Celebrity Trainer Offers Up Oscars Slimdown Tips (EXCLUSIVE)

By: / February 24, 2012

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As celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Michelle Williams and Kate Winslet prepare to hit the Oscars red carpet this Sunday, it’s no secret that they’ve been training and slimming down so they look their best. Slipping into those curve-hugging gowns and getting their photo taken from every angle, it’s important that the stars are feeling confident and looking fit. So what type of workout goes into a red carpet slim down?

Celebuzz caught up with New York City personal trainer, Rick Miller, who dished about what training he’d have these stars doing — about a month before the big show. Plus, if you’re looking to loose some lbs., he has an easy to follow guide to help you look and feel your best. 


Five Tips for Slimming Down and Getting in Shape Before an Award Show

1. NO ALCOHOL. Skip the drinking (for at least 4 weeks before the event.) It will only make you bloated and slow your metabolism down. Save it for celebrating after the show.

2. SLEEP. When you feel rested, you process things better and feel relaxed. You will have a better mind set. Sleep 8-9 hours EVERY night.

3. EATING. Try to eat super clean. Nothing processed. NO additives or preservatives to any food you consume. These will only make you bloated. Everything fresh like veggies, fruit, chicken, turkey and fish. Remember portion control with carbs — only eat complex carbs like oatmeal, yams, wild brown rice. I always tell my clients to ask themselves, ‘Can I make a healthier eating choice?’ Also Females consume 1600-1700 max calories daily and males 1800-2000 calories daily.

4. CARDIO. Aim for 45-60 min. Keeping the heart rate elevated to 65-85% Max Heart, the best zone for burning fat. Use this equation: 220 – your age = Your Max Heart rate. Then multiply .65. This is 65% of you max. Then multiply .85. This is 85% of your Max Heart. Aim to do this 4-5 days a week for 1 month prior to award show. You will burn an additional 300-500 calories each session not to mention you will be speeding up your metabolism.

5. STRENGTH WORKOUTS. Do these workouts two times a week, on your days off from cardio or before your cardio session.

Recommended Exercises (Should not take longer than 60 minutes!)

Core exercises/ Warm-up: (for core exercise, go down list and repeat)

1. Swimmers alternating-(on hands and knees)- alternating opposite arm and leg out. 2 sets of 12 on each side
2. Back Bridges- 2 sets of 20 reps
3. Prone iso abs- 2 sets 60 seconds each

Strength: (for strength exercises go down list and repeat 3x) Circuit training will help you burn more calories because you are not resting, and you will be more efficient with your time. And, ladies you will NOT GET BIG! You are taking in only 1600-1700 calories. If you are getting big you are exceeding the calorie intake.

1. Lat-pull-down- 3 sets of 15 reps
2. Step-ups- 3 sets of 15 each leg
3. Push-ups- 3 sets of 12

10 min of light cardio after 3rd set

1. Seated Row- 3 sets of 15 reps
2. Prisoner Squats- 3 sets for 1 minute
3. Staggered standing Cable chest Press- 3 sets of 15 reps

10 min of light cardio after 3rd set

1. Tricep Rope push-downs- 3 sets of 15
2. Rope cable curl(Biceps)- 3 sets of 15
3. lateral Dumbbell raises(shoulders)- 3 sets of 15