Match blogger Adam Hayley of RNT Fitness is a personal trainer with over 10 years experience in fitness and body building. He’s put together his top tips for a last minute confidence boost before your date.
It’s Friday and you’ve got a hot date. You’ve been thinking about it all week and you really want to impress this one.
Work finishes at 5pm, and you’ve got 2 hours to look your best. What can you do?
Luckily, we’ve got a few foolproof ‘gym’ tricks up our sleeves we like to use before a date that can immediately make you look better.
Confidence is sexy, and women sense it. One of the easiest ways to show this is to correct your posture.
By pumping up the muscles in your upper back and the back of your shoulders, you’ll have that ‘chest up, shoulders back’ posture that’ll show her you mean business.
What’s the best way to do this?
Here’s our favourite superset:
- Chest Supported Incline Dumbbell Rows x 12 reps
- Chest Supported Dumbbell Incline Flies x 20 reps
In your ‘pre-date’ workout, start the workout with 3-4 supersets of this. This will get your shoulders in the correct positioning prior to the rest of the workout.
2. Shoulders and Arms Pump
Whether you’re wearing a t-shirt or shirt, every man can do with filling out the right places to accentuate their V taper and show off their arms.
Best way to do this temporarily? Get a shoulders and arms pump!
After you’ve set your posture, complete 3-4 rounds of this arms and shoulders circuit:
- Seated Supinating Dumbbell Curls x 12 reps
- Lying Dumbbell Extensions x 12 reps
- Seated Lateral Raises x 15 reps
3. Accentuate Your Pump
Before your ‘pre-date’ workout, take a pre-workout product such as Project AD Nitr-OX 30 minutes prior to the session to make sure you get the most out of your pump sessions by increasing blood flow and vascularity.
Once you’ve trained, got your pump on, showered and dressed up, have 3-4 squares of 70% dark chocolate on your way to meeting her. You’ll amplify your pump that extra 10%!
4. Show It Off!
Seriously guys. Why would you show up on a date with a baggy top that doesn’t fit you? You’re letting yourself down.
Show off what you got. Even if it isn’t much, well fitted clothes can make everyone look immediately better.
Looking for specific recommendations?
If you’re after a polo, the Collezioni line from Armani have nailed this look perfectly.
If you want to rock a shirt, the Hugo Boss slim fit line is a solid option. If needs be, have it taken in at the back to accentuate a small waist and broad shoulders.
To keep your mid-section tight, and accentuate your V-taper, you need to make sure you keep bloating at bay during the day.
Stick to foods you know won’t trigger any reactions. Lean proteins, white rice and white potatoes are always safe bets.
The last thing you want to do is go to all these efforts and not feel comfortable when it’s game time!
And there you have it. Five super simple and time efficient tricks to immediately look better for your date. Now go get her!