When defining physical perfection, we have to take into consideration who the perfection is for. When we think about what the perfect female body looks like, we have to take what a man thinks into consideration.
When a woman worries about her waistline, about cellulite, and about how she looks, she is in part fretting because she wants to look good in the eyes of the opposite sex. It’s not entirely about what guys think, but it definitely plays a roll.
She’ll feel more confident, have more energy, and feel better about who she is, if she’s confident that she looks beautiful in her own eyes, yes. But her perception of how men see her is, often, even more influential.
Men are no different.
Women see perfection in a guy with muscle, yes, but lean muscle. A thin waist, broad shoulders, and a guy that can look as good in nice clothes as he does shirtless on the beach is their ideal.
We know that perfection of a male physique doesn’t exist on the stage at Mr. Olympia. It’s more likely to exist in a boxing ring, a football field, a track, or on the silver screen.
Knowing this, we have a rough idea of what the ideal is. We also have a rough idea of how to achieve it. But a rough estimation of how to build your perfect physique is like trying to fix a car with a rough idea of what goes where. You might get it done, but not after a long time spent trying, and failing. And you may even move further away from perfection than you already are.
When we try to build the perfect physique with un-focused estimations, we usually focus on gaining mass. Then losing all the of the fat that we’ve added in our ‘transformation’.
We get to a point where we’re muscular, and maybe even lean, but our shoulders are too thin, our arms are too skinny, and our waist is a bit big. We’re out of proportion. We look good, but not great. So, we take more shots in the dark trying to correct the visual imbalances that we’ve unwittingly created when we bought or started a “mass building routine”.
This trial and error approach of building one muscle to catch up to the others, or burning fat in a certain area, usually lasts a lifetime. The frustration boils over and we quit because we no longer have the motivation to look how we’ve always dreamed of looking because while we get close, we never build the body we’d really like to have. Instead, we settle.
Well-rounded. Balanced. Two words or phrases that come to mind when we think about a body we’d like to create. Thus, we set out to create our ideal all at once. We hammer away at our lats, arms, shoulders, chest and legs. Watching each develop bit by bit.
It’s as if we’re studying to become an artist, but instead of focusing on one discipline, we focus on them all. An artists can get good at a lot of things. But only great at something if all of his energy is given to that one discipline. It can be the same for our training. If you’re focusing on everything, but not getting the results you want. There could be another way to go about it…
I love focusing on everything at once when I’m training. My favorite training split is an upper/lower split with a ton of athletic power movements built into my training. But what if this method isn’t working for you? What if there’s another method that will help you get the V Shaped Body, where a balanced routine has failed?
If you’re not already relatively close to where you want to be, there is another way to do things. A method of training where we focus on developing one muscle group thoroughly and perfectly, before moving on to the next. That method is called…
Specialization is where you focus on developing one muscle group over a 4-6 week period with 4 workouts a week. 3 of these workouts will focus on developing different aspects of this one muscle. The 4th is a full body maintenance workout to maintain the other muscles in your body as to ensure they don’t disappear (they won’t).
Check out the Perfect V Solution. “The $7 program that will show you how to get the perfect v in only 2 months of specialized training.
The Benefits of Specialization
1. You’re going to SEE results immediately.
By focusing on one muscle group over 4-6 weeks, your gains in that one muscle group will be much more noticeable than gains achieved in a more balanced program. This is a very good thing. Read on…
2. You’re going to build a better muscle through more exercise variation.
The guy above (me) is by no means anywhere near to being perfect. In my mind, there’s not even such thing as a ten when it comes to pure looks – care to argue? We all have imperfections.
Yet I have built my perfect body…
And I know how you can build yours too.
Coming from where I’ve come from: the years of failing to change my scrawny and weak physique, there’s not all that much I’d change about the body I have today – if anything. Does that mean that I’m not trying to improve? For shite’s sake of course not! I’m in the gym like clockwork 4 days a week, working me arse off. I eat healthy, and in a way that will help me stay healthy and achieve my goals.
At it’s base, training can be broken down into 4 categories:
2. Cardiovascular Training
You could also add in training for athleticism, but that would be more of a hybrid of all of the above. When you’re training to improve your athleticism, you’re training for athletic power (Olympic Lifting), you’re training to improve your lung capacity and endurance (cardiovascular training), you’re training for strength (powerlifting), and you’re trying to build muscle (bodybuilding).
Does Jessica Alba have the ideal body? Tell me in the comments section who does!
The majority of the people visiting this site are guys, but there are a good number of ladies who partake in the comments, email me questions and so forth as well, so I figured it was about time to give the ladies an article.
The thing is, if you guys get 25 comments (not including my responses) on this blog post I’m going to give you a 10-minute Abs Shredding workout – the same one we missed by just a few comments last Friday. I have two questions, 1 for the ladies visiting the site, the other for the fellas:
Ladies: What’s your ideal body for a guy look like?
Guys: What does your ideal body for a girl look like?
Be specific. Ladies, do you like seeing massive amounts of muscle on a guy, or lean, athletic-looking muscle? Guys, do you look for a flat stomach or do you like seeing a bit of abs on a lady?
We all have different goals when it comes to fitness, we also have different starting points and desired results.
And no, we’re never going to build the perfect body, at least in our own minds. There will always be something that we don’t like, something that we’re a bit insecure about or something that we’d like to change. That’s what makes us human.
If there was absolutely no insecurity, no vulnerability, and no need for improvement, we’d probably be the worst person in the world to hang out with.
A large part of getting in great shape, adding muscle, losing fat, and building a body you’re proud of, is to build confidence. But confidence doesn’t mean you think you’re imperfect, it means you’re happy with the way you are. Actually let me rephrase that, it means you’re proud of who you are and how you look.
Yes, there are still some things that you’re a little insecure about, but they don’t really come up that often. You don’t spend even a minute a day thinking about them.