How Miranda Kerr Keeps Herself In Shape

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Miranda Kerr is one of the Australia’s top beauty. She keeps herself looking fit all the time with ballet and pilates mainly. Her fitness trainer, Andie Hecker, Ballet Bodies’ founder, tells how Miranda uses ballet moves in her workouts to stay in shape. Miranda is a person who is strict when it comes to fitness and always find time for it in her daily schedule. You too can copy her workout routine to get in shape just like her. You don’t even need experience either, just a bar and some sets of weights are enough to get started.

According to Just Home Gym, the ballet workout makes the body get in shape when your body maintains its balance while performing moves like arm and leg extension. This gives shape to your muscles making your body look fit. Some of the moves in her workout are:

Arabesque Fondue
Reps: 32

One of the most basic moves in ballet that shapes your arms and gluteal. Stand on any one leg and extend the other behind you forming a right angle. Keep your hands stretch. Position the shoulder straight in the direction’s line. Maintain your balance and do the reps. The meaning of Fondue is to melt.

Arabesque Pulses
Reps: 32

Arabesque is a move in ballet which involves the person to stand on one foot while keeping the other in the air. For this move, you will do the same as Arabesque Fondue that is to keep the other leg behind you forming a right angle. Lift your hands up above your head and extend your lifted leg higher in the air at the same time. Then bring your both hands and leg back down. The move is to tone up your legs.

Inner Thigh Splits to Sous-Sous
Reps: 32

As the name suggests this move is to strengthen your inner thighs which are great for runners and athletes. Lie on the ground and raise your legs straight up in the air so you form an L shape. Now split your legs apart, so they look like a V, then bring them back together with fingers pointing upwards. You can cross your legs slightly in this position.

Side Lying Développé Series
Reps: 24

This move workouts the butt and outer thighs. Lie on right side of your body with one leg over the other. Now start by bending your knees and bring them in front of you then stretch your leg forward. Then bring it back to bend position and while bending the knee move your leg, so the knee now faces the ceiling then bring back to bend position. Once you have done all the reps, skip the leg extending part and do 32 reps of only moving the knee forward and upward.

Supine Grand Battements Series
Reps: 32

This one is a little tough and requires good body balance and arms strength. Lie down on the ground and hold weights in both hands. Bring your legs up from the floor that they form a 45-degree angle. In this position, cross your legs and keep doing reps by bringing one leg over the other. Keep your hands up in the air on your sides the entire time. Once you have completed the reps, then while keeping the both legs up at the 45-degree angle, bring one up straight so your feet face the ceiling then bring it back down above the other leg. Do 16 reps for both legs.

Along with her ballet moves, Miranda also does Yoga to stretch her body and improve her balance. She does meditation to clear her mind.

Miranda’s Diet Plan

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The model follows a special diet that is based on her blood group. The concept of such diet is that people with different blood groups have different foods suitable for them. The people of one blood type can digest some food better compared to people of other blood groups. On this belief, Miranda follows a diet that only includes specific kinds of foods. But be warned that such diet may not work for everyone.

Miranda’s blood group is A which includes foods like vegetables, organic chicken meat, and seafood in her diet. She often faces anemia cause of lack of iron she gets from her diet. This problem occurs because she eats less meat which is a good source of iron. To cover up, she eats vegetables that have higher levels of iron in them. But the heme iron which is absorbed by the body is found in high amount in animals whereas vegetables contain less amount of iron to be absorbed by the body. This makes a person eating less meat suffer from anemia.

Miranda eats healthy foods but doesn’t stay away from favorite foods as well. She follows an 80/20 principle. If you look at her face, you can see how young she looks, and you can’t judge her right age. This is because she eats right.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Workout Routine

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Dwayne Johnson is an actor and a profession wrestler. He is famous with his ring name “The Rock”. Dwayne is currently preparing for his role in the film, Hercules: The Thracian Wars.” After leaving the professional wrestling some decade ago, Dwayne persuaded an acting career and since then he has played roles in Fast and Furious 6, The Mummy Returns and several others.

Dwayne is serious when it comes to keeping his body in shape. He will play the role of Hercules in his upcoming movie. For portraying such a legendary warrior Dwayne is working very hard to build up his body for the role. Dwayne has posted images of his toned up body on social media which reflects his tough workout.

