Want to Build a Body like Jessica Alba?
If you ask a lot of women who they think has one of the most beautiful bodies in the celebrity world, many would say Jessica Alba.
While her genetic frame constitutes a very lean disposition, there are still many things that you can do to be in the best shape of your life (just as you perceive Jessica to be).
According to her biography, Jessica has been through quite a few maladies in her childhood including chronic pneumonia and a number of surgeries to correct issues such as tonsillitis, appendicitis, and even a cyst on her tonsils.
One thing to note is that she has been reported to have battled anorexia in 2001 so let’s get a reality check here! Her skinniness in some airbrushed photos, well far be it for me to tell you that being that skinny obviously doesn’t mean that she has always been healthy. Nevertheless, she has fought hard to get into a healthy lifestyle and this is hopefully where we can lead you with this article. Let’s get right into it…
Jessica Alba’s Exercise Routine
I have done some thorough research on Jessica Alba’s training and gotten in touch with her trainer to find out exactly what Jessica is doing to maintain her killer physique. Here are the secrets revealed…
Diet: South Beach Diet – Rich with lean meats, low-fat cheeses, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Please read the full article we have done on the South Beach Diet (including resources) if you would like to find out more.
Sample Meal Plan for a Day:
Breakfast – one cup oatmeal with berries + 3-4 scrambled egg whites
Lunch – Salad consisting of 170 grams chicken breast/tuna on mixed greens with light dressing or tbsp of olive oil, lemon juice and herbs.
Snack – quarter cup almonds or 2-3 cups hot air popped popcorn
Dinner – 170g of sashimi or other lean protein (chicken or extra lean sirloin) plus a plate of assorted vegetables and 3 red potatoes.
Stay tuned for her trainer’s book coming out next year. But here is the skinny version:
Jessica’s training plan is 5 sessions a week and consists of 30 minutes of cardio on different machines at high intensity for a maximum of 10minutes each, leads onto two circuit programs and one core.
Here is an example for one day:
Step 1: Warm-up Cardio
• 10 minutes warm up on exercise bike
Step 2: Circuit 1 (repeat this circuit 3 times with a 30 second rest between each set)
• 15 reps Incline chest flys (7kg dumbbells)
• 15 reps (per leg) Single leg squats (holding 2kg dumbbells)
• 20 reps Tricep dips from a bench
Step 3: Cardio 2
• 10 minutes of medium to high intensity cardio on an elliptical machine or treadmill
Step 4: Circuit 2 (repeat this circuit 3 times with a 30 second rest between each set)
• 12 reps Chest press on flat bench (7kg dumbbells)
• 15 Hamstring curls with back on mat and feed on a stability ball
• 35 Ab crunches focusing on lower abs
• 35 Ab crunches focusing on upper abs
• 30 Oblique crunches
Step 5: Cardio 3
• 10 minutes high intensity cardio on treadmill or elliptical trainer.
The Real Secret Revealed:
But the real secret after looking at Jessica’s program is a constant change in every workout. The idea behind it is that your body is constantly adapting and you need to change your exercise plan almost every time. This also keeps it interesting, and prevents loss of motivation. However, find an activity you really love such as biking, dancing or swimming to really keep your motivation high, then mix it into your workouts.