MISSED YOUR CALLING AS A FITNESS BENCHMARK? MAYBE IT’S NOT TOO LATE. SUPPORT YOUR TRAINING EFFORTS WITH ADHERENCE TO THESE GOLDEN RULES OF NUTRITION FROM TRANSFORMATION SPECIALISTS CHIEF BRABON AND EMILIE BRABON-HAMES
Follow the 10 rules of eating for a beach-ready core.
However impressive they look, the guys who appear on the cover of Men’s Health each month aren’t from another solar system. Nor, in most cases, are they winners of the genetic lottery or fanatics prepared to live lives defined by monk-like asceticism. Looking the way they do – the defined musculature, the conspicuous abs – needn’t involve any of those things. Which is not to say that hitting stellar shape is a stroll across the sand hills.
Two people who understand this as well as anyone are MH fitness director Chief Brabon and Emilie Brabon-hames, the husbandand-wife duo that specialises in chiselling human bodies. Give this pair eight weeks and they’ll transform a committed bloke who’s in mediocre shape into cover-model material. They’ve been doing this routinely for years, most recently with Osher Günsberg in last month’s Men’s Health, while Guy Sebastian and Home and Away’s James Stewart got the treatment last year.
The keys to achieving your ultimate physique are working out with purpose and consistency, while eating cleverly, explain the co-authors of 8 Weeks To Wow. Typically, they say, guys tend to overemphasise their training while neglecting nutrition. Big mistake.
“Exercise and diet are equally important,” says Em. And if you’re messing up nutrition, the “wow” outcome will elude you.
“Our eating plan has evolved from a training program for elite athletes to a program for everyday people who want to get fit – fast,” says Chief. “The aim is to reboot your body so that it can best use the foods you’re eating. It’s a high-protein, low-fat and super low-carb plan that’s designed to reset your body’s resting metabolic rate. And that means burning more fat, all the time.”
To make easier things for you in the kitchen, here are Chief and Em’s 10 Golden Rules of transformative eating. Then turn over for four recipes from 8WTW, covering off breakfast, lunch and dinner (including a muscle-fuelling dessert). Good luck. Put it all into practice, and who knows? Maybe we’ll be shooting you for an MH cover in 2019.
Guy Sebastian, 36 MH COVER GUY, SEPT 2017 James Stewart, 42 MH COVER GUY, MARCH 2018 Osher Günsberg, 44 MH COVER GUY, SEPT 2018
Chief Brabon Transformationcoach.com FOUNDER Emilie Brabon-hames CO-FOUNDER, ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP