floor, chest is on knees, and arms are hanging toward the floor. Draw elbows back and up, bringing shoulder blades toward each other, then lower dumbbells back down; that’s 1 rep. Do 3 sets of 20 reps.  DBBackRows4 Build a Back Like Halle Berry exercises

Alternate variation: The move can be done without a stability ball by bending at your hips and knees and lowering your torso to be almost parallel to floor (like in the stability ball version), allowing the arms to hang toward the floor. At this point, you should have a natural curvature in your back and palms facing behind you. Begin the move by bending your elbows and pulling the dumbbells toward your sides so that the sides of the dumbbells touch your sides. Pause at the top before bringing it back. Repeat. Remember: try to keep your torso still throughout the move.


Top 5 Celebrity Diets: The Blueprint Cleanse

This month we’ll be featuring  the five latest and greatest celebrity diets – one on each Friday – that celebrities are using to lose weight, burn fat, and maintain their Hollywood bodies. Be sure to come back to learn more favorite celebrity diets for spring.

This week: Blueprint Cleanse.

Everyone struggles to lose the last 5 pounds and few last inches. If you want a fast plan with quick results, Blueprint Cleanse might be the diet tool for you. Celebrity fans of Blueprint Cleanse include Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, Gossip Girl star Jessica Szohr, and actress Christine Taylor. All the ladies have tiny, toned physiques, necessary to fit the designer couture they often flaunt. Although this diet won’t give you ripped arms like Sarah, you may just slim down enough to show of the muscles you already work so hard to achieve.

Blueprint Cleanse lasts three days. During that time you drink six specially crafted tonics per day for a total daily intake of 1,000 to 1,200 calories. This liquid diet is raw and vegan, allowing for easy digestion and cleansing of toxins ingested through processed foods. Additionally, the raw blends result in fast weight loss.

However, Blueprint Cleanse is certainly not without its drawbacks. For instance, although Blueprint Cleanse may work in the short term, it is certainly not sustainable. Like all severe liquid diets, Blueprint Cleanse may slow your metabolism. If you choose to try the diet, make sure not to extend it past three days and ease your way back into difficult to digest foods.

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TRX – The Future of Celebrity Fitness

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Celebrities, Drew Brees, Mary J. Blige, Ellen Pompeo, Giselle Bundchen, Jennifer Lopez, Jaime Pressly, Natalie Coughlin, workout with TRX Suspension Trainer

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Sandra Bullock Looks Sculpted from Every Side

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Celebrity Sandra Bullock is ready for the awards season. Try this 35-minute workout to be be sculpted like Sandra.

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Top 25 Celebrity Summer Bodies – Females (25-21)

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Kelly Rowland, Kate Hudson, Fergie, Hayden Panettiere, and AnnaLynne McCord are numbers 21-25 on the Women’s Health Top 25 Summer Bodies list.

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Ryan Kwanten Workout and Diet Tips for Preparing for His True Blood Shirtless Scenes

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True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten uses an evolving workout routine that includes body-weight strength training, trail running, and yoga, and to prepare for his shirtless scenes, he uses a Paleolithic diet.

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