Tyson Beckford Reveals the Secrets to His Too-Hot-to-Handle Abs
King of abs, fashion icon, host of Make Me a Supermodel . . . whatever you want to call him, there's no denying that Tyson Beckford is a serious hottie with a body. His newest exciting adventure will be cohosting the Chippendales show in Las Vegas (you know, the male striptease dance show). We sat down with Tyson to talk about how he's training for the shirtless gig — although his training never really stops. "For me, fitness is a way of life," he said. Read on to see some of the model and actor's favorite health and fitness routines, and try not to stare at his abs too long.
He Fits in Some Type of Workout Every Day
"Every day I do something, whether it’s 20 minutes or 15 minutes — I do something to keep the blood going. I have a Cannondale [bike] here in the house. I’ll go for a nice 15 minutes hard, then I go into an ab routine after that, then I go into jump ropes, and then planking."
There's a Secret to His Abs of Steel
The model's abs are so coveted that he made his own workout tool: the Beckford Bar — it makes push-ups even harder. He's been working to add 10 pounds of lean muscle for the Chippendales show. "First, I'll do some weights because I'm trying to bulk up. And then I do a nice finishing workout with a Beckford Bar routine."
He's a Smoothie-Lover
"One of my favorites is a mixture of apple, kale, orange, grapefruit, and celery," he said. Tyson doesn't usually add protein to his smoothies because he gets so much already. "I eat so much chicken and fish, I’m pretty good on the protein. Once in a while I’ll do peanut butter."
But There's One Food He Can't Resist
"I love fried fish," he said. "And chocolate. That's kind of my weakness."
He Even Incorporates Fitness Into His Dates
He would make the perfect SoulCycle partner. Of his ideal first workout date, he said, "I’d go to a Flywheel or spin cycle class. That’s a nice first fitness date." And he'd make sure his date was going as hard as he was. "I definitely want them to be motivating. They’ve got to have that drive."
His Health and Fitness Tip For Everyone: Hydrate
Tyson says it's not only important to stay hydrated on the inside, but also on the outside with skin moisturizers. "Moisturize when you go to the gym. If you don’t, you’re going to get stretch marks. I'll put put on some baby oil or gel, and I know I'm not damaging my skin." As far as drinking water or sports drinks, Tyson said, "I stick to water."
He's Going to Make Chippendales Even Hotter
Tyson will be cohosting the show for a limited time, April 30 through May 24. What he's looking forward to most about the sexy gig? "Just the reaction of the crowd. The one thing about women . . . if they like something, they’ll let you know." True.