If you've ever wondered how cover models train or prepare for magazine shoots, it varies from person to person. (Sorry, did you expect a blanket answer from BS that would apply to everyone of any age, gender, and fitness level?)
This is how ex-M&F cover star and celebrity trainer Don Saladino prepared for his cover in 2018. This is the approach he takes with many of his clients – Sebastian Stan, Ryan Reynolds, etc., when it comes to getting a camera. ready.
Use free weights or just your own body weight if you don't have the equipment, says Saladino. He adds that you should be able to turn around if necessary – a move or suggestion should never be the be-all and end-all. In short, listen to your body and try to move like an athlete.
Warming up the chest:
1: Bottom-up kettlebell press
Why: Works on shoulder stability and lat length.
2: hip plane
Why: Uses the hips and helps with back and knee pain.
3: Child pose
Why: Focuses on the work of breathing, adding positive stretch to the thoracic spine and stretching the hips.
Cover model chest training:
A series of chest exercises that focus on strength and hypertrophy, drawing blood to the muscle.
Bench press: Start with a comfortable weight and increase. If you want to grow in size, you must first establish the mind-muscle connection. Feel the weight that is being used. Strength and strength help with muscle density, but shape is crucial.
Weighted chest press with bands: Overload the position of movement. Great way to strengthen the top of the chest.
Incline Fly: If you don't have that machine, do a dumbbell or rope fly, anything where you can get a good stretch.
Seated machine chest press: Go from easy to harder, you don't want to get too hard too quickly. Go harder with each sentence to get the sweet spot.
When there is critical weight loss it is time to move on. Always finish with some strength training: pull-ups, push-ups, tricep dips, etc. Getting a good stretch and getting your heart pumping is important.