Continued from Lauren Conrad: Diet and Workout in Shape.
In the seven months that celebrity trainer Jarett Del Bene has been working with Lauren Conrad, she’s dropped body fat, firmed up, and discovered just how energizing it is to finish a challenging routine.
“In my opinion, if you’re not sweating, you’re not really working out,” says Del Bene, whose exercise DVD, Look Like a 10, Feel Like a 10, comes out this month.
Lauren Conrad’s workout He gets Lauren “glistening” with 30- to 60-minute circuit-training sessions that use free weights or bands. “We do something different every time,” he says. Here are the exercises that Lauren uses to stay in shape.
1. Squat and press: works legs, butt, and shoulders. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and loop the center of a resistance tube under your arches. Hold a handle in each hand next to shoulders with palms facing forward. Bend knees, lowering hips until thighs are parallel to the ground, then rise up as you press your hands overhead. Return to start position and repeat.
2. Row: works back and biceps. Sit on the ground with legs extended and loop a resistance band around your arches. Hold an end of the band in each hand and sit with torso tall, chest high, and shoulders back.
Extend arms in front of you, palms facing each other, and wrap band around hands until it’s taut, Keeping chest high, draw hands toward lower part of rib cage, Extend arms again and repeat.
3. Resisted push-up: works chest, triceps, and core. Hold an end of the band in each hand. Wrap band across shoulder blades and get in push-up position on hands and toes (or knees if necessary), wrists aligned under shoulders. Band should be taut. Lower into a push-up, then press up; repeat.