The Golden Globes kicked off the year's high stylin' award season. Last night's parade of celebrities didn't disappoint on the fashion front. Claire Danes, Katherine McPhee, Megan Fox and Jennifer Lopez were all dressed to thrill.
Healthy Hollywood watched the red carpet action and couldn't help but notice all the enviably well-toned bodies. There were plenty of bare shoulders, plunging necklines and thigh-high slits and the stars had all the right curves.
So, are these ladies just genetically gifted or do they have to work hard to get those bodies? I'm going to guess a little bit of both!
"Getting a red carpet body is all about muscle tone and posture," reveals celebrity trainer Steve Zim.
Zim, who works with Jessica Biel, adds, "You want to have toned shoulders and triceps muscles, which will give them separation and makes your arms look lean and slender when you turn to the side. Getting a teardrop booty shape is also key to a red carpet body, so you want to have definition in your butt that separates it from your thigh shape, giving you that nice definition that rounds down to your thighs."
Zim recently demonstrated his red carpet workout on "Dancing with the Stars" Kym Johnson's online fitness show, "Starfit," which is on the BeFit channel.
"Most people who have poor posture will look slouched over, which is never good on the red carpet, so stand up straight," declares Zim!
Zim shared with Healthy Hollywood 3 key moves to a building better posture.
1. Field Goals: Hold 3 lb. hand weights. Standing (lift one leg for a challenge) and bend arms at elbow, lift to shoulder height. Lift forearms up like a football "field goal, then lower 90-degrees, and then lift back up. Repeat for 3 sets of 20 reps.
2. Kickbacks With Twist: Hold 3lb. hand weights. Stand shoulder width apart - knees slightly bent. Bend torso at waist, arch back slightly. Bend arms to the elbows. Flatten back, extend arms, twist the wrist, and return. Repeat for 3 sets of 20 reps.
3. Butt Kicks: Bend forward at waist 90-degrees. Place hands on balance ball or chair. Lift left leg, bending knee and kick leg back and straighten. Still lifted, bend leg at knee and return. Repeat for 3 sets of 20 reps on both legs.
To check out more celebrity fitness tips, head to the BeFit website at www.youtube.com/user/befit.
-- Terri MacLeod
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