Discover how to drop body fat and firm up with the celebrity workout routines used by Lauren Conrad.
In the seven months that celeb 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 home workout 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 (a portion of the proceeds will benefit the TUFF Foundation, Teaching Underprivileged Families Fitness, the charity he co-founded).
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. Achieve your own firming results by adding these six moves from Del Bene to your home workout routines. They'll target every major muscle in just 20 minutes.
The Home Workout Plan
How it works: Do 3 sets of 12 to 15 reps of each move in order, 2 or 3 times a week. Rest for 30 seconds between sets.
You'll need: a handled resistance tube, a resistance band, and a mat (optional).
Squat and press fitness tips
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 [A], then rise up as you press your hands overhead [B]. Return to start position and repeat.
Rowing fitness tips
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 [A]. Keeping chest high, draw hands toward lower part of rib cage [B]. Extend arms again and repeat.
Keep reading for more ideas from the celebrity workout routines used by Lauren Conrad.
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Discover more terrific fitness moves from the full body home workout used by Lauren Conrad that targets every major muscle.
Resisted push-up fitness tips
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 [A]. Lower into a push-up [B], then press up; repeat.
Lunge and curl fitness tips
Works legs, butt, and biceps
Hold an end of the band in each hand at sides, palms facing forward. Loop center of band under right foot and lunge forward with right leg; thigh should be parallel to the ground and knee should be aligned over ankle. Curl hands toward shoulders [A]. Lower arms as you stand up, keeping legs staggered [B]. Return to lunge and repeat. Switch sides to complete set.
Butt blaster fitness tips
Get on hands and knees, with an end of the band in each hand. Loop center of band around arch of right foot; flex both feet and keep them flexed throughout. Raise right foot slightly off the ground so band is taut [A]. Extend right leg straight behind you to hip height [B]. Bend right knee again and repeat. Switch sides to complete set.
Add triceps into your home workout routines:
Stand with feet hip-width apart and hold an end of the band with left hand behind you, palm facing away from you. Hold the other end with right hand, elbow bent and pointing up; wrap band around hand until it's taut [A]. Straighten right arm [B]. Bend right elbow; repeat. Switch sides to complete set.