Gwyneth Paltrow's Spring Wardrobe Recommendations...Only $450K

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  1. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Interesting re: calcium. My cardiologist told me that taking the one 600 mg +D a day is fine. I don't take it 3 times a day as recommended on the label. And I have a genetic predisposition to build plaque. My Gyn had been on my case to take Fosamax or some generation of that. I can't due to stomach issues and lower mandible dental implants. Now with the information coming out about femur fractures caused by osteo bone builders, he has backed off. I have osteopina in my lower back and left hip. Due for a bone density scan, hopefully no change. But, I eat kale, power walk 3 miles a day lift weights and do Pilates 2 times a week. Having strong muscles supports the bones and makes them less fragile. And weight bearing exercise slows down bone loss. I have an echo/stress test on Monday, I think I'll ask my cardiologist about the calcium again, see if he's changed his mind. Keeping my fingers crossed that there is less fluid around my heart.
     
  2. Yehudi

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    It's funny you all mention weight lifting since Gwyneth's trainer/business partner Tracy Anderson is against women lifting anything heavier than 3 pounds. Her idea of toning arms is to do 100 reps with 3 pound weights.
     
  3. IceAlisa

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    Yeah, well and look at Gwyneth. I have talked to someone who has an AMAZING body at 47. She told me to lift as much as I can. Tracy Anderson just doesn't want you to get too toned too fast lest you don't need her anymore.

    I wonder how much Ashley Wagner lifts. I bet it's more than 3 lbs.
     
  4. cruisin

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    I use 2 ten lb. dumbbells and do 40 lbs. on a universal (type apparatus). Not sure what the weight equivalent is in Pilates resistance. But, my doctor has said that the best thing I can do for my bones is walk, walk, walk.
     
  5. Yehudi

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    Exactly, I personally like doing circuits since it breaks up the monotony of a lot of the cardio machines. But there are a lot of trainers out there who are convinced that if any women lifts weights, they'd all look like Serena Williams.
     
  6. IceAlisa

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    I have to admit I don't do any cardio. :shuffle: I really should considering the amount of heart disease in my family but I hate it too much. Yeah, right, Serena Williams. I could never look like that no matter what I do.
     
  7. Anita18

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    Alf is obsessed with kale, so I eat that by association. :lol:

    I saw that and I had to :rofl:. You can see my arms in the pics I posted in the wedding thread. They are not bulky in the least - they are pretty damn toned!

    That's from doing 50-lb overhead presses. (Squats and deadlifts will work your arms too, for sure!) I should be doing 100+ lbs overhead presses considering my lifting regimen, but my arms are weak. :mad: My friend who can do 200-lb deadlifts can only muster 50-lb overhead presses too, so it must be a female thing even if we're generally pretty strong.

    There was an NYTimes article that said jump roping seemed to be most helpful for pelvic bone density, which makes sense. It seems that whatever gets the most resistance or microdamage from physical activity, gets the most bone-building.

    Well, my enjoyment of weightlifting is not only from the bone density thing, but also from my parents, who are also very skinny, telling me all my life that I am weak weak weak and unable to do anything by myself. Instead of doing drugs to act out, I weightlift. :shuffle: My mother doesn't believe I can lift 120 lbs. I bet my dad would still yell at me if I tried to lift a 20-lb bag of fertilizer. :rofl:
     
  8. Yehudi

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    Here's Tracy and Gwyneth working out btw. I had to laugh at the part about starving because, isn't she doing that anyway?

    http://youtu.be/vyvbm6qpQw4
     
  9. IceAlisa

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    Anita, got any good kale recipes? All I know is garlic and olive oil.

    As to jumping rope--what about your joints? Knees, hips? Not to mention your face (premature aging, anyone?). No high impact exercise for me.

    I would call this a waste of time. Ideally, I'd keep lifting weights and increase the weight and do cardio. But I hate cardio sooooooooo much. Ugh.
     
