We spend a lot of time daydreaming about underwear models–mindlessly scrolling through the separate Tumblr account we have exclusively dedicated to tracking ripped, beautiful men in their skivvies. After wiping the drool from our chins, we often wonder how on earth they do it.
Is it possible that we, too, might someday look as ridiculously perfect in our man-panties? Probably not, but it’s fun to try. Or at least, it’s fun to trance out looking at pictures of models working out in their underwear.
Our friends at The Underwear Expert asked some of these dudes how they achieve their chiseled physiques. Check out the top five fitness tips below.
5. According to Jeremy Brink, it all starts with the right attitude:
“Best advice I could give in terms of working out: Always bring the highest intensity to the gym. If you don’t, there’s really no point in being there and doing a half-assed workout. Go home and come back when you’re ready to bring it.”
4. Mike Stalker is all about his weekly weights.
“In the weight room, I basically follow a body-building type program, which focuses on one muscle group a day, and I lift for about 1 1/2 hours 5-6 days a week. I also try to do ab workouts about 3 times a week. An example of my week would look like: Monday- Chest, Tuesday- Back, Wednesday- Shoulders, Thursday- Legs, and Friday- arms. Then, on either Saturday or Sunday, I will focus solely on some sort of core workout.”
3. Personal trainer/model Go Green swears by decline push-ups:
“Decline push-ups are performed by propping your feet against a wall or on top of a bench or chair. The higher your feet are placed, the more severe the decline angle, and the more significant the isolation on specific muscle fibers,” says Green. “Decline push-ups incorporate the muscle fibers in the upper portion of the pectoralis major muscle, which means more bang for your push-up buck.”
2. Davey Wavey gets inspiration from our Commander in Chief:
“Did you know that Barack Obama spends one hour a day exercising? If the leader of the free world has time to hit the gym, then so do you. It’s not a matter of not having enough time to exercise.”
1. Julian Gabriel on the importance of striking the right balance:
“I used to use a lot of weights and I was always trying to get bigger,” explains Gabriel. “As soon as I entered the modeling world, they were like ‘yeah, everything’s great but you need to tone that down.’ So my current gym regimen is pretty much cardio-cardio-cardio and abs-abs-abs. I look at the weights from afar and say, “hi,” but then I keep walking the other way.”
Photos: Go Green, Aydin Arjomand for The Underwear Expert, Luis Rafael for The Underwear Expert Oskar Cecere, Rick Day