Firm Up With Fitness Secrets Of The Stars
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How would you like to sport
a washboard stomach like pop diva Britney Spears... toned arms like
Alias star Jennifer Garner... luscious legs like Oscar winner Halle
Berry... a firm butt like Charlies Angel Cameron Diaz?
Ah, to dream the impossible dream.
Well, wake up and get crackin' -- a fab
body is well within reach. Your first step: soak up the sage advice of
in-demand trainer to the stars Harley Pasternak.
Hollywood's hottest celebrities pay good
money to get Harley's help, but you can get a free sample today simply by
Harley may not have taught the taut stars
mentioned above, however he has sculpted the likes of Angela Bassett (How
Stella Got Her Groove Back, Stephen Dorff (Deuces Wild), Jim
Caviezel (Angel Eyes), Emmanuelle Chriqui (On The Line), Eliza
Dushku (Bring It On) and Swiss supermodel Julie Ordon.
Celebrities are human beings like
you and me, the Canadian fitness guru says from his home base of Toronto,
Ontario. They have to work just as hard, sometimes harder. When
theyre shooting a film or show, their day may start at 6 a.m. and end at
8 or 9 p.m. After a long day, they have to muster up the energy to go work
Before bringing his special brand of
training to Tinseltown, Harley made a name for himself as director and founder
of Bodiworx Health & Fitness and Entertainment Health. Although he and his
crack team of 12 trainers teach Joe Average, Harley specializes in training
those in "the biz." We're talking actors and entertainers who require dramatic
physique transformations for specific film or television projects.
He recently contributed to the fitness
book ABSolution (High
Point Media), writes a monthly column for Real Solutions magazine, and
hosts The Right Fit on WTN (Women's Television Network).
Two of the big names he's currently
working with include Dorff, who starred alongside Wesley Snipes in Blade
and Dushku, who most recently appeared in Soul Survivors. Harley said he
had to mold Dorff so that he is absolutely shredded, while Dushku had to sport
a sexy, sleek stomach, especially since shell be wearing cut-offs and crop
Depending on his lead time between when
he gets started with a client and when they begin filming, training can be
downright rigorous and demanding.
Sometimes a client gets shipped up
before the movie starts filming so I have time to work with them and get them
prepped, he explains. The intensity depends on when a particular
scene is where their bodies are revealed, whether its two months into
filming or from the beginning of filming.
A typical workout week: 6 days of cardio
and 5 days of resistance training. A healthy diet is a must for Harley's
He stresses that without following a
balanced meal plan, youre less likely to see a payoff from working out.
The body-sculpting specialist is quick to mention that to achieve the same
results, you can follow a less stringent regimen over time. While the average
person is trying to get fit or lose a couple of pounds, celebrities have
specific goals that must be reached within a specific timeline.
The average non-film client comes in
three times a week for strength or resistance training which usually begins
with five minutes of moderate cardio. That is followed by aggressive stretching
and then 30 minutes of intense weight training. Harley recommends his clients
also do five days of cardio... 30 minutes at a pop.
For optimum results, Harley swears by the
philosophy of multi-variable training, MVT is a training system where the
variables (position, duration, activity, reps and rests) are constantly
changing. This forces the body to adapt, thereby stimulating muscle growth and
promoting fat loss. It also helps determined dieters avoid those unwanted
Now that you're clued you in on how
Harley gets his clients in shape, hes sharing the secrets on how you can
achieve similar results. Get started today and tomorrow youll be one step
closer to the body of your dreams.
Make sure you
take a balanced approach to working the shoulders. Often people neglect the
back of the shoulders. You have to hit all aspects of this area to get a nice
rounded shape. Some recommended exercises: the dumbbell shoulder press,
dumbbell laterals, and rear dumbbell shoulder flies.
Also, you want to work the triceps more
than the biceps. The triceps muscles are double the size of the biceps muscles.
Developing the triceps muscles will help your posture. If the biceps muscles
are too tight, the biceps pull the shoulders forward causing you to slouch.
Make sure you have
balance between the muscles in the front of the thighs and the back of the
thighs. Too often people neglect the hamstrings. You have to do a lot of
unilateral leg exercises (where you use one leg at a time). These would include
lunges, step-ups and single leg presses.
This is one of the most
overworked muscle groups. The best way to get rid of the abs-covering layer of
fat that many of us are saddled with: cardio exercise and a healthy diet. When
the layer of fat is gone, you will begin to see the fruits of your labor.
Variety is the key to working the abs. Use different exercises to work them.
Some effective exercises include resist-a-ball crunches, hanging knee raises
and double crunches.
There really are no
exercises that isolate the butt. But, you do work your butt when you work your
legs. Lunges, step-ups and squats will not only tone your legs, but they'll
also affect your bottoming out backside as well!
For more info you can contact Harley
Pasternak at firstname.lastname@example.org