• The first step is to know and understand your body type


Generally speaking, you are either an ectomorph, a mesomorph, or an endomorph.  Some people are a slight combination of mesomorph with one of the other two categories.

  • Second step is to develop a comprehensive diet that will yield muscularity AND leanness.  This is quite easily accomplished by maintaining a diet high in protein, vegetables, and moderate in carbohydrates. However, due to an individual's unique response to certain foods, the amount of carbohydrates and fats will vary.
  • Third step is to ascertain which aspects of your body need development.  For example, someone with well-developed shoulders should give priority to a less developed body part, lets say legs.  Therefore, leg training will be amplified and strategic, quite possibly diminishing shoulder training if not eliminating it completely from certain weeks of training.  

Aesthetic training is an art, not a science.  You will rely heavily on your eye for detail as well as instinctual response to your body's performance and changes.


Aesthetics concerns the sub-category of fitness that deals specifically with the appearance of the body.  Though strength and athleticism are often by-products of training for aesthetics, the main focus is creating a look of muscularity, definition, symmetry, and a certain eye-catching quality of the body.



Structure pertains to your bone size, your shoulder width, your waist width, or your height.  Metabolism pertains to how much fat you hold naturally, how fast you gain or lose weight, or how easy/difficult it is to put on muscle.

Your desired physique will depend greatly on both of these two factors which of course are generally determined by your genetics.  However, and this is a huge however, you can easily manipulate your body's appearance and performance through diligent training and practice.  In other words, your body is a canvas and your training is the paint.