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Tag Archives: exercise
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Well this explains why last season Vera Wang designed blush, nude and black wedding dresses! Girl friend doesn’t want a ring on it anymore. Vera Wang and hubby of 23 years are separating.
Happy 4th Birthday to the Jolie-Pitt twins. We are not going to post pictures … Celebrity kids deserve the same privacy and protection that we demand for our own kids! So there!
Sneak peak of actor Ben Whishaw in the role of “Q” aka 007′s gadget man in the upcoming James Bond film.
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There have been times when I’ve been lying on my couch watching The Biggest Loser and thought, “Sure I’d work out that hard if Bob Harper was training me.” Be careful what you wish for!
I recently came across a new workout series from the trainer: Bob Harper Inside Out Method: “Pure Burn, Super Strength.” I decided to give it a whirl.
The warm up starts off innocently enough with head rolls and toe touches. Then suddenly, Bob has you on the ground doing push-ups. Push-ups? In a warm-up? Yes, Bob does it like that.
And then it begins… 60 minutes of non-stop, multi-compound weighted exercises that punish every major muscle group in your body. There are squats coupled with bicep curls and overhead shoulder presses into burpees; lunges with bent-over rows and tricep extensions and plenty of ab work. But the true killer is the push-up to weighted T-stand. After that set, you truly do feel the burn radiating from inside your body out! This is the only program I’ve seen where you can actually see the participants suffering through the moves with you — they are gasping for air and covered in sweat 10 minutes in!
The DVD is genderless – this program can be done by men and women. In fact, I actually did it with a buffed guy friend of mine. He started with 12 lbs. dumbbells, but soon had to switch them out for a set of tens. Yes, the DVD is that intense. And it’s so worth it.
The DVD is part the Inside Outside Method series. Also available: “Body-Rev Cardio Conditioning,” “Yoga For The Warrior” and “My Workout.”
Bob’s also recently introduced two kettlebell programs to the mix. You can pick up any of the collection here.
You may not know this, but TV DivaGal has a secret. She’s a fitness diva, too.
When she’s not out covering the latest gossip on the TV front, she’s at the gym, teaching others how to kick it hard.
So I thought, for my first Fitness Gal column evah, why not start with one of her classes?
TV Diva Gal and I had just come from a fabulous Product ‘N Press event, where I was checking out hot new fitness products just in time for the holidays (don’t worry, I’ll be telling you all about them soon!).
TV DivaGal then surprised me with an invite to take her class at the national fitness chain Bally Total Fitness. Mind you I had already taught a dynamic spin class at a New York Sports Club at 6 a.m.
Just to let you know, I’m strictly a morning workout person. I wake up at 4:45 am like clock work, I’m at the gym by 5:45 for class at 6 or 6:15 a.m. I do weights at 7:05 a.m., and I’m home by 8 a.m. My workout is done.
But I accepted her invite anyway. I can never turn down a workout! It was a Boot Camp Sculpting class.
Of course, TV DivaGal set me up right behind her with a step and free weights. Once I noticed that, I said to myself, “Ah man, she’s making a big mistake. Is she really trying to share the spotlight with me?”
Then I got arrogant and thought, “Oh well she chose it deal with it; it is what it is and that’s that. I’m an instructor, she’s instructor and already she’s making a mistake by putting me in her spotlight. Bold move my TV DivaGal friend.”
Maybe she was just trying to figure if I can really represent being Fitness Gal. I was gonna take that challenge and rock it!
I took my spot, stood up tall, showed off my lean physique and being the Alfa dog I am, I said out loud, “Show me whatcha got, girl!”
I heard laughter from the full class behind me — later I learned they were laughing at me not with me — as they were well aware of TVDiva Gal’s style training. I began to cheer as I knew my cheering would make the others happy, and to show off a ‘lil more.
Out of nowhere the music came on and the room transformed into a military boot camp and… TV DivaGal kicked my butt! She turned my loud mouth motivational cheering into a groaning moan laced with heavy panting. What the…!
I turned to the girl behind me and said, “We need to fight her,” and while some thought me to be funny others where happy she shut me up.
So don’t let that pretty face, all dolled up from HTTF (head-to-toe-fab) red carpet walking, TV DivaGal delivering gal fool you..!! Her class was tough, intense and technically on point when it comes to training the major muscle groups: chest, back, legs, arms, shoulders and core. And the major muscle groups were combined for even more intense training. She stepped all over Fitness Gal’s territory and did a fantastic job!
Here are some of my fave moves from the class that you can put into your own workout. Do 12 reps each for two or three sets:
Squat with Overhead Press: With Feet shoulder distance apart and light weights in hand at shoulder level, bend your knees and drop into a squat. When you come back up, push the weights straight up over your head. Works legs and shoulders.
Push up with Plank Hold: Get down on the floor with arms slightly wider than shoulder width apart and body lifted. Bend elbows until your body is a few inches off the ground, then push back up. Hold in your stomach for 5 seconds, and then repeat. Works chest, arms and core.
Deadlift Back Row with Hammer Curl: With feet hip distance apart and weights facing the sides of your body, bend at the hips till weights are parallel with your knees. In this position, pull weights up to the bottom of your rib cage, then drive them back down slowly. Stand up, and curl the weights to your shoulder. Lower them down and repeat. Works legs, back and biceps.