You know that a trainer is worth their weight in gold if they can get Zac Efron into a shape that helps him stand confidently beside the hunky Dwayne Johnson. Meet Patrick Murphy, a trainer who owns the Industry Gym in Los Angeles. With a client list that includes names like Efron and Keanu Reeves, Murphy has gained a name as one of the best trainers around. Read on to know some of the tips and tricks by the legendary trainer on how to get fit for the summer.
The Three-Phase Plan
Murphy advises dividing the 8-12 weeks period before summer approaches into different phases to achieve the best summer body. To start off with, he suggests devoting the first four weeks to doing full-body workouts that will work on your entire body. For the second phase, move on to doing upper and lower body workouts in two-day splits. Lastly, concentrate on your push, leg, and pull days in three-day splits for the last phase. Murphy has also put together a Show & Go Program that lets wannabe summer-shredders follow a routine similar to Zac Efron’s Baywatch one. It provides people with simple to follow and implement exercises to achieve their full potential.
For people who only have three months to get in shape for the beach, Murphy has some nutrition-filled advice. According to him, sticking to a whole-food diet works wonders for those looking to become lean in such a short period of time. Avoid processed foods like tortillas and crackers, as well as those with added sugar. Opt for consuming unsweetened and plain products for the best results. A cleaner diet leaves your liver to do what it is meant to do, or it’s busy trying to detoxify the body. He also suggests adding coconut water for hydration into the diet. For those who use protein powders, he suggests reading the label to ensure that it is organic, plain, and unsweetened.
The Long-Term Goal
Murphy might have advice that will help you become fit in the short term, but the trainer is all about establishing a healthy lifestyle. Even though everybody likes to look good, Murphy strongly suggests finding what drives one to be their healthiest self and working on our inner self before we tackle the outer body. According to the trainer, being fit at a young age is amazing, but maintaining that fitness at later ages is the true testament to one’s fitness.