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How To Get a Killer Body

How To Get a Killer Body

To play an assassin in a new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Sarah Wynter had to get a killer body. Here’s how she Went into action–and how you can too.

Hollywood is the kind of place where grass grows without water and people can save their souls via well-paid healers. In short, anything is possible. Which explains how actress Sarah Wynter, whose muscles used to be marshmallow-soft, was cast as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tough-as-nails assassin in the upcoming movie The Sixth Day. It also explains how she was able to whip her body into Terminator-caliber shape in just eight weeks.

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Terminator-caliber shape in just eight weeks

“I was so unfit,” recalls Wynter, who failed every gym class while growing up in Australia. “I had never lifted a dumbbell before in my life. I couldn’t even carry my own bags through the airport or throw a bat!” She means a ball.

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Get Your Body Back

Get Your Body Back

Eight months after giving birth, Cindy Crawford is fit again, Here’s how she got her famous body back.

When rumors of Cindy Crawford’s pregnancy started circulating in Hollywood last March, every personal trainer this side of the San Andreas Fault wanted the job of whipping her famous body back into shape. So I was ecstatic when I got the offer to train the new mom and develop a post pregnancy exercise video with her.

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Train The New Mom

Cindy invited me to her house to discuss the specifics. She told me I how much she liked my book, Primetime Pregnancy, which I wrote after I gave birth to twins three years ago. I couldn’t help returning the compliment: The woman looked great. I couldn’t even tell she was five months pregnant. Her belly popped out as much as mine does after eating Chinese food. Sexy as ever, Cindy wore delicate strappy sandals and sleek black pants. Her collarbone peered out from a crisp white button-down shirt.

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THE SOLUTION FOR DIETS

THE SOLUTION FOR DIETS

Active women should get between 55 and 60 percent of their total daily calories from complex carbs–including fruits and vegetables, not just the bready ones at the base of the food pyramid. In addition, Clark encourages eating protein-laden dairy products such as low-fat cottage cheese and yogurt. She also advises cutting carbohydrate portion sizes, meaning no more bagels the size of your head or supersize bowls of pasta.

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Some Things And Facts If Owning Safety Shoes

Some Things And Facts If Owning Safety Shoes

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  • The First Things That You Should Know When Using This Safety Shoes

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Kayak Paddles

Kayak Paddles

Don’t miss the boat. Paddle your way to a great escape that lets you sightsee while you sweat.

Most kayak paddles weigh no more than one and a half to three pounds. I remind myself of this when, 200 yards into my first kayaking lesson on San Francisco Bay, I feel as if someone has set fire to my left deltoid. I glance at my instructor, Duncan Smith, host of the Outdoor Life Network’s REI’s Great Adventures, who wields his paddle as effortlessly as a butter knife.

“Is it normal to be a little fatigued already?”

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Getting Warmer

Getting Warmer

Since I didn’t get to work out (i.e., rehearse) with Cindy that much (maybe five times in all), I was a little worried about moving in sync with her. But it turned out to be fine; Cindy is a very athletic woman. She can do push-ups as gracefully as she sashays down the runway.

After a couple of hours, we took a lunch break. A catering truck served chicken with rice and grilled shrimp. There was also a salad buffet with the most delicious olives. Savoring them, I recalled how much I craved olives when I was pregnant. Cindy thought that was so healthy of me since she had hankered for Mrs. Field’s chocolate chip cookies. Cindy went for the chicken-with-rice dish, and I had shrimp and way too many olives.

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Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

I try a few tentative strokes, and I feel as if I’m wrestling an alligator as my boat waggles haphazardly across the bay in Smith’s arrow-straight wake. Within minutes, though, the pain in my arm subsides. Smith has to remind me several more times to keep my arms straight, and gradually I relax into a rhythmic, torso-powered stroke. Reach, dip, rotate right. Reach, dip, rotate left. When a ferry leaves a wake behind us, Smith shows me how to catch a wave so my boat surges forward like a surfboard.

I spot a sea lion poking his whiskery nose above a nearby wave, I watch the shorebirds wheeling overhead and I peer into water-level caves as we round the island of Alcatraz. It’s a typically blustery San Francisco day and the island’s tourists are huddled against the chill, but I’m toasty inside my sprayskirt and splash jacket. Although I’m sitting low on the water and foot-high waves are beating against the hull, the kayak feels reassuringly stable and I’ve barely gotten wet. I had secretly feared my boat would flip at the first ripple and I’d have to remember how to release my sprayskirt underwater if I ever wanted to see my two children again.

When we turn back toward San Francisco, a head wind whips me in the face, and I can feel the muscles in my back and legs straining to put on extra steam. I continue to inch closer to the shore, however, and Smith says my stroke looks much stronger.

“Any questions?” he asks as we pull our boats out of the water.

Just one: When can I go again?

6 STEPS TO YOUR NEW SPORT

How to float your boat

  1. MUSCLE UP. These strength exercises will get you ‘yaking in no time. Shoulder strengthener: Hold a 2- to 4-pound dumbbell in each hand. With straight arms, raise weights to your sides at shoulder height, bring hands together in front, then return them to the sides and lower. Do 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps. Rows: Bend over and place right hand on the seat of a bench. Keeping legs slightly bent and back straight, lift a 20-pound dumbbell from the floor to your chest with your left hand. Do 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps on each side.

