To build your best ever beach body you need to start training months before your holiday. But that doesn’t mean that all is lost if you’ve left your new-body aspirations to the last minute
The best summer bodies are built in winter. It’s true. Only by giving yourself enough time is it possible to build a big and lean physique. So if you’ve been following MF’s advice this year, well done: you’re all set for a summer looking and feeling in the shape of your life. If not, and you’re counting down how long until your beach break in days rather than months, I’ve got my own last-minute holiday deal for you.
We’ve designed a torso-transforming workout (p62) that will make noticeable changes to your physique fast. Is it a comprehensive training plan? No. You’re short of time so it’s focused on adding size to those muscle groups – shoulders, chest and arms – that make the biggest difference to how good you look without a shirt on. So while the plan has no leg workouts (buy longer trunks) it will build chest and shoulder width and arm size to not only make your upper body more buff, but also create the impression of a smaller waist so you can hit the beach with confidence.
So that’s your end of the deal. What do I want? As soon as you’re back from the beach, get back to the gym. Because if you can build a half-decent summer body in 12 days, just think what you can do in 12 months.
Focus on your upper body to make a real difference to the way you look shirtless in just a week or two