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The season finale of Top Chef D.C. airs this Wednesday, September 15th. Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi loves her job, but admits it can take a toll on her figure. In order to look and feel her best, Padma Lakshmi works out and does a post-show detox, but also cuts herself a break. Check out her workout and diet tips!

Boxing Back Into Shape After Top Chef

Padma Lashmi’s favorite workout is boxing. The Bravo host recently told That’s Fit, “I’ve been boxing for about seven years now.” “I love it.” She says, “It’s a very meditative practice.” “You have to really concentrate. When someone is swinging at you, you don’t really think about anything else.” Even better, Padma Lakshmi thinks boxing helps her self image. “I think it’s a confidence booster and I think that no matter what mood you go into the boxing ring in, you come out feeling better.”

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rachel mcadams book club 5 lg 66594899 Rachel McAdams Stays Fit by Going Green fitness news celebrity fitness Rachel McAdams is known and loved for her hit roles in Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers, and The Time Traveler’s Wife, released on DVD Tuesday. You can catch Rachel on the big screen in Sherlock Holmes. How does Rachel land all these hit roles? Surely her infectious smile and award worthy acting chops have something to do with it, but her tiny-waisted and toned body certainly doesn’t hurt. Check out Rachel’s workout and diet!

To stay in shape, Rachel McAdams practices Kundalini yoga every morning. When she is on set she often starts her yoga practice as early as 4:30 A.M. Kundalini yoga is described as one of the more spiritual types of yoga. It goes beyond physical poses, which are very physically intense, and emphasizes breathing, meditation, and chanting. Rachel’s choice of Kundalini yoga is consistent with her overall earth-friendly attitude. She never uses air conditioning, saying, “I can’t live with it. I feel I’m not living in the world.” Rachel also stays fit, and green, by riding her bike and walking everywhere. It always feels great when a workout improves your body and the planet!

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Exercise Routine Featuring Tabata Intervals with Vanessa Minnillo

True Beauty host Vanessa Minnillo is as fit as they come in Hollywood and is certainly looking great as she gets ready to hit the beach this summer.  Self Magazine chose Vanessa to test their latest bikini workout featured in their July issue.

The workout features three parts: high intensity intervals called Tabata intervals, a circuit of body sculpting strength moves, and an abdominal exercise to tone up the stomach.

“When you move through this routine with short periods of rest, your heart rate soars, so you’ll increase your calorie burn and see results fast,” says Jeff Halevy, CEO of Halevy Fitness in New York City, who created the plan.

You can build a bikini body like Vanessa Minnillo by following this three-part workout routine 3 or 4 times per week.

Part 1: Tabata Intervals

MinnilloJumpRope e1278070908527 Vanessa Minnillos Tabata Intervals and Sculpting Workout  workout routines celebrity workouts Tabata intervals are a form of a high intensity workout which feature 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest.  The sequence is repeated 8 times for a total of 4 minutes of work.  Tabata intervals are named for the Japanese doctor who’s study showed that these shorter periods of high intensity exercise followed by minimal rest have a greater impact on fat burning.

Warmup for 5 minutes before starting the Tabata intervals, then pick an exercise, or a group of movements to perform during the series.   The Self workout calls for jumping rope, but other options include running on the treadmill, riding a stationary bike, using the elliptical, or hitting a heavy bag.  You could also do any number of body-weight exercises such as squats, pushups, or burpees.

Vanessa Minnillo is a former childhood jump roping star, so it’s easy to see why she would pick that exercise for her Tabata intervals.  ”When I was living in Turkey as a kid, I was on a traveling team and performed all over the country,” she says.

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Isaiah Mustafa, otherwise known as the Old Spice Guy, has somewhat of a cult following surrounding his ridiculously funny “The Man You Could Smell Like” commercials.   Mustafa is definitely off and running with his new-found fame.  The former NFL wide-receiver has responded to Twitter questions with even more hilarious personalized videos.  The Old Spice YouTube channel has reportedly received over 50 million views with total web views of the Old Spice Guy videos reaching over 100 million.  Sales are also up over 100% in the last month according to Nielsen.

He’s been on a horse, and now he’s in the gym.  Smell like him? How about look like him…

Mustafa’s latest video centers around his incredible workout routine.  Do you like the smell of adventure?  Well, swan dive into the best workout of your life and check out the video below…

Yes, you heard that right…that’s what the Old Spice Guy brings to the table in his workout.  Do this and you will be sure to be as jacked as Isaiah Mustafa.

The Old Spice Guy Workout

40 Planet Thrusts
100 Brachiosaurus Bench Presses
12 Tractor Curls
2 Neck Pole Vaults
300 Zebra Kicks
Cool Down – Swim across the Aegean Sea.

    OK, ok, ok…obviously he’s having a little fun with us, but Isaiah Mustafa definitely isn’t afraid to go hard during a workout.

    The Old Spice Guy has done P90X for 3 years and swears by the Tony Horton workout routine.  Isaiah Mustafa recently appeared on The Tonight Show and told Jay Leno that Tony Horton has him on a crazy diet, putting 5 things on the can’t touch list.

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    Real Housewife of Orange County Alexis Bellino’s Workout Routine

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    Real Housewife of Orange Country, Alexis Bellino, stays in shape by attending Pure Barre and YAS classes, running, and lifting weights.

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    Sequel to “300″ in the Works

    300 creator Frank Miller recently discussed his follow up work titled Xerxes in this interview with the LA Times and 300 Director Zack Snyder has expressed interest in bringing Miller’s latest work to the big screen.  While this project is still far from being complete it reminds us of the fitness craze 300 brought on [...]

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    American Idol Fitness – David Cook

    Former American Idol champion David Cook’s workout and diet he used to lose 15 pounds during the show.

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    Josh Holloway’s Five Simple Steps to a Fit Life

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    Josh Holloway’s tips for maintaining an effective fitness routine.

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