  10. cruisin

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    I like Reformer/Jump board in Pilates. You get the benefit of jumping, but not the jarring. I honestly cannot say enough about how much Pilates has improved my lower back. I have had lumbar pain for years. Two months of pilates twice a week has basically given me a new spine.
     
  11. Yehudi

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    But wouldn't you believe, Gwyneth is now allowing us peasants the opportunity to have her body by opening up a chain of Tracy Anderson studios. For just 900/month, you too can experience Gwyneth's workout regime.
     
  12. my little pony

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    a kale shake in the morning is super easy. i dont ever wake up hungry and would never eat breakfast but i can manage a shake.
     
  13. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    No, thank you. I don't want to look like that. Now if Ashley shares her off-ice workout routine, she'd have my attention.


    What's in the kale shake, mlp?
     
  14. Anita18

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    They both have the kind of cockroach-type body I have (wide torso, no hips, skinny limbs), which I am trying to change. :shuffle: Is that supposed to be the body du jour nowadays? I hang out online with a bunch of dudes, and they still all prefer the curves. -shrug-

    Garlic and olive is what we usually do too. :p My friend sent me this, but I'm not sure if it's all that healthy compared to kale by itself. :lol:

    In the same vein as jumping rope, running is tremendously bad for joints too, if you do it on the wrong surface. Dirt is great, concrete is horrible. So I think jumping lightly on grass or dirt would be a lot healthier than concrete. Not sure if swinging that rope would be impossible on grass, but yeah. :lol: They weren't recommending like, 30 minutes of jumping rope. Even the best athlete has a tough time with that! The article mentions they did the study with mice that hopped only 20-40 times a week. Not much at all. Most people could achieve that in less than a minute. I think your skin collagen would survive. :lol:

    I hate cardio too, but I don't have history of heart disease. ;) The weightlifting increases my heart rate (although not 20 minutes continuously), and I do walk a lot.
     
  15. my little pony

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    it varies depending on what i have on hand. generally there is kale, parsley, cucumber, lemon, ginger and apple. but i improvise based on what i have. i am frequently without cucumber. i have the opposite of a sweet tooth. a lot of people prefer something sweeter so adding another fruit or substituting a fruit for the cucumber or even a little juice would work for them. sometimes i use fresh kale sometimes but i like the consistency i get with frozen kale.

    i've also found that if i add some kale to my blueberry and coconut milk smoothie. the color is gross but you have to add a lot of kale to change the taste.
     
  16. MacMadame

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    So she's an idiot. Though the fact that she's so proud of Gwyneth's body already caused me to suspect that.

    When I was doing strength training, I could deadlift 145 pounds and overhead press 45. And I only weighed 112. I thought that was pretty good. I had to stop before I could really progress though.

    I have a lot of issues with that calcium study btw. I don't think it really proved that calcium supplements are harmful and most of the reason that they seem to be ineffective is that people are taking the wrong kind and not taking it properly (like too much at once). Osteoporosis runs in my family and I have medical issues that put me particularly at risk for it so I'm not going to stop taking them based on one study, let alone one study I have issues with.

    OTOH I think it's silly to take supplements for no reason if your labs or medical history doesn't show you need them. So I don't think all women should be running around taking calcium if they don't have a medical reason to *and* they are getting adequate calcium in their diet. OTOH, many of us *aren't* getting adequate calcium in our diets AND many of us do have medical reasons to be concerned about whether we're getting enough calcium or to indicate we may need more calcium than average.
     
  17. Anita18

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    :highfive: Anyone can lift that much if they worked toward it even a little bit. (Cause I mean, I only go once a week at best, and can squat more than my body weight and I started out using a broomstick, sooo...) It's just that most women think they'll get like Arnold if they lift like the guys do. We won't. We can't, without a lot of unnatural help.

    Why did you have to stop?
     
