There are few experiences in life more satisfying than looking in the mirror and seeing all the years of hard work, sacrifice, and pain reflecting at you in the form of your dream physique. It is a mental picture that untold millions have running through their minds daily as they struggle through yet another exercise routine in the gym or stare longingly at the chocolate in the shopping mall while picking up another bag of seeds or protein powder.
This is unsurprising, because there are an incredible number of benefits that a strong physique can give you. For starters, it makes you far fitter and healthier, which means you will have more energy and vitality in your day-to-day life. You will also likely increase your chances of avoiding health issues later in life, sleep better, hold focus on tasks for longer, and perform better in bed. Of course, there is the attractiveness aspect too, as many people find a muscular and toned body type to be desirable in a partner.
So, how can you go about building your dream physique? Well, here are three easy steps to help you along the way.
Go onto a diet that will help you to burn fat quickly
The cornerstone of any incredible physique is a healthy and balanced diet that is designed especially for your dream body type. For instance, if you are a guy looking to bulk up and look like a bodybuilder, then you will need to eat a vast number of calories and protein every day in order to enter a caloric surplus. Alternatively, if you want to lose weight and go on a cut, then you should trigger a caloric deficit by eating healthy whole foods.
One diet which offers tremendous benefits for those looking to lose weight is the ketogenic diet. This helps you to trigger a fundamental change in your metabolism and encourages it to use body fat as fuel, rather than carbohydrates and sugar. You can start a keto diet by eating macro balanced keto meals.
Develop an exercise routine that helps you to build the body you want
If you want to build your dream physique, then you will also need to start exercising regularly (and with intense effort). Developing clear tone and muscularity does not come easy, and requires you to train incredibly hard day in, day out.
What’s more, you need to follow a routine which is specifically designed with your dream body in mind. If you want to build huge bulk, then deadlifts, bench presses, and pull ups should become the mainstay of your routine. However, if you want to develop an athletic build then you will need to do more athletic exercises, such as a HIIT routine, running, and press ups.
Most of all, you need to be consistent for years on end. The number one reason why many people fail to hit their fitness goals is because they give up after a few months, or only exercise or follow a diet sporadically.
This will mean that you are putting in effort with none of the reward, because your body will only change after consistent effort.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.