Anthony Wilkinson, Model & Trainer

Anthony Wilkinson, Model & Trainer

How to Get Ripped in a Week

Understanding Subcutaneous water levels

Prior to beginning your shedding of water routine, it is useful to know the location of the water you are trying to eliminate, and the water that makes your muscles seem fullest. Skin is made up of two layers known as the epidermis and the dermis.

The top layer is the epidermis that acts as a barrier whilst giving your skin a healthy looking color. The bottom layer is the dermis. It contains blood vessels, fat cells, hair follicles, connective tissues, as well as sweat and oil glands. Nerves and lymphatic systems are also there. The dermis is where the subcutaneous water (literally below the skin) can be found.

When needing to achieve your maximum shedding condition this subcutaneous water must be the primary target for being eliminated. Reducing the volume of water triggers your skin to wrap more closely around the muscles underneath it. That in turn helps to make intricate details pop up from under the skin.

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Workouts to deplete Glycogen

You will not be able to add muscles in just five days. However it is possible to drastically change the size of your muscles to make them look larger and better defined. Achieving this is assisted by the high storage capacity muscles have for glycogen (the form of carbohydrates when they are stored).

It will be best to avoid muscle failure during workouts and to keep away from excessive amounts of negative contractions. Too many contractions will delay glycogen replenishment, and worse still use precious amino acids as fuel that would reduce muscle size.

The aim is not to tear down muscles during those five days. Instead you’re emptying muscles of glycogen so they can be in a larger compensated for state when needed the most.

Here is a basic glycogen depletion program.

Short-term restriction of carbohydrates

Carbohydrates need to be restricted to roughly 50 grams a day to support the glycogen depletion for a 200 pound bodybuilder, yet could vary if you weigh markedly more or less than that.

Begin your carb load with the likes of white bread, dextrose, and maltodextrin as these are rapidly absorbing carbohydrates. These need to be taken for the first two meals. For the third to sixth meals switch to slower burning carbohydrates like grain bread and brown rice.

What you eat on the sixth day depends on how you look. If you look flat then have a simple sugar based meal. On the other hand if you are holding water still have a protein only meal. Should you feel fine then have a combination of protein and starch in your meal.

Water Intake

For the best results you will need to drink two to three gallons of water daily for the first three days. Then water consumption needs to be cut back to normal levels. This will eliminate subcutaneous water levels most effectively.

The Best Juicers for Detoxing and Weight Loss

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to get healthy through a juice detox and not having your juicer quite live up to the task. I’ve had juicers die after a few short weeks of using them. I’ve also had juicers leave too much moisture in the pulp and not enough juice for drinking, which is frustrating because I was practically throwing my money down the tube as I bought more produce than I should have needed to. So I set out to find the best juicers for detoxing and weight loss.

Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer Silver B6000S

This juicer comes with all of the bells and whistles and is made of extra high-quality materials. My favorite feature of this juicer is the extra wide-mouth. The wide-mouth is so huge you can fit a whole apple into it if you like. It cuts down on prep time a lot because you aren’t cutting your fruits and vegetables up into tiny bite sized pieces in order to feed them into the juicer.

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Other features that I love:

  • Comes with a recipe book for juicing ideas
  • A cleaning tool kit is included
  • Virtually noiseless machine, not like most juicers
  • Comes with a sorbet maker too! For after the detox of course.
  • This juicer is a low speed juicer to make sure that it crushes more juice out of the pulp

This is by far one of the better juicers that I’ve ever used. It’s easy to use and the red light indicator makes using this juicer a breeze. Plus, even though it’s called a slow juicer, it prepared my juice quickly. I didn’t have to stand around waiting for it to be done. It took less than a minute, depending on how large of a glass I was trying to fill. I give this juicer five out of five stars.

Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor

I really liked this juicer because of its simplicity and heavy duty power. There aren’t a ton of settings and parts that you need to try to figure out. This juicer also comes with the wide-mouth feature, which still remains my favorite feature. There’s nothing better than a juicer that helps cut the time and preparation of actually making juice for detoxing. My time is definitely valuable to me, so any juicer than can subtract the amount of time that it takes to prepare my juice automatically catches my attention.

