Acknowledgments. Introduction: What Is the Hollywood Body? 1 Hollywood Body Goals and Motivation. 2 Secrets of the Stars. 3 Hollywood Nutrition Principles. 4 Hollywood Heart Principles. 5 Hollywood Sculpt Principles. 6 Your Hollywood Body Initiation-the First Two Weeks. 7 What's Your Hollywood Body Type? 8 Four Weeks to an Ectomorph Hollywood Body. 9 Four Weeks to a Mesomorph Hollywood Body. 10 Four Weeks to an Endomorph Hollywood Body. 11 The Final Cut: The Hollywood Body Lifestyle. 12 What Next? Index.
STEVE ZIM, a top Hollywood trainer, is the regular fitness expert on the Weekend Today show as well as the author of Hot Point Fitness. He has many celebrity clients including Jessica Biel, Ashley Judd, and Layla Ali, among others. Zim has appeared on Extra, Access Hollywood, The 700 Club, and VH1, and is frequently featured in major print media. MARK LASKA is a professional writer.
Despite its tabloid-ish title, this book contains detailed workouts
designed to create a toned figure. Using a few simple props
(stability ball, dumbbells, a chair), Zim takes readers through
upper body, lower body and abdominal workouts that are described in
detail and illustrated with photos. Although many may be familiar,
some are tweaked to get the most out of the exercise. The Hollywood
Kickout, for example, works the inside and outside of the triceps
by slightly twisting the dumbbell and isolating the muscle. That,
says Zim, is what gives triceps that nice line of definition. The
goal is to create the sculpted but symmetrical physique so many
stars possess these days. "Most people plan their workouts around
what I call mirror muscles," says Zim, referring to the front half
of the body most people see in the mirror. "For a lot of people,
their backs and rear delts are not in balance with the front."
Zim, who owns a gym in Culver City, has trained Jessica Biel and Ashley Judd, and says he understands why people covet celebrity bodies: "They have the wow factor," he says. ("Los AngelesTimes," March 27, 2006)