6 Ways to Get Leaner Muscles, Revealed by a Trainer
When it was time to get in shape for my wedding, I knew who I wanted to call: Steve Pasterino. His nickname might be "P," but I refer to him as the get-lean doctor. As a five foot two petite woman who is in decent shape, getting long and strong was my number one goal.
I took P's class years ago when he was a trainer at ModelFit, an NYC boutique gym frequented by long-legged ladies. Last May, he broke out and created his own studio and method dubbed Bodies By P. The movement in the class is centered around slow, full-body exercises meant to stretch and tone. A bunch of props are used, including ankle weights, gliders, steps, poles, Pilates balls, and two-pound weights.
"I like to slow everything down," he told POPSUGAR. "I incorporate a lot of movement without being repetitive for the entire hour. This gives women a chance to move their body every way it can without being stuck in a limited set of positions. This is the secret to allowing women to finally have the bodies they work so hard for."
After doing P's method about four times a week (a mix of classes and private training) for a month, the lumpy area below my bum flattened, my hips looked more contoured, and the jiggly part of triceps firmed. During my journey, P shared tons of tricks, explanations for why his method is effective, and what I had been doing wrong previously.
OK, ready to dive deeper into this unique method? Keep reading to learn mistakes P said you may be making when working out and how to fix them. Even if you don't live in NYC, I bet there are tricks you can learn to bring into your own routine.