This article looks at the advantages to men of getting their bodies into better shape, in terms of maximising the subsequent style opportunities that will become available.
If you are out of shape, perhaps you have some extra baggage you are carrying around your gut, or have terrible man boobs, it can have a dramatic and hugely negative impact on your self-confidence. Unfortunately, self-confidence, or a lack of it, can be a vicious circle that is very unforgiving and almost possible to escape unless you have a warrior mindset.
Thankfully, the warrior mindset is just what you are going to need in order to get in shape and improve your style. Before hitting the gym, it helps to know what the problem is and why you are going to take such hardcore action.
We’ve looked at the self-confidence issue, but where does this expand into style?
Well, you may find yourself buying bigger clothes in order to hide any unflattering characteristics, or finding yourself buying boring styles so you blend into society and fail to stand out or be notable in any way, shape, or form.
This is the vicious circle manifesting itself. At best, you may wear carefully chosen styles of clothes and patterns in order to draw attention away from the places where you do not want prying eyes looking.
Even this is a pain in the neck and will make your confidence take a hit. What will getting in shape deliver for your style?
The single biggest advantage is that you will find shopping for style a much easier and pleasurable experience. Instead of buying clothes to hide a big tummy or flabby arms, you will instead find yourself choosing brilliant styles that will accentuate your best features and make you look even better than you already are.
It is not as if you need to take 100 grams per day of protein powder and become a muscle-bound Hulk either. Even if you were to start walking for an hour a day you would see noticeable gains and be able to dress in much more stylish clothes.
Of course, if you commit to a punishing regime of the gym three or four times a week and pay close attention to what you eat every day then you will get to where you want to be quicker.
Getting in shape will enable you to transfer your style. More tellingly, it will help you to get out of the vicious circle you currently find yourself circumnavigating and build your self-confidence to levels you could previously only dream of.
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