I have always believed that in order to get in shape you need some kind of motivation, something to look forward to and some way to be held accountable for your workout routine. Otherwise, you will most likely get lazy and not push yourself in order to see the results you want. Knowing that I was going to be standing outside of the local Hollister on black Friday in a swim suite gave me that motivation.
I am not going to talk about how I became affiliated with Hollister or Abercrombie and Fitch, they are the same company, in any way mainly because I am uneducated in the legalities of saying anything about it. But I do want to be open about the workout routine that I made for myself to prepare for it.
I have paid my dues at the gym am pretty comfortable in my own skin. But finding out that thousands of people are going to see your shirtless body is a frightening thing, for someone that has never done this before.
As an avid gym goer I will mention that it is much easier to get results with some supplemental help:) So I will just list some things I was taking:
- Animal Pak Multivitamins or BSN Nitrix (I wouldn’t take both together)
- Whey Protein
- USP Labs Jack3d pre-workout
- Kre-Alkalyn Creatine in pill form
- 1 1/2 hours a day, 6 days a week at the gym
- and a little tanning, because your muscle always look more defined when your tan.
My workout routine was anything but a routine but there were some things that I did every time I went to the gym.
- 1 mile on the olyptical or treadmill in 6 minutes or less for a warm up
- Legs, shoulders, bicep and back workout routine
Chest, triceps and abs workout routine
One of my lower ab workouts is in the video below.
Repeat Monday’s workout routine
Repeat Tuesday’s workout routine
High rep and light weight workout of Monday’s workout routine
High rep and light weight workout of Tuesday’s workout routine
Lower Ab Workout, Hanging Leg Raise
Hanging Leg Raises Video
This is by no means a detailed workout routine and there is no one routine that will give you what you want. The key is to have a motive and desire. The rest you will figure out. There are thousands or workout websites and opinions out there. Everyone is different and you must model your workout routine for yourself.