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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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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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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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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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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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