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The Body Builder: 5 Ways To Monetize Your Physique

The Body Builder: 5 Ways To Monetize Your Physique

Here are 5 different techniques you can employ to monetize your physique, using real-life examples.

1. Become A Model

Although the modeling industry is dominated by women, there is still a thriving niche for men with the ‘right physique.’ In this niche, your job responsibility would be modelling clothing items, jewelry and other commercial goods for public consumption.

The first step to take is setting up a profile on a modeling and/or body-building platform that outsources body builders to companies who require such services. (Bodybuilders.com is a good place to start.) As your profile increases, your ability to earn increases as well.

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    2. Compete In Bodybuilding Contests

    Body building contests are a great way for you to put your name out there in order to garner some publicity, which in turn will boost your earning potential. A good example is the Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rise to fame, from a simple body builder to competing in and wining both the Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia trophies. Competing in these contests paved the way for his career in Hollywood. So why not take the right steps to bulking up with the aim of winning your state’s local body building contest?

    3. Create A Fitness Blog

    A fact most body builders know is that the art of bulking up is always a personal journey, which everybody must experience for his or herself. If you fall into the category of people who have achieved their personal body-building goal, provide some expert tips by creating a personal blog for people to read about your experience. It’s a great way to monetize your body building experience. Make sure the tips you provide speak directly about your experience. This is due to the fact that a generic blog on bodybuilding is not likely to generate much interest. An example of a good personal blog is Strength Trainer, Mike Mahler’s. In his blog, he covers unique training issues, personal diet and bodybuilding techniques, which you can use as inspiration for your personal blog.

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    4. Kick-Start A Career As A Personal Trainer

    Having a good physique ultimately means that you have developed healthy eating  and training habits over an extended period of time. As the saying goes; anyone who has spent 10,000 hours working on a craft is a professional. If you have achieved the proverbial 10,000 hours or have met your own personal goals, the next step may be teaching other people.

    To become a personal trainer, some education courses and certification may be required. Also, your interpersonal skills and the ability to teach will play a huge role in determining your success rate in the long run. Simply put, one must put in considerable effort in learning how to become a personal trainer. This effort may end up being lucrative once you start building a loyal client base.

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      5. Start Your Own Supplement Company

      Most body builders make use of food and health supplements throughout their careers in the body building industry. If you fall under this category, provide help for future body builders on the right supplements they can use. You’ll be helping others and germinating income.

      There are a couple of ways to do this: you could sell supplements to a a third-party retailer, large corporations, or develop your own line/company. To do this right, you must invest your money and other resources for a lengthy period of time.

      Now that you know these tips, get started! Take the right steps at the turn of the New Year to increase your earning power through something you love: bodybuilding.

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      Last Updated on September 18, 2020

      7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

      7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

      Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

      Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

      1. Exercise Daily

      It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

      If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

      Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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      If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

      2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

      Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

      One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

      This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

      3. Acknowledge Your Limits

      Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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      Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

      Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

      4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

      Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

      The basic nutritional advice includes:

      • Eat unprocessed foods
      • Eat more veggies
      • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
      • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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      Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

        5. Watch Out for Travel

        Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

        This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

        If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

        6. Start Slow

        Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

        If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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        7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

        Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

        My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

        If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

        I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

        Final Thoughts

        Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

        Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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