How Matthew McConaughey Maintains his Fitness Lifestyle

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Actor Matthew McConaughey has been a busy man this year. He has two new movies, ‘The Paperboy’ and ‘Magic Mike,’ coming out in 2012 and two more due to hit theaters in 2013. Recently, McConaughey became the focus of a Stephen Colbert jab at People magazine for their failure to include the actor in their ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ edition despite the fact that McConaughey was their 2005 Sexiest Man Alive.

Stephen Colbert has been very vocal about the oversight. The funnyman took aim at the magazine, saying, “Are you saying he is no longer sexy? ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ should be like the Supreme Court: Once you’re picked, you are sexiest for life.”

“Read the Constitution, People magazine. Until such time as Mr. McConaughey wants to step down, he is the beefcake in chief and you are not to stain your cover with this misshapen homunculus.” Many would agree with Colbert that McConaughey should have been included in the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ issue.

“Beefcake” is the perfect word to describe the fit “Dazed and Confused” actor. It’s true he takes great care of his Hollywood body and exercise isn’t limited to a gym. In fact, the Texas native loves the beach and surfing. It’s not uncommon to find the actor working out on the beach or catching a wave.

Matthew’s Workouts Include Surfing and Super sets:

McConaughey uses supersets – two or more exercises performed back-to-back in one set to build muscle mass and burn fat – to maximize his time spent exercising and to get results. The actor varies the muscle groups he works on as well as the type of exercises he does. By varying the muscle groups he’s targeting, they are essentially shocked, which is key to burning off fat while building muscle.

McConaughey’s supersets include Swiss ball knee tucks, V-pullups, twisting DB squat presses, and a variety of sprints. He performs strength training three times a week.

Matthew Integrates Yoga as a Part of His Fitness Routine:

Yoga is a fantastic way to reduce stress in our lives. Matthew, who has been spotted practicing yoga on the beach, has proven that yoga is good for our minds, bodies, and souls.

Yoga involves deep breathing and clearing out all that clutter that has accumulated in our minds. The practice promotes better posture, a healthy lifestyle mentally and physically, and improved breathing. Yoga also gives us increased flexibility and just makes us feel good all over.

Mental and spiritual aspects could include integrating yoga and/or meditation into your daily workout like so many celebrities do, resulting in a stronger, calmer mind and body.

Matthew’s Diet Includes Paleo Eating and Fasting:

Matthew has admitted to giving himself a break from healthy eating around 10 percent of the time. This allows him to dig in with his two young children on occasion. The rest of the time, he engages in the Paleo diet – which eliminates processed grains and refined sugar – and intermittent fasting.

In an interview with Men’s Fitness, McConaughey said he isn’t a professional athlete, ” … but I have a job where I like to look good and be as healthy as possible.”

You Too Can Achieve a Hollywood Body:

Beverly Hills elite personal trainer and Hollywood Body Club owner Max “The Body” Philisaire’s ” … mental and spiritual approach to health and fitness …” focuses not only on the body but the mind as well. After all, when our minds are healthy, we’re more likely to feel great all over.

Philisaire also provides local personal training in Los Angeles. Programs are personalized for individual needs and goals.  He also offers online personal training to clients in different parts of the country by providing motivation, teaching healthy eating habits, and proper exercise form.  If you’re interested in learning more about achieving your Hollywood body, please visit Hollywoodbodyclub.com.

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