9780071467865

The A-List Workout

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    9780071467865

  • ISBN10:

    0071467866

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/29/2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

Want a Hollywood body like Angelina, J. Lo, Jessica, or Uma? Here's the inside scoop! How do Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz, and Jennifer Garner manage to look so sleek and sculpted on and off the red carpet? They do it with help from today's top fitness coaches. Now, inThe A-List Workout, you can get your own bodacious bod with help from the same trainers behind Hollywood 's A-List physiques. Fitnessmagazine's Alyssa Shaffer takes you inside Hollywood's top gyms and fitness spas to get the inside scoop. Each chapter ofThe A-List Workoutfocuses on a different goal, whether you want flat abs, toned arms, or a buff butt. You get the actual exercise regimens prescribed to the stars--explained step by step--along with their diet and motivation tips. And you get an exclusive 12-week workout plan designed by Shaffer--herself a certified trainer--that combines all the best techniques described in the book.

Author Biography

Alyssa Shaffer is the fitness director for Fitness magazine and an award-winning writer whose articles have appeared in Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Health, Redbook, Tennis, Men’s Health, Biography, and other major magazines. She has been a senior health and fitness editor with Sports Illustrated for Women and Healthy Living magazines, and she has appeared on "CNN Headline News," "Fox and Friends," "Good Day NY," NBC’s "Weekend Today," and other local and national media venues.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
PART 1 GETTING STARTED
The Success Behind Hollywood's Hottest Bodies
3(6)
Every Body Starts Somewhere
9(14)
Setting a Goal
9(3)
Fitting It In
12(2)
Essentials of a Fit Body
14(1)
Three Pillars of Fitness
15(2)
A Healthy Heart and More: Benefits of Cardiovascular Fitness
17(2)
Mind Your Muscles: Why Everyone Needs Strength Training
19(1)
Staying Flexible: Why Stretch?
20(1)
Balancing Act
21(2)
Your Body of Work
23(12)
A Clean Bill of Health
23(1)
Taking Measurement
24(2)
Body Measurements
26(1)
Waist-to-Hip Ratio
26(2)
Finding Your Fitness Baseline
28(6)
What It All Means
34(1)
The Tricks of the Trade
35(8)
What You'll Need
35(5)
Beefing Up Your Fitness Vocabulary
40(3)
The A-List Workout Plans
43(34)
How to Put These Plans into Action
44(1)
A-List Beginner's Workout
45(1)
Beginner's Workout Plan
46(3)
Total Body Tone-Up
49(1)
Total Body Tone-Up Routine
50(3)
Target Your Trouble Zones
53(1)
Target: Sculpted Arms and Shoulders
54(3)
Target: Sleek Thighs, Firm Butt
57(3)
Target: Flat, Sexy Abs
60(3)
Weight Loss Workout
63(1)
Weight Loss Workout Plan
64(3)
Your Workout Questions Answered
67(10)
PART 2 THE WORKOUTS
Alluring Arms and Chest
77(16)
Rich
Helene Guzman
Anatomy of the Arms and Chest
79(2)
The Alluring Arms Workout
81(12)
Sensuous Shoulders
93(16)
Christel Smith
Anatomy of the Shoulders
95(1)
The Sensuous Shoulders Workout
96(13)
A Strong, Sexy Back
109(12)
Mike Alexander
Anatomy of the Back
110(2)
The Strong, Sexy Back Workout
112(9)
Flat Abs, Firm Core
121(14)
Teddy Bass
Anatomy of the Abdominals
123(1)
The Flat Abs Workout
124(11)
Head-Turning Legs
135(14)
Joe Dowdell
Anatomy of the Legs
137(2)
The Head-Turning Legs Workout
139(10)
Secrets of a Great Butt
149(14)
Gunnar Peterson
Anatomy of the Butt
151(2)
The Great Butt Workout
153(10)
The Cardio Connection
163(20)
Jeanette Jenkins
Monitoring Your Workout
164(2)
Where Do I Fit In?
166(1)
More Ways to Monitor
166(1)
Establishing Your Cardio Plan
167(1)
Plan Details
168(4)
The Cardio Workout
172(11)
Getting Flexible
183(12)
Ashley Borden
The Getting Flexible Workout
186(9)
The A-List Diet
195(22)
Larry Krug
What to Eat?
196(1)
The Gist of the Glycemic Index
197(1)
Insulin's Role in Curbing Cravings
197(1)
Your A-List Workout Foods
198(4)
The A-List Weight Loss Meal Plan
202(1)
Seven-Day Meal Plan
203(3)
Recipes for the Seven-Day Meal Plan
206(11)
Resources 217(2)
Index 219

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