Whether you are getting ready for “The” interview or standing alongside your best buddies at a wedding, you want to be able to rock a suit. Diet and exercise are even more important than ever since today’s suits are cut for an athletic physique.
The following workout is designed to help you build up shoulders, to fill out your jacket, slim your midsection, while sculpting your quads, as well.
Using two medium-weight dumbbells (15 to 25 pounds), complete the following moves as a circuit. After you complete the first steps, continue through the other two in rapid succession. Only stop if you must rest. Repeat the circuit up to three times.
1. The Squat/Press
With your feet, hip breadth apart, hold the dumbbells on the tops of each shoulder. Slowly, squat keeping your knees positioned behind your toes and most of your weight on your heels. Next, press up through your heels until you are standing. Continuing in a fluid motion, press the weights above your head until your elbows are locked. Repeat three sets of 10 reps.
2. The Lunge/Curl
With your feet hip breadth apart, hold the dumbbells at your sides. Stepping forward about three feet with your left leg, keep your knee perpendicular to your toe. Lunge until your left leg is bent at 90 degrees. Hold at the bottom and as you do, curl each weight up. Bring the weights back to your sides, then press back up to a standing position. Complete the steps with Your right leg. Repeat three sets of 10 reps for each leg.
3. The Deadlift/Upright Row
With your feet, hip breadth apart, hold the dumbbells at your sides, your palms should be toward your body. With only a soft bend in your knees, lean forward at your waist. Keep your back straight throughout. Now, go past your knees with the dumbbells, while pressing your hips forward.
Return to your starting position, while pulling the weights up under your chin. Be sure to lead with your elbows and keeping them above your hands for proper form. Repeat three sets of 10 reps.
Diet & Supplements Help You Reach Your Goals
A diet that is high in fiber and antioxidants is recommended for men of any age. However, even if you are eating a healthy diet, there may be some nutrients that you are missing. A quality multivitamin is recommended to complement your exercise routine.
Common food sources, like fruit, vegetables, herbs, teas, and spices help reduce the impact of free radicals. These nasties cause inflammation, damage, and stress on the body’s cells which play a role in the formation of diseases.
By including antioxidants in your diet, you are helping to counteract damage done by things you have little control over. In the process of fighting this harmful free radical damage, antioxidants offer protection to healthy cells. In addition to foods, the antioxidants Vitamin E and Vitamin C can be supplemented. Some common foods that are high in antioxidants include: goji berries, blueberries, dark chocolate, walnuts, pecans, artichokes, kidney beans and cranberries.
If you implement a diet and exercise program like the one we suggest, you will be well on your way to being in suit shape in no time.