In university, Dwayne weighted 280 pounds. His intense workout routines helped him get rid of 20 pounds which bring his weight down to 260 pounds. When he started his acting career he strived to get more of an athletic body. For this reason, he shed 35 pounds to bring down his weight ultimately to 225 pounds.

Dwayne is strict about his workouts. Even if he is not playing a role that requires him to look in top shape, he still doesn’t stray from his workout and diet routine.

How Dwayne Workout

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Dwayne wears headphones while he is working out. This practice makes him do his workouts with focus and no distractions. He does his workouts with passion and his will to conquer the challenge like a warrior. His passion for his training makes him different from others.

Dwayne performs various exercises in his workout routine after warming up with jogging and doing rotations with dumbbells.

Dwayne performs different workouts on different days of the week for different body parts. He works out his shoulders on Monday, Back on Tuesday, Legs on Thursday, Arms on Friday and Chest on Saturday. He has appointed different workouts on Wednesday and takes a full day off on Sunday.

He injured his knee when he was in college so Dwayne doesn’t perform squats. Rather he performs various leg workouts like leg curls and lunges.

Dwayne follows a shifting workout that first focuses on more reps and switch to more weight at the end of the week. At the beginning days of his workout, he performs more reps with not very heavy weights then in the last days of his workout routine, he increases the weights while decreasing the reps.

He workouts extra hard for his shoulders, but he also takes out time for his triceps and biceps two times in a week. He rest very little when following his workout routine; 30 – 60 seconds.

In order to train like Dwayne, first make sure you can comfortably do 12 reps and after that switch the weights with heavier one. Dwayne does just the same, he increases weight when he completes 15 reps.

To develop a strong looking biceps like Dwayne, focus more on shifting between reps rather than using heavy weights. More reps increase the volume of biceps and improve the blood circulation.

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Dwayne Johnson has several equipments in his house like elliptical, treadmill and stair climber to keep him fit. He performs 45 minutes of cardio workouts daily.


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Taylor Lautner’s Muscles Gain Secret

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Taylor Lautner was cast in the film Twilight New Moon at the age of 17. Before that, he had trained in martial arts from 6 till he was 13 years old. He was a black belt in karate and won the Junior World Championship when he was 12. He started acting in 2001 and got the part of Jacob Black in the film Twilight in 2008.

He had to work hard to maintain his role in the Twilight series

Taylor played the role of Jacob Black in the first film of Twilight series. However, for the second film, New Moon, the director Catherine Hardwicke considered giving someone else the role of Jacob. Jacob was portrayed as a werewolf in the second movie, so the director wanted someone who was more of a muscular person.

For Taylor, it was to either get that look or leave the role. He took the latter. Taylor was lucky because his body was trained in martial arts. This was the reason why he was able to train better than any average 17 years old would have.

Secret behind his six pack abs

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It was his martial arts training that builds the building steps to develop such a fine body shape within 9 months period. The training he received in martial arts shows the effects on the body normally when the person reaches his mid-20s. Martial artists work on their core to drive power. This training works out the core of their abs. The person then only needs to shed fat to make the abs visible.

Gaining muscles at first is very easy

When a person starts working out for the first time, he can easily gain a lot of mass. Taylor was able to gain 20 pounds of mass because of this. Taylor developed a fine natural looking build which was better for a young guy of his age.

Taylor was able to develop his body for the role of Jacob Black in Twilight New Moon in just about 9 months. A normal young guy of his age usually develops such a body in 1 to 2 years.


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Perfect Baby Gifts for Christmas Under $25

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So you want to buy a present for a baby but not sure what to give or is it that you find the products too expensive. It is true, babies are in their growing stage and you might think spending a lot on something that will shortly be useless for the baby is not a good idea. If you are looking for something decent and affordable here are three of the best to choose from under $25.

Balls

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Balls are the best present you can give to a baby. Children love to play with a ball, no matter whether they are in their crawling age or are old enough to walk. You might remember your own childhood and your attachment with playing with a ball. There are different kinds of balls you can gift to a baby depending upon his or her age. Make sure you don’t buy small balls for small children as they have a habit of chewing things. Bigger and colourful ball, that also makes some sound are best for small children. Adults can also join in the fun to make the playtime of the baby more entertaining.

Baby Rattles

Baby Rattles

One good thing you can find for the baby under $25 is a baby rattle. Baby rattles are not what they used to be before. Toy makers have changed the toy with the growing world. Now, new baby rattles include the elements that are good for baby’s growth. These toys simulate baby’s senses so he develops while enjoying. New baby rattles are now designed with colourful patterns and beautiful shapes that every baby loves to hold.

