Archive for January 22nd, 2013
This one’s for the ladies…
It’s awards season, which means it’s the perfect time for a Red Carpet Workout!
As a former red-carpet publicist, I spent years prepping clients for big events. But what they really wanted to know about was my personal training secrets.
Working out for the Red Carpet, or for any big formal event, requires a lot of work, but you can cut that workout time in half if you focus on sculpting the six areas that see the spotlight the most in your dress: the triceps, biceps, shoulders, chest, upper back (for posture) and calves (for short dresses).
If you multi-task your toning moves and add some cardio to it, you get a 30-minute workout that slims while you sculpt these critical areas.
When I tell my clients they will be taking photos of themselves each week, most of them cringe with fear. They say, “Uuugh do I have to?” I respond with a resounding YES! This makes my clients quite unhappy at first, but their unhappy feelings change very, very quickly!
The reason I require weekly photo documentation is very simple, as the Chinese proverb states, “One picture is worth ten thousand words.”
Everyone wants to know WHEN they will see results. People want to know their hard work is paying off in pounds and inches. Photos show a perspective that we can’t see in the mirror. I tell my clients to photograph themselves from the front, both sides and from the back. This way, all angles are captured! After about three weeks of clean eating and a solid exercise program, I encourage my clients to look at the before photos compared to their current photos. The response I get is always packed with motivation!
If you’ve been tracking our friend and elite athlete, Gary Allen, as he took on the arduous journey of running from Maine to Washington D.C. — mission accomplished! Gary ran 705.2 miles in 15 days culminating in a victory climb up the steps of the U.S. Capitol building last night. Gary raised over $12,000 for charities with most of the donations benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Although you may not take on that kind of extreme fitness challenge, the wear and tear of daily living, regular exercise, and deployments may lead you to reach for the aspirin or ibuprofen. While pain relief may be comforting, it may also lead to some dangerous habits.
Say the word “steroid” and most people are ready to run the other way, suspect you of illegal activity, or harass you for tricking the sports training system. However, when we’re talking about DHEA, or Dehdroepiandrosterone as it’s formally known, we’re talking about a different kind of steroid.