How Ian Ziering Stays in Shape for the Sharknado Movies

12/04/2015 at 09:55 AM ET

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There are two things that help actor Ian Ziering maintain a proper body composition: healthy diet and leg day.

“Leg day is my favorite day,” Ziering, 51, told PEOPLE. “You can’t have a thorough leg workout without feeling completely spent. It’s a challenge, but the benefits of maintain muscle mass on my legs is important because, as the biggest muscle group in the body, it also helps me keep the proper body composition in terms of fat to muscle ratio.”

Typically, the Sharknado actor focuses on one muscle group a day and tries to workout as often as possible.

“Ideally, it would be five days a week, spending at least an hour at the gym doing cardio three of those days and resistance training all of those days. My cardio is typically interval training,” Ziering said.

Although, he enjoys all of his workouts, he says arms day isn’t as fun as all of the others. “It’s just that there’s not a tremendous amount of variation you can do for biceps.”

Being vigilant about what he eats is also a crucial part to the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum’s fitness regimen. He insures he eats several times a day while avoiding bad carbs and only eating “good quality proteins.”

This holiday season, Ziering, teamed up with Aflac to lead an ultimate training day. The event, which featured the Aflac duck, was meant to encourage people to workout while enjoying all of this season’s delicious offerings, and to do so safely.

Ziering, father to Mia Loren, 4, and Penna Mae, 2, definitely doesn’t plan on denying himself during the holidays.

“I just had a fantastic turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. My wife didn’t hold back with the string bean casserole and sweat potatoes casseroles and all of that,” he said. “But, I paid the tax in the gym. I enjoy the holidays, but I’m back to work pretty quickly.”

— Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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