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Eva Longoria's Wedding Workout

Eva Longoria's Wedding Workout

We all saw Eva Longoria walking around to get toned up for her big wedding extravaganza, but that girl was doing way more than just walking to get the body of her dreams for the day of her dreams.

According to her trainer, Patrick Murphy, Eva wanted to look strong, she wanted really nice posture and she wanted her arms to look great.


To learn her workout, which is pretty darn impressive by the way, just

Murphy gave Access Hollywood the scoop on her exercise routine. Keep in mind all the below exercises are 15-20 reps and there is no rest between exercises in the superset (exercise 1 & 2) :
5-10 minute warm-up @ 65-75% of maximum heart rate on elliptical machine.
Dynamic Stretching and Active stretching:
If needed.
Full Body:
1. Squats on Bosu dome with a shoulder press using the 5lb dumbbells
2. Jump squats with 8lb medicine ball
-- 30-45 sec. rest --
1. Walking Lunges with a 12lb bar overhead
2. Alternating lunges in one place with 8lb dumbbells
-- 30-45 sec. rest --
Shoulders, Chest and Core
1. Balance ball chest presses using 10lb dumbbells
2. Pike pushup combo with balance ball (body weight)
-- 30-45 sec. rest --
Legs, Back and Core
1. Squats with cable low rows
2. Standing bent over rows with 10lb dumbbells.
-- 30-45 sec. rest --
Glutes and Stabilizers
1. Side steps with rubber band resistance
2. Lateral ice skater jumps
-- 30-45 sec. rest --
Triceps, Core and Stabilizers
1. Balance ball skull crushers with 15lb medicine ball
2. Standing tricep extension on cables
-- 30-45 sec. rest --
Biceps, Core, and Stabilizers
1. Standing on Bosu dome, 8lb dumbbell hammer curls
2. Kneeling on Bosu dome, traditional dumbbell bicep curls
-- 30-45 sec. rest --
1. Balance ball crunches with 5lb medicine ball throw
2. Bicycles
-- 30-45 sec. rest--
1. Cable rotations
2. 8lb medicine ball wood chops
-- 30-45 sec. rest --
Postural Muscles
1. Balance ball cobras
2. Superman

Join The Conversation
mem952 mem952 9 years
i tried this workout on the weekend (slightly modified due to time constraints/gym equipment) and it was really good! the variety of moves kept my interest up and i felt like i'd had a really full body work out. i'm still a little confused as to the difference between traditional dumbbell bicep curls and dumbell hammer curls- any help?
orangeflower orangeflower 10 years
it sounds like fun. I want a trainer!
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
That sounds amazingly complicated.
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
She stays in amazing shape for Desperate Housewives, so I'm sure she didn't have to try too hard for her wedding.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
I just didn't get into the hype about this wedding for her workouts, not so much either. I'm happy for her, but I'm moving on...
tshellyedwards tshellyedwards 10 years
Wow! Go Eva! :)
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 10 years
In my opinion Eva was far too skinny at her wedding.
Black-Mamba Black-Mamba 10 years
that's sick!!!!! all these weights would be too much for me, i take 4,5 pounds!
Melissa-Rae Melissa-Rae 10 years
Balance ball skull crusher is pretty simple. Rest your shoulders and head on a balance ball while in a bridge, feet hip width apart. Raise your arms/weights in a straight line. Wrists and elbows directly above your shoulders. Keeping your elbows in, lower the weights, by hinging at the elbow, to a 90 degree angle. Then raise back up to straight. They get the name skull crusher because when you have the weights in your hands and you lower to that 90 degree angle, you come close to hitting your head (skull) with the weight. :) I hope that's easy to understand. You should be feeling it in your triceps if you're doing it properly. I prefer kickbacks because I can isolate my tricep better but its strictly a matter of preference and comfort.
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 10 years
There are only a few of those exercises I don't recognize (at least by name), but explanations of some of them would be awesome. I think I may print this and take it to the gym with me!
syako syako 10 years
Except for a couple of these ridiculous names, none of this is really that new or innovative. And she's not using that much weight. I'm as little as her and I sure can squat and lunge a lot more than that and press and curl too. Oh well, maybe she never strength trained before, or her trainer modified the workout for the "masses" She was always tiny, so I'm sure she really didn't need much work to get in shape.
Meekie53 Meekie53 10 years
This looks like a crochet pattern. Can we get diagrams please?
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
this is all chinese to me! wow, she must of worked her arrss off!! you go girl
Spincyle10 Spincyle10 10 years
What's a balance ball skullcrusher?
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