Anyone who’s seen “La La Land” knows those tap dancing scenes are no joke. Aside from perfecting some serious choreography, Emma Stone had to get into tip-top shape to meet the physical demands. In preparation to nail every wave of the arm, the 28-year old star hired personal trainer Jason Walsh.
While it's not exactly a surprise that Stone brought a pro on board to get her screen-ready, we were pretty surprised (and excited!) to learn that her fitness and diet routine was jam-packed with things all of us can easily try at home. Here are two easy things you can add into your routine to see some significant results:
Unfortunately for all of you with a sweet tooth out there, if you want to see progress like Emma’s, all the excess sugar in your diet has got to go. Emma claims to have lost 10 pounds just by eliminating the sweet stuff from her diet! Considering sugar has been linked to metabolic diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes, this is definitely a smart diet decision for anyone who wants to lose weight or improve their health. Need help kicking sugar to the curb? Lose up to 16 pounds in 14 days on Zero Sugar Diet: The 14-Day Plan to Flatten Your Belly, Crush Cravings, and Help Keep You Lean for Life!
Try Full Body Workouts
Since she’s so petite, you may be surprised to learn that Stone’s dancer frame was sculpted using heavy weights. Walsh says he relies on full-body moves like the deadlift (one of these 11 Best Exercises If You're Over 40) to get his clients into shape. Since it's a compound exercise, it works many different muscle groups and joints at once, which equals major calorie burn. "It's one of those movements that’s more bang for your buck," Walsh said of the exercise in a recent interview.
And since Walsh is the owner of Rise Nation, a fitness studio that teaches VersaClimber-based climbing classes, we’d bet Stone used the machine as her primary form of cardio. (The VersaClimber is a cardio machine that mimics a climbing movement and works both the upper body and lower body at the same time.) Almost every gym has the machine, but sometimes they can be tough to spot since they're not always near the treadmills. If you’ve never used one before, ask a trainer to show you the ropes. You’re sure to see some crazy good results.
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