How To Get Aesthetic
An overview of how to get Aesthetic - this is a very vague summary of what is involved - becoming Aesthetic takes years of knowledge and application of knowledge and it would be impossible to put it all into one article.
Becoming an Aesthetic bodybuilder.. Developing an Aesthetic physique takes time and dedication. However it can be one of the most enjoyable and valuable experiences and learning curves in life with great benefits - looking great, getting girls, feeling healthy, feeling confident, physically fit and strong.
Aesthetic bodybuilding meaning
What does Aesthetic Bodybuilding mean? The term Aesthetic bodybuilding was coined from the meaning of Aesthetic (meaning beautiful) and bodybuilding (muscle building exercise).
It is used to describe the ideal defined physique - such as - perfect symtery, six pack abs, round developed shoulders, large developed quads and glutes - the entire body developed with perfect muscular symmetry and proportion
"Concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty."
"Exercise that builds muscles through tension."
How to become Aesthetic
The basics are the same for any diet or body transformation. Weather it is fat loss, muscle gain or training for a bodybuilding or physique competition - Aesthetic Bodybuilding is no different. Here are 4 of the most common principles you need to focus on:
To achieve an Aesthetic Body you must have an Aesthetic diet plan. There are a number of "diets" that will get you results. The one that is right for you is the diet that best fits your lifestyle, the diet that you can stay consistent with and still achieve the aesthetic look. Diet strategies are endless and include the caveman diet, intermittent fasting, high-fat (keto), low-fat, high protein, carb back loading, carb cycling, IIFYM (If it fits your macros) and many many more.
Now you must understand this - whichever diet you follow, they all come down to one thing - calories and macros (weather you track them or not):
Everyday our body uses X amount of calories to function properly. Once you have found out how many calories your body needs - you can then manipulate them by adding calories to increase muscle or decrease calories to lose weight. This calorific number is then divided by the 3 macro-nutrients: protein, fats and carbohydrates.
Finding out our calorific requirement as well as macro nutrient percentage of protein, fats and carbohydrates can be a lengthy stage of trial and error. Once you have worked out what works for you, continual gains come easily providing you are consistent.
As with diet there are a number of ways to train. An Aesthetic Training or Workout Plan is based around maximum muscle gain and maximum fat loss (or minimal fat gain). The choice of how you train is entirely down to preference providing the 2 following criteria are met: 1. You enjoy the training so you are consistent. 2. The training yields desired results.
There are a number of ways to workout for Aesthetics: These include:
- 1 muscle per day workouts such as: Mon: chest, Tues: Back, Weds: Shoulders, Thurs: Legs, Fri: Abs
- Push Pull Legs: Push Day / Pull Day / Leg Day / Rest / Repeat
- Upper&Lower: Upper Body Day/ Lower Body Day / Repeat
- Multiple muscle groups per day such as: Back Shoulders Day / Leg Day / Chest & Arms Day
Rest, recovery and sleep are all absolutely essential when training for aesthetics. Without proper recovery our energy levels decrease and our stress levels increase. This can cause lower levels of performance in the gym (weaker performance, less gains) as well as slow down or even prevent fat loss. The amount of rest, recovery and sleep differs for everyone based on their work, family life, stress and worry levels.
- Rest - Rest is different for everyone. For example one person may be able to rest watching T.V but for some people T.V stimulates their mind so this isn't good rest. You need to find something that allows you to rest efficiently. A quiet walk in the countryside for example.
- Recovery - Recovering outside of the gym is paired heavily with nutrition and rest/sleep. If your body isn't physically able to recover in the gym it will hinder your muscle growth and fat loss potential.
- Sleep - Sleeping could well be the most underrated part of bodybuilding for aesthetics. Everybody requires different amounts of sleep. This requires that you listen to your body and assess yourself. Through trial and error you can work out how much sleep you require and whether you require more or less on certain busy/less busy days.
Periodically making improvements in the gym is essential for growth. Getting stronger, being able to perform more reps, more powerful, shortening rest time and improving stamina are just a few things to focus on.
Using a log book or tracking software to ensure you are periodically improving day after day in the gym will ensure you are improving. You should never ever plateau and if you do you should make very small changes to ensure your back on the road to periodically improving.
Start your aesthetic journey
Now you have an overview of what it takes to become an Aesthetic Bodybuilder you are ready to join the aesthetic movement and be a part of the new generation of bodybuilding. Aesthetic World has so much information for you to read and learn from so get browsing the website, joining our Facebook Group and enjoy the results.