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Many of us want to look our best when it comes time to don a bikini, so who better to turn to than the trainers responsible for keeping those Victoria's Secret models in amazing shape? Make the beach your own runway show with these 10-minute workouts for Summer.
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Teddy Bass makes a living keeping people in shape, including Cameron Diaz. Always a presence on the red carpet, Cameron has mastered the art of posing — confident, tall, and never without a smile. No doubt, this is in large part thanks to doing one of Teddy's favorite exercises for posture (and core strength), the ever-so-basic plank. "It's an incredible exercise," Teddy told us at a recent Asics event. "It forces you to use all the muscles in your back that keep you upright and erect — instant posture lift!" That is, of course, if you're doing it correctly, he says.
While there's nothing wrong with doing a modified version of traditional plank, Teddy sees too many women clasping their hands into a fist, or "prayer mode," while balancing on their forearms, which isn't good for achieving great posture. Locking your hands into a fist causes the upper back to round and the shoulders to hunch in, when ideally, you want to stay open and flat with the shoulders stacked directly over the elbows, says the celeb trainer.
When in the modified version of this move, start in traditional plank, then lower each forearm to the floor with your palms facing down. Place your elbows where your hands were, and spread your fingers wide. Doing so will keep all of the muscles in your back fired and engaged — especially your erector muscles, which run along the length of the spine. Teddy suggests challenging yourself even further by moving in between a forearm plank and traditional plank for an up-down plank. How many can you do in one minute?
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There's no way we could ever look as good as Cameron Diaz, right? According to Cameron's trainer Teddy Bass, that way of thinking is just plain wrong. "I wish that more people would look at celebrities and the trainers who work with them and use that as encouragement to work out," Teddy said at a recent event hosted by Asics America. It sounds easy enough, and according to Teddy, it is — and you can do it all in the comfort of your own home. "Everyone says they don't have time, but that's not true," he says. "These moves can be done in under 30 minutes, and all you need are basic household items — everyone has a couch; everyone has a table!"
If you're lusting after Cameron's arms and legs, then grab a chair and get ready to work. Do these moves throughout the day, or run through the exercises two to three times to get a solid strength-training circuit in for the day.
Get into the boxing ring with actress Jamie Chung's workout, shared with us by our friends at Self!
Who out there hasn't yet caught a glimpse of Hangover III star Jamie Chung rocking a fantastically form-fitting dress on the red carpet? (If you haven't, here she is! Damn, girl.) Talk about jealous — if we had a body that fit, we'd be sure to let the world know! "It's that combination of being super slender yet strong-looking," says the actress's boxing coach, Mysti Friedman. "She's so petite, but she looks powerful because she works really hard."
Yep, you read that right. Chung's found a way to whittle her waist, work her arms and knock out some aggression — all in one boxing session. Part of her routine? A six-punch combo comprised of jabs, double hooks and uppercuts. With all that twisting and arm extensions, she not only tones her arms, but also works her lats and abs. "She loves boxing," says Friedman. "She's such a little firecracker!" Well, if it'll help us get a body that fit, we're ready to climb in the ring with Chung anytime.
Lily Aldridge loves food, but since her career involves modeling the latest designs from Victoria's Secret, she's made fitness a regular part of her life. Watch our video of our recent interview with her to learn Lily's favorite foodie indulgence, the workout she says changed her body, and how she stays bikini-ready.