How to Train for Aesthetics: 6 Best Exercises for Strength and Aesthetics Workout

1 April 2023
Andy Tait

Are you looking to improve your overall body aesthetics and build a lean, toned physique? If so, an aesthetic workout program may be just what you need. This type of program is designed to help you build muscle and burn fat, resulting in a stronger, more defined body. 

In this article, we’ll provide an overview of aesthetic workout programs and offer some tips on how to get started. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced fitness enthusiast, there’s something here for everyone. So, let’s get started!

What is an Aesthetic Body?

An aesthetic body is a term often used to describe a physique that is considered attractive or pleasing to look at. This can vary greatly depending on individual preferences and cultural standards of beauty. 

However, some common characteristics of an aesthetic body may include:

  • Low body fat percentage: Having a low body fat percentage can help to reveal muscle definition and give the body a lean, toned appearance.


  • Balanced muscle development: An aesthetic body may have well-developed muscles in the chest, arms, back, and legs, with a balanced proportion between these muscle groups.


  • Symmetry: A body that appears symmetrical, with features that are evenly proportioned on both sides, is often considered more aesthetically pleasing.


  • Good posture: Good posture can help to make the body look longer, leaner, and more toned.


  • Definition and separation: An aesthetic physique may have well-defined muscles with clear separation between muscle groups.


  • Overall condition and health: An aesthetic physique is often associated with good overall physical condition and health.


It is important to remember that everyone’s body is unique and that there is no one-size-fits-all definition of an aesthetic physique. What is considered attractive can vary greatly depending on individual preferences and cultural standards of beauty.

Ultimately, what constitutes an aesthetic body is a matter of personal preference, and it is important to remember that everyone’s body is unique and beautiful in its own way.

What should my diet look like to achieve an Aesthetic physique?

Here are some common characteristics of a proper diet for achieving an aesthetic physique:


  • Adequate protein intake: Protein is essential for building and repairing muscle tissue. Aim for at least 0.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day.


  • Adequate calorie intake: It is important to consume enough calories to support your workouts and muscle-building efforts, but not so many that you are in a calorie surplus.


  • Adequate carbohydrate intake: Carbohydrates are an important source of energy for workouts. Aim for at least 2-3 grams of carbs per pound of body weight per day.


  • Adequate fat intake: Fats are an important source of energy and help to support hormone production. Aim for at least 0.3 grams of fat per pound of body weight per day.


  • Adequate water intake: Staying hydrated is important for overall health and can also help to reduce water retention and improve muscle definition. Aim for at least 8-12 cups of water per day.


  • Nutrient-dense foods: Choose whole, nutrient-dense foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats to support your workouts and muscle-building efforts.


  • Meal timing and frequency: Aim to eat small, frequent meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism going and provide a steady supply of nutrients to your body.


It is important to remember that everyone’s nutritional needs are different and that it is important to work with a registered dietitian or another qualified healthcare professional to develop a diet plan that is tailored to your individual needs and goals.

What is the Best Workout for Aesthetics and Strength?

It is difficult to define a single “best” workout for achieving an aesthetic body, as different people have different body types, fitness goals, and preferences when it comes to exercise. 

However, there are certain principles that are generally considered effective for improving overall body aesthetics. These include:


  • Resistance training: Building muscle through strength training exercises like squats, deadlifts, and bench press can help to improve the tone and shape of the body.


  • Cardiovascular exercise: Engaging in regular cardiovascular activity like running, cycling, or swimming can help to improve overall fitness and burn fat, leading to a leaner, more defined physique.


  • Proper nutrition: Achieving an aesthetic body often requires being in a calorie deficit, which means consuming fewer calories than the body burns. Eating a balanced diet of whole, nutrient-dense foods is essential for supporting the body during exercise and helping to build lean muscle mass.


  • Adequate rest and recovery: It is important to allow the body sufficient time to recover between workouts, as this is when muscle growth and repair occurs. Getting enough sleep and incorporating active recovery techniques like foam rolling and stretching can help to optimize recovery and improve overall physical performance.


Best Workout for Aesthetics: 6 Exercises for Strength

Today I’m sharing the top six exercises that I strongly believe are the best workout for aesthetics and will give you the best benefit in terms of strength and aesthetics. 

First off, these are not the only movements you should include in a well-rounded program, however, you should base your training plan around these exercises for the best results. A good program should also include a variety of movements including single-arm and single-leg variations as well as other accessory exercises. 

These six listed are multi-joint, compound, “functional” movements that will cover every major muscle group.

Front Squat

Front squats are one of my personal favourites. Squats are inevitably going to build strength and size in your legs, primarily your quads and your glutes. On top of this, squats are really going to strengthen your midsection. Why the front squat specifically? The mechanics of the front squat really helps to target the quadriceps and will also hugely benefit your abdomen and your upper back.


Now we’re talking. This exercise focuses on the posterior of the legs and upper body, now also working and building strength in the hamstrings, glutes and back. With the correct technique, this movement can have you lifting a lot of weight which will reap massive gains in overall strength.

Bench Press

This is by far the best exercise for building a strong and defined chest, shoulders and triceps. Moreover, it will have a major benefit in the strengthening of the smaller muscles that stabilize the shoulder joint.

Chin Up

Chin-ups are a great exercise for building a strong back. Chin-ups with the palms of the hands facing towards you rather than away from you will not only target the lats but will also target the biceps too. If you can’t do bodyweight pull-ups, no problemo — most gyms have an assisted pull-up machine and/or a lat pulldown cable machine. This will give your body the same stimulus with less load. You can also do band or partner-assisted pull-ups.

Push Press

The push press can either be done with a barbell or dumbbells and you will be using your legs, shoulders, and triceps primarily. It’s very similar to an overhead press but you will be dipping and driving with the legs to drive the weight off of your shoulders and then pressing overhead. This adds an explosive element to the lift and requires more work from the body as a whole unit rather than just relying on the shoulders.

Single Arm Dumbbell Row

This exercise is a horizontal pull that will be using the upper back and biceps. You will be resting one hand and one knee on a bench while the other leg is on the floor to stabilize. Then your working arm is holding onto a dumbbell and rowing the weight in a horizontal pulling motion. An excellent exercise for the back and great for shoulder health and posture too.

How many reps should I be doing with these exercises? Please read my previous post HERE to find out.

Achieve the Aesthetic Body of Your Dreams

An aesthetic workout plan can help you to build muscle, burn fat, and improve your overall body aesthetics. A combination of resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and proper nutrition is key to achieving the aesthetic body of your dreams. 

If you want to take this to the next level, reach your fitness goals and want to get the best results possible, consider working with a qualified personal trainer like Coach Taiters. 

With a personalized workout and nutrition plan, I can help you to achieve the aesthetic body you desire in a safe, effective, and sustainable way. 

So don’t wait any longer – get in touch with me today and start working towards the aesthetic body of your dreams!

For now, start incorporating these exercises into your program now to see great results.

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