Jessica Alba Workout

Jessica Alba Workout

Aug 5, 2011

Jessica Alba Workout and Diet

When Jessica transformed herself from the Dark Angel into the Invisible Women, she didn’t have many changes to make.  As a consistent fitness follower, she always tries to keep her body in shape and eat healthy.  As a stunning beauty, she made just a few changes, continuing to work with her trainer, Ramona Braganza, to get into more of an action role fitness level.

For her action role as the Invisible Women in Fantastic Four, Alba needed to go from her lean body to an even stronger and more toned physique.  This required the addition of further core and strength training segments to her workout.

What the Jessica Alba Workout Was & Still Is Like

Jessica Alba Workout and DietWhether getting ready to film a new role or just simply maintaining, Jessica Alba varies for her foundational principles very little.  So for Jessica, her workout years ago is still very similar to her workout currently – even after having to babies.

For Jessica, it’s the running that is brutal.  She states that ” “Running is suffering, I don’t care what anybody says. But it always makes me feel good afterward.”  While Jessica’s workouts include a perfect mix of Interval training, aerobic workouts and core training, she definitely enjoys some aspects more than others.

” Working out every day for even just 45 minutes is good for my mental state. Getting dressed and actually doing it is the worst. It’s hard to get motivated.” Alba told Lucky Magazine.  This should help the least of us realize that Alba faces the same challenges that many of us face.  We all know exercise is healthy, but for the majority of us that aren’t workout fanatics, it’s going to take some diligence and fortitude to get up and get to it.

In order to combat the challenges of working out, Jessica says ” Working partners are good, too, so you can chat and not just drown in your own misery.”  While not every workout is misery for her, there have certainly been times in her life when she has hated working out.

Jessica’s latest workouts primarily include the 3-2-1 fitness foundation from her trainer Braganza.

  • 3 ten minute cardio mini-workouts
  • 2 ten minute strength training mini-workouts
  • 1 ten minute core mini-workout.

You also must be sure to include the important diet in the equation.  While in earlier years, Alba would always portion control her meals,  when going out she would only eat half of what was on her plate.  In her more recent years she follows a diet where she has most of her carbs in the morning, a snack before lunch, protein and veggies for lunch, another snack, and protein and veggies for dinner.  This allows her body to best utilize the carbs throughout the day .

 

Getting Started With the Jessica Alba Workout and Diet

Jessica Alba Diet and Exercise RoutineFor most of us, some of the celeb workouts can seem outlandish and far beyond what we have the time or energy to pursue.  However, with Alba having had two babies and a life outside of the limelight, she shows that it’s possible for anyone to have a lean body.

If you are going to follow a Jessica Alba Workout and get a body like a superhero, you must start with the following steps:

  • First make the decision to be fully dedicated.  The beauty of this workout is that it is not a short-term fix or diet.  This type of workout/ eating is meant to be more of a lifestyle.  With 4 – 6 days working out and 6 days on the eating plan, you can easily have enjoyable foods and a life without having to be in the gym all the time.
  • Secondly you must remember that it’s not just about the gym routine, but a  superhero diet as well.  This diet must include portion control, meal planning, and carbs early in the day.
  • Thirdly, it’s important to remain realistic with result expectations.  Alba has been fit from a young age as she saw many in her family over weight and she wanted to not end up in the same place.  Therefore, start where you are.  The beauty with Alba’s workouts is that she has had to start twice after having a big change of having a baby.  Therein she shows you exactly where to get started and how to have a consistent lean body.

 

The Jessica Alba Workout Routine

Jessica Alba’s workouts have been talked about most recently from her trainer Braganza.  Barganza gave this workout as a typical routine that Jessica would follow 4 times a week:

10-MINUTE CARDIO: Jog for two minutes; run hard for six; jog again for two.

STRENGTH TRAINING 1: Three rounds of 20 reps using 3-pound dumbbells.

* Forward lunge with biceps curl: Curl weights up as you step forward; release arms down and back as you return to starting position. Alternate legs.

* Reverse flys: Step forward with one leg, bend forward at the waist, and let arms hang. Raise arms, slightly rounded, to sides until they are in line with shoulders. Switch legs every 10 reps.

* Lateral raise: Stand with arms by your sides; lift arms out to the side until they’re in line with shoulders.

5-MINUTE CARDIO: Alternate between 30 seconds of jogging and 30 seconds of sprinting.

STRENGTH TRAINING 2: Three rounds of 20 reps using 3-pound dumbbells.

* Squat with shoulder press: As you come out of the squat position, press arms up over your head (palms forward).

* Chest press: Lie back on a bench (or stacked pillows), arms extended above your chest, palms forward with dumbbells touching. Lower arms until weights are in line with chest, then press back up.

* Triceps dips: Slide off the seat of a chair, keeping your arms on the edge behind you, and lower yourself down until your arms are at a 90-degree angle.

5-MINUTE CARDIO: Jog for 30 seconds; run hard for four minutes; jog again for 30 seconds.

CORE WORKOUT: One round of 20 reps.

* Reverse crunches: Lie on your back with knees pulled to chest and hands under butt; straighten legs toward ceiling, contract abs, and lift hips.

* Bicycle crunches: Lie on back with arms behind head and legs raised and bent to 90 degrees. Bring right elbow to left knee, left elbow to right knee.

* Plank: Hold for 20 to 30 seconds.

 

One of the beauties of this workout is that you can do it at home with very little equipment.  Get started today!

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