How is the Training and Dieting for Fashion Runway Male Models

I am sure we all ask ourselves, “How do Runway Models keep their body in shape all year round?”. We first need to understand the difference between Fitness models to Fashion models.

The Runway models want to have a leaner look and not be too muscular because that can affect their performance on the shows and their fit to the clothing.

Fitness models are way more muscular than runway models and often the runway models keep their body leaner for longer periods and don’t have a bulking phase (gaining mass period) on their diet.

Let’s see some different body types of Male Runway Models and how they keep their training and dieting:

In one of the interviews with Perth Now, Tyson Beckford says that “…being a Male Model is pretty much impossible.”

“I do four to six hundred sit-ups a day. I do anywhere between two hundred to 1000 push ups each day. I do a lot of running, a lot of cardio, my favorite thing is the skipping rope, and I cycle…”
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So if you see, they do train a lot and to their max. Most fashion models train from six to seven days a week, either doing weight lifting/Circuit Training or doing cardio. But most of them don’t focus on weight lifting but more on circuits and using body weight. The same example with David Gandy. He says that he trains almost every day doing either separated muscle groups or circuit training hitting the whole upper body or lower body. Read the full blog post here.

Tip: What is Circuit Training?

Circuit training is a form of endurance training where you join body resistance exercises with aerobic exercises. The focus on this training is to do a series of exercises and try to keep a high heart rate to induce a more caloric burn. You do the whole circuit and when you finish it, you go back to the first exercise again, non-stop.

See an example of a circuit training with no weights you can do at home

And some of them don’t do lifting at all and may focus mostly on cardio and light exercises like pilates and yoga. See what the model Clint Mauro says in his interview:

MDC: You obviously go to the gym but what’s overall most effective for you in staying lean?
CM: I finally just gave in and started eating better. I keep it simple with my workout. I do cardio, and natural workouts like push ups and sit ups.

MDC: In brief, what’s your favorite exercise to do when you work out?
CM: Yoga would have to be my favorite at this point. It’s a totally different kind of workout than I’m used to and it gives me a complete mental and physical workout.

How is the Training and Dieting for Fashion Runway Male Models : Fitness | https://www.royalfashionist.comUnfortunately, a poor diet with really low calories and maybe a not too healthy diet plan is something you see a lot in the fashion industry. Tyson Beckford also mentions in his interview that most of the models keep a diet regime of ” Diet Coke and Cigarettes”.

“It is true — models do eat like that,” Beckford says. “A lot of them have a Diet Coke and cigarette diet. I don’t know how they do it, I can’t do it — I need to have some real food in my stomach. I don’t even drink soda, I don’t smoke, I avoid it all.

He said that his diet routine is different and he keeps a healthy diet with proteins like seafood, healthy fats as olive oil and veggies for fiber intake.

To keep their shape for all shows and to always be ready to receive a call from the agency, it is not an easy task. Training and extreme diet is the key to their job success. A model A. J. Abualrub, a 22-year-old American model, confessed to the New York Times in an interview that he dropped 30 pounds for a show and that he would only eat twice a day.

To achieve this type of physique it can be dangerous for your health so that’s why you need to, first of all, find a good nutritionist to create a plan for you.

To achieve a fashion male model look, it also depends on your body type/genetics. If you see Tyson Beckford has a more muscular look, different from the others showed in the pictures, but he still is a great model. Be healthy and stay in shape!

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How is the Training and Dieting for Fashion Runway Male Models : Fitness | https://www.royalfashionist.comSo what you think? Would you give up your fatty food to have a body like these ?!


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Marcos Paulo de Andrade is the founder/writer for the blog Royal Fashionist, a men’s guide for the modern and sophisticated men, including a variety of current issues such as fashion, health, and fitness.  Marcos Paulo is also the fitness guru who has close to 5 million hits on youtube.

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