Rebel Wilson’s Trainer Gunnar Peterson Reveals What She Did ‘Outside The Gym’ To Boost Her Weight Loss


When it involves wellness the celeb coach says restoration and what you do while you’re not within the gymnasium are as vital as exercising exhausting.

Ask Gunnar Peterson what the key behind his shopper Rebel Wilson’s 60-pound (and counting) weight reduction is and his reply could be very clear. It’s the Australian star’s dedication to well being and health, not simply when she’s understanding with him within the gymnasium, but in addition when she’s away from him, dwelling her life. In specific, he praises her acutely aware choice to remain lively all through the day.

“I know the sacrifices she made and the lifestyle changes she’s made,” says Gunnar, who has skilled the 40-year-old on and off for a pair of years. When she’s in Los Angeles, Rebel will see him as much as 4 instances every week, relying upon her schedule. “But she also gets it and she’s doing more outside the gym,” he tells HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “She is aware of to go for a stroll. She’s going to at all times discover one thing to do, which is nice.

Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson has misplaced greater than 60 kilos as these earlier than and after images present. (AP)

“It’s not like she just comes in and that’s it. This is a way more comprehensive approach than a lot of things. She’s making the right choices here. She’s making the right choices from a food standpoint. She’s doing all the right things.”

Rebel herself mentioned throughout an Instagram Live chat together with her followers in December that, whereas she has “access to really amazing personal trainers,” her “biggest tip” is to “get out there and walk.”

It’s an method that’s in tune with Gunnar’s health outlook. For years he has been the go-to celeb coach for stars just like the Pitch Perfect actress, Khloe Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale and extra. But, whereas they pay him to plan difficult exercises (just like the one within the video above) to whip them into form, he believes that what they do once they’re away from his gaze is as vital as what they do when he’s standing over their shoulder.

Gunnar Peterson sitting in a chair
Gunnar Peterson pictured with numerous ALTWELL merchandise. The celeb coach is an envoy for the CBD line of dietary supplements, lotions and balms. (ALTWELL)

“If you’re in the gym for an hour a day, that’s 4 percent of your day. What did you do [for] your other 23 [hours]?” Gunnar says. “Can’t expect me to fix all that if it was just trash. If the rest of your day your food choices are garbage, your recovery is garbage, you don’t manage your stress levels and then you want to come in the gym and you want me to fix all that… That’s crazy.”

When Gunnar chats to HL in regards to the pattern exercise that he’d give to a shopper like Rebel, he emphasizes that mixing cardio and power coaching, complicated the physique with cardio and better depth anaerobic train, are essential to get stronger and fitter. But he’s additionally very clear that what you do afterwards, particularly relating to restoration and sleep, are essential steps that shouldn’t be missed both.

“Bodybuilding is a misnomer,” he says. “You’re not building your body when you’re lifting weights. You’re tearing your body down actually. Building comes afterwards, when you rest, recover, use CBD so you can get quality sleep.”

“Recovery is a massive space in wellness. It’s for sure the hottest space,” says Gunnar who not too long ago turned an envoy for the ALTWELL vary of CBD merchandise that embody melatonin gummies to advertise relaxation, and sports activities balm to assuage sore muscle tissue. (CBD – or cannabidiol – is derived from the hashish plant, however doesn’t comprise tetrahydrocannabinol, aka THC, the compound that will get you excessive.)

“You might be better off not adding another workout to your week, but instead getting 30 minutes more sleep at night and using a CBD topical every night before bed,” he says. “Sleep is where your body does all the recovery. That’s where everything rebuilds.”

In the meantime, if you would like a style of what Rebel does when she’s within the gymnasium with Gunnar, take a look at the video above and step-by-step information under. “When you get into the gym, think about big movements, multi-joint movements,” he says. “Don’t think about isolation movements. Think about things like squats and deadlifts, and push-ups and pull-ups… Then you’re getting more bang for your buck in terms of what going on during the workout, instead of the little isolation movements. I want metabolically for your body to be put to work. I do that stuff with Rebel… Then she’s on her way, makes good choices outside here and we go from there.”

Gunnar Peterson’s Sample Workout:

  1. Deadlift. Holding a barbell, dumbbell or no matter weights you’ve obtainable, stand together with your legs hip-width aside. Hinge on the waist and lean ahead, in the direction of your shins after which rise up straight. Repeat, doing two to a few units of eight reps.
  2. Lateral Shuffle. Standing together with your toes, hip-width aside, bend your knees barely and shuffle 20 to 30 seconds in a single route after which again. Do two to a few units of 20 to 30 seconds per aspect.
  3. Plank. Lower your physique down right into a push-up place, draw your abs in and drop your hips to interact your core. Hold the place for 1 minute. Even in the event you break, attempt to end the minute, various your hand and foot positions (reducing on to your elbows and again up, stepping out and in together with your toes), as demonstrated within the video above.
  4. Bench dips. Great for working the triceps, the muscle tissue on the again of your arms. Gunnar explains how you can carry out the right bench dip on this YouTube video. “Slide your hands in until they hit your hips,” he says. “Walk your feet forward, shoulders back, chest high. You’re going to lower down, keeping the weight in your heels and the heels of your hands, drive up. Shoulder doesn’t go any lower than your elbow.” Do two to a few units of 12 to twenty reps.
  5. Pull-ups. If you’ve a TRX rope safely put in in your house, strive these higher physique workout routines as demonstrated within the video above. Stand up, holding the TRX, straighten your arms, lean again at a 45-degree angle, and pull your physique upright. Do two to a few units of 10 to 12 reps.

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