Madonnas got a new look

Madonna's got a new look
2 Jul, 2007 l 0130 hrs ISTlANI




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physically fit Madonna is on a roll...

most fitness enthusiasts of a certain generation will testify, the older you get
the more effort it takes. But Madonna, 48, has never been the one to duck a

is pulling out all the stops to reach a physical peak for her headline spot at
the Live Earth concert next month. And her efforts are showing. The honed
physique she has maintained for years looked more muscular than ever as she
dined out with friends in New York recently , showing off her bulging biceps in
a vest-top outfit.

physical contrast to the 25-year-old who rocketed to stardom in 1984 was stark.
Friends say she feels under huge pressure to give an impressive performance at
Wembley Stadium on July 7, where she tops the bill at the British leg of a
string of concerts across the world to raise awareness of global warming. "The
state of the planet is something she feels very strongly about," said a friend.
"She feels that at Live Earth she will be speaking to the planet.

she obviously wants to look her best. The eyes of the world will be on her and
she is very conscious of her advancing years. She has thrown herself into the
fitness regime like never before. And has been quite successful at it."

say Madonna has been using the so-called gyrotonic expansion system, a wooden
contraption of levers and pulleys which elongates muscles. She also practices
pilates and yoga and does between 200 and 400 sit-ups a day. Meanwhile,
Madonna's Confessions tour raked in $195 million last year and she has invested
much of it in buying property.

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