Cameron Diaz has a very long, slender figure that many women crave. Take a look at the photo below from Charlie’s Angels. How does she achieve this and can you replicate it?
Now the first thing to say is that you cannot change the hand that you are dealt. I.e. no matter how hard you try you cannot change the ‘body type’ you were born with. You can absolutely decrease you body fat levels down the same as anyone else, but you cannot change your natural body ‘shape.’
Cameron Diaz is tall with a long, slim figure. Other people may have a body type that is different. You may be shorter, naturally have a more curvy figure with greater muscle and bone density. This does not mean you can’t look great if you put the work in. All i’m saying is don’t chase the impossible, work with your own body type and you can still look great.
All that being said, here’s how Cameron Diaz achieves her figure;
The main focus of her workouts are bodyweight and resistance circuits. She says she does use a gym sometimes, but when you look at her workout there isn’t that much need for one.
Circuit 1 –
Circuit 2 -
Cameron will repeat each circuit several times, doing as many reps as she can for each. Only resting at the end of each circuit for 30-60 seconds. She performs this sort of workout… Read more->
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Angelina Jolie has one of the most desired physiques in the world, which has allowed her to play roles such as tomb raider. But how does she do it? She probably spends hours a day working out with personal trainers to look like that, right? Wrong.
Angelina Joile’s workouts consist of compound exercises grouped together in a paired-circuit format. For example;
Shoulder Press and Squats
Press Ups and Lunges.
So she would do 1 set of shoulder press directly followed by 1 set of squats. She would then take a brief rest (30 seconds) before doing a set of press ups directly followed by a set of lunges.
She would then take a further 1 minute rest and complete the process again. The rep range depends on the exercise, but when possible she keeps the reps (number of repetitions) below 12.
Not that crazy really is it? In fact there is nothing you couldn’t do right now in your own home if you wanted to.
There is no special sequence for the exercises. Just make sure the exercises you pair together aren’t too similar. For example, pairing squats with lunges wouldn’t work as you would be overworking the same muscles without rest.
You will also notice the exercises she does are compound, total body exercises. I.E. No silly crunches or bicep curls!
In my view there is an air of ‘unattainability’ about celebrities and their bodies. But the truth is, by exercising in the right way you can look just as good as them.
Today’s Takeaway – Give Angelina’s workout a go. There is nothing stopping you is there?!
This entry was posted on September 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm and is filed under celebrity workouts. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
Angelina Jolie’s body and figure is the envy of many women, but what does Jolie do to stay in such great shape to be able to play roles such as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider? What does she do to get that lean and toned look?
Angelina’s routine consists of pairing fat burning exercises together and doing them in a circuit format. For example, she will choose 6 exercises which combined, will work every major muscle in the body. (It is very important when you do this to choose varied exercises and make sure you are not overworking one area of the body).
So she would pair a shoulder press and a squat together. Then she would pair sit-up and press ups. And finally Lunge and the plank. The format is to do the 2 paired exercises back to back with no rest. You would then take 30-60 seconds rest (this depends on your fitness level) before moving on to the next exercises. Angelina would complete this circuit 2-3 times.
You will notice that the exercises paired together work contrasting body parts. For example press ups working the upper body and sit ups working the stomach. This is to allow each body part to recover before doing another exercise on it. So you would not want to combine squats and lunges for example.
This combination of intensive, circuit based training is what sheds the fat off Angelina’s body and gives her the figure you can see in the picture above.
Today’s Takeaway – The same general themes are here again. Angelina Jolie is another celeb who using intensive circuit/resistance training to stay slim. So if you don’t currently, give it a go!
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This entry was posted on May 27, 2010 at 7:26 am and is filed under celebrity workouts, circuit training. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
At 41 years of age, there is no doubt that Jennifer Aniston’s body and figure are the envy of many women half her age. So what does she do to stay in such incredible shape?
A lot of people use the excuse of ‘lack of time’ for not exercising. Whilst working on her latest film Jen reported began her workout at 3am to fit it in before she had to be on set at 5am.
The reason I mention this is because a lot of people think that it’s easy for celebs to stay slim, as they have millions to spend on personal trainers and all the time in the world to exercise.
So if Jennifer Aniston can get up super-early to exercise you can too, no matter how busy you are!
Jennifer’s workout regime is a mixture of intensive weights/resistance workouts and yoga.
The resistance workout consist of weights exercises such as chest press and shoulder press. She combines these with bodyweight exercises such as squats and press-ups. She does them in a circuit format, i.e. one after the other with minimal rest, to give her the best workout in the shortest time.
She also reportedly has a private yoga instructor. This will certainly help with her flexibility as well as her mental attitude towards the exercise.
I must confess that although yoga works really well for a lot of people and does have a great range of benefits. I personally don’t believe it’s a great fat burner. The resistance/weights part of Jen’s workout regime will be what keeps her so slim.
Today’s Takeaway – Even stars like Jennifer Aniston have to work hard to make time in their busy day for exercise. You must too.
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This entry was posted on April 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm and is filed under celebrity workouts, circuit training. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.