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New Teresa Giudice Bodybuilding Photos And Details About Her Passion For Fitness

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Joe Gorga and Teresa Giudice pose at the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. © Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images Joe Gorga and Teresa Giudice pose at the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships on June 9, 2018 in Medford, New Jersey. Teresa Giudice got into fitness when she was an inmate at Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. When she returned to Real Housewives, she became a big yogi and had toned her body. But this is next level fitness right here, and good for her!

Of her transformation, Teresa commented, “I love the way my arms and back look. All my clothes are big on me. My body drastically changed because of yoga but this was even more extreme. It debunks the myth that if you’re over 40, you can’t look good.”

She competed in her first competition on June 9th as a contestant in the NPC South Jersey Bodybuilding Championships earning third place! That’s pretty amazing for her first time. Her brother, Joe Gorga, and sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, were at the event to support Teresa.

A source close to Teresa said that she was training for months to compete in a division that included women over 40. “She has been training for this bodybuilding competition since December. She wanted a new challenge and pushed herself to the extreme. Right now she is in the best shape of her life,” the source said. Her hard work has certainly paid off.

 

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But what does her husband Joe think of all this? While he’s “away” (as she likes to call it), he’s been supportive of his wife. “I don’t think he wanted to get me on stage in a bathing suit. Then he recently said to me, ‘You know what, you should do it.’ He’s been so supportive, he’s so happy for me,” Teresa told Us Weekly.

It’s important to have a support system, and Teresa is so lucky that her family (and fans!) is there for her.

 

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Slideshow: 7 exercises for a strong and stunning midsection (Courtesy: PopSugar) 

7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection: Core training is always a hot topic. If we're honest, we all want that toned midsection for Summer, and from a health perspective, a strong core is vital. Especially as we get older and especially if we're stuck at a desk all day. Posture, balance, lower back health - they all relate to the strength of your core.The core is more than just your abs. The rectus abdominis (your six-pack) - what we typically think of as the core - is only the top layer. Well-defined abs do not necessarily mean your core is strong - they just mean you have low body fat.The core includes deeper muscles: your transversus abdominis, which lies under the rectus abdominis and together with the obliques acts like a corset on the sides of your body, providing stability, and then there are pelvic floor muscles holding your internal organs in, back muscles holding your spine in place, and the diaphragm, the main muscle of respiration. That's your core!Related: Skip the Squats and Build Your Butt With These 5 MovesAll this makes it important to have varied training to strengthen the core maximally.Here's my core training program that takes you from the basics to advanced in simple, progressive steps.With my clients, we do one or two core exercises each session. I recommend you perform the Hollow and Dead Bug as part of your warmup, and then pick your favorite two exercises for after your main workout.Bracing your core. Dr. Stuart McGill - a world-renowned biomechanist, who has conducted the most in-depth research into the core - advises that, whenever you perform "core training," you learn to brace your abs. Bracing is a much more effective technique compared with pulling your navel in. (Low Back Disorders, Stuart McGill, 2007)One way I help my clients understand this concept is to imagine you're about to get tickled. You instinctively tighten your abs and waist; you roll your hips up and contract your rib cage down a bit. This is the same action as bracing your abs. We'll learn to do this more with the first exercise . . . 7 Exercises For a Strong and Stunning Midsection


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