NASCAR Athletes and Hollywood Celebs- How They Stay In Shape

The Bottom Line About Popular Celebrity Workout Routines

There are plenty of TV, movie, and music stars that have built up an image of having an athletic body able to do their own stunts and wear a swimsuit at the beach. Many of these celebrities do spend a lot of time in the gym working with personal trainers  and use supplements to get the six-pack abs and tight shape that keeps the requests for gigs rolling in. However, does that mean that you should subscribe to everything an actor has to say about getting fit? Well, just like everything else in life, there are those that actually put out a great product and others that re-hash junk to get a fast payday. Let’s take a quick look at what makes some of the more popular celebrity workouts.

It Can Be Argued That If It Gets You Motivated That’s Half The Battle

This is actually one of the biggest and best arguments for just picking any fitness guru, star, or washed up actress that motivates you to just get started. Getting yourself up off the couch, and on your feet is more than half the battle in the war against fat and obesity. So, if one particular actress in tights is what works for you, it almost doesn’t matter if her workout routine is just mediocre, she got you started, and that’s great.

After that, if you feel lacking in your workout, you can always add more to the routines as they are presented in the workout video. Find a slightly better exercise that you can substitute for the planks, or jumping jacks when your celebrity does them and just fill in that time space with a better exercise. All of the exercises by any particular celebrity won’t be lame, in fact, most of them will be mainstream, so you’ll only have to replace maybe one, or two in an entire celebrity workout video to be complete.

You Have To Know That These Celebrities Worked For Their 6-Packs

One common misconception is that just because they are stars they didn’t have to work hard to get their physiques. Although many celebs use muscle supplements and metabolism boosters to gain muscle faster, they still must workout.  This is totally false as most of them spend hours in the gym every single day of their lives to maintain the body that gets them work. If the tabloids are taking pictures of them on the beach, then the movie producers are calling for their next acting job, it’s that simple.

When a popular celebrity makes a workout video they usually have help from several fitness experts in order to provide the kind of regimen that will be healthy, safe, and productive for their viewers. That way, even though they are using their celebrity status and know only the basics of working out, they can produce an excellent video that will help millions of people.

The real bottom line is that if you have a celebrity that you admire you should consider getting their workout video if it will inspire you to get fit. There could be a stunning pair of abs hiding under your belly fat right now and all you need to do is get up off the couch and get started working out. If one celebrity can do that for you, then that’s the one you should follow.

Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (December 22, 2014) – Christopher Bell racked up 16 wins in North American Midget racing action in 2014 en route to landing the number one ranking in this year’s Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings.

After posting 10 wins to edge Zach Daum for the top spot by 39 points last year, the Norman, OK, racer upped the ante to 16 victories to once again take the number one ranking over Daum, this time by 70 points.

While newly-crowned Turkey night champ Bell and POWRi champion Daum finished 1-2 for the second year in a row, reigning Chili Bowl champion Bryan Clauson moved up three spots to claim third.

USAC Midget champion Rico Abreu was fourth in Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings with Western World champ Darren Hagen rounding out the top five.

Tanner Thorson was sixth, with the rest of the top ten including Andrew Felker, Tracy Hines, Tyler Thomas and Alex Bright.

Schatz topped a total of 470different drivers that earned points in the 452 events that awarded points towards the STIDA Winged 410 Sprint Car Power Rankings.

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The Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings are a part of the Open Wheel Power Rankings that also includes STIDA Winged 410s, Keizer Wheels Non-Wing 410s, Rod End Supply Winged 360s, Beaver Stripes Non-Wing 360s and 305s presented by Dodge City Raceway Park. Donny Schatz was best in the winged 410 ranks, Robert Ballou topped the non-wing 410 portion, Jason Johnson took top Winged 360 honors, R.J. Johnson bested the Non-Wing 360s and Jeb Sessums took the top 305 ranking.

