Dolvett & JoJo Team Up To Tone Your Legs

Picture 34Do you want to tone your thighs and tighten your tush?

Of course you do, and who else is better to help you then the oh so easy on the eyes (minus his poor cast) Biggest Loser trainer Dolvett, and the petite singer with a big voice JoJo.

The duo teamed up with Self.com to show you a couple exercises that will firm up those hard to tighten places. Try these 4 exercises that you can do anywhere;

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Rear Reshaper: Get down on all fours if you want to strengthen your glutes, quads and hamstrings in one exercise. Make a rotation with one leg bringing your knee to your elbow and rotating it in big circles. Say bye bye to big hips and hello to a firm butt with this move!

Picture 33Butt Lifter: Lay down flat on your back. Lift one leg all the way up point your toe to the ceiling, lift your butt and back off the ground and hold for three seconds and release down. Repeat the move 15 times to tighten your hamstrings and glutes.

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Calf Carver: Balance challenge! Criss cross your fingers behind your neck. Then Raise one knee up while raising your opposite leg off the ground. Hold yourself in the elevated position for three seconds. Repeat for 15 reps working your calves and core.

Picture 37Twisting Toner: Lunge out into a forward position. Put your arms straight out side to side. Turn your upper body into your lunging knee, turn your trunk back to starting middle position. Then return back to your feet being together in a standing positio. Repeat the move switching alternate legs. This move will help you notice toned quads and abs.

Check out the complete how to video at Self.com

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Olympian Ryan Lochte’s Most Innovative Workouts

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Olympian Ryan Lochte knows how to work.

I was able to catch up with the competitive swimmer and eleven time olympic medalist on the red carpet a couple months ago at the Hall Of Game Awards, and he told me he was going hard working out prepping for the next Olympics, but the videos below definitely prove it!

Nissan Innovation is a new endurance community that captures the most athletic and fit individuals, and put together a series of videos, showcasing them running, cycling and training during workouts.

The pictures and videos below show the world record holding swimmer Ryan Lochte with his Strength and Conditioning coach Matt Delancey demonstrating one of his workouts; Box Jumps.

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To build speed and power, try this full-body plyometric move. It will build strength in your upper body, core, and legs. Keep your core tight as you do the move for 6 sets of 3 reps each, jumping up onto a box about 40 inches high (start lower and progress if you need to). You can add a medicine ball (30 to 40 pounds) to do medicine ball slams, for more of a challenge (slam the ball as you jump and then catch it). This adds “chaos” to the mix so you’ll continue to see gains.

To see more of Ryan’s workouts including good mornings, snatches, and an abs routine head over to Nissan Innovation facebook page.

Necole Bitchie & Fit With Fallon Present “Fit Mondays”

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If you didn’t know already, I am a fitness correspondent for the entertainment site NecoleBitchie.com. Both Necole and I are teaming up to present to you Fit Mondays!

Fit Mondays will consist of celebrity workouts and their nutrition regimens. We will be reporting on and interviewing all your favorite celebrities to find out how they are getting in shape and staying healthy.

We’ll be asking all the tough questions, guilty pleasures, worst body part to train, how to fit training into a busy schedule, favorite workouts etc.

So make sure to head over to NecoleBitchie.com every monday to read my celebrity fitness interviews and reports to help motivate you to go hard in the gym.

See you there!

Jillian Michaels “Slim For Life” Tips

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Jillian is back!

After taken some time off to be a new mom, Jillian Michaels is back to whip you into shape. Season 14 of The Biggest Loser welcomed her with open arms and so did Wendy Williams when she went on The Wendy show to promote her new book “Slim For Life”.

The fitness trainer knows what it is like to be heavy and struggle to keep the weight off. As a teenager she was over weight. In her new book “Slim for life”, she talks about how she lost and kept the weight off, and how you can too.

Here are some tips she shared on The Wendy show that can help you lose the weight and keep it off for good!

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The cooler the core the harder you train. If you hold cold water bottles or cold hand packs while you run or jog you can go longer and faster. Also the smell of peppermint oil enhances your intensity while training.

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Drinking tea helps curb appetite , helps burn fat, and boost your metabolism. Caffeinated tea can also help the intensity of your workout, which in turn will help you burn more calories.

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Oranges, reds and yellows are all colors that stimulate your mind and enhance your appetite when you see them. Studies show that seeing the color blue helps decrease your appetite. Fill your kitchen with blue plates, cups or even put on some blue colored glasses to indulge less while eating.

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Portion size is crucial when trying to stay healthy and or lose weight. Control your portion sizes by making some of your fave desserts in a muffin tin. This way you won’t have to waste time counting calories anymore.

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Capsaicin, a main ingredient in spicy foods helps speed up your metabolism. People who consume spicy foods naturally eat less food partly because your taste buds are overwhelmed. Jillian advises to heat it up!

She also encourages you to dish the traditional spoon and fork and grab some chopsticks. It takes on average, 20 minutes to feel full when eating. If you use chopsticks, you’ll grab less food and take longer to finish it all, preventing any chance of binging. If you don’t have chop sticks in reach eat with your non dominant hand.

