Cameron Diaz's newest flick, The Counselor, opens tomorrow, and alongside the all-star cast, expect to see a lot of bare skin from the actress. To find out how Cameron stays in shape to look her best for every role, we talked to her longtime trainer Teddy Bass. He let us to her favorite moves, including what keeps her legs looking long and toned for bikini season and beyond!
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 one sweep.
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?
Trainer Teddy Bass helped Cameron Diaz chisel her toned guns, and with this 10-minute workout, he will help sculpt your arms and shoulders, too. This workout may focus on the upper body, but your core will get worked — bonus! Grab a set of dumbbells, press play, and get ready to bare your arms.
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Cameron Diaz is one hot mama! All right, all right…so she may not be a mom in real life, but she does play one (and a pretty smokin’ one at that!) in her newest movie, What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
In the funny flick, the 39-year-old actress heats up the big screen by shakin’ her thang in a super-skimpy red sequined number—and all we can say is WOW! With a body that slammin’, she plays the role of a celebrity weight-loss guru and personal trainer perfectly.
Her character becomes pregnant (and sports the cutest baby bump ever!) later in the film, but it’s impossible not to notice her signature ultra-sculpted shoulders and buff biceps to match.
So just how does the charismatic star get those amazing arms? We spoke with her long-time personal trainer (and incredible inspiration himself), Teddy Bass, to steal some of his secrets to a Diaz-worthy bod.
See Cameron's arm workout after the break!
Celeb trainer Teddy Bass knows you need to work the entire torso and all four layers of abdominal muscles to create a sleek midsection. In this 10-minute workout, Cameron Diaz's longtime trainer mixes plank variations and roll-ups with standing ab exercise for a complete core workout. Press play and get ready to feel your belly burn — in a good way, of course!
Teddy Bass has trained Cameron Diaz for years, and with our latest installment of Class FitSugar, you can work out with him too! Give Teddy 10 minutes, and he will work your legs, butt, arms, and abs. It's a full-body blast that's as effective as it is fun. Grab a set of dumbbells, press play, and work it!
Cameron Diaz kept her famously toned legs covered at the Oscars, but the orange gown she wore for the Vanity Fair afterparty still showed off her sexy body. We met up with her longtime trainer Teddy Bass to learn Cameron's leg-toning moves that will also give your bottom a lift. Here are three exercises that will get your stems in Hollywood shape. For an extra challenge, Teddy likes to add a squeezable ball (in the Fall, keep a lookout for Teddy's own line of exercise balls) to his workouts. Check out his moves when you watch the video.
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Summer is in full swing! If you're like me, you've already been to a beach, river, or lake for some outdoor water fun. Even though a lot of you said you've been working hard to get in shape for bikini season, many of you are still worried about wearing a two-piece. Stars Brooklyn Decker, Audrina Patridge, and Cameron Diaz recently shared with Life & Style their secrets for getting bikini-ready — even at the last minute.
Check the tips out here:
- Brooklyn Decker focuses on toning — especially by doing ab exercises. She also eats a diet high in lean protein and healthy fats, which include Greek yogurt and nuts. But when shooting the Sports Illustrated cover, she was encouraged to eat whatever she wanted: "Sports Illustrated is never about losing weight. They encourage girls to eat cheeseburgers the night before a shoot because they love girls who are a little bit curvier."
- Audrina Patridge keeps her diet as clean as possible during beach season. She cuts down on carbs, sticking to lean proteins and leafy greens. "I also love shots of wheat grass . . .When I want to kick it up a notch, I get Sunfare meals delivered." Sunfare delivers already cooked meals to your door based on a "30/40/30" formula. All meals and snacks are comprised of 30 percent lean proteins; 40 percent whole wheat, low-carb or fresh, low-glycemic carbohydrates; and 30 percent monounsaturated fat.
- Cameron Diaz works out with trainer Teddy Bass to stay lean and toned. Teddy told Life & Style that the trick to looking like Cameron is "doing combination exercises that blast multiple muscles at once, like squats with shoulder presses." Check out this arm workout that Teddy designed for Cameron.