Flex for the camera to win!
How workout selfies can inspire you to conquer new fitness peaks
Usain Bolt after his gold medal win at London 2012, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson psyching himself up for a workout, Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Chris Pratt bare-chested in front of the mirror – selfies have been become common practice for documenting amazing training results. But although it’s still not a great idea to stop your session to take one, selfies can help motivate you and your friends to reach your fitness targets.
That’s according to research from the Universities of Sussex and the West of England, which found when gym-goers see pictures of muscular male models they report an increase in motivation. This reinforces several other studies that have shown recording and monitoring your progress – with photos, apps that record your daily steps or simply by logging the weights lifted in your workouts – helps keep you on track to achieving your fitness goals.
Now Men’s Fitness has teamed up with GymShark, one of the world’s leading innovators in fitness wear, to encourage you to showcase your training sessions. ‘We want to see you working out, whether that’s at the gym, at home or in the park,’ says Lewis Morgan of GymShark (gymshark.com). ‘It’s strictly about exercise, so no food or drink photos – just pictures that will inspire and motivate you, your friends and anyone looking to get fitter.’ So get creative, get snapping and use your #HealthySelfie to motivate yourself and others to new fitness heights.