Many of us dream of having a firm, toned and muscular body. The best way to do this is to follow sporting routines that work, and Gwyneth Paltrow is a great example of this. Her healthy lifestyle and determination are completely inspiring.
The importance of healthy eating
Doing exercise is very important, but so is food! Gwyneth Paltrow knows how to indulge herself, all while cooking healthy, high-protein meals. She told Shape magazine that she pays attention to lunch, but that she prefers "cheat" meals during dinner. It’s all a question of balance!
Exercise routine for a toned body
Gwyneth Paltrow trains as often as she can; almost every day. She favours the Tracy Anderson method, which consists of working several parts of the body for a balanced result. Cardio and muscle building exercises target the parts of the body she wants to work in a specific order. It’s a fitness method that looks like many coaches’ methods, but that Gwyneth Paltrow has taken on for herself!
Here are some exercises that stand out from her routine: repeat each movement 30 times!
The Plie Sweep for muscular glutes:
Inspired by ballet dancers, this exercise consists of standing with a broomstick, legs slightly apart and heels together. Just lower yourself by separating your thighs, then raise yourself keeping your legs tight. Remember to tense your glutes!
The T-Pole Hold for curvy legs:
Still with a broomstick, position yourself horizontally, in a side-plank, position your arms along the upright broomstick and bring your leg up towards you, then stretch it out. Your legs will be defined and toned!
Up-Down Plank for abs of steel:
To work your core, position yourself in the plank, arms outstretched and aligned with your shoulders. Lower your forearms to the ground, and then go back up by extending your arms.
Check out the video above for more tutorial!
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