December 26, 2005
HEALTH AND FITNESS...CELEB WORKOUTS 1Have you ever watched your favorite athlete, model or actor in a movie and wished you had a body just like theirs? Unfortunately, you don't have a professional trainer who spends hours a day getting you into shape and a dietitian who plans every morsel of food you put into your mouth.
So does that mean it's hopeless? Definitely not.
With a few adjustments to your fitness and diet routine, you too can get the look you desire.
After the extra LBS that we gain after all this holiday eating...(doesn't it feel like you've been holiday eating all year???) the search for the perfect diet and exercise program becomes priority.
Everyday this week I'll give you a different celeb routine.Today's star is the sexy....
After Fight Club was released, Brad Pitt became the envy of a great number of men. His tight, muscular body was coveted, and many people sought a workout that would produce similar results. His workout was characterized by beating one muscle group up each day, then giving it the rest of the week to recover. This is very beneficial for adding muscle mass, as muscles grow during rest periods and not during the actual time in the gym.
In order to promote growth, though, you have to give your muscles a reason to grow stronger, and annihilating one group per day with numerous sets and exercises will do the trick.
Finally, at the end of the week, he finished off with a good cardio workout. This put his body in fat-burning mode, which served to shed any extra padding that covered his muscles, giving him that chiseled look.
Here are the exercises that made up his workout. Perform 3 sets of each exercise, taking approximately 60 seconds to rest between each set. Use a weight that is challenging enough that you can successfully complete 15 reps (with the exception of pushups and pullups), but be fatigued on the last rep. However, it must still be light enough for you to maintain proper form. If there is an exercise you're not sure how to do..investigate it...I can't do everythang..my name ain't Holiday Google.
Monday -- Chest
Nautilus chest press
Nautilus incline press
Pec deck machine (chest fly)
Tuesday -- Back
Wednesday -- Shoulders
Arnold dumbbell press (like a military press, but start the action with palms facing in and end the action with palms facing out)
Thursday -- Biceps/Triceps
Nautilus curl machine
EZ cable curls
Friday -- Cardio
Walking or (preferably) running on the treadmill for 45 minutes at 65% to 75% of your maximum heart rate
Saturday/Sunday -- Rest
Give yourself a few weeks to a few months on one of these programs and you will see noticeable improvements in both your condition and your appearance. Depending on which celebrity or athlete you emulate, your choice of exercises will be significantly different.
Just be sure to give 100% in all your workouts and then ensure proper rest, as these are the two key factors you need to see optimal results.