Plush Toys

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Plush toys are a great present to give to babies. These colourful and different shaped toys keeps the children entertained for a long time. Available in shape of animals, birds, fish etc., these toys are soft and cuddly which the child loves to hug and play with. Adults can play their part and make the toy come to life for the baby. Children love the plush toys even when they grow older. Plush toys make a great addition for decorating a child’s room or can be kept to save memories. When buying a plush toy, make sure you know the age of the child so you can purchase the right toy.


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10 Baby Shower Gifts For Newborn

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Here is a list of some adorable and useful gifts for that upcoming baby shower.

BabyBjorn

BabyBjorn

The new mother will like a BabyBjorn from you. So, this will be a wonderful present for her. This BabyBjorn is beautifully designed and is comfortable, roomy for your baby. It comes in eight different colours and can easily be worn by the parents.

Baby Booties

Baby Booties

These shoes come in plenty of styles with soft uppers and soles made of leather. Pediped Originals are beautifully designed and perfect for babies aging between new born to 24 months old. These shoes are designed by keeping in mind the growing feet of the baby and provide them protection during his first steps.

Cards

TinyPrints.com has a wide collection of new mom note cards that are suitable for any occasion. You can find variety of styles and pick the right card from a huge collection. You will also get a good customer support and picture advice.

For Nursing Mothers

Nursing mothers needs support to place their child while breastfeeding them. For them Boppy is made which is suitable for all different sizes of waist and is available in different fabric styles and is easy to wash.

Halo SleepSack

Halo SleepSack is designed to keep the baby safe, comfortable and cozy in cool nights. Parents can rest more assure when there are no blankets, toys or pillows in the baby’s crib.

Modern Diaper Bag

Modern Diaper Bag

If you want to pick something for the mom then go for a Skip Hop’s Studio diaper bag. It has 2 insulated pockets for bottle and food for the baby and many other pockets for phone, keys and wallet and comes in good colours like champagne, black and chocolate brown.

Road Safety Gift

Give a present that can keep the child protected while riding. Pick a product from Graco My Ride which offers rear-facing seat for a newborn up to 40 pounds and front-facing for a child up to 65 pounds. 5-point harness keeps the child protected on the road and it’s been tested to protect the child in a crash.

Tummy Time

This mat is made with beautiful colours and includes a teether, dangling monkey toy and wind chime. The child can enjoy his time on the soft quilt. Parents can wash the pad in machine and the whole thing can easily be folded.

When Not Sure

You can buy a tiny leather jacket that will look so cute on the baby but focus on something small if the child is a newborn. Pick something from Zutano line which includes caps, leggings, sleep gowns, and footie pajamas which are suitable for babies up to 13 pounds. These products are designed with beautiful prints and are available for both girls and boys. So if you don’t know the gender of the child, buy something from Zutano line.

Wild Thing Bouncer

This bouncy seat comes with right equipment for the baby like blinking lights, music, spinners and hanging jungle buddies like toucan and monkey to please the baby. This bouncy seat is comfortable for the baby with three-point restraint.


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Best Eight Cute Baby Gifts

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There are different occasions that give people the opportunity to buy gifts; weddings, Christmas, valentines etc. However, there is nothing that gives satisfaction like buying gifts for the new born babies. Babies bring joy to most people and buying gifts for them is the surest way of showing them affection and love. There are many different baby gifts that you can choose.

Rocking chair

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A baby rocking chair can be used by babies of all ages, from 0 months to 24 months. There are many different types of rocking chairs that you can choose. The best option however, is the portable baby rocking chair. The rocking chairs do recline and this enables the babies to learn how to sit down without assistance. The rocking chairs help the babies to develop their motor skills. They also help in promoting comfort and stability.

Baby plush toy and stuffed animals

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Stuffed animals are the first companion that the babies have apart from their parents. As the babies grow they learn to move and the stuffed animals will provide them with the opportunity to improve on their motor skills. You should be careful not to buy stuffed animals that have removable parts. This is because the babies love to suck and chew the toys. The stuffed animals are unisex but you should choose colors that are appealing to the sex of the baby.

Custom made blankets

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Giving a baby a custom made blanket is an awesome idea. You should choose a color that is unique to the baby. It is also important for you to consider the theme color of the baby’s nursery when buying the blankets.

