Lady Gaga is best known for her wild outfits, ambitious hairstyles and off-the-wall makeup although she does make great dance music too. But once you get past her kooky sense of fashion, you’ll find that Lady Gaga has a killer body hiding beneath all that. Not that this is much of a surprise since the pop star sings her way through tightly choreographed dance sequences that require a tremendous amount of endurance, strength and flexibility. Want to know what’s her diet plan and fitness exercise secret? Read on as her fitness trainer, Harley Pasternak and Lady Gaga herself talk about her diet plan and fitness training exercise program.
The Weight Loss Diet Plan of Lady Gaga
On an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Lady Gaga explained that she’s on a very strict healthy pop star diet plan. “I don’t eat bread, just vegetables and salad and fish. Eating like that is much better for me anyway but on Sundays I sometimes eat pasta.” Celebrity fitness trainer of the stars and New York Times best selling author, Harley Pasternak prepares Lady Gaga for her tours and travels with her. He also created the diet plan of Lady Gaga. He stressed to Hollywoodlife, a celebrity news and gossip site the benefits of his 5-factor diet plan: three meals and two snacks daily that consist of lowfat protein, fiber, healthy carbs and fats. There’s also a sugar-free drink allowed with every meal. Clients are also allowed one “cheat day” a week on their diet plan.
Fitness trainer Harley Pasternak is all about things in fives and his most recent book, The 5-Factor World Diet, published in January 2010 includes over 120 recipes and important insights on health from around the world. “Five meals a day, five core ingredients, five-minute prep time and incorporates the best foods and nutritional habits from ten of the world’s healthiest countries,” Pasternak said, describing what his book was all about.
Lady Gaga’s Fitness Exercise Program
Fitness trainer, Harley Pasternak’s workout for Lady Gaga consists of a daily 25-minute session combining strength and cardio exercise. Just like in his 5-factor diet plan, clients are allowed “cheat days” which is two days off from exercise. Lady Gaga’s fitness trainer revealed on The Today Show that the secret to Lady Gaga’s killer abs were lots of crunch exercises. He starts her on a basic crunch exercise and modifies that into reverse crunches, ending with a double crunch exercise – lifting both ends of your body toward your center at the same time.
Lady Gaga also does her 5-Factor fitness training workout with a HarleyBar exercise equipment created by Pasternak. This exercise equipment is a cool barbell/dumbbell combination she travels with. She also does a 5-minute jog as a warm up exercise. Want a killer body like Lady Gaga? Follow these fitness exercise advices from fitness trainer Pasternak:
Do the following three exercises as a circuit. Three times for 25 reps each set – DB back Rows – which train your upper back and posture muscles, DB deadlifts, which target your hamstrings, thighs and butt, and Side bends, which work your love handles and obliques. Also do five minutes of skipping rope exercises. Before the MTV VMA award ceremonies this year where Lady Gaga was set to performs, Harley was there with her, helping Lady Gaga with her fitness exercises. Why? Fitness trainer Harley says when you’re wearing a costume like Lady Gaga’s, exercise just gives you that added boost to make you look and feel super confident. “It’s not just about doing abs exercises,” Harley said on the show. “It’s mainly about eating the right foods, doing the cardio exercises and burning the fat on top of the abs.”
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