The Eagles Cheerleaders are the sexiest girls on the sidelines. So, how do they stay in superstar shape? Read on for Tiffany's fitness secrets and click here for her arm toning workout.
Q: What's your favorite healthy snack?
A: I have a few healthy snacks that I enjoy. I love grapes and strawberries. My other favorite snack is hummus with pita bread.
Q: How do you curb cravings?
A: They say that almonds suppress your appetite so I usually try to eat a few of those and drink water!
Q: What's your favorite splurge?
A: My favorite splurge is pretty much anything chocolate. Dark chocolate is actually good for you (in moderation)!
Q: How many times a week do you work out?
A: I work out a minimum of 3 times a week, maximum 5 times for at least an hour if not more.
Q: Do you follow a particular diet?
A: I do not follow a specific diet but I do watch what I eat. I try to eat small portions, 5 times a day. I will eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner with snacks in between. This helps keep your body going throughout the day especially when you feel tired in the middle of your workday! A healthy snack can help you through and make you feel energized. Plus, your body is constantly breaking down the food you eat since you have more energy.
Q: What's your typical workout like?
A: If I don't have time to go to the gym, there are a variety of activities I perform to work my cardiovascular system. Running, riding a bike, swimming, volleyball, and tennis.
Here are a few of my favorite workouts while at the gym:
20-25 minutes on the elliptical. From there I will begin working either legs or upper body. I will work the opposite the next day. I always work my core (abdominal muscles) in every workout. In between each set I do 15 crunches using a ball. I keep the ball right near the equipment I am using so I can keep my body moving.
Warm Up: Using a step, I step up on the right leg and bend the left knee up to my elbow- 3 sets of 15 and repeat on the opposite leg. You can alternate legs in between.
Exercise: Squats using an exercise ball.
This works my quadriceps muscles. The ball should be placed in between your back and the wall. You should feel like you're leaning into the ball letting all of your weight rest on the ball with your feet shoulder-width apart. *3 sets of 25, holding for 10 seconds after each set.
Exercise: Lunges, 3 sets of 20.
Upper Body Workout
Warm Up: Bicep curls using 10lbs. weights, 3 sets of 15 (each arm).
Exercise: Isolate bicep muscles,"21" using a 10-15lb. bar. It is called "21" because you begin with your biceps contracted and perform 7 reps. going half way down and back up. The next set of 7 begins with your biceps extended (arms down) and you bring the bar half way up and back down again. The third set of 7 is using the full range of motion, beginning down and bringing the bar all the way up so that your biceps are completely contracted. On the third set, widen the grip of your hands. Be sure not to use your back to help you complete this exercise and keep your elbows tight against your sides. Complete 3 sets of "21."
Exercise: Isolate the triceps muscles.
I use a machine when performing this exercise and I attach two ropes to the pulley system on the machine. Using 15lbs. for the first set of 15 reps., 10lbs. for the second set of 15 reps., and 5lbs. for the third set of 15 reps. Repeat this process two more times. Taking a class is another one of my favorite workouts. I enjoy kickboxing and hip-hop classes the most! They give you a fully body workout while working your cardiovascular system at the same time