Jake Gyllenhaal Workout and Diet to Prepare for Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time came out this weekend.  The movie remake of the popular game stars Jake Gyllenhaal, who also remade himself with an incredible workout and diet.

Initially, the casting of Jake Gyllenhaal for the role of Prince Distan surprised many. However, Jake took preparation for the role seriously as he told Entertainment Tonight. “I over-prepared myself [physically] because I never knew how much they were going to ask me to do, so I just made sure I’d be hopefully able to do anything. I guess I’ve gotten buff. It’s going to turn into fat [when we wrap] and I’m going to be happy.”

To prepare for Prince of Persia, Jake Gyllenhaal worked with Simon Waterson, a former Royal Marine. Simon Waterson is best known for transforming the latest James Bond, Daniel Craig, for Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.  According to Waterson, “there’s an increasing fusion between the worlds of fitness and film. Most actors are athletes nowadays. Their fitness is a big factor in whether they get cast or not.”

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A Before and After Comparison of Jake Gyllenhaal

“Jake [had] to look like a warrior capable of sword-fighting, not like [he'd] been hitting the gym.”

Indeed, Jake’s diet and workout was nothing short of brutal. “He [worked] out twice, sometimes three times a day, six days a week, for three to four months on top of stunt rehearsals before filming [began],” said Waterson.  Thanks to his hard work, Jake Gyllenhaal transformed his light frame into a muscular body with a strict routine that included cardio, resistance training, and a calorie-restricted diet.

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Bethenny Frankel The Real Housewives of New York City

The Real Housewives of New York City premiered Thursday and adoring fans tuned-in to catch up with the catty city ladies. The New York ladies may look a little more natural than their Orange County counterparts, but they are no less fit and healthy. In fact, resident housewife Bethenny Frankel is a natural foods chef who started her career working with celebrities. Bethenny recently published a book called Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinny Girl and Free Yourself From a Lifetime of Dieting.”

If you are interested in Bethenny Frankel’s tips on how to be naturally thin but want a sneak peak before you buy the book, you are in luck. Bethenny realizes that staying skinny often feels like an uphill battle, even for celebrities. She say, “If people like Britney Spears or Oprah or Jessica Simpson have problems maintaining their weight, how is someone who doesn’t have any money in the middle of the country working at a supermarket checkout going to do it? It’s the be-all end-all weight-loss book – it’s what Oprah needs.”

According to Bethenny Frankel, the key to being naturally thin without dieting is approaching eating like you approach financial planning. Check out the four basic tenets of Bethenny’s book:

1. Your Diet is Your Bank Account

  • Bethenny says, “Eating should be treated like a bank account – if one day you decide that you want to have chocolate cake for breakfast, you can, because there’s no ‘No,’ but you need to account for it.” In economic terms, “If you spend in one place, you need to save in another.”

2. The Differential

  • Bethenny provides this example of the differential. She says, ”In the differential, you can have turkey chili and meat chili.” “To me, the differential between the two isn’t that big. I would just as soon have turkey chili as I would meat chili. But there’s a huge differential for me between a piece of plain grilled chicken breast and a fatty piece of New York steak. Go for it when the differential is really great to you. You have to find where it’s worthwhile to splurge.”

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Boston Celtics Ray Allen Workout and Diet

The NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers head back to Boston tied up thanks to the performance of Ray Allen in Game 2. The 34-year-old vet has had to overcome an injury-plagued career and multiple surgeries to win his first championship in 2008. However, thanks to an improved workout and diet, Ray Allen and the Boston Celtics are looking for their second title in three years.

“In an effort to get him more explosive, we’ve had to try and teach him how to land all over again,” said Norton.

As revealed in Mens’ Fitness, Ray Allen started working with Boston Celtics strength and condition coaches, Walter Norton Jr. and Bryan Doo prior to the 2007-08 season. Allen had just had surgery on both his ankles, so the trainers had to come up with a workout program that would help his joints. In particular, Ray Allen trains with resistance bands while squatting or lunging to incorporate his glutes into his jumping and mechanics.

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Kobe Bryant Workout: Lakers NBA Finals

The first game of the NBA finals is tonight. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers faces off against the long-time rival Boston Celtics. Only two seasons ago in the NBA finals, the Lakers had a similar, yet unsuccessful, challenge against the Celtics. Check out the workout Kobe Bryant uses to prepare for the season, according to a recent interview with Mens’ Fitness magazine.

Kobe Bryant and His Workout

Laker legend Kobe Bryant conditions year round to prepare for game day, with hopes of reaching the NBA finals. Kobe says, “During the season, I focus a lot on weight training, obviously building up my strength level as the season progresses. In the off-season, it’s about getting stronger as well, more agile. Also, conditioning plays an important part in that, because you want to make sure you come into the upcoming season in tip-top shape. Then, obviously, you want to get on the basketball floor and work on your skills.”

During the off-season Kobe says his workout is “all Olympic lifts. I do a lot of track work.” This workout includes “clean-pulls, deadlifts, Romanian deadlifts, back squats, things of that nature.”

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Erin Andrews’ Dancing with the Stars Workout

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Erin Andrews had to workout to prepare for Dancing with the Stars – now she has to change her diet to stop losing weight!

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Whitney Port’s Celebrity Workout Playlist

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Whitney Port of The City and The Hills shares the workout playlist that keeps her motivated in the gym.

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Zoe Saldana Finds Balance and Respects Her Body

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Zoe Saldana focuses on self respect and balance in her workout and diet.

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Sandra Bullock Looks Sculpted from Every Side

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Celebrity Sandra Bullock is ready for the awards season. Try this 35-minute workout to be be sculpted like Sandra.

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