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Diddy Arrest

Sparks New Workout Craze

6/24/2015 10:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0624-diddy-workout-INSTAGRAM-01This is adding insult to alleged felony -- Diddy’s kettlebell arrest is now being mocked by workout fiends ... who are using his alleged weapon of choice to get in shape and get laughs.

The day after he got arrested ... “The Diddy Workout” instantly became a thing for gym rats ... who've taken to grabbing kettlebells, doing a few reps and belting out Diddy's catchphrase ... “take that, take that.” It's as ridiculous looking as it sounds.

Based on social media, trainers are picking up on the craze ... adding the "Workout" to classes. 

So, Diddy's bust is a silver lining for muscle heads. Still totally sucks for Diddy. 


Ray Rice

Training His Ass Off

At Elite Fitness Center (Video)

6/9/2015 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray Rice is clearly expecting to return to the NFL -- training every single day at an exclusive athletic facility in Connecticut ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The former Baltimore Ravens running back is a regular at the BlueStreak Sports Training Center in Stamford, CT ... and we're told he's been impressive with speed and footwork drills. 

We're told Rice has been at the center for the past "few months." 

Rice is eligible to play in the NFL again after serving his suspension for the domestic violence incident -- but the question now ... is there a team that will actually take a chance on Rice? 

Stay tuned ... 

Mr. Olympia Phil Heath


... It's Annoying!!

6/8/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hey ... you ... guy or girl with sorta-muscles -- STOP TAKING PICS OF YOURSELF IN THE FRICKIN' GYM ... 'cause it's pissing off Mr. Olympia.

With the gym-selfie craze going global, reigning body building champ Phil Heath says he CAN'T STAND when people stop their lift to shoot themselves in the middle of a workout. 

"It's pretty annoying ... they should be in there killing it, you know?!"

Check out the clip -- Heath says you should be concentrating on blowing up your muscles ... and not your stupid timeline. 

Listen to him ... he's bigger than you. 


Kevin Hart

Crappy Workout

... Stops Pump to Dump

6/4/2015 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You know when people tell you to "push it" in the gym? 

Yeah, sometimes that's a bad idea. 

Chris Webber


... For Shaquille O'Neal

5/26/2015 11:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

More proof Shaq is really REALLY strong ... he just did a full set of seated rows at the gym using all of the weight on the machine .... PLUS AN ENTIRE CHRIS WEBBER

The two former NBA stars and current TNT employees hit the gym together in Cleveland ... where Shaq decided to show off a little bit. 

Check out the clip ... Shaq says he's going to lift C-Webb "instead of take shots" -- which could be a reference to the drama involving Webber and his old Fab Five teammates.  

FYI -- Webber has been going back and forth with Jalen Rose stemming from a rift over a documentary about their legendary college hoops days at Michigan. Maybe Shaq was suggesting they worked it out already. 

And if not ... it's still a pretty incredible feat of strength -- Chris reportedly weighs about 245 pounds. 

20 Lea Michele Hiking Photos

To Make You Feel Bad About

Your Long Weekend Plans

5/22/2015 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

No one loves a good hike more than Lea Michele.

Check out 20 pics of the sexy star hitting the trails while you try not to feel bad about not getting off your couch alllllllllll weekend!









































Michelle Obama


5/20/2015 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dear Barack Obama ... DO NOT PISS OFF YOUR WIFE!!!

Check out this new footage of Michelle Obama going to town on a punching bag at the White House gym -- throwing punch combinations and a pretty devastating roundhouse kick!! 

FLOTUS was showing off her Top 5 workout moves to celebrate the 5th anniversary of her Let's Move! campaign -- which is supposed to motivate Americans to get off their asses and get fit. 

Michelle looks great in the video ... jumping rope, hitting squats and blasting her core.  



College Football Beast

Shawn Oakman's Insane Box Jump

... With 70 Pound Dumbbells!

5/19/2015 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Memba Shawn Oakman -- that GIANT mountain of a college football player who became an Internet meme last year??? 

