Fitness guru Tracy Anderson has already made a buzz among the Hollywood divas with her revolutionary fitness methods. Whether they want to get a slimmer look for a new movie or a red carpet event, celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Courtney Cox, Madonna and Kate Hudson are only a few who make trips to Tracy Anderson’s studios in New York and LA.
Starting her career as a professional dancer, she knows how to build a ballerina-type body. In her book Tracy Anderson’s 30-Day Method: The Weight- Loss Kick-Start that Makes Perfection Possible, she presents a complex diet and fitness program that will slenderize and give you a dancer’s body in less than a month. Women want to have feminine muscular body without looking too bulky, and she concentrates on efficiently training every little muscle in your body, not just the larger groups such as hamstrings or biceps. A huge mistake a lot of women make: they don’t diversify their workout. By doing the same exercises 4 times a week, you will risk getting a heavy, bulky physique because you overwork the same muscles.
When it comes to diversified and fun exercises, Tracy Anderson is happy to reveal her slimming secrets: how to tighten up your butt, get perky cleavage and shrink your waist by constantly doing different routines. Here are some of her great exercises:
Large-Range Leg Extension
This exercise has a big impact on your overall strength of your core, arms, but and legs. You start from a plank push-up position. Bend one on your knees toward the ground without touching the floor, and then lengthen the leg behind you while lifting as high as you can toward the ceiling. Lower to start and do at least 25 repetitions on each leg. By putting only one leg on the floor in a plank position, it will make it more challenging and all your body weight will be sustained by your core muscles and your arms.
Sexy Leg Cross
Women love to sit down with their legs crossed. Guess what? You need just a chair to do this ridiculously easy exercise that will shrink your waist and tighten your butt, and workout your arms. Sit on the edge of a chair with your right leg crossed; lift a few inches off the chair and hold for a few seconds. Press up your right leg in an extended position, hold for 2 seconds and return to start. Do around 25 repetitions on each leg.
Push-Up with a Twist
Start in a push-up position with your knees on the floor and your hands shoulder width apart like in a classic push-up exercise. Bend your elbows slowly and lower down. When you push back up, turn your body to the right, and raise your right arm up to the ceiling; hold it up for 4-5 seconds before returning to the start position. If you can, do 5 repetitions then switch sides. The start push-up position works on your shoulders, chest and triceps while the twist focuses on the obliques and stretches your chest muscles.
This simple exercise will tighten your butt and legs muscles, so they’ll look lifted, sleek and cellulite-free. Start in a lunge position, with your right knee bended and the other leg extended back with knee and toes completely on the floor. Put your hands on the floor inside your right knee, and make sure that the elbows are kept straight. Kick your right leg behind you; shoelaces must face the other foot that is flexed. Return to the start position slowly. For optimum results, try to do 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each leg.
Anderson has a great piece of advice for you: Workout in front of a mirror. Why? She says that ‘’you perform better when you look in the mirror and like what you see’’ Working out is like an art form: you tend to analyze your own movements and improve your exercises progressively until you get them right.