Dear fitness enthusiast, "Training is less science than ART. Be the artist!" When best-selling author, fitness expert, and the man with some of the world’s most famous abs, Shawn Phillips shared those powerful words of wisdom with me, a light bulb went off in my head. It eloquently summarized the downfall of mainstream fitness while revealing the beauty of training, health, and body transformation. During the past decade mainstream fitness has been obsessed with a desire for "cutting edge" fat loss strategies, based upon burning as many calories as humanly possible in the shortest period of time. Although the marketing message may sound clever, the only thing it’s succeeded at is running people into the ground, while taking the pure joy and beauty out of training.
From: Scott and Angie Tousignant To: All Those Who Are Serious About Burning Fat and Gaining Muscle
This may sound like a trick question, but it’s not. The answer is obvious… we all want to look and feel attractive. But as surprising as it may sound, burning massive amounts of calories does not mean that you will end up with a sexy and desirable body. The truth is, if you want to look your absolute best and carve out your most aesthetically pleasing physique possible, you need to "Train For Looks". You need to view your body as a work of art and focus on bringing out it’s finest details. This is what Physique Training is all about. Creating that finished and polished look that you desire. It’s a simple shift in mindset that transforms an ordinary fitness enthusiast into a Physique Artist! Take a moment to think about the difference between these two approaches… Would you rather stress out wondering if you’ve burned enough calories, while running yourself into the ground with your INSANE workouts… Or would you rather become fascinated with the beauty of your body while performing only the exercises that strategically shape your physique… making you look smoke’n HOT! Here’s just a small handful of Physique Artists from our Metabolic Masterpiece community who not only view their training as an art form, but took the time to capture their physiques as a work of art…
In 1976, Arnold Schwarzenegger posed with Frank Zane and Ed Corney at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The presentation was called "Articulate Muscle: The Body as Art". As these impressive men struck magnificent poses while slowly spinning around on a turn table, some of the most prominant art historians from around the world debated whether or not bodybuilding was a legitimate art form… and indeed it is! They looked like the statues of Greek and Roman gods, which we have admired for centuries.
Phidias, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rodin, and many of the great artists from centuries ago had unlocked this secret to the ultimate aesthetically pleasing physique. It’s displayed in their magnificent statues and paintings. The secret is in the spectacular symmetry, perfect proportions, and beautiful balance. Scientists have been… Read more… 212 views