Well, he's back ... hitting a 40" box jump WHILE HOLDING 70 POUND DUMBBELLS IN EACH HAND!!! 

TMZ Sports obtained footage of Baylor's famous 6'9" 280 pound defensive end getting in some hardcore strength training in Vegas -- and it's pretty impressive.  

Oakman hit up the exclusive Athletic Gaines training center on Tuesday -- and worked out with Travelle Gaines, who's trained some of the best athletes in the world ... including Reggie Bush, Andrew Luck, Marshawn Lynch and LeSean McCoy. 

We're told Oakman began the training session with light weights ... and moved up ... with Shawn capping out with the 70 pounds dumbbells.  

Oakman will be a senior at Baylor next year ... and some experts think he could be the #1 overall pick. 

Keep your eye on this dude. 


Mama June

I Can't Stomach My Stomach ...

I'm Getting a Lap-Band

5/17/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0515-mama-june-lap-band-getty-01Mama June is joining a band ... in her lap.

The 'Honey Boo Boo' matriarch is so inspired by her recent 45 lb. weight loss, she's gunning to lose another 50, with the help of the Lap-Band.

We did the math ... she currently weighs in at 276 lbs., and if she achieves her gastric goal she'll go down to a svelte 226. 

June made the decision to go under the knife because she's plateaued with her trainer and her relatively healthy diet.  

She'll have the surgery this summer, which means she'll just miss bikini season. 


Cristiano Ronaldo

Adorable Ab Workout

... With 4-Year-Old Son

5/15/2015 8:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cristiano Ronaldo's 4-year-old son is already taking after his father ... working on his abs during a father/son training session ... and it's friggin' adorable. 

The kid -- Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. -- started off by holding his dad's feet while the soccer star ripped off a set of crunches. 

Then the tables turned ... with dad pushing his kid to knock out a solid 10 sit-ups ... which he does without a problem! 

All the while dad showed off his famous ripped, hairless legs for the cameras ... of course. 

Tim McGraw

I Like It, I Love It

I Want Some More of It!

5/1/2015 6:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tim McGraw Shirtless

Tim McGraw ... talk about country strong.

Guests at the Hotel Del Coronado near San Diego were stunned when a semi-exposed and hairless Tim put on a gun show before performing at his own show later that night.

The country star -- who turns 48 today -- credits his godly physique to the Paleo diet and CrossFit. 

Country music just got even more popular.

Bravo's Greg Plitt Sued

I Know You're Dead, Bro

But About that $50k ...

4/26/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Greg Plitt Owes Money After DeathBravo fitness star Greg Plitt allegedly made a handshake deal with a filmmaker to create his popular fitness show, but never paid the guy ... who's now going after Greg's estate to get the cash.

According to docs ... filmmaker Devin Coury says he and Plitt had an oral contract for his online "Raw Series" back in 2009. Coury says he shot the footage for the program, and was owed $50,000 for his services.

Of course, Plitt died last year when he was hit by a train -- but Coury says he never got a dime of the 50 large. In the docs, Coury says he saw Plitt one last time in 2013, and got his word he would make things right ... but that never happened.

As for proof there was really a deal -- Coury's submitted invoices he sent to Greg.  

Coury admits trying to get the money from his dead friend's estate is a "fragile situation" -- but he's pressing forward with his claim. 

Russell Wilson

Hardcore Beach Training

... With Richard Sherman

4/17/2015 7:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0417_seattle_seahawks_beach_photos_launchThe Seattle Seahawks stormed the beach in Hawaii this week ... for a full, hardcore workout session on the sand ... in front of a bunch of normies trying to relax on the sand. 

It's pretty cool -- imagine you're on a lounge chair with your pina colada ... when all of the sudden Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the rest of the squad roll up and start wind-sprinting!

BTW -- Richard was wearing those 5-toed shoe thingies ... and the whole gang brought it together for a group huddle at the end of the training sesh. 

Check out the pics. 


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