Thursday, August 1, 2013

Does Zuzka and Lisa-Marie look like they do because of their workouts?

Well of course their workouts help them look they way they do. No question. But they also make money off of their web-sites and want us to believe that if we do what they do, we will look like them. Both Zuzka and bodyrock are marketing geniuses. I'll give them that!
I do think that their diet plays a larger role in what they look like than their workouts, and that genetics plays and even bigger role.
For a woman to have a six pack abs, she one, has to have enough muscle (make enough testosterone and lift enough weights to build muscle) AND be lean enough to show the muscle (a low percentage of bodyfat).
Make no joke about it - this is HARD to do. Even with all the hard work and clean diet in the world, many of us will not achieve what they look like.
Of  course they will never admit that, or they'd probably lose half their customers. But they do help many of us get in to shape and lose a lot of weight, so that certainly is not a bad thing!
Female fitness professionals go through an unreal amount of work - super clean and low calorie diets, hard core weight lifting, and yet still only some of them achieve a look close to Zuzana. She is genetically blessed. She is a born athlete. I wish this would be addressed on both sites, because I feel people look up to them, and try to be like them, and it may very well be unattainable.
Now LM and Zuzka are here to push up, motivate us, and they do a good job. Their abs are advertisement enough to get off the couch and start jumping around. I will keep working at it even if it is not always possible. :)
I'm on vacation next week, and when I get back I am going to try Zuzka's pay workouts for a month and see what happens. :) I'll keep you posted.


  1. I really like your blog but I don't agree with that. Firstly, Zuzka has never lied about how little she eats (she posted her weekly diet once and I was horrified as it's probably half the amount of my diet), so yeah if you eat like her you'll probably get proper abs.But saying that, my abs are pretty well defined since I've started working out with Zwows.

    Then, she's been doing what she's doing for about 5 to 8 years I would guess. I've been doing it for a bit more than a year and I've seen incredible results, so in 8 years, who knows what I'll look like ;)

    And finally, as with any teacher/instructor, the aim for the student is not be as fit as the instructor but to get where you want to be. I don't want to look like Zuzka, I wouldn't like it.I think a lot of women would agree with me on that. Zuzka's body has changed A LOT since Zwow #1 and I thought her body was amazing THEN...

    Genetics is only a small factor. Keep working out, keep eating healthy. Find the solution that works FOR YOU and you'll see the results YOU want to see! and don't get deflated by people saying it's impossible to get there...It is possible!

    1. Thanks for your comment Christelle. All very good points and very motivating!!!