Rachel Nichols G.I.Joe Workout Routine

DOB: January 8, 1980
Rachel Emily Nichols is an American model turned actress, best known for her portrayal of CIA officer Rachel Gibson on the ABC television series Alias. She’s also starred in several films, including Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, The Amityville Horror, The Woods, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Rachel Nichols GI Joe

Rachel Nichols GI Joe

WORKOUT ROUTINE Nichols worked with her longtime trainer Valerie Waters to get into fighting shape for GI Joe. For the four months leading up to filming, Waters replaced Nichols’s regular routine with three weekly full-body circuit workouts she calls, “Action Hero Babe.” The circuits are each made up of 4-5 exercises that work arm, core, leg and back muscles.

“Action Hero Babe” Circuit #1
• Warm up with some leg swings and squats.
• 12 step-ups on each leg to a high step.
• 6-8 chin-ups (okay to use assistance).
• 10 “star push-ups” (five on each arm): At the height of the push-up, rotate to one side and raise opposite arm so it’s perpendicular to your body and return.
• 12 “Valslide pushaways”: Start in a push-up position with Valslides (see below) under your hands, then separate hands as much as possible and return.
• Repeat three times, resting 1-2 minutes in between.

HER EQUIPMENT: Valslide

Upcoming movies:
2009 For Sale by Owner as Anna Farrier – completed
2010 Meskada as Leslie Spencer – post-production
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Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols

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