Given that so much of the world is in the midst of Iron Man 2 fever, there has been a lot of talk about how Gwyneth Paltrow got in shape for the movie. We already know that she put on 10 pounds of lean muscle to portray Tony Stark's devoted assistant Pepper Potts. In the latest GOOP newsletter, Gwyneth shares even more details about how she got there with trainer Tracy Anderson's help.
Tracy developed a "terrifically difficult leg series" for Gwyneth to follow that consists of a 26-minute mat workout. In addition to this leg series, Gwyneth also did 45 minutes of Tracy's dance cardio and arm series while filming the movie. But what was most difficult for the star was having to diet. Gwyneth has said several times that the reason she works out so intensely is so she can eat whatever she wants. In order to really ramp things up and drop her "Winter weight," Gwyneth went on a strict five-day diet that included fresh juices and smoothies, healthy wraps, kombucha, salad, and soup. Says Gwyneth, "This regime got me into the shape of my life and I continue to return to it when I have a specific event so that I can do ridiculous things like be a 37-year-old mother of two and wear shorts!"
To see the video that Tracy made for Gwyneth, read more.
While this is just a little tease of the leg series that Tracy developed for Gwyneth, the trainer is offering the entire video on her website for free.