Buff, bold and beach ready
Photo Credit: Steven Klein (Calvin Klein Bold Underwear Campaign Spring 2012)
“I think sex sells for women also”, says model Matthew Terry. Of course, he would say that being one of the current Calvin Klein Bold Underwear Adonises. You’ll know doubt have borne witness to his seductive form in bright, ‘bold’ trunks stretched taut, abdominals gleaming, hair slicked back – the body perfect emissary of the global super brand. The poster boy continues: “Especially if a girl sees an ad for men’s underwear and she finds the model appealing, then maybe she’ll buy the product for her boyfriend.” I resist saying they want you and preferably without your pants on, seeing as he seems oblivious to the fact that he is the reason women swoon and men disdainfully stare at their turgid guts.
However, the body and look that we so admire with either lust or envy is the result of an Olympian-esque training regime (aside from the odd glass of wine) and you thought modeling was easy money. Tsk!
A healthy start
“I get up and exfoliate my back and neck and I wash with Panoxyl face wash – I use this twice daily because I have slightly oily skin.” He is human after all. Terry adds, “For breakfast I eat an English muffin with peanut butter (high in calories but filled with the same monounsaturated fats as olive oil) followed by an apple or banana and a cup of decaffeinated green tea.”
Warm weather workout for summer
“I try to hit all the muscle groups and recently I’ve been randomizing my workouts.” In layman’s terms that means short bursts of exercise per repetition, repeated ten times. Here’s the drill:
Bicep curls with thirty-five pound dumbbells
Leg presses with a weight of 280 or 290 pounds to feel the burn
Twenty leg raises to ninety degrees and down
The Pennsylvanian-born model says, “I drink plenty of water to avoid muscle cramps and I do the exercises for a maximum of two hours and a minimum of one hour.” Bear in mind that Terry goes to the gym four times a week and might just “pump out fifty push ups on a day.” Don’t we all?
Hit the abs
“There are pieces of equipment that focus on the abdominals –personally I like the elliptical ball,” admits the twenty-year-old.
Here we go again:
“Place your legs over the ball in a sit up position and get crunching. It hits your abdominals because of the angle and range at which you’re working. Try mixing it up with a twist to nail your oblique (side abdominals) muscles,” he enthuses.