Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ALDEN RICHARDS: Shares His Fitness Routine

ALDEN RICHARDS: Shares His Fitness Routine

GMA Artist Center talent Alden Richards is committed, passionate, and disciplined in anything that he does. It not only shows through his breakthrough roles and performances, but in every aspect of his life.

I was one of the bloggers who were invited  to see how Alden Richards did his work-out and rigorous training before joining the Cosmo Bachelor Bash. 
Born in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on January 3, 1993, Richard Faulkerson, Jr. better known as Alden Richards from Alakdana, Tween Hearts and the recently concluded teleserye One True Love and the movie The Road. He entered the local show business primarily to grant his mother wish when she was still alive, to see Richard in the big screen and in television tube.
This is the first time that I personally met Alden Richards. My impression: Alden Richards is very approachable, handsome, courteous, down-to-earth in person. Truly what every mother would wish for a son. 

Being one of hottest young bachelors out there, it was only natural that he got invited to strut his stuff at the recently held Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash. But along with his boyish good looks came a lot of hard work and preparation.

Many people and fans has this wrong notion that this hunk from the Cosmo Bachelor Bash  just stand up and instantly got those muscles and sexy body. Alden Richards achieved this great looking bodies through hard work, proper diet and lots of work-out. 

Despite his hectic showbiz schedule Alden Richards readily demonstrated his fitness routine during our meet-up with the young hunk actor and his gym instructor, James de Leon of Gold’s Gym.

Alden Richards Shares His Fitness Routine before joining the Cosmo Bachelor Bash.

Physically, his aim was to be the best-looking Alden Richards his fans could be truly proud of. His trainer’s goal for him was to lose excess fat, beef up his upper body, and maintain good posture. This was achieved through a rigorous daily routine of 15-20 minutes of jumping rope as often as he can, even in-between taping schedules.

Aside from that, he made sure to incorporate 20-30 minutes of running in his routine for additional cardio. To develop core strength and fitness, Alden supplemented his workout routine with abdominal exercises. This includes 20-30 reps of hanging leg raises, abdominal rollers, ball crunches, planks, pikes and side bends.

Months prior to the event, his personal trainer and nutritionist limited Alden Richards to a calorie intake of only 3,100 kCal per day. This meant that he had to eat 5-6 small meals per day, spread out over 2-3 hour intervals. This diet was not only about losing weight but also being healthy. A complete balance of protein, carbohydrates, fruits and fiber was recommended, while at the same time avoiding soda, ice tea, and salty chips. This diet also required him to stay hydrated throughout the day. But to make things fun, he was allowed one “cheat day” to eat anything he wanted. Because he wanted to stick to his new lifestyle, he made a conscious effort to stick to only one cheat day per week. This was quite a sacrifice for the young actor, but he discovered that it was well worth it when droves of fans cheered for him at the Cosmo Bachelor Bash.

The bloggers were given a glimpse of Alden Richards work-out.

Catch more of Alden Richards in GMA’s upcoming teleseryes, Party Pilipinas and follow his tweets @aldenrichards02.

Alden Richards fitness routine demonstration was held at Gold’s Gym Timog, Quezon City. Alden Richards is a member of Gold’s Gym and works out at  Gold's Gym Ayala Alabang branch.


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