Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jessica Alba

Before you scream "Wait Jessica Alba is a genetically gifted super freak! I'm sure everyone in her family looks like Greek gods!", remember, she's said in a bunch of interviews that most of her family is overweight. She started cooking her own food at age 12 'cause she didn't want to be overweight also.

The Sun reports Jessica Alba saying: “When I eat breakfast I’ll have an egg-white omelette and fruit, or cottage cheese and a peach.” Look, I'm sure no one out there thought that Jessica Alba ate Fruit Loops for breakfast. And no one reading this thinks that she skips breakfast. It's not that surprising to find out what the secret is: Jessica Alba eats several small meals per day made up of good whole foods.

And, as I've written about before - Jessica does really smart circuit training workouts and she includes some my personal favorite big compound movements like squats lunges.

Back to the story from Cosmo. Look, every month they publish 73 trillion new things a girl can do to drive her boyfriend wild! Or how to seduce any man in the supermarket, no matter what aisle he's in! Or how to be her guy's ultimate sex fantasy! I think it's a little simpler than they usually make it seem:

I think every guy's biggest fantasy is a girl who eats good whole food, in several small meals per day, and does circtuit training that includes big movements like squats and lunges.

Feel free to do some lunges right now. You can pick up the fruit, veggies and lean meat on the way home.
Actually, lets do it Cosmo style - "5 things you can do right now to be 10x sexier!"
1.) Try a circuit of 16 lunges (8 per leg) and 8 pushups (can be full pushups, knee pushups, or hands on a table pushups). See how many circuits you can do in 10 minutes, resting as needed.
2.) Interval cardio: 15 minutes - alternating between one minute sprinting and two minutes walking.
3.) Go to the supermarket or local farmer's market and stock up on your favorite in-season fruits and vegetables. You might also want to get some brown rice and oatmeal.
4.) At the supermarket, fish market or local butchers, get some fish, chicken, pork, bison or lean beef. Get your favorite, or a variety - but get enough so you've got some good protein for the whole week.
5.) Cook up the meat, fish or chicken with your favorite spices and veggies. Portion it out for individual meals, and refridgerate or freeze it in perfectly portioned meals.

To learn Jessica's daily routine, read more
· Warm-up for 10-15 minutes to bring your heart rate up on the treadmill or elliptical
· 45 minutes (to one hour) of cardio
· 50 lunges
· 50 crunches
· 10 minute cool down on the treadmill or elliptical to bring your heart rate back down
Fit's Tip: While it was never reported that Jessica starts or ends her routine with stretching, it is always a good idea to stretch before and after working out. Also drink 3 liters of water.
Her Workout
Trainer Ramona Braganza tells how she helped sculpt Alba's bod.
Butt: Since Alba has problematic hip joints, Braganza avoided jumping exercises and opted for either Pilates, walking lunges, light squats or 20 to 30 minutes on an elliptical machine every day. "She's got a beautiful bottom," notes Braganza.
Arms: Alba toned her biceps with various dumbbell curls using 8- to 10-lb. weights; three sets of at least 20 reps. For triceps, she did dips or weighted presses. She worked arms at least twice a week.
Shoulders and Back: Alba worked on these at least twice a week, doing military presses with 10-lb. dumbbells; three sets of 15 reps. She also used light dumbbells for lateral raises. "Her shoulders get a nice square shape," says Braganza.
Chest: Alba alternated dumbbell presses (15 to 20 lbs., three sets of 15 reps) with dumbbell flys (12 to 15 lbs., three sets of 12 reps), done on an incline bench or stability ball.
Abs: For her taut stomach, Alba combined crunches and mat Pilates work daily. "It's gentler but strengthening," says Braganza.
Diet: Alba ate four to five small meals a day, every three hours, usually starting with a shake or oatmeal and fruit. Dinner was salad with chicken or fish.

Jessica Alba - Hollywood's wonder body:
Regarding her workout routine, Jessica said, "I try to work out every day for 45 minutes to an hour. I start out on the treadmills or elliptical machine for 10 to 15 minutes to get my heart rate up to 180 beats per minute. Then I do 50 lunges and crunches. Next I get back on the machine for another 10 minutes. Then I work on shoulders, biceps and triceps. I do that nonstop for four sets. When I work out, I have energy and feel good about myself."

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