Weight and Resistance Training - which celeb inspires u to lift weights?

06-28-2009, 09:23 AM

Which celeb inspires you to keep lifting weights? For me, it's Jackie Warner, Jillian Michaels, Linda Hamilton (Terminator 2 film role), and Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby film role).

~ tea

06-28-2009, 09:55 AM
No joke - Michelle Obama's arms :) Damn, she looks good!

06-28-2009, 04:10 PM
I'd say Hilary Swank was the first to come to mind. Cuz I know I can't get a back like hers without putting some weights in my workout... but I'm also totally with you on Michelle Obama.

06-28-2009, 07:00 PM
Aneta Florczyk is my current favorite.


06-29-2009, 08:37 AM
The way I feel inspires me to lift. Celebs don't do much for me. Just me, I guess.


06-29-2009, 08:48 AM
I love the way I feel when I lift weights . . . but the vision of Jillian Michaels' arms makes me see what is possible ;)

Thighs Be Gone
06-29-2009, 09:21 AM
I would have to say Jillian. I also like M Obama's arms.

Yes, also love the way resistance exercise makes me feel. This morning I did "dips" off the park bench and I do about 50 pushups everyday. I guess it isn't exactly the same as weight training but for me, it works.

06-29-2009, 12:32 PM
I love Kelly Ripa's arms!!!

06-29-2009, 01:04 PM
I am TOTALLY inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow and her workouts with 3 lb DBs.
And her trainer Tracy Anderson. That's the way to train. (NOT)

06-29-2009, 01:06 PM
i dont know specifically about arms.. but i just went to the beyonce concert last week.. and the way she was moving all over.. i did not see much jiggling and i made her picture my desktop background as a motivation!!

06-29-2009, 10:10 PM
lovedc Im with you on beyonce,

But for me and this is going way back when Demi Moore was in the movie G.I. Jane when she was going through seal school.

06-29-2009, 10:21 PM
Oh yessssssssss I loved Demi in that! Seriously, strong women rock! :)

And I love the way Beyonce only jiggles in the right places!!!!

07-02-2009, 04:23 AM
Linda Hamilton here too. I used to have definition like that when I was a dancer 15 years ago, I doubt I'll be able to get it back but I can aspire to it.

07-02-2009, 02:10 PM
Have ALWAYS loved Angela Bassett's arms. Biceps are my weakest area so look NOTHING like ANYTHING i'd like them to look like but hey I can dream can't I?

07-02-2009, 03:22 PM
Jillian Michaels, Michelle Obama, and Serena Williams. If I could only get a booty like hers...

07-02-2009, 11:12 PM
I know I really became obessessed with the way muscles looked and started noticing more when I started buying Oxeygen Mag. or should I say my DH bought my first copy I always bought Fitness and Womens Health but he picked that up. But I would have to say JIllian Michaels.Now it is the first thing I notice on women, ITS SICK

07-24-2009, 05:06 AM
Gwen Stefani, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner. Especially Gwen Stefani because she used to be quite a bit heavier and now looks fabulous. I always think that if Gwen can do it, so can I!

And I could not survive my cardio workouts without Beyonce.

07-24-2009, 06:06 AM
The way I feel inspires me to lift. Celebs don't do much for me. Just me, I guess.

DITTO!!! Although there are a few that have nice arms, I like mine better. They don't inspire me, I inspire me.

07-24-2009, 11:14 PM
Also, Dara Torres! She is hot! :flame: And since I consider myself a swimmer and she's actually a couple of years older than me and has a kid...well, heck, I have no excuse!

08-01-2009, 10:11 AM
I've always admired Brittany Daniel


and also gwen stefani

08-23-2009, 09:33 AM
Arms - Michael Obama
Abs - Janet Jackson
Squats and Lunges - wanna be bootylicious like Beyonce

08-23-2009, 11:53 AM
Jessica Biel. She definitely does weighted lunges and squats.