  18. IceAlisa

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    It's not just one one, MacMadame. I was able to found quite a few on just a cursory search. However, as usual, do what your doctor recommends.

    Impressive weightlifting numbers!! :respec:
     
  19. MacMadame

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    Head injury. I couldn't even listen to loud music for a while. Now I can swim, which isn't weight bearing at all. But I think I can start doing light strength training again as long as I don't go all Crossfit/met-con. :lol:
     
  20. snoopy

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    That Gwynth work out is designed to keep a pencil thin body. When I walked like crazy (high reps / low weight bearing) people would make fun of my string bean chicken legs. Weight training does bulk me up more but I generally have a better body shape with it.
     
  21. oleada

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    I'm the opposite of you guys - I enjoy cardio but have to psych myself up for lifting weights. I got to spin class several times a week, and I love it. It doesn't hurt that it's set to music and I go with a few friends.

    My friends and I though, are trying to tone our arms more, so we are starting to lift before we go to class. I really want more defined arms!
     
  22. Bev Johnston

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    I bet a lot of Ashley's tone comes not only from off-ice strength training, but also from the resistance training she's getting on ice. Pulling in on triples and in spins against gravity is a great workout!

    Any trainer who tells you not to lift heavy weights because you might bulk up needs to be fired. That way of thinking went out in the 80's.
     
  23. Anita18

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    Hah, the Crossfitters psych me out too! :lol: I like to lift heavy weights, but leisurely!

    Pencil-thinness is mostly genetic. People used to ask me how I'm so thin, then they'd meet my parents and wouldn't ask anymore. :p I think Gwyneth is naturally thin (you can see it in her wrists), but her workout regimen just makes her cockroach-shape more prominent. :p

    Weightlifting does bulk me up a little bit, but only in places where I'd bulk up naturally - I'm bottom heavy so the muscle has been building up on my hips and thighs, but my arms have barely changed.

    "More definition" comes with losing fat there. Weightlifting definitely doesn't hurt, and my Crossfit friends will swear up and down that lifting burns more calories over time than cardio anyway. :lol: But my arms have always been "defined" even when I didn't lift, because I simply don't gain weight up top. They're actually a teeny bit bigger now, but the definition hasn't changed much.

    Ugh, spin class would be the 9th circle of hell for me. :scream:
     
  24. Yehudi

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    I love doing circuits with cardio and strength mixed in. Of course, i want to hurl after the burpee reps, but its efficient.
     
  25. OliviaPug

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    Gwyneth is skinny. That's about it. You can achieve that body type by starving yourself and moving about your day.

    Personally, I want to be strong and fit. It looks and feels a lot better, IMO!

    O-
     
  26. IceAlisa

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    Skating is a good workout but she didn't get those arms skating.
    So true. And yet Gwyneth et al keep paying Tracy Anderson for her BS.
     
  27. IceAlisa

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    Sorry for the double post but look, ladies what I found today on Yahoo: http://health.yahoo.net/articles/fitness/photos/best-exercises-women#0

    I tried some of these this morning and they are not as easy as they look! I used 10 lbs dumbells but only because I've been using them for a while. Had to switch to 8 lbs for the exercise with the shrug. That one is tough.
     
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  29. PRlady

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    That's funny. I just moved up to 10 lb dumbells and 40 lbs on the universal a few months ago. Now I feel like I'm somehow doing something right. :lol:
     
  30. leesaleesa

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    I hired a personal trainer 2 weeks ago, and he figured out I enjoy lifting weights so he forces me to do Yoga and Pilates, which I find to be harder. He also knew intuitively which machines and exercises with free weights I detest, and also forces me to do those more intensely. It's paying off already, and my goal is to do unsupported pullups next month.

    Jessica Biel is 1,000 times hotter than Lady Paltrow who strikes me as brittle and sexless. Amanda Seyfried is also much more of a beauty, and Halle Berry on a most beautiful list below G.P. is just a crime, even if she has won it before.