UFC Georges St-Pierre workout for strong abs

This past weekend at UFC 111, Georges St-Pierre successfully defended his Welterweight UFC title against Dan Hardy.  There was little doubt about GSP’s chances as he cruised to a lopsided unanimous decision (50-43, 50-44, 50-45). Throughout the UFC match, GSP imposed his will on Hardy. This was no doubt in part to the rigorous training and meticulous dieting habits of Georges St-Pierre.

According to Jonathan Chaimberg, who is Georges St-Pierre’s strength and conditioning coach, GSP’s workout usually begin with a foam roller, followed by an active and dynamic warmup. After this, GSP does some plyometrics, Olympic lifting, and then finally does his strength work.  Specifically, his workout routine consists of sets of 4: a push, a pull, a knee and hip dominant movement, and a rotation.

In addition, it’s Georges St-Pierre’s core conditioning that sets him above the rest. Based on Muay Thai, the following workout set out in Men’s Fitness will get you on your way to building UFC abs like Georges St-Pierre.

1 Thai Plank

Sets: 3 Reps: 5-10 (each side)

Get into pushup position and then bend your elbows so your forearms are fl at on the floor (A). Rotate your body to the right, raising your right arm and right leg off the floor and bringing them together so your elbow and knee touch. Brace your core hard and hold for three seconds (B). Repeat on the opposite side. If that’s too difficult, perform the exercise on your knees.

2 Thai Crucifix

Sets: 3 Reps: 5-10 (each side)

Get into pushup position and then rotate to your right side, raising your right hand straight overhead (A). From there, raise your right knee and move your arm so that your knee and elbow touch while you’re bracing (B). Hold for three seconds and then repeat on the opposite side. If that’s too difficult, perform the exercise on your knees. [click to continue…]

Julianne Moore's Butt and Abs Workout

This Friday, Julianne Moore’s new movie Chloe hits theaters. Chloe is a thriller about a married woman who hires a prostitute, played by Amanda Seyfried, to find out whether her husband is cheating. In real life, Julianne is a sexy, successful, 49-year-old celebrity with several Oscar nominations under her belt. She is a happily married mother of two, and with her hot body it is hard to imagine anyone ever cheating on her!

Julianne’s personal trainer, David Kirsch, created the workout to get Julianne ready for red-carpet appearances.  Check out Julianne’s butt and abs workout:

Get Your Heart Rate Up!

  • Combining cardio and strength training quickens weight loss.
  • Try to do 30 minutes of cardio three times a week and light weights twice a week.

Flatten Your Tummy

  • Lie faceup holding a stability ball with your arms extended over your head.
  • Raise arms and legs to meet over your abs and place the ball between your ankles.
  • Repeat movement, taking the ball into your hands.
  • Do 3 sets of 10, 3 times a week.

Get Buns of Steel

  • With feet wider than shoulder-width apart, bend knees past 90 degrees.
  • Stand and kick right leg to side at hip height.
  • Repeat on left.
  • Do 20 reps 3 times a week.

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rachel mcadams book club 5 lg 66594899 Rachel McAdams Stays Fit by Going Green fitness news celebrity fitness Rachel McAdams is known and loved for her hit roles in Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers, and The Time Traveler’s Wife, released on DVD Tuesday. You can catch Rachel on the big screen in Sherlock Holmes. How does Rachel land all these hit roles? Surely her infectious smile and award worthy acting chops have something to do with it, but her tiny-waisted and toned body certainly doesn’t hurt. Check out Rachel’s workout and diet!

To stay in shape, Rachel McAdams practices Kundalini yoga every morning. When she is on set she often starts her yoga practice as early as 4:30 A.M. Kundalini yoga is described as one of the more spiritual types of yoga. It goes beyond physical poses, which are very physically intense, and emphasizes breathing, meditation, and chanting. Rachel’s choice of Kundalini yoga is consistent with her overall earth-friendly attitude. She never uses air conditioning, saying, “I can’t live with it. I feel I’m not living in the world.” Rachel also stays fit, and green, by riding her bike and walking everywhere. It always feels great when a workout improves your body and the planet!

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Chelsea Handler is fitter than ever thanks to her diet and this Pilates workout

Comedian and host of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler is gaining much fame lately as she hosts the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and graces the cover of the April 2010 issue of Shape magazine (as well as the December 2009 issue of Playboy). Indeed, Chelsea seems to be getting funnier and sexier as she ages ever so gracefully.

This was neither by chance nor was this easy, however. As Chelsea Handler tells Shape, following her father’s quadruple-bypass surgery, Chelsea knew she had to change her ways. She hired a nutritionist and started a new workout routine. “Not only am I fitter, I feel more energized and focused too,” she says.

Chelsea Handler’s Diet

Now, Chelsea aims for wholesome, unprocessed foods. Here’s what Chelsea eats on an average day.

  • Breakfast: Oatmeal with protein power and flax seeds.
  • Mid-morning snack: Turkey and arugula salad (no dressing).
  • Lunch: Sushi.
  • Dinner: Sea bass, chicken, or green salad with meat loaf. (Here’s the meatloaf recipe.)
  • On-stage snacks: 2-3 Doritos chips (and she throws the rest of the small bag away).

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