Achieving an Aesthetic Physique

zyzz-physiqueOne of the main reasons people workout is to achieve great aesthetics. Me along with many others, aspire to push our bodies to adapt and build muscle. Achieving a great physique not only requires hard work and discipline, but the knowledge of exercise science and nutrition.

Don’t just jump right in and begin consuming a limitless amount of useless supplements. Try to learn about the things that really work before even considering a supplement.

A large portion of my knowledge comes from great fitness Youtube channels such as flexforall2. Then you have fitness programs like the Adonis Golden Ratio which has some good advice and tools to attaining the ideal proportions of a great “Adonis” like physique. Just remember to do the fact checking on your own before blindly believing everything you hear.

Once you attain a decent level of know how you can begin putting ideas to practice. There are a variety of lifting programs out there that get the job done. As a beginner you should make sure you include all of the basic compound lifts in your program (e.g squats, deadlifts, and bench press.) As you gain a solid foundation of muscle you can start to look at areas that are falling behind and begin to target them more. For example, I my chest is small in proportion to my arms so I throw in more chest exercises into my program to make up for it.

Nutrition is also very important. Never do a dirty bulk where you indiscriminately eat as many calories as you can. This will likely result in too large of a surplus and you will start to gain too much fat. Stick to a high protein diet with a low-moderate surplus relative to your BMR and enjoy the muscle gain without much fat. Then to get shredded all you will need is a few weeks to a month of cutting.