hilary swank picture 71 Hilary Swank Works Out to Feel Good role preparation exercises celebrity workouts Hilary Swank started getting noticed for her body when she gained 19 lbs. of muscle for her role in Million Dollar Baby. Although Hilary is not quite as buff in her latest movie Amelia, released on DVD yesterday, she maintains a tightly toned body.

To prepare for her role as Amelia Earhart, Hilary Swank took private lessons in “core fusion” at Santa Monica workout studio Exhale. Core fusion combines Pilates, yoga, and ballet to create a 60-minute total-body toning workout. When not preparing for a particular role, Hilary’s workout routine is a little different. “I would say a normal exercise routine for me would be maybe running three days a week, or running twice a week, and pilates three days a week. I don’t do it everyday; I usually take two days off during the week.” Hilary enjoys exercising because “it’s a huge stress relief; it mentally makes me feel great. It gets my blood going, it gives me more energy, and it makes me think better.”

Hilary Swank also credits her enviable body to good genes and healthy eating. “I really like food and food is life to me, but I kind of eat what I want and do it in moderation. Not because that’s what you’re supposed to do, but I don’t feel good if I eat two donuts. I eat one that’s fine, but if I eat two I feel sick and that’s not a fun feeling. If my body craves something I allow myself to have it, but on the flip side of that I really have to take good care of myself because I work nonstop.” Hilary is knowledgeable about nutrition and takes vitamins to ensure she has enough energy to sustain her busy schedule. “I take my vitamins, I’m a real vitamin person. I got my blood tested so I knew vitamins I needed the most of.”
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The Celebrity Workout - Top 5 Posts of March 2010

Each month we will release a list of our most popular posts on celebrity workouts and celebrity diets from the previous month. Here’s our list of favorite celebrity workouts and celebrity diets from March…be sure to leave a comment and let us know which one is your favorite.

5. Yvonne Strahovski and the Forza Workout

If you don’t know who Yvonne Strahovski is yet, you will soon enough.  Yvonne, who plays Sarah Walker, a kick-butt CIA agent, on Chuck, is one of Hollywood’s up and coming actresses.  Check out her video demonstration of the Forza Workout, a core workout based on Samurai swordsmanship.

4.  Human Target Mark Valley Workout Routine

Mark Valley of the hit new drama Human Target uses an intense circuit training routine that incorporates core moves into every exercise that has him in the best shape of his life at 45.

3.  Robert Pattinson’s Workout Plan

Lots of info in this post about Robert Pattinson’s preparation for his roles in Twilight: New Moon and his latest flick Remember Me. This workout will shred fat, build muscle, and have you looking as ripped as Twilight’s Edward.

2.  Jennifer Aniston’s Bikini Body Yoga Workout

It’s hard to believe that Jennifer Aniston is 41 and the more fit then she was when she was in her 20′s, but anyone that has seen her latest flick The Bounty Hunter will attest to the fact that she is clearly one of Hollywood’s most fit stars.  Read more about the Yoga poses she uses to keep her body toned.

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Hasheem Thabeet, Memphis Grizzlies center

Secret: Power up the intensity…and your diet

How to do it…

Thabeet’s trainer, Tom Vachet, put the number-two pick through some intense workouts to prepare him for the NBA season.  Vachet says, “Don’t skip meals, and don’t eat less. The more you eat, the more you’ll burn–if you’re training and eating right.”  Here’s what Thabeet eats around his workouts:

  • Pre-workout (30 minutes before) – 16 ounces of juice with 3 ounces of chicken breast, or juice with a scoop of whey protein
  • Post-workout – Banana, 16 ounces of chocolate milk, and a tablespoon of peanut butter.

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Rihanna Stays Healthy And Fit With No-Carb Diets And Fresh Workouts

23-year-old R&B star Rihanna has been lighting up stages across the world this summer on her Loud tour. But Rihanna has been attracting attention offstage as well, most recently with her controversial Tweet about her shoot for Esquire Magazine: “I shot my first cover yesterday with Russell James… not much preparation: just wax and starve!” Fans were shocked or outraged, tweeting back, “That’s a bad message for your fans” and “What kind of role model are you?” While many concede that it most likely was a joke, Rihanna hasn’t publicly addressed the issue. Earlier in the year, however, Rihanna did address the topic of body image – declaring that she has learned to love her curves.

Rihanna has always been known as having one of most envied bodies in Hollywood – fit, but still shapely and not rail thin. Since she isn’t starving herself, here’s how she’s really staying in such great shape: “a lot of hard work.” Diet-wise, the singer says, “Carbs are the enemy!” She usually eats egg whites and pineapple for breakfast, fish and potatoes for lunch, and more fish for dinner. “I hate vegetables, but I make myself eat them,” she says.

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Train Your Core Like the North Carolina Tarheels

The “Medicine Ball 200 Workout” and helps University of North Carolina Tarheels players strengthen their core, burn fat, and improve their sports performance.

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Grant Hill’s Career-Changing Diet Tips

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Grant Hill uses a diet that includes clean, unprocessed foods and attributes his ability to stay healthy and compete with the younger players in the NBA to his diet.

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Teri Hatcher – Triathlon Fit at Age 45

Teri Hatcher’s 10 minute workout that got her ready for her first triathlon at age 45.

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Six Celebrity Tricks to Look 5 Lbs. Thinner Instantly

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6 celebrity tricks to look thinner like celebrities such as Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Richie, and Cameron Diaz. You’ll appear to be 5 lbs. thinner instantly!

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