fitness model, nassim sahili
The fitness model’s 5 day split workout routine.

Let’s face it: we all go to the gym and workout because we want to look good. We want to have aesthetic bodies complete with six pack abs, well defined biceps, pumped pecks and legs that stop traffic.

“It’s easier to stay in shape if you never let yourself get out of shape in the first place.”’ – Bill Loguidice

The key to the success of all famous fitness models is that they stay in shape all year round. They go to the gym like you and I go to work every day. They make every workout count and every so often, they tweak their gym routines to meet their goals.

It’s not easy being a fitness model but it’s possible. If you follow a good workout routine and eat the right food, you too can (eventually) build a body worthy of a magazine cover.

Here’s the 5 day split workout routine featured in Skinny Muscles’ interview with French fitness model, personal trainer and natural athlete – Nassim Sahili:

MONDAY: BACK AND BICEPS

EXERCISE
Pull or chin up
Supinated lat pulldown
Bent over row
One arm dumbbell row
Straight arms pulldown
One arm preacher curl
Hammer curl
SETS
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
REPS
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10

 

TUESDAY: SHOULDERS, TRAPS AND TRICEPS

EXERCISE
Standing barbell military press
Lateral raises
Seated dumbbell press
Upright row
Face pull
Shrugs
French press
SETS
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
REPS
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10

 

WEDNESDAY: QUADS

EXERCISE
Front squat
Leg press
Dumbbell squat (or sissy squat)
Walking lunges
Leg extension
SETS
3
3
3
3
3
REPS
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10

 

THURSDAY: CHEST AND HAMS

EXERCISE
Incline barbell press
Flat dumbbell press
Guillotine bench press
Dips
Incline flies
Seated leg curl
Lying leg curl
Straight legs deadlift
SETS
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
REPS
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10

 

FRIDAY: ARMS

EXERCISE
Triceps cable extension
Lying dumbbell extension
California press
Kickback or rope extension
Barbell curl
Incline dumbbell curl
Spider curl
Reverse curl
SETS
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
REPS
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10
8-10

 

Make sure you have the strength to complete these workouts. Experiment with the weights and the number of reps and suit them to your abilities. Start with weights that challenge you but are light enough to allow you to finish the required number of sets and reps. Increase the weights as you progress.

You need to remember that working out is just one part of building that fitness model body. You need to eat right and rest too. For more nutrition and workout tips, read the interview with Nassim Sahili for Skinny Muscles here.