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How to have the Time of Your Life?

How to have the Time of Your Life?

WHEN THE DIRECTOR WELLS “CUT!” THESE FOUR TELEVISION ACTRESSES REALLY PUT ON A SHOW.

It wouldn’t be a real Sports Night without a day spent on the slopes.

Don’t assume Felicity Huffman can rattle off NFL and NHL stats simply because she plays the producer of a SportsCenter-like show on Sports Night (she swears its all in the script). But when it comes to participating in sports, that’s no act. “I grew up in Aspen, Colorado, and I’ve been skiing since I was 5,” says the 37-year-old. “Three days a week, I went to school, and on the other four, I skied. Now I can ski, but I can’t spell.” Her favorite mountain is Snowmass, her hometown peak, where she goes on winter vacations to escape the Hollywood scene. “I like the bumps, and I like to go fast,” she explains. “I’ve gone backcountry skiing, but I prefer the regular, groomed slopes.” Her equipment of choice? Volkl P40 Platinums. “They ski for you, they’re really amazing.”

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Elite Athletes on Diets

Elite Athletes on Diets

Even Olympians love doughnuts. But here’s what five stars learned when they got coached on eating.

Elite athletes are fine-tuned machines, working with the best coaches, the most scientific training tools and the expertise of top sports psychologists. So, of course, they also have well-honed eating habits, right? Wrong. Many professional athletes have diets no better than the fans gobbling hot dogs in the bleachers. Sheryl Swoopes was once a drive-thru junkie. Picabo Street practically lived on pasta. and…

 Mountain biker Alison Sydor subsisted on nonstop snacks. Until they found nutrition

Amazingly, doughnut-fueled athletes manage to finish triathlons in record times, sink three-pointers and take home Olympic gold. Eventually, such shoddy diets do leave their mark, however, and the pros pay the price in the same ways we do–with energy swings, muscles that can’t repair themselves and stubborn, unwanted pounds. “You can exercise and train as hard as you want,” says Kristine Clark, Ph.D., R.D., the director of sports nutrition at Penn State University’s athletic department, “but it’s balanced nutrition that really determines your health and energy levels.”

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The Famously Icy Tennis Champion

The Famously Icy Tennis Champion

When Steffi Graf retired and started dating Andre Agassi, he soared to No. 1 and she found her next big passion.

Steffi Graf’s mother, Heidi, was sitting on the patio at the Polo Club in Boca Raton, Florida, in January when she as handed a copy of People magazine.

The famously icy tennis champion had morphed into a giddy

Inside were photographs of her daughter, clad in a bikini, laughing and frolicking with Andre Agassi on a beach in Hawaii. One photo showed Agassi carrying Graf in his arms; another caught the couple in a playful clench, half wrestling, half waltzing; in a third, Agassi affectionately nuzzled Graft’s breast. For a moment, Heidi Graf was stunned. Then she burst out laughing.

It was a Steffi Graf few had ever seen before. The famously icy tennis champion had morphed into a giddy, love-struck woman–a transformation that has amazed her family, friends, and fans. Graf and Agassi’s New Year’s romp was only their latest public display of affection in a four-month relationship that has created the tabloid frenzy and that Graf’s friend Boris Becker has called “a great love affair.” Who could have imagined Graf, the stone-faced champion who barely cracked a smile or allowed a glimpse into her personal life during her nearly 20-year reign over women’s tennis, letting it all hang out for the world to see?

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WHEN IT COMES TO KAYAKING

WHEN IT COMES TO KAYAKING

As long as Hewitt stays on this active job track, she’ll be fit enough to wear those Hollywood glamour girl dresses, even though her diet consists of McDonald’s french fries and Coca-Cola. “I love that whole princess mentality,” she has confessed, “but I also like throwing my hair in a ponytail and just wearing jeans, going on a hike and then eating a big chili-cheeseburger.” We should all be so lucky.

After locking up criminals on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, she rides off into the sunset.

Every young girl has fantasies about being a cowgirl. The difference is that Mariska Hargitay’s involved a horse named Stumblebutt, which she used to ride during summers in Durango, Colorado, at the home of famed western writer Louis L’Amour. “I think from the first time I ever got on a horse, I felt sort of like, Ooh, this is what I should be doing,” she recalls. But since moving from Los Angeles to New York City last year to film Law & Order.’ Special Victims Unit, her dream has changed. “I kicked my cowgirl fantasies right out the window after I rode English-style!” she says. “I loved it. I felt like a Ralph Lauren ad.”

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The Body Workout

The Body Workout

Four days a week (Jason suggests taking Tuesdays and Fridays off to give your body a rest), start your workout with 30 minutes of strength training (you’ll see greater results if you do this before cardio, while muscles are fresh). Lift enough weight so you’re tired by the time you do the last two reps. To keep your heart rate up, don’t rest for more than 45 seconds between sets. Over eight weeks, Jason recommends adding at least two reps per set every week and 10 to 20 percent more weight every two weeks. After you finish all your strength moves, do 30 minutes of any heart-thumping activity you want, such as running, swimming, Spinning or stair-stepping.

For your final workout of the week, exercise in a way you don’t normally. For example, hike or play touch football. This will keep you and your muscles interested. If you stick to Jason’s plan described in the following weekly calendar–you’ll soon be ready for your own close-up.

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