How To Look Great for Photos

How To Look Great for Photos


My previous post on Tuesday, exposed how the fitness industry cheats its photo shoots with its before and after pictures.

Today’s post will show you how to look ripped for your “after” photo.

This is for when you want to look great for your photo shoot. If you don’t need good looking photos of yourself, then skip this as this will change your body and put unnecessary strain on your body. This is for informational, entertainment, and educational purposes only.

2 Weeks Before Shoot

  1. Stop ingesting creatine, as creatine holds onto water.
  2. Tan. Dark skin makes you look like you are more vascular and have a ton of definition.
  3. Reduce your intake of carbohydrates including dairy, sugar, and starchy foods.  Your muscles hold onto carbohydrates and water in the form of glycogen. You need to deplete all glycogen from your body.

1 Week Before Shoot

  1. Have your last heavy weight workout. Cease lifting heavy for a least a week because when you lift heavy, you’re tearing up the fibers in your muscle and as a result, you swell up a bit. By stopping your heavy workouts, you’re giving your body a chance to recover and slim up.
  2. Reduce your carbohydrate intake even further to less than 50 g per day. Same reason as before.

4 Days Before Shoot

  1. Limit your sodium intake. For the next 4 days, all foods should have no added salt. Sodium retains water. Do not eat foods that contain high sodium like pork. Instead opt for lean sources of meat like chicken breast.
  2. Drink distilled water. Distilled water has no sodium.
  3. Eat foods that contain high potassium to make up for the sodium.
  4. Stop tanning. If you started 2 weeks ago, you should be dark enough by this point. Any further tanning will make your body look swollen as you’re burning your skin causing inflamed tissue.

2 Days Before Shoot

  1. Take a ton of diuretics such as caffeine, dandelion root, or other forms. This will flush out the remaining water in your body. The goal is to dehydrate your body.
  2. Limit your water intake. Only drink water when you’re really thirsty.

Day of Shoot

  1. 4-5 hours before the shoot, eat a small meal with 50 g or less made up of carbohydrates. You want to restore some glycogen to your muscles and make it look  like you have some added muscle.
  2. 60 minutes prior to shoot, perform a light workout. Push-ups will pop out the chest, pull-ups will help pop out the back and arms. Do bicep curls and tricep pull-downs to make your arms look extra big.
  3. 20 minutes prior to shoot, perform body weight exercise in the form of push-ups and pull-ups. The higher reps, the better. You want to look vascular!
  4. Look ripped! Take photos.

After Shoot

  1. Make sure you drink a lot of water. Your body has been dehydrated and you’ll need it.
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