If you have an interest in fitness, then you probably have an interest in Marc Fitt. Over the last few years, the twenty-something Canadian has established himself as one of the world’s leading fitness models. Marc Fitt workout YouTube videos have garnered over 17 million hits, and his work as fitness columnist for Global TV has inspired a whole new generation of people to get ripped. Through his success as a model, Fitt has used his platform as a way to motivate through public speaking and social activism, as well as establishing his own clothing company, which helps give back to orphaned children. In short, the guy is a bit of a legend.
The Marc Fitt Workout
Having started training with no interest in bodybuilding, Fitt’s obsession with pushing his limits to the maximum has resulting in him having one of the most photographed physiques in the world. Fitt says that his most effective workout involves a high volume of exercises and repetitions. Rest times between each set are minimal – between 45 seconds and 1m 30s – so that a cardio aerobic aspect can be added to training. The idea behind the workout is to ‘feel the burn’ the entire time. For maximum muscle gain, the system works best if it is changed on a weekly basis.
In terms of cardio, while he doesn’t currently do it himself, Fitt suggests sprint interval training as the best kind of workout. This involves, 4-6 30s sprints, with 1-4 minute breaks in between each, over three mornings a week on an empty stomach. This workout will ensure that you will burn more calories and get ripped quicker.
The Marc Fitt Diet
As part of his daily routine, Fitt packs in eight meals a day, consuming food at 2-3 hour intervals. For great muscle development, a high protein, low carbohydrate diet works best.
An interview with TrimedandToned.com revealed the typical Marc Fitt diet:
- Meal 1: 1 banana, 60g of oats, 8 egg whites, 1 protein shake (30g), 2 multi-vitamin, 2 omega-3, 1 vitamin b-100, 2 caps of test alpha and 5 g of glutamine.
- Meal 2: 1 apple, 10 almonds, 1 protein shake (45g), 1 chicken breast
- Meal 3: 2 chicken breast, 1 cup of green vegetables, 2 multi-vitamin and 2 omega-3
- Meal 4: Pre workout meal (2-3 hours before I work out) – 1 protein shake (30g), 60g of oats with 15g of raw honey
- Pre-workout shake: 1 ½ scoop of pre-workout ‘’PreWod’’ (30 min before), 15g of bcaa (15 min before)
- Post-workout shake: 45g of whey isolate beyond yourself, 60g of dextrose (simple sugars), 5g of monohydrate creatine, 5g of glutamine, 5 g of bcaa.
- Meal 7: 1 ½ of chicken breast, 1 cup of green vegetables, 2 omega-3
- Meal 8: 4 egg whites, 30g of casein protein, 5g of glutamine, 3 caps of ZMA.
Fitt believes that (as any dedicated athlete should) dieting is key to achieving the desired results. In cutting body fat, he suggests going with a diet that includes 50% of protein, 33% of carbohydrates and 17% of good fat.