Wedding Season will be here before you know it. Whether you're in the wedding party, the bride herself or a guest of a guest, you know you want to look your best for the big day. You'll want to strut your stuff on the dance floor and look great in all the photos, which is why we turned to LA-based Celebrity Trainer Danny Musico, best known for training stars like Carrie Underwood, Hillary Swank and Jessica Simpson, for his tips on how to slim down for wedding season.
4 Months Out: Amp Up the Cardio
This is the ultimate time to ramp up the cardio interval workouts combined with weight training. Use lighter weight and higher reps but still make every rep explosive. This will help shed the pounds and burn the fat without your body burning muscle as fuel. Start fine tuning your diet by cutting back on sugars, bad fats, carbs and alcohol, and focus on increasing your protein consumption. To fight the initial slump of getting back into a fitness routine, drink a Celsius to get energized. Celsius is a healthy energy drink clinically proven to burn up to 100 calories or more with 93% greater fat loss during exercise.
2 Months Out: Tone Up
Start adding muscle by keeping cardio at around 30 minute daily intervals. At this point, you can decrease to 4 days of cardio a week and start adding weight to your exercises. Decrease to around 8 reps with the 8th rep becoming almost a struggle. No struggle? The weight is too light. Keeping up the cardio with fast intervals will create lean, sexy muscle.
2 Weeks Out: Abs, Abs, Abs
This stage is all about focusing on the abs by hitting them from every direction, while still maintaining the rest of your daily routine. Target your abs daily by switching up the exercises with and without weight added. Plank till you drop!
About Danny Musico
Celebrity Trainer Danny Musico has been everything from a professional boxer, actor and model, to an athlete, spokesman and television personality. He is best known from training stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Jessica Simpson, Sylvester Stallone for Rocky, Demi Moore for G.I. Jane, Hillary Swank for Million Dollar Baby, Mark Wahlberg for The Fighter, and HBO's "Entourage" cast, a show on which he also guest starred. Musico has also trained Navy Seals, Corrections Officers, Police Academy Cadets, Fire Fighters, State Troopers and many other professionals. The former super middleweight boxing champion trains with his proprietary HDT (High Definition Training) method at his ABH Gym (Above Beverly Hills), located on the rooftop of the 60 Sixty Hotel in Beverly Hills. www.DannyMusico.com
Top photo by Lauri Levenfeld
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