Everyone desires to look good and be in good shape. Unhealthy living means you are out of shape and your body is an invitation to chronic health complications. Well, it can be hard to schedule an exercise routine into your busy schedule, particularly for new aspirants. Nonetheless, that is not an excuse!

(Image Source: Pixabay)

Staying in shape is a result of continuous commitment towards an effective exercise routine and avoiding bad habits. Here are a few simple sustainable ways that elite models employ to keep their body in shape and improve posture and stability.


First of all, it is not true that powerlifting equals big muscles. Instead, powerlifting generally involves strengthening your core. There are many different powerlifting exercises to gain strength and get in good shape. For a person to gain big bulky muscles you have a specific set of power lift sets that you employ with specific diets. Weightlifting not only makes you feel stronger but it actually creates a well-defined physique and boosts your confidence. It’s not about how much you can bench press or lift. Rather it is about discipline and strengthening your muscles and core.

(Image Source: Pixabay)


High intensive routine for workouts involves short periods of intense exercise alternated with recovery periods. For example, cycling a stationary bike could consist of 30 to 60 seconds of cycling as intense as possible against high resistance, followed by several minutes of slow-cycling with low resistance. One of the biggest advantages of high-intensity cardio exercise is that you can get maximal health benefits in minimal time.

(Image Source: Pixabay)

Models around the world have seen amazing results of high cardio exercises. High-intensity cardiovascular exercise such as running, swimming, jumping rope or cardio kickboxing are a few forms of exercises that elite models do to stay in shape. You should have an intense exercise workout session for about 10-30 mins daily or alternate days.


Increased lean body mass offers aesthetic, metabolic and fitness benefits. To avoid a big and bulky body you must employ a certain workout routine like running, swimming, yoga, dancing and pilates that will elongate your muscles making it lean but strong. A lot of models exercise with elastic exercise bands or yoga straps. This improves their flexibility and stretches their long muscles giving them a more lean and appealing look.

Almost all the models employ yoga or some sort of stretching set into their workout routine. The goal here is to stretch your body muscles by stretching a pose for 20 to 30 seconds and make it more durable. The motions of yoga ease post-workout muscular tensions and practicing Pilates resurrects damaged parts of the skeletal system. You can start with 20 minutes a day over time until you’re doing 45-60 minutes most days of the week.

(Image Source: Pixabay)


Regardless of what your goals are and at what stage you are currently in your fitness regime. Having a balanced and nutritious diet is a must. You should watch and plan your meals according to your work demands. For example, models generally consume about 1500 calories in a day rich in fats and protein but low in carbs (low-carb diets push the body into a state of ketosis, where it burns fat for energy). Well, there are not many restrictions as to what you can and cannot eat if you follow a strict workout routine as stated above. The rule here is to avoid excess consumption and follow up with a timely meal plan. You should drink lots of water and avoid artificial sweeteners, and consume limited dairy products.

(Image Source: Pixabay)

Lastly, but equally important is regulating your sleeping hours. Your body needs to get enough rest. It is recommended that you get 7 to 8 hours of sleep for optimum production when you are awake. A good night sleep helps regulate your metabolism, repair your muscles, and gives a fresh mind among other benefits.

As you begin and settle into a fitness plan, the first few days might be challenging but after a week or two, you will certainly appreciate the results. One way to make your workout fun is finding a partner who is into fitness or reaching out to online groups. Hopefully, this makes you turn a corner in life, to a healthier lifestyle and shape.

Photo Source