December 14, 2012 0 Comments Fitspiration

An achievable breakdown to getting Stacy Keibler’s toned legs…

Stacy Keibler has many claims to fame. Dating a sexy salt and pepper George Clooney for one, being a former WWE champion secondly, and as the title to this post suggests, having the most killer legs seen walking the red carpet.

Stacy has über long legs, this can largely be put down to awesome genes. She should thank her lucky stars then blast the tune I Got It From My Mamma. But for those of us who didn’t get so lucky (or don’t actually look anything like our mammas!) here is an achievable breakdown to gaining her enviable pins. You may not get the extra length your lusting over, but heck, short legs or not… the more toned the better right?

Wrestling may not be a hobby to tell the in-laws about, but train like a WWE champion (Keibler’s past title) and you’re sure to look like one.

Here are some fundamental aspects of fitness and wellness that will help you achieve Keibler’s body that took her years to mould and create:

Endurance: All wrestlers need to build their endurance if they want to be successful. You need to build your heart’s capacity for maintaining intense levels of exercise over time. To be ready for competition, you need to be able to run or ride an exercise bike continuously at moderate intensity for 40 minutes.

Strength training: You and your coach need to develop training programs that increase the maximum amount of force your muscles can exert against resistance. Your muscles get stronger when you experience momentary muscular failure (the point at which you can’t accomplish any more repetitions of an exercise). The point of momentary muscular failure should occur on the 11th or 12th repetition of an exercise in the 2nd and 3rd set of a 3-set/12-repetition strength building plan. Some great fundamental strength training exercises include the bench press, shoulder press, triceps extensions, upright rows, pull-ups, leg extensions, leg curls, and arm curls.

Flexibility: To become an agile wrestler with quick feet, you need to increase the ability of your muscles and joints to move through their full range of motion. You can develop your flexibility by doing light dynamic loosening exercises followed by stretching exercises before and after each practice. Dynamic loosening exercises include lunges, walking toe touches, high-knee jogging, lateral jogging, carioca jogging, and arm circles. As for stretching, focus on stretching the main muscle groups (hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back, shoulders, gluteal muscles, and neck); hold each stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.

Cross Train “When working the leg, you really want to make sure you are training all planes of motion so you are ‘developing’ the leg in equal dimensions,” Kaska, Keibler’s ex-trainer says. “Incorporating that sort of training with Pilates and also some yoga keeps her limber, flexible, and creates that long, gorgeous, defined muscle Stacy is so famous for.”

Rest: Getting plenty of good-quality rest is critical to your success on the mat. Take at least one day off a week during the season, and get 8 hours of sleep every night. Practices and training shouldn’t last more than 150 minutes during the season.

That’s it guys! Hope you found this helpful…

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