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Chances are, you look at a fitness model at least once a day — they‘re everywhere.
Besides the notable places — fitness websites for example — you’ll see their type plugging away at the gym with laser precision. If you want to build a model-like physique, you’ll need to adopt a fitness model’s mentality when it comes to your training. Even if you don’t want a life in front of the lens, a focused plan of action will get reults. Focus on these techniques to improve your physique, boost your confidence, and get you one step closer to that sought-after look.
It’s no secret, six-pack abs and crazy obliques are a key focus for anyone trying to craft a drool-worthy body. They’re a fitness model’s bread and butter, but building them up for a single shoot isn’t enough — they must be maintained. If you’re serious about rocking a super fit look, your washboard should be visible at all times. Having the right diet is a neccessity, luckily, the options are plentiful. Here’s a quick guide to help you experiment:
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.
This diet calls for different carb intakes on different days. You’ll rotate between no- and low-carb, medium, and high-carb days. This allows your body to create a calorie deficit which will increase fat loss.
An interesting method to lean out and gain muscle. Carb consumption is limited to the evenings, after your workouts.
For the aesthetic athlete, one-rep max and hypertrophy training should be a distant memory. Aim for 45 minute workouts that are fast and intense using supersets (exercises that train two body parts consecutively). Take your training up a notch by adding tri-sets and giant sets — these techniques use the same theory as supersets while implementing more exercises.
An effective, fat-burning cardio routine doesn’t have to mean hours huffing away on the treadmill — exercise bikes can take a hike too. Jumping rope, sprint intervals, and swimming are just a few nonconventional cardio options.