Great voice, even better body. What does Pink do to keep looking solid?
It’s difficult to not use the words, “hard, rock or solid” when describing singer, Pink’s body. Her rough and edgy songs match her lean and toned physique. Topped off with a pretty face, Pink is definitely a head turner. She certainly has the discipline to sculpt a muscular body having been a gymnast for 8 years from ages 4 to 12. In a 2010 interview in Women’s Health magazine, Pink says that every morning she does an hour of cardio, followed by the fitness regimen, P90x or yoga, then a half-hour of warm-up before a concert. She does this six days a week, all by herself without any trainers since she says she “does not work well with others.” It seems to be working out for her. Let’s look into just how she does it.
You probably have seen the weekend infomercials for P90x, a home DVD based exercise system made up of 12 workouts which claim to transform the average Joe body into a ripped superhero body in 90 days. The system also has a 3-phase nutrition plan, supplement options, a progress calendar and online support. The program’s effectiveness is based on the concept of “muscle confusion,” where different muscle groups do different things so that a plateau effect that does not occur. P90x provides a balanced workout for the body’s major muscle groups and also increases fitness stamina to endure the grueling workouts. The program requires a lot of commitment since following it faithfully requires a dramatic lifestyle change. It also comes with a hefty price tag of around $120.
Hold That Pose
Despite her hectic schedule and intense fitness workouts, Pink finds time to do yoga every day. Yoga is a mind-body exercise that helps her relax and the manage stress that comes along with a celebrity life. According to the Mayo Clinic, yoga has many other health benefits including increased fitness and the management of chronic health conditions (including cancer, insomnia and weight loss). The series of composes that you have to hold in yoga can help you improve your flexibility, balance and strength. In Pink’s MTV movie awards performance last year, her yoga practice paid off. Arriving from above the stage attached to a harness, she put on an unforgettable acrobatic performance while singing.
Soy Burgers Only
Pink may be tough and mean on the outside, but inside she has a soft spot for animals. Not only is she a vegetarian, but she is also a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) ambassador. A vegetarian diet can be very healthy. Because they are not consuming a high amount of saturated fat, vegetarians have a reduced risk of becoming obese or developing heart disease. Since meat contains many nutrients, vegetarians need to focus on having a diet that includes protein, iron, calcium, zinc and vitamin B12, according to the US Department of Agriculture.
The Bottom Line
Pink’s diet and exercise plan is probably something that you cannot start right away. Unless you’re already doing a hardcore workout 6 days a week and are vegetarian, then you can probably take on Pink’s routine. If you’re new to exercising, consult your physician before taking on something as intense as it may be very tasking on the body.
In a Nut Shell:
Pros: Pink works hard, on stage and off. She doesn’t take any fancy diet supplements, just a tough workout that targets major muscle groups coupled with yoga which stretches her body and relaxes her mind. The results of her diet are evident and for the very disciplined, this will work.
Cons: Pink started sculpting her body at age 4. If you want a body like hers, you probably have a lot of catching up to do. You must also be wiling to make some big commitments. P90x is a very intense 90 day workout. It is definitely something not for beginners or those out of shape. The workout along with not eating meat makes Pink’s fitness plan very difficult to just pick up and follow.
Rating: 3 out of 4 protein shakes