Hot in a t u o k r o w Hurry
If you need to look great fast, this proven 10-day exercise program gives real results!
Your workouts will LIFT YOUR BUTT and flatten your abs.”
You don’t need to eat breakfast as soon as you get up. “I do not think it’s important or necessary,” Valerie reveals. “The breakfast rules have been rewritten.”
Motivation = success. “You need to decide how bad you want it,” Valerie says. “That answer will determine your results.”
Mix it up. “Warming up is crucial, but boring. Mix stretching exercises in with the actual workout, so you are doing what you need to do and also having fun.”
hey all do it – Hollywood stars Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Biel have all turned to celebrity trainer Valerie Waters for a body transformation before a movie or big event. Now you can, too. Valerie has devised an amazing workout that will turn you from regular girl to red carpet-ready in just 10 days. “Hot in a Hurry” is a celebrity fitness regime created for women keen to look fabulous fast. “The reason I called it Hot in a Hurry is I literally have clients who go, ‘I have to be ready for a nude scene, movie or awards show in 10 days,’” says Valerie, also the inventor of the Valslide, a sliding-disc exercise tool (see www.valslide.com). “While most of my programs work fast, they’re typically six weeks, at least. This is about speeding up the process without making people hate it and doing damage.” It’s the closest you can get to a personal session with the woman who’s responsible for the gorgeous figures of stars like Jennifer Garner (“the most amazing person”), Jennifer Lopez and Charlize Theron. “I did it myself and lost three kilos,” Valerie says. “You could lose three kilos in 10 days.” The plan lays out a series of circuit-training-style exercises which take 30 minutes, all up, to complete. You do a different circuit each day while following a healthy eating plan. “This is strength training 10 days straight, but I mix it up,” she explains. “You’re not always hitting the same muscles. Your workouts will make you thinner, give you more muscle tone, lift your butt and flatten your abs.”
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This 30-minute circuit represents one day of the full 10-day workout. Do it three times in a row and feel firmer fast. “Stay open and keep your posture strong while you’re training,” Valerie says.
Get in a plank position, with your hands under your shoulders and your abs tight. Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor, tucking your elbows tight to your torso. Press back up to the top position and repeat. Do 10.
Lie on your back with your knees bent, dumbbells in hands, arms straight and palms facing each other. Open wide, with a slight bend in the elbow, until your elbows touch the floor. Return to starting position to complete a rep. Do 15.
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Jessica Biel trains with Valerie to get in shape for filming. They focused on a specific butt workout... which obviously worked a treat!
The result, she insists, will be “the best version of you”. “The other reason I call it Hot in a Hurry is that when you’re in shape you feel hotter, you feel sexy,” she says. “In the process, that empowers you and gives you more confidence.” Visit www.hotinahurry.com for more. Note: If you don’t have dumbbells, you can use cans of food or full water bottles. Fitness balls (or Swiss balls) are sold at sports or department stores.
Words: Ben Falk. Pictures: Getty Images.
Lie on your back on a stability ball, with your head and shoulders on the ball. Squeeze your glutes as you lift one leg up, then lower back down. Do 15, alternating.
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Place your forearms on a stability ball and hold a plank position, keeping your abs tight. Roll the ball out and then pull it back in to complete a rep. Do 20.
Stand with your feet about 15-20cm wider than your shoulders, toes turned out. Do a squat and then lift your knee on the way up. Do 20, alternating.
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Valerie has helped singer/actress Jennifer Lopez sculpt the sexiest legs (not to mention butt!) in Hollywood. J.Lo’s regime includes lots of lunges and squats.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and back flat at a 45-degree angle. With your palms facing each other, thumbs to the ceiling, squeeze your arms up towards your head. At the top of this movement, your arms and torso, form a Y. Do 10. Put one foot on a Valslide or other sliding disc. Slide it away from you, then pull it back in, keeping the weight on the standing leg. Do 15, alternating.
Try a period without pasta, biscuits or bread to kick-start your new plan.
Trash the trash
Start any new program with a kitchen purge and remove any temptations from the cupboards.
Try Cardio Strength Training
A great way to train for fast, visible results.
Put some time into creating a sleep sanctuary for yourself.
AIRBRUSH Your Life
A spray tan, mani/pedi or blowdry can do wonders for finding your sparkle and staying focused.
SPRUCE UP YOUR WORKOUT CLOTHES
Put some pride into your workout wear and you’ll feel great about putting your gear on.
Yes, you really, truly can look hotter in 10 days.
Get into push-up position. Place your feet on sliding discs, then move your legs back and forward like you’re climbing, keeping arms straight and core strong. Do 15.
Lie on your back with your knees bent. With dumbbell/s in hand and arms straight, extend your arms back over your head, nearly touching the floor, and then pull them forward. Do 12.
Hold a dumbbell in each hand, with your palms facing your legs, abs tight and back flat. Raise the dumbbell towards your chest while squeezing your shoulder blades together, then lower weights to complete rep. Do 12.
Start in a half-squat position, with your abs tight. Lift your leg up and out to the side, then return. Repeat with the opposite leg. Do 20 on each leg, alternating.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart and back flat. With your palms facing each other, squeeze your arms up and slightly out. At the top of this movement your arms and torso form a W. Do 10.