Jessica Simpson Trainer: Harley Pasternak
The Jessica Simpson workout is all about getting your workout done quickly. You only have to do a few minutes of cardio, followed by a few targeted body exercises. Exercises change each day, so that some muscles are being used while others are resting.
Harley Pasternak is the trainer celebrities go to, when they need to lose weight fast. The secrets he employed behind Jessica Simpson’s weight loss include:
- Circuit Workouts – For optimal fat burning.
- Pre/Post Workout Cardio – Revs metabolism.
- No Rest Between Exercise – Keeps heart rate up.
- Varying Body Parts Worked – To keep blood flowing.
Jessica Simpson Workout Routine | Monday
On Monday, the Jessica Simpson workout routine hits her chest, shoulders, her legs, and the front of her abs. Jessica’s trainer always has her do a cardio warm up, and a cardio cool-down.
Jessica Simpson does a non-stop circuit workout. Do (only 1) set of each exercise listed in the circuit, then repeat each exercise again. No need to rest between exercises. Rest each time you finish a circuit (1 set of each exercise).
|Cardio||1||5 min||0 secs|
|Dumbbell Bench Press||4||20||0 secs||Circuit #1||Do each exercise in|
|Seated Shoulder Press||4||20||0 secs||Circuit #1||the circuit once,|
|Bicep curls into O/H press||4||20||60 secs||Circuit #1||then repeat each|
|Dumbbell Tap Squats||4||20||0 secs||Circuit #2||exercise 3 more times|
|Jump squats||4||20||60 secs||Circuit #2||to reach 4 total sets|
|Upper Body Crunches||4||20||0 secs||Circuit #3||Then, proceed to this|
|Mountain climbers||4||20||60 secs||Circuit #3||abs circuit|
|Cardio||1||5-30 min||0 secs||Go between 5-30 mins|
Do each exercise in the circuit once, then repeat the circuit 3 more times. Don’t rest between exercises, just after the circuit is finished. Finish each workout by doing as much cardio as you can (up to 30 mins).
For cardio, trainer Harley Pasternak has his clients choose from:
Harley Pasternak says that the Jessica Simpson started out easy at first. Then, they would kick up the cardio over time. Harley says:
Our first workouts were approximately 30-45 minutes long and included a 5-10 minute cardio warm up, 20-30 minutes of resistance training and flexibility, followed by 5-10 minutes of cardio cool-down. We kept the movements simple. No gymnastics. No Olympic-style lifting. Some days we focused on shoulders, the back of her thighs, and the front of her midsection.
Jessica Simpson Workout Routine | Tuesday
On Tuesday, the Jessica Simpson workout routine focuses on the back of her arms, inner thighs, and the sides of her midsection. Jessica starts with a cardio warm up, then does her circuit, before finishing with a cardio cool-down.
Do (only 1) set of each exercise listed in the circuit, then repeat each exercise again. Do 4 total sets of each exercise in Circuit #1, before proceeding to Circuit #2.
|Cardio||1||5 min||0 secs|
|Dumbbell Chest Fly||4||20||0 secs||Circuit #1||Do each exercise in|
|Single-Arm Dumbbell Rows||4||20||0 secs||Circuit #1||the circuit once,|
|Triceps Extensions||4||20||60 secs||Circuit #1||then repeat each|
|DB Stiff-Legged Deadlift||4||20||0 secs||Circuit #2||exercise 3 more times|
|Skater's Lunges||4||20||60 secs||Circuit #2||to reach 4 total sets|
|Forearm Plank||4||20||0 secs||Circuit #3||Then, proceed to this|
|Side-Plank with Pulse||4||20||60 secs||Circuit #3||abs circuit|
|Cardio||1||5-30min||0 secs||As much as you can|
If Jessica Simpson has time, they will extend the cardio cool-down into a full-blown workout. Her trainer, Harley Pasternak, likes to set the incline on the treadmill to 8, to give Jessica a challenge that tones her legs and butt.
On other days, Harley would work different parts of Jessica Simpson’s body. He would also have Jessica Simpson do a lot of walking when she wasn’t in the gym. Harley Pasternak says:
Other days we would target the back of her arms, inner thighs, and the sides of her midsection. I suggested Jess start walking each day. I gave her a pedometer and realistic daily goals of 4,000 steps, then 5,000, and within weeks she was doing 10,000 steps a day.
Next Up, Jessica’s Wednesday Workout: