I have to come clean and admit something before I begin this post. I use celebrity workout routines and various celebrity names to pull in additional visits to my site. For some reason, celebrities get more searches than any other subject matter online. I’m not impressed by an actor or actress who spends 3 hours per day for 2-3 months getting in shape for a role. It just shows me that they haven’t adopted a lifestyle of health and fitness. Getting in shape isn’t an impressive feat if it takes too much time. What is more impressive; someone with a lean and slim body who spends 10-12 per week training, or someone who is slim and only spends 3-5 hours per week training? Easy answer!
[Things aren't always as they appear in Hollywood. Celebrities have several tools at their disposal to make themselves appear better on camera than they do in their day-to-day lives.]
“Can You Tell Me [name of star]‘s Workout Routine?”
One of the top questions on my site is to outline exact celebrity workout routines. When I started my site, I knew that celebrity workouts got a huge number of search queries. Because of that, I did write a decent amount of articles based around celebrity names. I knew there wasn’t anything magical about a particular celebrity’s routine, but I figured it would be a great way to find people looking for the slim “Hollywood physique” that my site is geared towards. It worked very well and still works today. In fact, I probably will do another celebrity post soon. When I do, you will know exactly what is going on.
I’m Not Impressed by Most Celebrity Workout Routines!
To be honest, most of the celebrity routines I see outlined are really, really basic. These workouts look like they were taken right out of a 1990′s fitness magazine…3-4 exercises per body part, 10-15 reps per set, hours of low intensity cardio, and eating specific meals every few hours. When I calculate the time spent exercising it winds up being 15-20 hours per week at times! This isn’t a lifestyle…this is just “getting ready” for a movie…big difference!
HGH Injections – Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secret
I have never addressed the issue of the widespread use of HGH injections in Hollywood. The reason for this, is that I don’t want people to get discouraged and give up on getting slim and dropping excess body fat. Many of the stars that people look up to as having ideal physiques got there with diet, workouts, and pharmaceutical HGH. You can reach the same level of definition and achieve the same look as big-time celebrities…but you can’t do so by copying their routines!
HGH Injections Work, Even With Terrible Workout Routines
Studies in the late 80′s showed that muscle gain and significant fat loss occurred with HGH injections, even in the absence of exercise. I have seen first hand in my gym what HGH can do to someone’s appearance. A 50 year-old gentleman in my gym I recently spoke with was prescribed “HGH therapy” from his doctor this past spring. In less than two months he has gone from flabby, to ultra-ripped. He had a hard time losing the last 20 pounds of fat, but since his HGH therapy it hasn’t been a problem. What is funny is that he is doing the exact same (ineffective) routine that he has been doing for the past 5 years…but now he “appears” to be in outstanding shape.
I’m Skeptical of Any “Miraculous” Celebrity Transformation
There are several actors and actresses who seem to stay in shape year-round. They may or may not be taking HGH…I have no idea most of the time. What I do know is that when an actor or actress achieves a “miraculous” transformation in 2 months, there is most likely a doctor’s prescription involved. Even with their 2-3 hour daily workouts and rabbit-like diet…some of the drastic results I’ve seen are too much to be achieved in such a short period of time.
You CAN Get a Hollywood Body Without HGH, But…
You are not going to get in top shape by following most of the celebrity workout routines you see outlined in magazines and on fitness sites. Some of these routines are so archaic they make me cringe. You need to be much more strategic in your approach and you will have to be smarter as far as diet goes. Copying a routine will get you nowhere. On this site I occasionally list specific routines, but the goal is for people to get a deep understanding of how things work and fit together. Once you understand the core principles, you can put together a routine that will smoke most of the celebrity workout routines.
Note: I am expecting some people to comment and explain the benefits of injecting HGH. I have a clear “No Injections” policy for staying healthy. I believe that medicine is only to be used in very special circumstances, if long-term health is your goal.