Gregg Miele knows a thing or two about getting in shape and doing it on a deadline. He's the man such boldface names as Reggie Bush, Nick Jonas and Gisele Büendchen call when they've got a big game, epic photo shoot or blockbuster action sequence coming up. So we tracked him down to get his professional tips on how to tone up quickly. But be warned: his philosophy centers around full body strength, not vanity muscles. We asked him what he'd prescribe to a client who only had two weeks to tone up. His plan? Clean eating and two daily workouts. "The intensity of the work will be challenging," he says. "But not impossible." Stick with it and you're guaranteed to burn fat and get into peak condition. Then you can ease up a bit and incorporate this simple set of exercises into your normal workout routine.
1st Workout of the Day
Metabolic Strength Circuit Training
This group of exercises mixes the fat-burning benefits of cardio with the muscle-building properties of a resistance training. Instead of counting reps, Miele prefers a time-based workout. Do as many reps of each move in perfect form as you can for 30 to 45 seconds, then go on to the next move. Once you've completed all five, rest for 60 seconds—that's one circuit. Repeat the full circuit as many times as you can for 45 minutes.
2nd Workout of the Day
Choose from indoor or outdoor activities that will keep consistently keep your heart rate up for 45 to 60 minutes. Choose from swimming, hikes, jogging, running stairs etc.
Saunas, ice baths, massages and hot yoga as well as plenty of sleep make for great ways to rest and repair muscles. This will ensure your body is ready for the next session.