Celebrities are the royalty of the west. With the most access to today’s latest fashions and venues to show them off celebrities have always seemed to be our style icons. Being an icon is not easy, nor is fitting into designer fashion and runway sizes. Celebrities are constantly feeling the pressure to stay fit and lean, especially during bathing suit season. Just how is it that they can keep their bodies in such tip top shape? Today we explore Hollywood’s best kept beach body secrets.
Celebrities may have resources that regular people do not. They have the money to hire trainers and personal chefs, but don’t let the fact that your pockets are a little tighter keep you from aspiring to have your own svelte figure. There are great DIY adaptations to these celeb plans and fantastic workouts you can do at home.
Most celebrity ladies have areas that they need a little extra help with and so in addition to running and their normal work out routines, these celebs spend a little extra time focusing on these “problem” areas, or areas they just want to get a little tighter.
Kim Kardashian does a few reps of squats each day to keep that famous derrière looking picture perfect. Gwyneth Paltrow has had to do a ton of work to look the way she does after having two kids. She has a special ab sequence she developed with her trainer that consists of a series of leg lifts and extensions that help her keep her tummy toned and flat.
You can achieve results for yourself by taking a look at your bikini body and figuring out which areas need a little extra work. Do a little research to pin point a few simple exercises to focus on those areas and then do those daily. You will be looking as hot as Cameron Diaz in no time.
Switch Up Your Routines
Ashley Judd has found body sculpting success in switching up her workout routines. She runs and does yoga and participates in many different outdoor sports such as kayaking and basketball. By switching things up, you don’t give your body a chance to get used to a particular routine where it begins to reach a plateau or period of being unresponsive to the exercise.
Many Celebrities are adopting this approach, combining yoga or Pilates with a combination of running and intense full body workouts with their trainers. There are a ton of workout videos available in the store or on demand through your television; you can also find more specific celeb workouts on the internet. Running is free, just because you can’t afford a trainer, doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good workout.
Many celebs have touted having used different diets to achieve their target weight loss. When paparazzi are always following you around taking pictures and magazines are constantly commenting on your weight loss or gain, it is only natural that celebrities would be diet experts, especially when they can afford a fancy nutritionist. Just because you don’t have someone cooking for you and telling you exactly what to eat, does not mean you can’t achieve a successful weight loss diet.
The Atkins diet has been popular for years now and especially amongst celebs. The diet, in its most basic form, consists with taking yourself completely off carbs and eating only lean meats and fish and vegetables. Catherine Zeta Jones used this diet to help her shed her baby weight after giving birth to her son. Another diet that is in the same no carb trend is the zone, famously used by Jennifer Aniston, whose body only gets better with age.
In the summer time and during intense work outs, it is important to stay hydrated, but drinking water also helps to fill you up making you eat less and it helps to detox your body. When you drink water during meals, you will actually eat less. Ashley Judd actually drinks room temperature water because she believes it is easier to aid in digestion.
Many celebs have taken to drinking a mixture of sugar free cranberry juice and water throughout the day to help to feel fuller between meals, eat less, and break down toxins.
These are some of the few things celebrities are using these days to help their bodies to look good and stay bikini ready. All of them are accessible to anyone who has the desire and will power to do them. Eat a healthy diet and don’t stop moving and you will have a beach ready body before you know it.
Craig Roberts is a film buff and amateur blogger. When not writing about the latest entertainment news or film technologies he likes to catch a good flick or read a book.