The TLA is about training like an athlete for a set period of time with a defined purpose. This includes being more disciplined in your life than usual, challenging habits, monitoring progress, adding quality to your workouts and becoming nutritionally savvy. I did some research and checked out how a few of the hollywood stars prepare for roles, plus one celebrity chef. Judging by my research it seems the best way to reach your goal is to train like an athlete.

Anyway, you be the judge.

Jessica Biel

In order to build and maintain her lean, slender and toned body Jessica Biel combines various exercises into any given workout, constantly changing the exercises she does to keep her body guessing and building lean muscle to cope with the change in workload.

Jessica Biel’s favourite resistance exercises include:

  • Squats
  • Plyometric jumps
  • Walking lunges
  • Jumping lunges
  • Medicine ball throws
  • Chest flyes
  • Press ups
  • One leg stiff legged deadlifts

Nutrition

When getting ready for a movie Jessica Biel will eat 6 to 8 small meals a day to kick start her metabolism and provide the right fuel and energy for her workouts. The Jessica Biel diet will include a high level of quality protein – fish, chicken, some red meat – and a good source of complex carbohydrates, with most carbs eaten in the morning and straight after her workout. In the evening Jessica will reduce her carb intake to zero whilst still eating high protein meals (or substituting her protein meals for protein shakes)

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