When asked why you lift, most people say “for health reasons.” While being healthy is nice, a better, more popular reason to workout is for aesthetics. Today, I’ll give you an aesthetic workout routine you can follow to make sure you’re a head turner.
It’s not impossible to get an aesthetic physique, in fact it’s really easy. With the right mindset and program anyone can look like a greek god.
In order to be considered “aesthetic”, an aesthetic workout routine has to help you get to milestones. These milestones determine whether your physique is actually impressive, or just low body fat.
Aesthetic physiques typically have:
- Under 10% bodyfat
- A V-Taper or the golden ratio
- Big upper back and chest
- Broad shoulders
- Big arms
- Good quads and calves
The perfect aesthetic workout has to include all of these muscles, otherwise you won’t be able to develop them.
To get an attractive figure, you need to update your exercise routine to include exercises that are known to improve the muscular symmetry of your body.
With that being said, your exercises should aim to cover both your large and small muscle groups. (Do compound and isolation lifts)
Once you have enough muscle to look good, shred fat to make it visible.
Diet For An Aesthetic Physique
Most of your gains come from the kitchen. If you workout 24/7 but have a terrible diet, you won’t see any results. In other words, you’ll just be wasting your time.
A proper diet for an aesthetic physique is going to eliminate all processed foods and encourage whole foods. A general rule to follow for dieting is if a caveman didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.
- Eliminate processed sugars. The only sugar you should be getting is from natural sources like fruit.
- Consume 1 gram of protein for 1 pound of bodyweight, and double it if you’re trying to bulk.
- Do intermittent fasting to cut body fat.
- Eat at a caloric deficit when cutting.
- Eat at a slight caloric intake while bulking.
- Have at least 1 gallon of water a day.
- Get 8+ hours of sleep a night.
Aesthetic physiques have to be lean, no exceptions.
I don’t care what type of body you have, ectomorph, endomorph, or even mesomorphs, anyone can cut down to a low bodyfat percentage.
Of course, you have to build muscle before you actually start cutting fat. Let’s go over how to do both:
How to Build Muscle
Building muscle is extremely easy, and unless you want to look like Ronnie Coleman (the guy above), you don’t have to take anything crazy to do it either!
The basic process of building muscle goes:
Lift hard, eat, sleep, repeat.
It’s literally a very simple 4 step process anyone can follow, but let me explain more…
The first component to building muscle for aesthetics is to lift hard. This means that you should be in the gym 5-6 days a week, lifting with crazy intensity. If you don’t break a sweat, you aren’t doing it right. If you struggle with lifting intensely, try taking a super high quality pre-workout.
The second component to building muscle is to eat. If you don’t eat like a big, muscular guy, you won’t look like one. Eat high amounts of protein, especially before bed. To calculate how many calories you should eat, go to a bmr calculator and enter in your information.
Once you’ve filled it out, add about 500-1000 calories to what your activity level is.
The final component of building muscle is actually really underrated. Your sleep is a huge determiner in how much muscle you build. Think about it- you grow when you sleep right? So if you don’t get enough sleep, you won’t grow. Aim for 8+ hours a night.
How to Shred Fat For Aesthetics
Shredding fat is also pretty easy. There’s a similar 4-step process in like building muscle, however it’s backwards to it.
In order to shred fat for an aesthetic workout routine, you have to: workout hard, eat at a caloric deficit, sleep and repeat.
Your workout program shouldn’t change, it’s best to follow the same routine while bulking and cutting. You still have to get a good lift in at least 5-6 days a week.
The main part that’s different is your eating. When you shred fat, you have to be in a caloric deficit. This means that you burn more calories than you consume. To calculate how many calories you should eat, go to a bmr calculator and enter in your information. Subtract 500 or eat as many calories suggested by the calculator.
Sleep is even more critical in the cutting phase because your body doesn’t have as much energy from calories. 9 hours is optimal here, but if you can’t get that, have at least 8 a night.
Aesthetic Workout Split
For a full workout routine for aesthetics, try out my “Workout of The Gods” routine. It’s customized to help you build strength, muscle mass and definition so you can be a head turner everywhere you go. It’s pretty much a customized aesthetic workout routine.
A good workout split for aesthetics looks like:
An ideal workout split looks like:
Focus on doing big compound lifts per muscle group first. Compound lifts are lifts that use more than one muscle group. Finish off with isolation reps.
Ideal rep ranges are between 8-12.
An example of this looks like:
Chest: Bench press 12,10,8,6. Incline bench 12,10,8,6. Chest flies 5×8-12; superset with dumbbell pullovers 5×8-12.
Get in the gym, and lift hard. Count your calories. Once you’ve got that down, start bulking and then cutting. If you need extra help, use some of the supplements I recommended.
Remember, you’ll only get a greek god like physique if you put in the work, so go and do it.
If you want to take your physique to the next level, then definitely consider buying my top tier workout program: “Workout of The Gods“
It’s SPECIFICALLY designed to get you a greek god like physique that is guaranteed to turn heads and earn you respect.
You’ll feel more alpha, more respected, and you’ll get tons of female attention. Imagine yourself in those shoes for just a second.