A-List Workout: Top Hollywood Trainers Reveal the Body-Shaping Secrets of Their Celebrity Clients

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Celebrity fitness secrets—revealed!

Jessica Simpson's lean, long legs, Sheryl Crowe's sculpted arms, Angelina Jolie's, well, everything . . . What's the secret to these celebs' buff bodies? It's not genetics, and it's not luck: They work hard for their beautiful physiques under top Hollywood trainers, and now you can too!

In The A-List Workout, ten of the most in-demand celebrity trainers have come together to give you their favorite exercise ...

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Overview

Celebrity fitness secrets—revealed!

Jessica Simpson's lean, long legs, Sheryl Crowe's sculpted arms, Angelina Jolie's, well, everything . . . What's the secret to these celebs' buff bodies? It's not genetics, and it's not luck: They work hard for their beautiful physiques under top Hollywood trainers, and now you can too!

In The A-List Workout, ten of the most in-demand celebrity trainers have come together to give you their favorite exercise plans and tips—the same advice superstars pay top dollar to get. Each trainer outlines easy-to-follow plans that target a specific body part—abs, legs, butt, arms, and more—and then each plan is synthesized into full-body workouts for beginners, all-over toning, trouble-zone busting, or weight loss. With The A-List Workout, you'll get your dream body by learning how to:

  • Set realistic, attainable goals to keep you motivated
  • Design a fitness plan that fits in with your busy schedule
  • Save money by using common household items for workouts
  • Target a specific problem zone, such as your butt or thighs
  • Begin an exercise program—even if you've never worked out before
  • Follow a diet plan that won't leave you deprived

Get a hot Hollywood body—without spending a fortune on a celebrity trainer!

  • Flex Hilary Swank's shapely arms through Rich and Helene Guzmán's exercises
  • Have Jessica Simpson's sexy, strong back with Mike Alexander's coaching
  • Show off Paris Hilton's flat, firm abs after getting in shape with Teddy Bass
  • Strut in Victoria's Secret models' legs with instruction from JoeDowdell
  • Flaunt Uma Thurman's muscular shoulders with Christel Smith's workouts
  • Get Mandy Moore's lithe, flexible body with Ashley Borden's stretches
  • Learn Queen Latifah's exhilarating cardio workout with Jeanette Jenkins
  • Stay as thin as Donatella Versace with Larry Krug's satisfying diet plan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615560868
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/15/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

As fitness director for Fitness magazine, author Alyssa Shaffer has worked with dozens of celebrity exercise gurus, and she's assembled the best and most-respected to divulge their secrets in The A-List Workout. In addition to being a certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise, Shaffer is an award-winning freelance writer and has contributed health and fitness articles to Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, Health, Redbook, Tennis, Men's Health, Biography, and Cooking Light.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Getting Started
The Success Behind Hollywood's Hottest Bodies     3
Every Body Starts Somewhere     9
Setting a Goal     9
Fitting It In     12
Essentials of a Fit Body     14
Three Pillars of Fitness     15
A Healthy Heart and More: Benefits of Cardiovascular Fitness     17
Mind Your Muscles: Why Everyone Needs Strength Training     19
Staying Flexible: Why Stretch?     20
Balancing Act     21
Your Body of Work     23
A Clean Bill of Health     23
Taking Measurement     24
Body Measurements     26
Waist-to-Hip Ratio     26
Finding Your Fitness Baseline     28
What It All Means     34
The Tricks of the Trade     35
What You'll Need     35
Beefing Up Your Fitness Vocabulary     40
The A-List Workout Plans     43
How to Put These Plans into Action     44
A-List Beginner's Workout     45
Beginner's Workout Plan     46
Total Body Tone-Up     49
Total Body Tone-Up Routine     50
Target Your Trouble Zones     53
Target: Sculpted Arms and Shoulders     54
Target: Sleek Thighs, Firm Butt     57
Target: Flat, Sexy Abs     60
Weight Loss Workout     63
Weight Loss Workout Plan     64
Your Workout Questions Answered     67
The Workouts
Alluring Arms and Chest   Trainers: Rich Guzman   Helene Guzman     77
Anatomy of the Arms and Chest     79
The Alluring Arms Workout     81
Sensuous Shoulders   Trainer: Christel Smith     93
Anatomy of the Shoulders     95
The Sensuous Shoulders Workout     96
A Strong, Sexy Back   Trainer: Mike Alexander     109
Anatomy of the Back     110
The Strong, Sexy Back Workout     112
Flat Abs, Firm Core   Trainer: Teddy Bass     121
Anatomy of the Abdominals     123
The Flat Abs Workout     124
Head-Turning Legs   Trainer: Joe Dowdell     135
Anatomy of the Legs     137
The Head-Turning Legs Workout     139
Secrets of a Great Butt   Trainer: Gunnar Peterson     149
Anatomy of the Butt     151
The Great Butt Workout      153
The Cardio Connection   Trainer: Jeanette Jenkins     163
Monitoring Your Workout     164
Where Do I Fit In?     166
More Ways to Monitor     166
Establishing Your Cardio Plan     167
Plan Details     168
The Cardio Workout     172
Getting Flexible   Trainer: Ashley Borden     183
The Getting Flexible Workout     186
The A-List Diet   Trainer: Larry Krug     195
What to Eat?     196
The Gist of the Glycemic Index     197
Insulin's Role in Curbing Cravings     197
Your A-List Workout Foods     198
The A-List Weight Loss Meal Plan     202
Seven-Day Meal Plan     203
Recipes for the Seven-Day Meal Plan     206
Resources     217
Index     219
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