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Health I ditched cardio machines to work out like Jennifer Lopez for a week — and I've never felt stronger

16:32  09 july  2018
16:32  09 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Working out like Jennifer Lopez forced me to switch up my workout and become more I decided to try Lopez 's signature workouts for a week in the hopes of discovering her secrets to staying fit. After focusing mostly on floor work , weights, and kickboxing I felt stronger by the end of the week .

Jennifer Lopez has maintained her status as a fitness icon for more than 20 years by making exercise a priority. She looks at exercise as a "key to happiness," keeps her routines fun SEE ALSO: I ditched cardio machines to work out like Jennifer Lopez for a week — and I ' ve never felt stronger .

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  • Jennifer Lopez is known for her athletic body and iconic curves.
  • I decided to try Lopez's signature workouts for a week in the hopes of discovering her secrets to staying fit.
  • It wasn't easy, but it taught me that switching up your workout is crucial.
  • After focusing mostly on floor work, weights, and kickboxing I felt stronger by the end of the week.

There are few things I know to be true in life, but there's one fact that I am absolutely sure of: at the age of 48, Jennifer Lopez looks younger than I do, and I am a relatively good-looking guy half her age.

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Working out like Jennifer Lopez forced me to switch up my workout and become more The final payoff? “The Class will challenge and enlighten you all while building an incredibly strong , lean I ’ ve had so many people ask for the Jennifer Aniston workout , that it was only a matter of time before I

Working out like Jennifer Lopez forced me to switch up my workout and become more comfortable with floor work , free weights, and kickboxing.

In some cases, Lopez has been partially credited as the catalyst for the introduction of thicker body types into the mainstream, even before haters could say it was Photoshop.

Turns out that famous booty and those abs are the results of hard, hard work, including a strict diet and fitness regimen that doesn't have room for coffee, alcohol, processed food, or skipping sunscreen.

So, in an effort to switch up my workout routine, get a bigger and better butt, and realize my childhood dream of pretending to be JLo, I decided to try her workouts — known as some of the strictest in Hollywood — for a week.

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In order to exercise like JLo, I would need to rely more on strength training and switch up my workouts often.

I thought it'd be easy for me because I maintain a pretty strict routine myself, but I soon found out that my usual schedule of workout classes and treadmill runs were nothing compared to JLo's workouts. As intimidating as that might sound, there was actually only one element of her routine I couldn't replicate: couples workouts.

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I ditched cardio machines to work out like Jennifer Lopez for a week — and I ' ve never felt stronger . Working out like Jennifer Lopez forced me to switch up my workout and become more comfortable with floor work , free weights, and kickboxing. — Share news in the SOC.

Working out like Jennifer Lopez forced me to switch up my workout and become more comfortable with floor work , free weights, and kickboxing. Her trainer shares the one move Jennifer Lopez relies on for a strong core.

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My week began with changing my usual routines and behaviors. I tend to favor the more cardio-based side of things, usually running or biking, over  the weight-training or high intensity styles of workouts, but to be Jennifer Lopez, that just wouldn't cut it.

For me, workouts tend to be a little bit repetitive. During the week, I learned that Lopez switches things up, which is a partial explanation for her physique.

Lopez does a lot of kickboxing, circuit training, lunges, burpees, and ab workouts, according to her trainer David Kirsch. She also incorporates HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts into her routine to burn stomach fat.

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The hardest part was learning how to do weights and floorwork instead of relying on cardio machines.

Day one was tough. I didn't know where or when or how to begin and immediately I missed the comfort of the familiar treadmills and stairmasters. I looked into her methods and found one major key: they're actually very versatile. They can be done on the floor at any gym or at home with household items and a YouTube video guided by Kirsch.

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Jennifer Lopez and I have a lot more in common than you would think. No, we don't look anything alike, and no I can't sing, dance, or act (unless you count my 8th-grade school SEE ALSO: I ditched cardio machines to work out like Jennifer Lopez for a week — and I ' ve never felt stronger .

Working out like Jennifer Lopez forced me to switch up my workout and become more comfortable with floor work , free weights, and kickboxing. The length of each workout varied: The single-set participants spent just 13 minutes working out , while members of the three-set group took 40 minutes

As I got used to the new surroundings and stopped fearing others' judgment in the hopes of just focusing on improvement, I noticed something. Jennifer Lopez's workouts emphasize the importance of different muscle groups and you can feel it as you go.

I always made the incorrect assumption that floor work was easy, but if my thighs proved one thing the next day, it was that these exercises were actually pretty major. Almost immediately, I felt at least a little bit more strong and toned. No, I didn't have the JLo body instantly, but I could definitely understand the progress you could make if you turned this into a daily routine.

Each day, I switched things up, going from kickboxing moves to ab workouts and then trying my hand at burpees or squats. Lifting was a challenge, but in the end, bicep curls and floorwork with smaller weights was actually pretty fun and educational.

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I realized that JLo's workouts don't necessarily take a lot of time or require a gym membership.

Throughout the week, I was also struck by how easy these workouts were to incorporate into a busy schedule. I make working out a priority or else I turn into a grumpy monster, but even if that weren't the case, some of Lopez's methods are accessible enough to be scaled back and done by someone who's pressed for time or unfamiliar with the more core-based styles. No, not everyone has a stability ball handy, but with some resourcefulness, it'd be easy enough to make do.

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I ditched cardio machines to work out like Jennifer Lopez for a week — and I ’ ve never felt stronger . Louis Baragona/ Jennifer Lopez /Instagram Jennifer Lopez is known for her athletic body and iconic curves. I decided to try Lopez ’s signature workouts for a week in the hopes of discovering

Working out like Jennifer Lopez forced me to switch up my workout and become more The final payoff? “The Class will challenge and enlighten you all while building an incredibly strong , lean I ’ ve had so many people ask for the Jennifer Aniston workout , that it was only a matter of time before I

I did notice that breaks were required and some modifications were necessary to accommodate soreness as well as my amateur status. I couldn't jump into a burpee every time, but I could at least modify it to be tolerable for my body and knowledge level.

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Although I didn't notice huge physical changes, I felt stronger and empowered by the end of the week.

By the end of the week, I felt stronger and more empowered. I wasn't scared to hit the floor of the gym or to grab the weights, no matter their size (or lack thereof). JLo wasn't built in a day, so I wasn't a bodybuilding champ after seven days, but I did start to notice that I'd built a little muscle, and improved my fitness level overall.

After my week was up, I returned to my usual workout classes, but on off days, I continued incorporating JLo's tips into my routine. And now, I feel like I've learned the importance of diversifying the usual regimen — as well as how good Lopez's music is for a fun workout.

As for things like coffee or alcohol, I couldn't quite give those up forever — or even for a week. We can't all be ageless.

Looks like one fact is forever: JLo will continue to look younger than me, no matter either of our ages, no fountain of youth needed. And I'm okay with that.

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