Jun 18, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Get a Star Body on a Budget
1. Get a Star Body on a BudgetGetting a body like your favorite star doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. We caught up with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna and she gave us the low down on getting the body you want while still sticking to your budget. Trying to lose weight? Anderson recommends starting with cardio but also stresses the importance of muscle work and the fact that, "One size doesn't fit all for workouts."
2. If You're CurvyAnderson gave us the breakdown on the a few different workouts.
Position: Body facing a non-working diagonal (this just means your core is facing the mat on a diagonal favoring the side that's supporting you) with your hands far in front of you. Working leg starts in low hydrant side creating a parallel attitude (attitude just means that instead of lifting the leg straight back, the leg is turned out so that your knee is facing the wall behind you in a hook position) with knee below hip line.
Action: Working leg will start in low hydrant then cross behind to pretzel (knees crossed with working leg over support leg), then again to wide hydrant low side, and lift the knee to extend to cross arabesque.
Position: Body on all fours on non working diagonal.
Action: Step the working leg out to plank, then step the left leg out to plank bring the right knee to floor followed by the left knee (now on all fours ) lift the working leg back.
Position: Body on a non-working diagonal, hand weight is in working hand flat on floor, place the working leg behind in a pretzel position.
Action: Extend arm and leg (hand weight open to ceiling as working leg opens to open diagonal turned out).
3. If You're PetiteIf you're petite, it's all about toning. These exercises are designed to strengthen your muscles to create that long, lean look.
Position: On a non-working diagonal, working arm will hold onto the non-working arm's shoulder. Knee starts bent and pulling towards the front in the the chest.
Action: Working leg will extend to cross arabesque.
Position: Body on a non-working diagonal, non-working elbow on the floor. Working leg will start in back high attitude.
Action: From high attitude position, flick to high arabesque.
Position: On a non-working diagonal, vertical hand weight balance in working arm hand. Non-working arm is behind your back with your elbow bent. Your foot is pointed touching floor and is in an open diagonal position. Lift up to back arabesque.
Action: Place the non-working hand on the floor and lift arm and leg at the same time. You can also try this with a hand weight and lift your leg all the way into an arabesque.
4. In Your 40s and 50s? Keep Sweating!Anderson works with so many celebrities that have killer bodies even in their 40s and 50s. We had to ask, what's their secret? She says, "The best gift you can give yourself is to do muscular structure work. As you age, you don’t want to bulk your muscles because you’re going to get loose skin. You want your muscles to be active but tiny and tight so that your skin has something to pull back to. And sweat. Do not start slowing down on sweating as you age."
5. Keep It Fun!If you're like us, sometimes you feel like your workouts are starting to get redundant. To avoid that, Anderson gives her clients a new program every 10 days. She says, "They never repeat the same moves twice. You’re always being challenged. Being challenged in a way that’s doable is a way to keep it fun. The challenges that you can actually do and accomplish is what is fun." We think she's on to something!
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Get a Star Body on a Budget
Getting a body like your favorite star doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. We caught up with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson whose clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna and she gave us the low down on getting the body you want while still sticking to your budget. Trying to lose weight? Anderson recommends starting with cardio but also stresses the importance of muscle work and the fact that, "One size doesn't fit all for workouts."
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