Today is the day that millions and millions of faithful Twilight fans sleep in, because like vampires … they were up at crazy hours of the night last night killing people. No, no, no. I mean, they were up watching the midnight premier of the new flick, Eclipse. Hopefully those fans weren’t gobbling up lots of popcorn and Goobers though, because to be like the vampires they so adore … they have to be fit! Ask Ashley Greene, who costars in this adored series with ripped heart-throbs Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kellan Lutz and female actress Kristen Stewart.
In an interview with Women’s Health magazine, Ashley tells of the pressure to be fit enough to do vampirey type things like running, flying and fighting. She says that she tends to bulk up really easily if she lifts weights too often, so while filming the movie in Vancouver, she focused on cardio, squats, and planks during her daily hour-long interval sessions. “I did side planks for my obliques, which are one of my trouble areas,” she says. “And traditional planks tone your back so you don’t have that little bit of fat hanging over your bra. Ugh!” Ashley even inspired squat contests among her female costars (“I’m a competitive little sucker,” she says with a laugh). She did add in a couple of nontraditional weight moves: working with kettlebells and pushing a big box filled with weights across a room. “My butt and legs were so sore!”