Friday, March 30, 2012

Book Signing-Weeknights With Giada

I finally got to meet one of my favorite Celebrity Chefs, Giada DeLaurentiis Wednesday at Stew Leonard's in Norwalk, CT.  My client Katie who lives in Greenwich, CT mentioned to me that Giada was having a book signing there on Wednesday, so I had to go!  My schedule is usually booked from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Wednesdays, but a colleague of mine, Brendan, was more than happy to take over my afternoon schedule.  

I'm a huge fan of Giada's Food Network shows and all of her New York Times bestselling cookbooks. She is definitely one of America's most loved culinary stars.  She is so beautiful in person and really appreciates her fans.

  I love this new cookbook Weeknights With Giada!  This cookbook contains all her favorite tips and go-to dishes- all in her signature style!  In addition to great weeknight recipes are gorgeous color photographs and intimate home snapshots of Giada and her family.  I waited in line for two hours so I had lots of time to go through it =)

I can't wait to try all the recipes.  Everyone looks so appetizing!

Yep here it is signed just for me!  haha!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Training Split

This is one of my training programs, if you are looking for a new training split/program you might want to try it out. You can add cardio sessions too if you like. I rarely post workouts that I haven't already done. This training schedule is advanced for someone that has already been lifting and understands the exercises and proper form. Check it out guaranteed to jack you up!

Day One - Chest & Back

  • DB Chest Press 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Barbell Bent Over Rows 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Incline Barbell Bench Press 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Pec Dec or Flys 3 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Pull-Ups Wide Grip 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Combo Lying Leg Raise/Bench Press

Day Two - Legs & Abs

Warm-up with 50 walking lunges (no weight)

  • Leg Press 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Weighted Floor Crunch 4 Sets of 20 Reps
  • Barbell Squats 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Leg Extensions 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Hanging Knee Raises 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Bench Rebounds 4 Sets of 15 Reps

Day Three - Shoulders & Biceps

Warm-up with 7 minutes of Rowing.

  • Seated DB Overhead Press 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Lateral Raises 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Standing Barbell Raises 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • DB Front Raises 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • DB Hammer Curl 4 Sets of 10 Reps

Day Four - Hamstrings/Glutes, Triceps and Abs

Warm-up with 25 Walking Lunges (no weight) followed by 25 close-hand Push-ups

  • Barbell Deadlifts 4 Sets of 6 or 8 Reps
  • Farmers Walk 4 Sets or Laps with Heavy DB's
  • Walking Lunges 4 Sets of 10 Reps with Weights
  • Close Grip Bench Press 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Tricep Kickbacks 4 Sets of 10 Reps
  • Floor Crunch Burn-outs 4 Sets of as many crunches possible