HELP! Need To Be As Fit As Possible For A Photo Shoot

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    Mar 24, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    I have a practically nude artistic photo shoot in two weeks!!

    I'm very excited, but I dont feel physically confident for it.. I need to do as much as I humanly can to be in optimal shape by that time!

    Advice please!
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    Mar 24, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    if it's artistic , why the need to look perfect?

    But you do look perfect to me.icon_razz.gif

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    Mar 24, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    What do you mean by optimal shape? You won't gain any mass in 2 weeks, so I guess you want to lean out. You could fit three carb cycles into 2 weeks. Do you know what that is?
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    Mar 24, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    if you want to look trimmer and have more muscle definition, you need to dehydrate.
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    Mar 24, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    partouse saidif you want to look trimmer and have more muscle definition, you need to dehydrate.

    Ugh. I don't agree with the cutting water approach. Very unhealthy and not necessary.
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    Mar 24, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    that's why we have photoshop. icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    Increase your reps, avoid sodium (so you don't retain water), moisturize your skin twice a day (esp. after a shower), and do as many pushups as you can the hour immediately before the shoot. I think it will go very well for you:-))
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    Mar 24, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    RobertF64 saidthat's why we have photoshop. icon_razz.gif


    This and good lighting ! You will be fine as long as the photographer knows what he's doing.
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    Mar 24, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    I think 2 weeks is a little too quick to achieve any meaningful fitness goals, but you certainly can work to achieve some shorter term ones.... I know I focus on those before I go before my photographer...

    1. Upgrade your current fitness routine, meaning improve upon what you are doing now. The point is, to feel good and accomplished with the fitness
    plan you have been currently working. If you feel it is inadequate for photo shoots, I'd suggest planning a little longer term and have specific goals (and make it more than just looking good in pictures).

    2. Eat healthy....drink plenty of water

    3. Get plenty of sleep

    4. Have a good attitude about how you look. I don't care how much you perceive you need to improve your body, have a confident appearance speaks volumes.

    5. Have fun and don't let it rule the next 2 weeks.
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    You ARE going to send me the proofs right?
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    Good luck!

    I think we all are looking forward to seeing the pics when they are published.
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    you need to unlock your private pics to get the best response. icon_wink.gif

    You look good for that type of shoot. That assumes you haven't put on 30 lbs of love handles since your profile pics were taken.
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidI have a practically nude artistic photo shoot in two weeks!!

    I'm very excited, but I dont feel physically confident for it.. I need to do as much as I humanly can to be in optimal shape by that time!

    Advice please!


    Uhm - no real advice here. But I sure wish that the photo shoot was nude rather than practically nude AND that you'd post the pics! icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day except on the last day.
    Get a facial about 4 days before the shoot
    Haircut 3 days before shoot..don't forget the nosehairs, ears and eybrows

    Not a lot you can do with your body but meditate and feel confident.

    Believe it or not.. confidence and serenity show in pics


    (former print model)
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    Mar 24, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
    You look just fine. Just don't eat the day of the shoot lest your tummy protrude.
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    Mar 24, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    Show us some of your best positions! icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 25, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    GWriter said
    partouse saidif you want to look trimmer and have more muscle definition, you need to dehydrate.

    Ugh. I don't agree with the cutting water approach. Very unhealthy and not necessary.


    I never said cutting through dehydration was healthy, but then again Greenhopper didn't ask about the healthiest things he could do in the two weeks preceding the photo shoot. Instead, he expressed anxiety about not feeling "physically confident" and sought advice to help "as much as (he) humanly can to be in optimal shape." Having known my share of underwear models and porn actors, I know the best way in short order to enhance muscular definition is to dehydrate. You can also do high rep exercises to pump muscles immediately before the shoot. He'll survive the dehydration and look leaner and more defined if he drops waters. I dated an underwear model in LA once whose travails with hydration and photo shoots drove me insane, but in the main he was healthy as an ox, albeit a bit maniacal about this 10-pack. His friends and he were at the top of their game, bouncing across continents and coasts to prance down catwalks and sit for shoots, and they all followed some dehydration practice of some kind.

    I agree, though, with GAMrican's reassurance that you look fine as you are and with Stan904's assertion that for an artistic shoot you don't need to be perfect.
    I also second GAMrican's suggestion to eat light the day of the shoot. To keep tummy from protuding but also to feel more confident, eat light the couple days before the shoot.
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    Mar 25, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    You're fine man. Go to your shoot and have fun with it.
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    Mar 25, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    Not sure if this is relevant to you, but bodybuilders often describe their diet for a short time prior to a contest. The main similarity to what you are interested in might be the similar timeframe, but if you google bodybuilding pre contest diet, there are a number of links.
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    Mar 25, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    partouse said
    GWriter said
    partouse saidif you want to look trimmer and have more muscle definition, you need to dehydrate.

    Ugh. I don't agree with the cutting water approach. Very unhealthy and not necessary.


    I never said cutting through dehydration was healthy, but then again Greenhopper didn't ask about the healthiest things he could do in the two weeks preceding the photo shoot. Instead, he expressed anxiety about not feeling "physically confident" and sought advice to help "as much as (he) humanly can to be in optimal shape." Having known my share of underwear models and porn actors, I know the best way in short order to enhance muscular definition is to dehydrate. You can also do high rep exercises to pump muscles immediately before the shoot. He'll survive the dehydration and look leaner and more defined if he drops waters. I dated an underwear model in LA once whose travails with hydration and photo shoots drove me insane, but in the main he was healthy as an ox, albeit a bit maniacal about this 10-pack. His friends and he were at the top of their game, bouncing across continents and coasts to prance down catwalks and sit for shoots, and they all followed some dehydration practice of some kind.

    I agree, though, with GAMrican's reassurance that you look fine as you are and with Stan904's assertion that for an artistic shoot you don't need to be perfect.
    I also second GAMrican's suggestion to eat light the day of the shoot. To keep tummy from protuding but also to feel more confident, eat light the couple days before the shoot.


    Absolutely correct. ANYONE who has ever been photographed or filmed professionally will have had the same experience.

    Dehydration as a lifestyle is incredibly stupid - but avoiding ALL salt for a day or two before shooting is quite common and the difference IS noticable. You should still drink plenty of water but the lack of salt will prevent you from retaining it.
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    Mar 25, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidI have a practically nude artistic photo shoot in two weeks!!

    I'm very excited, but I dont feel physically confident for it.. I need to do as much as I humanly can to be in optimal shape by that time!

    Advice please!
    Before adjusting your body, ask the photographer if he needs your look to be different than it currently is (send him a plain, fullbody snapshot of yourself nude if you haven't already).

    PS. Figure out a way to increase your confidence level before the shoot. Nervousness can't be Photoshopped out. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 25, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    I think we need to come to some sort of 'pics for tips' arrangement first.
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    Mar 25, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    There are simple, healthy measures you can take to have you looking and feelings your best.

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    Mar 25, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
    it's all about lighting
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    Mar 25, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidThere are simple, healthy measures you can take to have you looking and feelings your best.

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    VERY bad advice.

    There are NUMEROUS studies indicating that water stored in plastic containers is unhealthy in the long term.

    The other options you have indicated should already be a part of a healthy and glamorous day-to-day lifestyle therefore are obvious.