How the Stars Get Fit for the Emmy Awards

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With the Emmy Awards just days away, celebrities are kicking it into high-gear to make sure their bodies are in tip-top shape before they hit the red carpet. Celebrity trainer Jarett Del Bene — whose clients include Lindsay Lohan, Hills alum Lauren Conrad and Dancing WIth the Stars' Karina Smirnoff — tells how to replicate their A-list workout.

"For the Emmys, some of them may have slacked during the summertime because of vacations and due to just having fun. Not everyone can stay consistent," he tells Us. "Then you do a quick shape up workout plan to get in shape in a matter of three to five weeks."

How do his clients do it?

"When you have to get ready in a short period of time you should definitely be low on carbs and kick up the intensity of your cardio workout — boxing, Stairmaster, running, biometrics," Del Bene says.

Though he typically recommends his clients work out three days a week and do three hours of cardio per week, he urges them to add one to two more hours of card several weeks before appearing at an awards show.

"The biggest thing for awards show is that you have to shock the body. Step up the cardio and switch up the workout routine," he says.

According to Del Bene — whose clients also include Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev and Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell — varying the workout routine is crucial to seeing results more quickly.

"For those five hours that we're doing cardio per week, one day we'll do a kickboxing session, the next day we’ll go running or for a hike in the hills, and then the next day we’ll do some biometric training, like jump squats, box jumps, agility drills with cones," he tells Us.

But Del Bene says increased workouts aren't enough to look red carpet ready — he crafts a special 1,500 calorie diet for his celebrity clientele as well. "They’ll have the heavy carbs in the morning, such as oatmeal and egg whites. Then for a snack we’ll throw in an apple or banana, something of that nature," he tells Us.

"For lunch, we throw in a Muscle Milk Light shake, which has about 20 to 25 grams of protein. My female clients love the Muscle Milk Light, so we always throw that in. Then, for dinner, some grilled salmon, vegetables and brown rice."

For more coverage of this year's Emmys, visit our awards hub here.

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