David Bromstad is the star of HGTV's popular show "Color Splash." He has become very popular because of his amazing vision in design, custom art, and styles with color. Although his show has created a large following of interior design junkies, his slim and fit physique has also been a topic of conversation. He has an average amount of muscle mass, but his muscles have outstanding tone. He has very good definition because he has been able to keep his body fat low to reveal his ripped body. It does not take a lot of time in the gym to achieve the same amount of muscle as David. If you want a lean body like him, then ditch the bodybuilder mentality.
It Is Harder To Get Lean Than It Is To Get Big
What I mean by the "bodybuilder mentality" is based more on how they train and eat. Most bodybuilders or gym junkies you come across are guys who are big and bulky but have very little tone or definition. They may all be able to bench 500 pounds or have thighs the size of tree trunks, but they never seem to be able to get their body fat low enough to reveal the muscle. This happens because getting big requires very little discipline. Remember, these guys typically get a lot of attention from other men in the gym for their amazing lifting abilities and freakish size, but the ladies will overlook them any day. I hear it all the time, women prefer a slim body much more like David Bromstad, Taylor Lautner, or Ryan Reynolds any day. What do these three celebrities have in common? Decent amount of muscle but with very low body fat!
Avoid Getting Too Large, It Will Ruin Your Look
Bodybuilders always seem to over-due it in the weight room. Getting too big to a point where you can not wear normal clothes or jeans is a nightmare. Big guys look awkward when trying to dress up or even wearing normal jeans. Women love style, and they love it even more when a man combines style with a slim and fit body. I'm not trying to bash huge guys or bodybuilders, I'm just trying to help.
Your Own Crash Course To Getting Lean
Like I said before, if you have been lifting for any length of time you probably have enough muscle mass. So instead, we are going to direct our focus towards shedding off that unwanted body fat so we can reveal the muscle you worked so hard for. I would first start off by saying to skip direct leg work. You more than likely have enough muscle mass on your legs and butt than what you already need. Having large legs and a huge butt will not give you the GQ look. What I do recommend is spending only about 15-20 minutes of strength training followed by 45-60 minutes of cardio. When I say "cardio" This does not mean hanging out on the elliptical reading a magazine. I'm talking about high intensity interval training.
Your Eating Habits Will Need A Makeover
As far as eating goes, this is where many people drop the ball. You do not need to eat 6-8 meals a day like I am sure you have been told. People that eat 6-8 meals a day almost always consume more calories than what they burn so they never get the definition they're looking for. You also do not need tons of protein to maintain a lean body. Try to eat 2-3 normal size meals. If you really need to lose the fat fast, intermittent fast is the way to go. Intermittent fasting will create a huge calorie deficiency without losing muscle.
Note: If you do not have access to a gym, you can still get a great body with workouts consisting of just body weight exercises like: push ups, pull-ups, hanging leg raises, etc. Body weight workouts and intervals without a gym is a definite trend in Hollywood for very good reasons. Keep in mind that intel cardio and keeping your calories low will burn that body fat and give you the lean, fit, and slim look like David Bromstad in "Color Splash."