The problem with model workouts is they are designed to keep models fit. Operative word being KEEP.
How often do you see a working supermodel that looks out of shape? I’m betting never. More often than not they start off slim. Their trainers are rarely taking an unfit and overweight model and creating a toned physique. It’s just not reality.
So if you haven’t been to a gym in a decade, these women’s magazine workouts are just not for you. There’s no shame in being a beginner. But don’t trick yourself into believing that just because a celebrity does something it means you will achieve the same body.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you are incapable of achieving a supermodel physique. What I am saying it’s important to honestly evaluate your own fitness levels. Learn how to execute the basic exercises properly before rushing ahead to the sexy, cool and exciting workouts. If you’re unsure ask a fitness professional at the gym to check your form.
It’s not uncommon to hear of people injuring themselves doing fitness DVDs. In fact, my services have been sought out by many people who have injured themselves on freebie workouts. I largely hold the untailored approach accountable. Everyone has their own unique body, injuries, weaknesses and strengths. Cookie-cutter workouts don’t account for this variation in fitness. The result can be damage to your back, knees or ankles.
While high intensity workouts are on trend at the moment is it important to understand that they are not appropriate for everyone. These type of workouts are often high impact too. Completing a high impact workout on a weak foundation can either lead or injury or exacerbate existing ones. Therefore core fitness and strength is needed before attempting these types of workouts. Be humble in fitness to reduce damage.
Who cares which workout Karlie Kloss swears by? If you want to achieve your best healthy body perhaps you shouldn’t.