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Pimp My Workout: Train Like a Hollywood A-Lister

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Work Out Like: Courteney Cox

The Trainer: Beverly Hills trainer Michelle Lovitt works with big-name beauties like Courteney Cox and leads classes at the tony Burn60 gym in Los Angeles that draw a steady stream of stars.

The Stunt Double: Publicist Diana Larios, 31, of Burbank, California, is a gym regular but doesn't have the muscle definition to show for it: "No biceps! No triceps!"

Following in Courteney's Cross-Trainers

SESSION 1: Band camp! Upper-body-toning moves from every angle using two types of resistance bands, cool-down stretches on a vibrating Power Plate -- "Courteney's favorite machine," Lovitt says. "A killer workout after just 15 minutes," Diana says.

SESSION 2: A 75-minute cardio (treadmill intervals) and lower-body medley of squats and lunges. "And I thought taking my boot-camp class was tough," Diana says. Cardio tip from Lovitt: "Use a heart rate monitor, like Courteney does, to track your intensity when you run. Otherwise, you may as well be driving blind."

SESSION 3: Treadmill intervals to start, and back to the resistance bands for more upper-body sculpting. "My arms were practically still feeling it from our first session," Diana says. "I found my old resistance bands so I could steal those moves." Her fave is the cross-body biceps curl: Stand with right foot on one end of a bow tie resistance band (think of a figure 8) and hold the other end in left hand to curl band across body to left shoulder.

Diana says: "I'd love to have arms like Courteney Cox's -- really toned and not too skinny. And it takes serious reps to get there!"

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dexter150 wrote:

I love the Queen but she's hardly in shape

11/18/2011 06:14:43 PM Report Abuse
ca.kennedy wrote:

Queen Latifah's must be easy - she doesn't look in shape!!

7/22/2010 09:35:51 PM Report Abuse

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