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For more of Jillian’s tips check out her book “Slim For Life” which is now available in book stores and online.

Jennie Garth’s Weight Loss Struggle

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Breaking up with her ex boyfriend caused Jennie Garth to lose 30lbs last year. However the former 90210 actress admits she struggled with keeping the weight off.

Unsure if she would find love again, to Jennie’s surprise, she has found love with both fitness and a new boyfriend. Learn what keeps her committed to working out as she opens up with Fitness Magazine.

What’s your fitness routine like these days?

I’m really into hiking and jogging with my dog right now. I recently got a really big dog and he needs exercise all the time, so that is something that is new for me. I work out in a gym with a trainer two to three days a week on top of that.

How do you make time for exercise?

I have to physically schedule it. I put it on the calendar at least three days a week–it’s that simple. You have to make time for yourself, and that might mean moving some things around but it’s important. Usually I take my kids to school in workout clothes so that when I drop them off I make sure I don’t go somewhere else. If I’m dressed for the day, there’s no going back!

You got a lot of press for shedding weight last summer and you’ve definitely kept it off. How do you do it?

Protein snacks throughout the day are huge; I love turkey rolls with avocado in it. I usually start the day off with a green smoothie with greens, aloe vera juice, coconut oil—all that good stuff. I also try not to eat too late, that’s another big one. None of this stuff is new and we hear it all the time–I just started to incorporate them into my daily life.

Head over to fitnessmagazine.com to read more

Diddy & Mark Wahlberg launch AquaHydrate

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Is there anything that Diddy doesn’t do?

The entertainment powerhouse Diddy a.k.a Sean Combs has teamed up with actor Mark Wahlberg to partner in a new business venture that doesn’t involve music or acting. This time Diddy is putting his talents behind the Southern California water and wellness brand called  AQUAhydrate. The business arrangement entails Diddy and Wahlberg to be brand architects of the company.

Diddy says “As a brand architect, I am incredibly passionate and equally committed to every aspect of the businesses that I get involved with,”. “Partnering with AQUAhydrate and Mark is an incredible opportunity for me and I am looking forward to making history in the process. It’s important for me to be part of something that drives me and is constantly pushing the boundaries, and that’s what AQUAhydrate does. Together, we’re going to take AQUAhydrate to the next level.”

Wondering what’s so special and different about  AQUAhydrate water that would make a mogul like Diddy want to take part in?

AQUAhydrate consists of  “A proprietary blend of electrolytes and trace minerals called ConcenTrace enhances our water with 72 different electrolytes and trace minerals. We source our electrolytes and minerals from the mineral-rich marine regions of Utah to ensure quality and taste. AQUAhydrate changes the “DNA” of water by using electrolysis (electric currents) to supercharge our water. Because of this, the pH level is raised from neutral to an alkaline pH9+ state without the use of liquid concentrates or additives. Taste the difference!”

Mr.Combs commented on his instagram page that  “AQUAhydrate is the best tasting water in the world”

One thing we know for sure is that Diddy knows taste.

Hollywood Food Trend: Hemp Protein

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Hollywood is ditching the processed whey protein to get slim and trim. Instead, celebrities are replacing their original whey protein for Hemp. Even though hemp is the sister plant to marijuana, it has no THC in it. Charlize Theron is a big fan of hemp shakes. Hemp is known for boosting your energy for hours, it curves your cravings and detoxifies the body. Arguably the best protein on the market, those who have food sensitivities like allergies or other restrictions, should give this alternative protein a try,

Try this celebrity inspired Hemp protein shake recipe below;

  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 3 drops of Liquid Stevia (optional)
  • 1-2 tb Hemp Protein Powder
  • 1 tb of Cinnamon

Justin Timberlakes “Suit & Tie” Workout

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Back on the scene Mr. Timberlake is dressed to impress with a new look and new feel to his music.

With his latest single “suit & tie” Justin is definitely bringing sexy back for round 2. Looking sexy dressed up starts off with looking sexy stripped down to your birthday suit. Here is a workout inspired by Justin Timberlake that will help you look good clothes on or off.

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A. Begin in a squat position with hands out in front of you.

B. Jump your feet back while simultaneously lowering yourself into a plank position.

C. Immediately return your feet to a squat position.

D. Jump up exploding out of your squat position as high as you can. After landing, repeat A through D.

*Do this exercise 3x for 1 minute straight with 30 second rest in between sets.

*Advanced: Replace your planks with push ups

Need a little eye candy as motivation for your workout? Click here to see Justin’s “Suit & Tie” video.

Laila Ali Trains The Biggest Losers

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Laila Ali made a guest appearance on NBC’s The Biggest Loser to help train Dolvett’s team for their last chance workout. She showed the red team how to box like a Champion.

Starting off with teaching the contestants proper footwork and punching techniques, she then had them put on the gloves and hit the bags.

Boxing is known to be a great workout. You can burn anywhere from 600-1000 calories during a 1 hour session depending on the different activities you do whether your sparring, hitting the bags, or punching the mitts.

Click here to see what other moves Laila Ali taught the red team to help them lose weight.