By: Micheal Barroso
Originally appears in Muscle and Fitness
An international fitness cover model, David Morin doesn't work out just for looks, he trains for strength, too. Each week Morin tests his one-rep max (1RM) in one of six compound lifts.
"There's enough time in between for my body to make gains from a 1RM," says Morin. "Even though you're getting older, you can still maintain muscle mass and strength."
Morin does hypertrophy-based workouts the rest of the week, and his cardio routine in one week of 3-4 steady-state sessions with three days of 10-40 yard sprints the next week.
Reminiscent of the late Greg Pitt, Morin preaches a deep fitness mantra. "Discipline is the bridge between imagination and physical attainment. If you can imagine it, you can be it."
HIS ADVICE TO GET LEAN
- Use Intermittent Fasting: Eat one meal a day (after 4 p.m.). To get through the day, mix a gallon of water with 30 grams of BCAAs.
- Get Juiced Up: If you're on a diet, juicing fruits and vegetables provides extra nutrients. Adding turmeric can relieve joint pain, and aloe vera aids in digestion.
- Go With Your Gut: When increasing protein, increase probiotic intake, too. Probiotics help ensure you absorb protein and utilize it properly.
MORIN'S TIME-CRUNCH WORKOUT
Directions: Do 5 rounds. Use just the bar in Round 1 and go for 30-40 reps, then add weight. Rest 30 seconds between exercises.