INSTAMUSCLE 5 FUNDAMENTALS to a more shredded aesthetic physique
the BIG question... are there any secrets at all or are the answers right in front of our eyes?
Instamuscle! Nice title right, I thought it was quite fitting for this article because everything seems to be “Insta” these days and everyone is looking for the “Secrets” to success. The BIG question, are there any secrets at all or are they right in front of our eyes but we choose to ignore them because we have fallen victim to the “Herd” or “Sheep” mentality. Surely everyone can’t be wrong! I am not going tell you any porky pies, building or sculpting a remarkable physique is certainly no easy task, but you can certainly speed up the process if you arm yourself with the “Fundamentals”, or the basics of physique creation. It amazes me how many people in this industry get side tracked into believing some weird and wonderful theory or trend spread on social media or read from some text book. But science can’t be wrong! Well, history has proven that many of the so called health authorities were dishing out dodgy information for years. I can remember some so called experts back in the 90’s pitching to me that carbs can’t be converted to bodyfat! Remember when the WHO ( World Health Organization) advised us all to eat 78 servings of grains per day ( Bread, rice, pasta, cereals). Yes, they fattened everyone up with the text book advice! Anyhow, I could go on for hours on that topic alone but what I am trying to convey is science is not always right. There is no substitute for years of experience and trial and error, and I am not saying by any means I know everything... I leave that up to everyone else. But what I can offer and will share with you in this short article is some of the wisdom I have gained throughout my 30+ years in the industry. I am going to share five secrets or I like to call them “Key Fundamentals” in this article because I currently have my book in the works which is a work in progress as there is so much information I want to share so that I can at least save a few people years of wasted time and effort both in and out of the gym. So lets get the ball rolling with my first secret to achieving a shredded and aesthetic physique. Note these points are relavent to both sexes, young and old, beginner or seasoned veteran.
1. Eat Clean - Stay Lean
Forget the bulking up deal. There is not one ounce of proof that it will help with your efforts to build a truly aesthetic physique. In fact it will most certainly work against you, and let me explain why it will do so. First and foremost, adding fat to your body will throw out your hormone balance. The more bodyfat you have around your mid section the more estrogen your body will produce. Yes, belly fat Fatty tissue – particularly visceral abdominal fat – contains an abundance of metabolically active factors and hormones including aromatase, an enzyme which functions to convert Testosoterone to the female sex hormone estrogen. Men with large bellies consequently are often found to have lower Test levels and higher estrogen levels, which can result in “emasculation” with loss of sex drive, diminished erections, the disturbing loss of penile length and the presence of gynecomastia ( man boobs)boobs). Not the ideal environment for building a shredded or aesthetic phsyique. The same rules apply to women who already have a much higher natural level of estrogen than males. You don’t want to stack the odds against you by upsetting your natural hormone balance. The only way to prevent this is to stay leaner all year round, within say 5kgs for female and around 10 for males. Personally