Jessica Biel probably has the best body in Hollywood. Seriously, she is a great role model for women who want to get in shape. Jason Walsh, her personal trainer recently revealed to People Magazine the workout that gives her slim thighs, firm butt, and generally a rocking body!
If you saw the movie Blade 3 you would have noticed that Jessica has a toned, yet feminine look. It is very important for women to make sure that they don’t get too bulky or too ripped you still want to look like a woman! I want to highlight some of the great techniques that Jessica uses and why her workout is so effective.
So here is a summary of Jessica Biel’s Workout (along with my comments)
1) Cardio…She does Interval Training. Here is a quick summary. She jogs for a 1/2 mile warm up and then does 6 sprints with short rests in between. She does 2 sets of 200 meter sprints, 2 sets of 150 meter sprints, and 2 sets of 100 meter sprints.
My Comments: You can’t go wrong with high intensity interval training. This form of cardio has been proven to be much more effective a burning body fat than “steady state aerobics”. This is exactly the type of cardio I recommend.
2) Plyometrics…”These hurt,” says Walsh of stair jumping. “Even athletes hate them. After Jessica did these the first time, she would’ve punched me if she had the energy.” How-to: Jump from the bottom step of a flight of at least 20 stairs to the third. Keep going, skipping a stair each jump.
My Comments: I am a big believer that athletes have more attractive physiques than bodies only built in the gym. Plyometrics are basically an athletic way to build the body. It makes sense that her trainer would recommend them.
3) Weight Training”We tend to use lighter weights and do more reps,” he says. “We keep moving, so it becomes a cardio workout too.”
My Comments: This is what Craig Ballantyne, who wrote an excellent book called Turbulence Training, recommends. You can basically burn fat like crazy if you do your weight training in a very specific manner.
4) For the Abs…”Hanging leg raises don’t build a six-pack, but they flatten,” says Walsh. “Jessica hates them, but she powers through!” They also do the Russian Twist. Sit down and lean back slightly. Hold a 5-lb. medicine ball and twist from side to side, 15 twists per side, three reps.
My Comments: I don’t agree with Jason Walsh here. I’m a big believer in an exercise called “planks”. They are more effective for your entire ab region as well as healthier for your lower back.
Summary…Jessica Biel’s Workout is very similar to a high level athlete. It makes sense that she would have a better looking body than most other actresses in Hollywood…she is training at a higher level. Her approach is intense interval workouts, which have proven time and time again to burn more body fat than “slow and steady” types of workouts. No wonder why she looks so good!