gerard butler 160x160  Build All Star Celebrity Abs   Part 4 (Gerard Butler) exercises celebrity workouts Gerard Butler, actor

Secret: Add weight to the bar and work your core from different angles.

How to do it…

Use heavy weight and do challenging compound exercises such as the squat or deadlift.  These moves engage your core and burn more calories than isolation exercises, helping you to shred fat and reveal your abs.

Butler’s trainer recommends this ab workout at the end of a gym session:

  • Hanging leg raises – 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps
  • Planks - 3 sets, holding for a minimum of 30 seconds, but try to add more time each session

We expect to see Butler team up with a trainer again as recent pictures have revealed he has lost his ripped look.  Perhaps he will go back to the 300 Workout to prepare for his next flick.

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Lo Bosworth Celebrity Diet: The Skinnygirl Dish

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

This Week: Skinny Girl

This week’s celebrity diet comes from the new book by Real Housewife of New York City Bethenny Frankel, The Skinnygirl Dish. We previously covered Bethenny’s first book, “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinny Girl and Free Yourself From a Lifetime of Dieting,” and provided you with Bethenny’s delicious recipe for Spinach Ricotta Pasta. Celebrity fans of Bethenny’s Skinny Girl recipe book include Lo Bosworth (The Hills) and Stephanie March (Law & Order).

Skinny Girl Dish is a cookbook full of healthy recipes created by Bethenny. The Skinny Girl recipes accompany Bethenny’s approach to treating eating like financial planning. For example, if you splurge at one meal, save at another and try to downsize your portions (for more tips, check out our previous post). Some benefits include the delicious, yet healthy, recipes and the fact that alcohol is allowed in moderation. Indeed, the Skinny Girl approach is more of a lifestyle, than a diet.

Some potential pitfalls of the Skinny Girl diet include actually having to cook. Also, weight loss is not guaranteed. However, the cooking part can actually be considered a benefit, because interacting with and understanding what you put into your body is an important part of healthy eating. In addition, although weight loss is not guaranteed, Bethenny intends her Skinny Girl books to guide readers to a new healthy lifestyle, and to allow them to avoid lifelong dieting. [click to continue…]

Mario Lopez PEOPLE Magazine Mario Lopez is Americas Fittest Host workout routines fitness tips fitness news celebrity workouts celebrity fitness 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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Jessica Biel Fittest Female Celebrity 2009 has crowned Jessica Biel as the Fittest Female Celeb for the 3rd straight year.  Jessica does not limit herself to any particular type of workout, but rather dabbles in just about everything from boot-camps, to personalized trainer sessions with her trainer Jason Walsh, who says the key to her success is her level of commitment. Jessica will be kicking off her campaign for a fourth consecutive title by trekking up Mt. Kilimanjaro this January.

Check back in the coming weeks for a more detailed spotlight on Jessica’s fitness regimen.

Other celebs considered for the “Fittest Female” crown in 2009 included Megan Fox, Madonna, Reese Witherspoon, Hillary Swank, Christina Hendricks, Rhianna, and Anna Paquin[click to continue…]

Selena Gomez Shapes Up After Suffering from Malnutrition

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Selena Gomez improved her diet to includes eggs, veggies, and lean protein, after suffering from malnutrition.

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Celebrity Charity Event and EA Sports Support March of Dimes

EA Sports Active has teamed up with 18 celebrities to help raise money for the March of Dimes.  Several TV and film stars are auctioning off an autographed Nintendo Wii system and their own personal workout with the system.  Bidding starts at $200 for each package (estimated value of $500) over at, an organization [...]

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Build All-Star Celebrity Abs – Part 1 (Thomas Jones)

Thomas Jones gives tips for getting a chiseled mid-section. Part 1 of the All-Star Abs series.

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Top 10 Workout and Diet Posts of July/August 2010

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This month’s top 10 celebrity workouts & celebrity diets: January Jones, Lady Gaga, Hillary Digg, the Old Spice Guy, Shakira, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Minnillo, and Mike The Situation.

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