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What Personal Trainers Wish Every American Woman Knew

Name: Harley Pasternak

Harle Pasternak (from REDBOOK Feature) PhotoWorks with: Alicia Keys, Eva Mendes, Kanye West, John Mayer, Zach Braff
Latest venture: 5-Factor Fitness: The Diet and Fitness Secret of Hollywood's A-List (book, $15)
What I want you to know: "Train your body evenly. Many women will pick a body part they don't like-like the inner thighs or butt-and work more on that than on the rest of the body. But this causes muscle imbalances and leads to injury, poor posture, and a worse physique. Just as you train equally on your left and right sides, train equally in the front and the back."

Name: Gunnar Peterson

Gunnar Peterson (from REDBOOK Feature) PhotoWorks with: Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie, Brooke Burke, Penelope Cruz, Matthew McConaughey
Latest venture: Core Secrets fitness program (videos and exercise ball, $10-$80)
What I want you to know: "Strength training doesn't make you 'big.' Women have on average only one-tenth the testosterone that men have, which means that their bodies are far less able to build big muscles. In fact, all training breaks down muscles; the building occurs after exercise while you are recovering, and only if you take in the proper nutrition at the proper time."

 

 

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