19 Apr LET’S GET REAL!
As we strive for a healthy body and fit body and mind, we are naturally drawn to the toned and lean bodies we see in the media as something that we should aspire to. These magazine pictures, the images on Facebook and Instagram, can either make us more determined, or more unhappy about ourselves.
Well, let me shed some light. Firstly, the clear majority of these images are created and crafted by art directors and magazine editors.
By this I mean most of the pictures are staged shots of athletes, with great lighting, tanned bodies and plenty of make-up. If you were to see the model in real life, its likely you wouldn’t even recognize them as the same person in the photo! Now I’m not trying to tell you that these guys and girls aren’t in great shape because they most certainly are, and even I look at some of them and feel inspired, but let’s get real. Most of these models have been training for 10 years plus and have a wealth of experience. Their diet is incredibly strict and most of all, it’s their job to look as they do. In the real world, we can’t live in the gym 7 days a week, we also have to be realistic about our diets – juggling it with family needs – and have lots of other commitments that may have to take priority, such as children, work and care-giving.
So, what does it take to get a cover model body?
Number one comes diet. There is absolutely no way you can get the body of your dreams without paying some serious attention to what you eat. Depending on the result that you want, will determine how strict you need to be. For example, if you want to get extremely lean with a 10% bodyfat then you can’t afford any slip ups at all. On the other hand, if you want to get fairly lean and have a little shape and definition of your muscles then a consistent 80/20 rule diet will work. 80% good 20% not so good. Still this will require a lot of consistency for many months and/or years.
You just can’t eat bad foods regularly and get a great body, sorry!
Secondly comes the training plan. If you want a great body, training once per week will improve your fitness and health a little but to achieve that killer body, you need to invest in long-term, consistent training. . You need to be hitting the gym 3-5 times a week and train with intensity and a determination to succeed. Again, training once to twice per week is extremely beneficial and will change your body considerably, but it may not be enough to get you that magazine cover model body you may be after.
So, now here’s my advice?
First, ask yourself what you want to look like, what is your goal. Is it just to tone and improve your general fitness or do you dream of an amazing beach body. Once you determine your realistic aim, you then need to look at how much time can you devote to your diet and training. After this, seek advice and help from the professionals. By this I mean that when I started training I had no idea what I was doing. I knew what I wanted to look like but had no idea on how to achieve the result. But I studied intensely, trained religiously, experimented, made mistakes and now have a wealth of experience that myself – and my team – want to pass on to you. A good professional can help you bypass the mistakes and get straight into the right training and nutritional habits that will save you a lot of time and effort. We’ve done the background work, so now you can benefit from our extensive knowledge.
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