Cameron Diaz is one hot mama! All right, all right…so she may not be a mom in real life, but she does play one (and a pretty smokin’ one at that!) in her newest movie, What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
In the funny flick, the 39-year-old actress heats up the big screen by shakin’ her thang in a super-skimpy red sequined number—and all we can say is WOW! With a body that slammin’, she plays the role of a celebrity weight-loss guru and personal trainer perfectly.
Her character becomes pregnant (and sports the cutest baby bump ever!) later in the film, but it’s impossible not to notice her signature ultra-sculpted shoulders and buff biceps to match.
So just how does the charismatic star get those amazing arms? We spoke with her long-time personal trainer (and incredible inspiration himself), Teddy Bass, to steal some of his secrets to a Diaz-worthy bod.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Cameron for over a decade. She’s obviously genetically gifted, but she’s also incredibly dedicated to fitness and a healthy lifestyle,” Bass says.
The dynamic duo concentrate on strength training with a mixture of plyometrics for a cardio burst, including heart-pounding moves like plank pushups, triceps dips, and bicep curls, alternating with sprints on the treadmill.
“It’s important to remember that if you want to gain strength and muscle, don’t do as much cardio. If you want to lose weight, alternate more cardio in between your strength training,” Bass says.
But most importantly, the powerhouse trainer stresses that you should focus on exercising to feel better, not to look better. “There are so many positive things with exercise! Combining exercise with proper food will release those endorphins, and every aspect of your life will be de-stressed—and so much better!”
He adds, “While it’s wonderful to use people like Cameron as inspiration, only use them to motivate you, instead of comparison. Don’t beat yourself up trying to look a certain way. Make that connection between your body and mind first so you can be the best you.”
We’re definitely feeling inspired, so let’s get moving! We were thrilled when Bass shared a sample of Diaz’s awesome arms workout with. Check it out on the next page!