A look at this year’s Top 50 in Downforce Designs Midget Power Rankings is available at

A part of the recurring “The Wheatley Chronicles” series of articles on, the Open Wheel Power Rankings are determined by cumulative points based on a sliding scale dependent upon car count at Sprint Car and Midget events across all sanctions and non-sanctions throughout North America.

Aussie Speedweek for Bell after another Chili Bowl Feature Start

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (January 20, 2015) – Little more than 72 hours after competing in his second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals championship finale, Christopher Bell will kick off five consecutive nights of Sprint Car action on the other side of the world in Australia.

Bell battled through a record field of 326 competitors at the Chili Bowl last week to put the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71 Toyota-powered Midget among the 24-car starting field for Saturday night’s 55-lap finale.

Now it’s back to 410-ci Sprint Car action with the Consol Racing No. 21 for five nights that culminates with the Grand Annual SprintCar Classic at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

Bell arrived in Tulsa last week fresh off four consecutive top-ten runs in winged 410-ci Sprint Car Winter Heat action at Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway.

After a run to fourth in the Tuesday night VIROC (Race of Champions), the 20-year-old found himself behind the eight ball when he cut a right rear tire in his Thursday night qualifying race.

Bell bounced back with a “B” Main win and then after getting caught up in a lap two melee that collected half the feature field, the Norman, OK, native rallied from the tail of the field to post a fifth-place finish.

Beginning Saturday’s action in row two of a “B” Main before a packed house and live television audience on MavTV, Bell drove to a convincing heat race win to earn the 14th starting position for the Chili Bowl main event.

Bell was on the move early, cracking the top ten by the eighth round and setting himself up to be in contention for the win as the laps clicked off. This one wasn’t meant to be however. After a harmless turn four spin while dicing for fifth with Andrew Deal on the 22nd lap, Bell’s race came to a sudden end when he was forced to the work area with a flat right front tire.

With action resuming before the tire could be changed, Bell could only watch teammate Rico Abreu race on to Chili Bowl glory.

The fifth Chili Bowl in the books, Bell is back in action beginning Wednesday night in Australia (early Wednesday morning American time) at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway before moving on to Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway and then the three-night Grand Annual SprintCar Classic.

2015 Quick Stats: 8 races, 2 top-fives, 6 top-tens.

Next Up:
Wednesday – Avalon Raceway (Geelong, AUS)
Thursday – Borderline Speedway (Mount Gambier, AUS)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Premier Speedway (Warrnambool, AUS)

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Bell Claims Top Gun of the Year Award

From (January 14, 2015) – Christopher Bell of Norman, OK, has once again earned the honor of being named the “Top Gun of the Year,” presented by JE Pistons. 2014 turned out to be another successful year behind the wheel of a midget for the versatile driver.

The year started out fast as Bell found himself in victory lane on his preliminary night at the Chili Bowl Nationals. He would visit victory lane several times before taking his second major win of the year at Bloomington Speedway during the USAC Indiana Midget Week. Angell Park Speedway found Bell to be virtually unstoppable during the summer as he swept the Pepsi Nationals and also won the Cornfest Midget Classic at the Wisconsin oval.

The Oklahoma native finished up the year by winning one of midget racing’s most prestigious events, the Turkey Night Grand Prix. The Thanksgiving night event at Perris Auto Speedway was a reflection of Bell’s season and he won the event in dominating fashion leading over two-thirds of the 98 lap event. 2014 found Bell running up front at almost every major midget event during the season and rarely finishing out of the top three.

We once again salute Christopher Bell on an amazing season and proudly announce him as the 2014 “Top Gun of the Year.” Bell will be presented the Top Gun award during the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma this week.

This is the eighth season for the popular midget award, previous “Top Gun” recipients include Jerry Coons Jr. (2007), Brad Sweet (2008), Bryan Clauson (2009 & 2010), Kyle Larson (2011 & 2012) and Bell (2013).