Before I made fitness a priority in my life, I would look at the muscle and fitness magazine covers and think, it would be great to look like that, but I just don’t have the time to count calories and spend all day in the gym.
The truth is, you don’t have to spend all your time counting calories and working out to get a muscle and fitness magazine look. By following a few simple diet rules and maximizing the time you spend in the gym, you’ll be on your way to a muscle and fitness magazine body in no time.
First a word of caution. Before you start any diet and exercise program always check with your physician.
We’re going to use a variation of a slow carbohydrate diet as used by Dean Karnazes, a world class marathon runner. I found it on the blog of author Tim Ferris, where he used it to lose 20lbs of fat in 30 days. Don’t worry, there’s no calorie counting, just follow these rules:
As for meal planning you want to keep it simple. Find a few meals you like and eat those over and over again. I know it doesn’t sound exciting but it will keep you on track when your busy.
To pack on the muscle we’re going to apply the principles of HIT (High Intensity Training). Arthur Jones, creator of nautilus gym equipment proved the value of HIT training with his Colorado experiment. In that test, Casey Viator gained 63.21 pounds of muscle in 28 days. I’m not saying you’re going to get those results, but I’m guessing you’d be happy with even a fraction of that kind of gain. Do the following workout:
That’s it. I know it sounds simple, but if you follow the above plan you’ll look like you just stepped off the pages of a muscle and fitness magazine.