When Justin Bieber was 16 years old he decided that it is time to ditch is fresh faced image a build some muscle, get in shape and develop a more manly body. To do this, like all celebrities do, he hired a personal trainer with a good track record on motivating clients to work hard to get good results.
So Justin Bieber hired Jordan Yuam to instruct him how to workout to build biceps, chest, athletic legs and that obligatory 6 pack that so many male celebrities have these days.
Justin Bieber’s New Healthy Diet
Justin is certainly taking his fitness training seriously as he has given up junk food, takeaways, processed food and other high calorie, low nutrient snacks and meals. He how eats a diet more akin to a pro athlete, with plenty of lean protein sources, healthy fats and nutritious carbohydrates.
Justin follows his trainers diet to a large extent, which involves following these rules to fuel the body, build lean muscle and cut fat:
- Drink plenty of water every day to stay hydrated and remove toxins, also drink green tea.
- No white or refined foods, always wholemeal and brown
- Eat 4-6 small meals each day, each one well balanced to provide healthy fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
- Eat fresh fruit for snacks – never juice
Justin’s Intensive Workouts
Jordan Yuam has been training sports athletes and celebrities for many years. He now runs a health and fitness club called Jordan’s Virtual Fit Club, which is actually a real gym as well as a virtual one. Although he does provide online guidance as well.
Jordan uses human biomechanic theory to create some excellent fitness and strength workouts to help sculpt and tone. He works mostly with free weights, with a lot of emphasis on dumbbell work, functional / plyometric training. Generally the weekly fitness regime will follow this sort of routine:
- Weight Training workouts 2 or 3 times per week. Workouts are split to focus on different muscle groups on each session.
- Weight training workouts involve combination movements, such as squat followed by shoulder press. The emphasis is on functional, or athletic, strength training.
- 2 or 3 Cardio workouts each week which follow a high intensity interval training (HIIT) regime, which means that the workouts are short but highly energetic. Sprints are followed by recovery exercises and repeated. Workouts last around 15-20 minutes.
Specific Abs Training
The above diet and workout tips will give you a strong and athletic body. But many people want more than that, they want a 6 pack. So these are Jordan Yuan’s tips;
- Remember that a 6 pack is 90% diet, 10% workout (although rest plays an important role too)
- Drink green tea instead of coffee
These are his recommended exercises:
- Hanging Leg Raises – simply hold on to a pull up bar and then bend and lift your knees to your chest. Hold for one deep breath before lowering your legs again. Leg raises are one of the most intensive ab exercises.
- The Plank – this static exercise is often underrated and misunderstood. While on the floor with support your body with your forarms and toes with legs straight. Palms face downwards. Focus on engaging your abs and hold for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
- Pike push ups – This is similar to the downward dog in yoga, but rather than hold the position you move from a plank position and then up to the downward dog. Works the core and arms, shoulders. Excellent tricep burner too.
- Crunches – even after all those core exercises a set of crunches is needed.
The workouts and diets look simple enough, and really they are. The real trick is doing them with enough intensity to build muscle and get your fit – and to make steady progress without over training. Also following a strict diet is vital, as to lose fat while building muscle requires a careful balance of energy and nutrition.