Building blocks

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As the babies are growing, their curiosity increases. They also learn how to move their body especially their hands. The building blocks will provide them with the perfect opportunity to increase their skills.

Baby wee keys

Baby wee keys

This is a toy that has been designed for babies who are between 6 months to 12 months. The toy provides the children with the opportunity to develop their motor skills. The keys will keep the baby entertained as the keys produce a sound when being pressed.

Toy rattle

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Toy rattle is a perfect gift for babies who are 3months+. With this gift the babies will learn how to move their hands. The toy will help the baby develop coordination skills. It is important for you to choose rattles that are big enough to fit in the baby’s hands.

Mobiles

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The mobiles are ideal for soothing the baby to sleep. They come in different shapes, sizes and colors. The Mobiles are perfect for children between 0 to 6 months. They do help in improving their coordination skills. Some of the mobile products do come with relaxing music for the baby.

Finger baby puppets

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The finger puppets are suitable for babies who are 0 to 6 months. They help in visual stimulation. You can buy ready-made puppets or make your own. Head over amazon.com or toysrus.com to find out more baby gifts


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Zac Efron workout plan and diet

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Everyone wishes to look like a star, especially with their bodies and physical appearance. There is nothing wrong in dreaming, but it would be nice if it could come true. Zac Efron, a famous high school musical boy, shared his workout plan for you to refer or follow. Nothing can be more effective if you are open to change and following some guidelines. Remember that getting healthy and fit requires time and effort as well as a concrete plan for doing it. Here you can skip the planning since someone shared you their secret and now known to be one of the best looking guys of this generation, Zac Efron.

Here is the basic plan Zac shared with you, make sure that you don’t just glance it, but as well as follow it.

Take a drill:

  • Be early: if you are planning to have an exercise or a workout, you better start it at the very thing in the morning. Your first routine will help you throughout the way. It will condition your body for more activities. A sort of preparation in a healthy way, before doing anything or implementing something make sure to stretch and prepare so that the body and muscle cramps will be avoided.
  • Play any sport: Zac manages to have a fun exercise through biking, basketball and other sports that could somehow be considered as an exercise. Light yet effective because if you are having fun, then you will be motivated and inspired to do so.
  • Slowly but surely: Weight training can take a special part if you want to have ab and strong muscles. But in order to form that type of fitness, you must do workout training in slow motion. Zac advised to have pushed up, curl up and other specific workout or exercise targeting your abdomen and shoulder muscles. As soon as you have found out which is effective for you, you must take it slow. Even muscles needed time to grow, so slow your routine with weight training will make the formation firm and fit. You don’t want to have a muscle full of air or injuries of overworked out that is why slowing on this part is really effective.

In addition to this guide, here’s another detailed guide of Zac’s workout and diet plan that it was where we found this good guide.

Diet modification:

  • Easy to prepare: Zac made to a point to have at least a healthy breakfast before even doing anything for the day. Zac shares that it would be better if you take oats and eggs for breakfast. Aside from its health benefits, it is also easy to prepare. Oats have this mechanism to push or pull fats towards its accumulated cell or for an easier thought the oats helps you to put the fats in its right location.
  • No starving: Even if you have a diet plan, starving will never be an option. Zac said that even if you are trying being fit, you must not starve yourself. As well as you must avoid eating junk foods not because it’s unhealthy, but because the added sugar can form part of your body. It would be odd if you have excess fats and be fit at the same time.
  • Try it with Zen: Since everyone gets conscious of their health, many companies are making their own diet packs to help. With Zac Efron, he chooses the Zen way, packed healthy meals with appropriate calories are made ready for you. This method can be helpful for people who are too busy picking what food to eat.

Zac Efron achieved the body; he aimed because he worked for it. Effort plus determination always work especially if you make it into a habit to make it daily and continuously. A healthy diet doesn’t stop when you have a fit body because if you stop, you’ll also be becoming unfit. A healthy diet comes along with a healthy life; you choose to stop being healthy, then chances of gaining weights are very common. That is why even famous celebrities work hard for their fitness because it is a cycle and as long as you want to be in that industry you must maintain your fitness. Don’t forget that diet can be controlled and be scheduled; you just have to follow and abide by it. Healthy living is not just about exercise and diet, but as well as a healthy lifestyle.


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