Time has been kind to Jennifer Lopez she seems to be defying the clock. As she’s aged we’ve seen her body get better and better. SO what’s her secret. How does she view exercise, what does she eat and how does she seem to balance it all and make time?
“She needs to get her exercise in one hour each day,” she says. “30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of muscular structure.” Tracy also reveals that in order for Jennifer to keep her rock hard body, she can’t go two days without a workout.
J.Lo’s Workout: Step-By-Step
1. Standing Inverted Knee Tuck with Straight back Arabesque Extend — works the butt
a) Start by standing facing the back of a chair. Put hands on back of the chair.
b) Tuck right knee to 90 degree angle and pull leg toward the chair back diagonally to the left side of the chair. Extend the leg to a straight back extended arabesque position, working through the turn out.
c) Body will lean forward over the chair with elbows bent on chair to help extend the leg high.
2. Lean, Tuck, Kick Combo — works the abs
a) Hold the back of a chair with both hands. The non-working leg should be placed back away from chair, and balancing on toe.
b) Pull working leg into chair back keeping body straight and leaning forward. Push body away from the chair, tucking knee into chest by curving the back, then extend leg high to the ceiling as the working hand reaches to touch the ground. Should finish with working leg up in the air and working hand on the floor.
3. Touch the Ground Side Kick — works the outer thigh
a) Face away from the chair. Put both hands on the floor, working leg in attitude resting on the back of the chair behind body.
b) Lift working leg and kick straight out to side parallel. Return to rest position and repeat.
Each move should consist of 30-40 reps per leg. This whole sequence should be done all on the right side and then repeated on the left side.
While these exercises are great it’s best to actually see how Jlo’s workouts are done. Here is 14 minute butt workout by Tracey Anderson.
Jennifer is one of the few celebrities that believes in tone and muscle before weight loss. She has a healthy perception of what a fit body should look like and discards the scale as just another number.
JLo has a strong belief that eating often and not starving herself is the way to go. In order to have energy for her daily life calories are an essential fuel to keep her going.
You don’t have to cut everything out to be successful. The best way to do this is have your favorite foods in moderation and don’t obsess on the fact that you cant’s have them. She believes that each one of us is preprogrammed (genetically) to eat certain types of foods. She doesn’t keep herself from in indulging in her Hispanic roots, but believes obesity happens when people over indulge in their preprogrammed foods.
Fluids and Protein Are Essential
While many celebrities are vegitatan, Jennifer Lopez’s diet is packed full of lean proteins and soya products. She believes that protein is the building block for cell regeneration. This regeneration keeps the body looking young and resilient. Water is also important for a youthful look and the minerals in the water help to rejuvenate the skin.
Jlo’s workout would be nothing without the right diet. Make sure you are also following a moderate carb eating routine with healthy fats and non processed foods. I love to post paleo and low carb meals on our “Low Carb Recipe Mondays.” Use those as guides getting lean and staying lean.