January 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
Jessica Alba Quick Bio
Born in Pomona, California, on April 28, 1981, Jessica Alba did a lot of moving around as a kid. With her dad in the Air Force, she basically grew up on Air Force bases across the U.S. before the family found a permanent home in Southern California when Jessica was nine.
It was here that Alba fell in love with acting. At the age of 12, she took her first acting lessons and landed herself an agent.
Jessica has appeared in over 30 film and television productions, where she played everything from superhuman action heros to pole-dancing strippers in Sin City. But regardless of the role she plays, the majority of her characters possess unquestionable charm and an absolutely smokin’ hot body.
But what are the secrets behind her endless appearances on Sexiest Women in the World lists? How does she maintain her incredible curves and smokin’ physique? It’s all here in the Jessica Alba Workout routine.
Jessica Alba Workout
There is no denying the hard work that Alba puts to maintain her physique. She trains five times a week for 30-40 minutes.
A sample of Alba’s workout is provided here by her trainer.
Alba’s warm-up lasts roughly 10 minutes and is typically done on the treadmill. She begins with a light 2 minute jog and after that increases her intensity for the next six minutes. She’ll end the warm up with another 2 min light jog.
She then immediately moves on to a weight training circuit. She does 3 sets of 20 reps of each of the following exercises:
-Lateral shoulder raise
-Alternating forward lunges combined with bicep curls
NOTE: Jessica uses light dumbells (3lbs). For better results, I suggest you don’t shy away from heavier weights.
Right after the weight lifting circuit, Jessica is back on the treadmill for a quick and intense cardiovascular interval session. She does a 5 minute session that consists of 30 seconds of light jogging alternating with 30 seconds of full-out sprints.
NOTE: The most effective way to lose weight is to alternate low intensity activity with high intensity activity. As you get your heart rate up your EPOC levels rise and your metabolism remains revved up for hours after your workout. Interval cardio training is more effective (and efficient) than steady cardio exercise (i.e. jogging). Read more about epoc training.
Right after the quick cardio interval, Jessica is back on another weight lifting circuit. This time she does 3 sets of 30 reps for each of the following exercises:
-Squats combined with shoulder press
After her second weight training session, Jessica jumps back on the treadmill and does another 5 minute cardio interval session alternating 30 seconds of jogging with 30 seconds of sprinting. Learn more about the power of sprint training.
Alba finishes her workouts with core work. She will do 1 set of 20 repetitions of the following core exercises:
-30 second plank hold
Jessica Alba Diet
Maintaining a body like Jessica Alba’s is all about proper nutritioning. You need to have an understanding of what exactly you’re putting inside your body.
Alba’s main focus is on portion control. She knows that she has to control how much she’s consuming to maintain her physique. One of the secrets to Alba’s success is her will power and her ability to resist junk food and eating out (too often).
Alba eats tons of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and lean meat. Learn more about the right types of nutrients you should be consuming.
Here’s a sample of her daily diet:
One cup oatmeal with berries + 3-4 scrambled egg whites is a typical breakfast. Lunch consists of a salad made up of 170 grams of chicken breast/tuna on mixed greens with light dressing or tbsp of olive oil, lemon juice and herbs. As a snack, she’ll have a handful of almonds or hot air popped popcorn. For dinner Alba will have 170g of sashimi or other lean protein (chicken or extra lean sirloin) plus a plate of assorted vegetables and 3 red potatoes.
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