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Gabrielle Reece Dishes About Food and Abs

I have been a fan of Gabrielle Reece for a while, and after talking to her recently I would love to work out with her. Why? She doesn't believe in crunches. Gabby is all about functional exercises since the hardest thing to move is your own body. She explained how she tones her midsection: "Over the years, I learned to incorporate doing abs within an all-body exercise. Then you're working in all the planes of motions and the abs have to coordinate with the rest of the body." One of her favorites is plank with row. Yeah, your arms are moving in this exercise, but the abs are working the most to hold you steady in plank position.

Food is an essential part of healthy living, and to learn what Gabby eats for breakfast just

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When it comes to her diet, she has recognized that her needs vary from day to day, but she most always begins with a smoothie. Gabby starts with almond milk and frozen fruit, then adds peanut butter for fat and powdered greens. It is full of protein, but easy to digest before training. She explains her general food philosophy like this:

"I do better when I eat smaller meals throughout the day, especially a smaller dinner. I try not to freak out about food too much and be neurotic. But I do avoid processed food . . . I avoid flour and sugary drinks. I have learned to eat colorful foods. If it doesn't have a shelf life of 50 years . . . it is real food and that's what I am all about these days."

Gabby also believes in an afternoon pick-me-up. She savors dark chocolate and sips on jasmine tea. Since those are two of my favorite treats, maybe I would rather take afternoon tea with her instead of having her push me through a functional fitness workout.

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
I love planks, but I've never tried them with a row. I might have to incorporate those into my routine.
Nadia24gv Nadia24gv 7 years
Lol at Sheryl's face on her boob.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 7 years
i have always loved her!
cg130 cg130 7 years
I love her column in Shape!
tlewis tlewis 7 years
Gabrielle Reece seems to be a proponent of the Primal lifestyle. I'm sure this is one of the reasons she's in such great shape. If anyone is interested, check out Mark's Daily Apple (marksdailyapple.com) and the website of his book is http://primalblueprint.com/ (her endorsement is at the bottom). I found this website I think through fitsugar a while ago and it has so much useful information, recipes, and workouts for those interested in Paleolithic eating or the Primal lifestyle. Crossfit.com is another cool site.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Love her! I had never heard of the plank with row before. I'll have to try that!
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