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Other features that I love:

  • 1000 watt power. This juicer is definitely powerful! It reminds me of commercial grade juicers with how powerful it is.
  • Also has a recipe book included
  • The washable parts are dishwasher safe
  • Two different settings: high and low
  • Blades are titanium, which keeps them sharper for longer
  • Comes with a 1 liter jug for the juice AND a froth separator!
  • Preventive measures were taken to ensure the juicer never overheats due to overloading. The machine will shut down if it’s overloaded.

I honestly couldn’t believe how powerful this juicer was. It drained the juice quickly into the juice jug and left the pulp dry. I love juicers that do that because it cuts down on my grocery bill a lot. Overall, this juicer was easy and efficient. I would also give it five out of five stars.

Waring Pro JEX328 Health Juice Extractor

This juicer gets added to the list because of its price. It isn’t a huge juicer and doesn’t come with all of the bells and whistles, however you can’t beat the price. Don’t let the price fool you however, it isn’t a cheap model that you will have to throw away after a month of using. Even though the price is right this is a very high quality juice extractor that would make a great addition to any healthy detoxing kitchen.

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Other features that I love:

  • Parts that can be cleaned are dishwasher safe
  • High-speed motor
  • Also comes with a recipe book
  • The stainless-steel housing prevents staining (which can be an issue when juicing beets and carrots)
  • Smaller in size, so it doesn’t require a ton of counter space or awkward storing
  • It isn’t too noisy and doesn’t threaten to wake up the whole household if I’m juicing early in the morning

Even though this juicer is little, it is fierce. It doesn’t have as high a wattage motor as the other juicers, coming in at only 400 watts. However, it gets the job done and it gets it done well. The only issue that I had with this juicer was that it made the juice a little bit more frothy than the other juicers, so for that reason I would have to give this juicer four out of five stars. It is still a great juicer though!

Final Verdict

If you are looking for one of the best juicers for detoxing and weight loss, I recommend one of the above. All three of these juicers were magnificent at giving me high quality juice without leaving a hard to clean mess afterward. The juice that came from them tasted amazing, so I much enjoyed doing the juice detox while checking them out. Of course if you’re still a juicing newbie, you should learn more through research by and asking friends and family about their juicing experiences. You’re also sure to find a lot of commercial juicer comparisons, reviews on omega nutrition center juicers, and a whole lot more when you rely on Mr. Google, forums, and review sites.

How to Become a Male Model

Every once in awhile a person wonders what life would be like if they were a model.

There are some things that many people do not know about the modeling business.

A person does not have to look like Tyson Beckford to become a model. An average looking man can model hair, hands, and even glasses. There are several opportunities to work as a model.

Model Requirements

The fashion industry is picky about who can wear what clothing. A person has to be in great shape. The average male model is between the ages of 18 and 25. A male can work well into his 30s. There are people that feel a man gets better looking with age.

The average male model is between 5’11 and 6’2 and weighs between 140 and 165 pounds. While a man may not have to have huge muscles he has to be in pretty good shape.

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A man needs to be confident and be able to handle pressure. This includes rejections and if a man is lucky enough to find work a busy schedule. A man has to be willing to travel often and relocate when the job calls for it.

Open Calls: Every now and then an agency will open the doors to the public to find models. People from the industry are able to decide in less than a minute if someone has the new look. If they do not have the look than they are released right away.

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Model Searches: This is for someone that wants to make an impression. They can visit a number of different agencies in one event. It can cost between $400 and $4,000 to attend each event.

Scouting Agency: If a person uses an agency they will pay between $50 and $150 to submit an online profile. The agency will then send this profile to major companies.

DIY: A person can market themselves with the right tips. They can ask different agencies when the next open call it. If there is nothing scheduled ask to stop by anyway. Some agencies may be willing to look at the new talent.

If someone is serious about becoming a model they should move to New York City. This is the modeling headquarters in the United States and maybe even the world. If a person lives in a city such as Houston or Seattle there may still be some work to be found. A person may appear in catalogs, television commercials, or flyers.

A person should keep their day job and model on the side. Most models need a second job to survive. Modeling will not make most people enjoy money to retire on. A person will need to plan out their future in a smart financial sense.

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The life of a model can be exhausting. A person will spend the majority of their time traveling from one shoot to the next. They will need to smile for hours on end. There are some fun things that models get to do. Male models get invited to exclusive parties and get to date some of the hottest women in the world.