There's no argument here: Blake Lively is in shape. Men and women agree, and there's no denying that.
The cool thing is, though, is that her fitness secret could probably work for you too!!
Her trainer, Bobby Strom, let's in on it:
"My philosophy is that exercise and proper nutrition are a lifestyle and not a movie role or a training period."
Okay, that right there is totally important. He didn't want to teach her something that wouldn't be sustainable past whatever role she was going for (Green Lantern), but wanted to give her something she could use for the long haul of her career. And guess what?
She's still using it, long after Green Lantern has passed.
Here it is:
The routine combines exercises like the "reverse lunge with dumbbell press" (for quads, hamstrings, glutes and shoulders) and "side-to-side speed skaters" (fat burning, speed, power, stability, coordination). It also throws in special "T-Push-Ups" that build upper body strength – Strom says it's important to work both sides of your body, so you increase strength on the non-dominant side and improve balance and coordination, all without adding bulk. Plus it involves a diet heavy on blended juices, lean proteins, healthy fats (extra virgin olive oil, almonds, and avocado), and low-GI carbs, like quinoa.
But the most appealing part is that Blake's regime includes frequent massages! Okay, we can't all afford that or the 60 to 90 minutes, four days a week, that Lively spends working out. But surely most of us can find the time to drink an extra few glasses of water, do some stretches, and snack on tabbouleh salad instead of that second bowl of pasta.
That's totally manageable, guys. There really isn't any excuse, plus, you can totally say you're doing the Blake Lively or something cool like that! Ha!
Hit the gym!
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