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The Top 3 Best Film Star Workout Routines

We turn to the stars for inspiration and guidance. Not quite the literal stars in the sky, but the figurative stars of film and show business. And some of these strong men and women actually provide good insight on how we can surpass ourselves in mind and matter. For anyone looking to build muscle by adopting similar workout routines to the most powerful film stars, this article will showcase the essentials. Keep in mind though: the secret ingredient to all the stellar physiques is unwavering determination and commitment to raising the bar each and every day.

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Vin Diesel’s Routine:

The standard workout procedure used by Vin Diesel involves alternating one day of intense workout with one day rest to help increase testosterone levels. Some athletes resort to testosterone boosting supplements like these (click here for more information) to achieve the same result. Vin Diesel is also known to adopt some stretching exercises or even a bit of Yoga during the off days. The key is to focus on building muscle in the active days, while focus on stretching out the muscles during the “passive” days.

For the actual days of work-out, he will focus mostly on weight lifting exercises alternating with a bit of cardio. He’ll focus on 6-8 exercises each day and usually do 3 sets with 10 reps of each, most of which are standard gym stuff; flat bench and decline bench presses, dumbbell routines, and triceps extension routines.

The Madonna Secret

Even though she’s pushing into her 60′s, this amazing woman remains an epitome of power and good looks. She achieves this through persistent workouts and a healthy diet that rejects fried foods and revolves mostly around unprocessed foods, leafy vegetables, and whole grains. She trains at least one hour every day – sometimes up to three – and focuses on stretching and cardio exercises. Her exercises of choice are cycling and Yoga (she is a long time adept of Ashtanga Yoga, which is one of the most demanding forms of Yoga).

Despite her advance age, she maintains a high-energy training style; however, she is also known to pay close attention to her body rhythms rather than blindly sticking to a routine: in those days when she’s feeling fatigued, she will focus on massage, relaxation, stretching, and of course… dancing. She will train and remain active every day, although the actual intensity of her training is always proportional to her energy levels at any given day.

Chris Hemsworth’s Thor Recipe

To achieve the god-like physique that allowed him to play is pivotal role as Thor, Chris Hemsworth has learned to rely on regular a combination of standard fare body-building with intensive full-body circuits, which he alternates daily. For the body-building part, he’ll focus on doing high-weight exercises with low rep counts – specifically meant to quickly bulk up his body mass. He then turns to intense full body workouts to burn away fat while further growing his muscles.

Diet-wise, he eats ample portions of protein and has been reported to take pre workout supplements (examples shown here) while avoiding carbohydrates and focusing instead on vegetables and brown rice. He will train daily in sessions of up to 90 minutes. Hemsworth is known to be extremely focused, and will not skip his training even in days where his workload goes up to 12 hours.


Opportunity to go to film school!

Now is the time! Sign up for a chance to attend film school.

film schoolIf you wish to pursue a career in the film industry, you must seriously consider building a strong academic foundation. A film school can provide you with a wide range of knowledge on several aspects of filmmaking. You will get to see the greatest films of all times, learn to watch them, analyze them and discover what made them great. You will broaden your cinematic horizon.

Furthermore, you will be surrounded by experienced, influential, talented people, who will be there to pass on their wisdom to you. They can provide you with very helpful tricks to succeed and tips to avoid their own mistakes. And let us not forget that in the film industry, probably more than in any other field, it is all about who you know. A film school is the best place to initiate your networking. Your fellow students may be able to help you in the future, while your teachers and stuff are very likely to have connections in the business. You can give them a reason to help you.

Last but not least, you get free access to incredibly expensive equipment. You can practice and gain experience with composite apparatus, such as cameras, microphones, cranes and so much more, that you wouldn’t find elsewhere. It is also a great time and place to experiment and learn from your mistakes. You will get plenty of feedback for your work and even if bad, it will not affect your career. It will just make you a better filmmaker.

The top five US film schools according to The Hollywood Reporter are the following:

The University of Southern California. It is one of the best equipped film schools. It has huge establishments and latest technology equipment. Huge donations from very well-known people have made this possible. It was the school of Ron Howard, Jon Ladau, George Lucas.

The American Film Institute. It has the highest achievement ratio with more than 80% of the graduates working in the industry and many winning numerous awards. Many influential people have passed through here, such as Darren Aronofsky, David Lynch and Terrence Malik.

The New York University. The school has a remarkable MBA/MFA program, which Oscar winner Ang Lee completed. Notable alumni include Oliver Stone, Joel Coen, Charlie Kaufman.

The University of California, Los Angeles. It is said that this school beats more luxurious schools in personal attention. Students’ progress is much more closely monitored and projects are encouraged and fostered. This was the school of Dustin Lance Black, Jack Black, Shane Black, Tim Robbins, George Takei and others.

The California Institute of the Arts. This school is top in creativity. It has been strongly represented in every film festival and other art fields. Some former students are Tim Burton, Brad Bird, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton.

So, don’t waste any more time! Sign up now.


Titanic: Best or Worst Movie Ever?

The Titanic was a British passenger liner, the largest ship of its time that entered service in 1912 leaving the Southampton port to reach New York. It was built in Belfast for the White Star Line and was designed by Thomas Andrew. It sank on its maiden voyage in the North Atlantic Ocean on the 15th of April 1912, due to a collision with an iceberg. It carried 2,224 passengers at that time and the sinking was responsible for the deaths of over 1,500 people, making it the worst marine accident in modern history. Its naval architect was part of the casualties.

This disaster shocked the western world and continues to fascinate the public nowadays, because of its magnitude. It has deeply influenced the popular culture and has been an inspiration for a great number of works of art, as well as books, poems, songs, plays and films.

There are eight documented English language drama films based on the sinking of the Titanic, between 1912 and 1997. These include cinema releases and not TV movies. There are four American, two British and two German productions.

The best-known production is undoubtedly James Cameron’s Titanic. It was released on the 19th of December 1997 and it is the only Titanic film to have been partially filmed on the actual vessel. The Canadian director, during the summer of 1995, visited the sunken Titanic with two Russian submersibles. The film cost over 200 million dollars, as a big part of the ship was rebuilt exactly like the luxurious original. The film has rightfully made it to the list of the most expensive productions.

It was worth the investment. The film has been the most commercially successful motion picture on the sinking of the ship and one of the most profitable movies overall. Only a few weeks after its release, it grossed over a billion USD worldwide. It was the first to accomplish such a box office success, until James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009.

The film unfolds around the fictional love story of Rose (Kate Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio). Rose is a first class passenger, while Jack is an unrecorded third class passenger that won the ticket at a card game. This would be impossible in reality, as there were strict regulations not allowing third class passengers to be in the same areas as first class passengers. However, Cameron refers to these characters as ‘an emotional lightning rod for the audience’, an object of identification making the disaster immediate to the viewer.

The film has received much criticism. Many say that the romance was disorienting and that the film was such a hit because of the publicity it gained by an elaborate marketing strategy. An argument against that is that the creators of a film may do what they want. They never claimed that they filmed a documentary depicting the truth. So, if their wish was to portray a fictional love affair in an otherwise historically accurate film, it’s their choice. Furthermore, even if publicity has played a major part in the film’s popularity, no one can refute the fact that it is a directive masterpiece. It has wonderful photography, amazing settings, good music, very good acting, state of the art special effects and it is on the whole a very good movie that has touched millions for different reasons. If it was a bad movie, would we be still talking about it over 15 years later?