Varitek04242008 thumb Jason Varitek and Dustin Pedroia Ready for Spring Training celebrity workouts athlete workouts Jason Varitek may no longer be the Red Sox starting catcher, but that is not stopping him from being as fit as ever as spring training for the 2010 campaign gets near. Recently Varitek meet with NESN to show how he’s been preparing.

During the off-season, Tek’s trainer, Leslie Eddins, has him on a strict diet, workout program, and training regimen.

Pre-Workout Meal (breakfast): egg whites, turkey, and tomatoes. In addition, he gets his initial carb load with a bowl of oatmeal with strawberries, bananas, and walnuts.

Training Day: He trains 2.5 to 3 hours per day at the gym where he focuses on core strength and cardio. He then follows that up with throwing and hitting drills.

Post Workout Meal (dinner): Steak or chicken with vegetables and a sweet potato. He’ll also have a protein shake, which generally includes oatmeal and peanut butter.

Watch an average training day for Varitek and see some of the core exercises his trainer has him doing:

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Varitek’s dedication is just one reason he’s going down in Red Sox history.

pedroiacol thumb Jason Varitek and Dustin Pedroia Ready for Spring Training celebrity workouts athlete workouts And then there’s the younger Dustin Pedroia. Don’t be fooled by former Rookie-of-the-Year and American League MVP, Dustin Pedroia’s small stature. (Oh yeah, he’s also won a Silver Slugger award and a World Series – but who’s counting?) As he showed WEEI, he, too, has his own training regimen and personal chef preparing him special meals suited for his workouts, but still manages to join life on his downtime.

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Mad Men Star Christina Hendricks Diet and Workout Tips

The fourth season of Emmy Award winning drama Mad Men airs every Sunday on AMC. Fans are enthralled in Don Draper’s struggles and conquests, but also enjoy the style of the 60s and 70s. Christina Hendricks, who plays office manager Joan Harris, is reminding men and women across America that a voluptuous body is beautiful. Christina appreciates the admiration, and maintains her glow by following a healthy diet, consistent workout routine, and appreciating her figure.

Healthy Body Image

Christina Hendricks told SELF magazine, “My healthiest habit is keeping positive about my body at whatever stage it is–being confident and celebrating who I am at the moment.” Although Christina has a healthy body image, she did not always understand the fuss over her appearance. She says, “At first, I thought people were calling me out and it made me feel uncomfortable that they were focused on it.” “Then when I realized it was all positive and it was actually helping other people, it started making me feel great.”

Love for Veggies

As a child Christina Hendricks did not eat the healthiest diet. Her mom fed her “very much Southern ’70s cooking, like fried chicken, mashed potatoes and quiche.” But when she grew up, Christina began sharing her love for vegetables with her mom. She says, “My mom didn’t like them, so she hardly ever cooked them–and when she did, they would be overcooked. Now when she comes over and I make fresh veggies, she says, ‘These are the most delicious things I’ve ever had!’ So I’ve turned my mom on to vegetables, which is good.”

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Grant Hill's Career Changing Diet Tips

Plagued by injury for a good part of his time in the NBA, Phoenix Suns‘ forward Grant Hill credits his new diet for his recent resurgence.  Last year, at the age of 36, Hill played in all 82 games for the first time in his career.  He followed that up this season by starting in 81 of the Suns’ 82 games.

“When I was a rookie with the Pistons in ’94 I ate whatever I wanted.  Pregame, I’d stop at this street with five fast-food joints and go ‘Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.’  My second year, I hired a chef.  I thought home-cooked meals would improve my diet.  Instead, I ate a lot of steaks, pastas, and heavy cream sauces, and Kool-Aid.  It was always in the fridge,” says Hill.

Hill has now changed his diet to include more fish, fruits and vegetables.  He attributes his ability to keep up with the younger guys in the NBA to his healthy eating.

Here are some diet tips Grant Hill shared in the May 2010 edition of Men’s Fitness…

Don’t Be Drastic
“If you want to improve how you eat, make a few subtle changes to your diet first.  Don’t just go hardcore all at once or you’re likely to fall off the wagon.’

Drink Nothing But Water
“That means no soda, coffee, or juice.  You’ll find it hard to do, but most of us walk around dehydrated because we don’t drink the right stuff.”
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jamie foxx 224x300 Jamie Foxx Keeps His Workouts Simple fitness tips fitness news celebrity fitness Jamie Foxx’s old school running man performance at the Grammy’s Sunday night might have been a little overboard, but his fitness and running routine are definitely not overboard.  Foxx, who’s latest movie Valentine’s Day opens next Friday, prefers to keep his workout regimen simple.

What I do is I get 25 pounds weights, and I do this thing called sixes. I do six of everything. Do your push-ups and your crunches, or whatever and then I play basketball — what you try to do is just kind of sweat everyday and then think young! The minute you start talking about, ‘Man I’m about to be that time!’ The next thing you know age comes, ” the 39-year-old actor/musician/comedian told Men’s Fitness.

Foxx likes to make fitness part of his day and mix it in along with other things he normally does. He shared his typical morning with Men’s Health, saying, “Do 25 push ups, brush your teeth. Do the next 25 push ups, take a shower. Do another set of whatever it is, then fix your hair. Now the workout’s part of your morning routine, just like brushing your teeth. So get up in the morning and challenge yourself. Twenty minutes, you’re done.”

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Eva Longoria’s Mexican Shortbread Cookies!

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Try this Mexican Shortbread Cookie Recipe from Eva Longoria this holiday season for a light and sweet treat!

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Speed Training World Cup Soccer Workout: Jozy Altidore

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Speed training soccer workout with United States National Team striker Jozy Altidore

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Lady Gaga’s Concert Tour Diet

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Lady Gaga eats a healthy diet of light proteins to prepare for her concert tour.

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Biel and Hirsch Reach the Summit

Celebrities Jessica Biel and Emile Hirsch have reached the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro as part of the Summit on the Summit project to raise awareness for the global water crisis.

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