As far as diet is concerned…
Saladino says he takes a minimalist approach when it comes to his clients’ eating routines. They focus on portion sizes, what foods to eat and what is realistic to their lifestyles.He also has a few suggestions when it comes to exercise…
‘I prefer people not to have wheat but, if it’s not realistic, wheat is kept in. Same thing with dairy, I prefer people not to be on dairy. But if someone says they like having Greek yogurt, I let them keep that in there.
‘If you throw a routine at somebody that is too intrusive in their lifestyle, they will fail.’
Saladino says there is a misconception that fat loss equals cardio and to build muscle, you weight train. But the two are actually not so different.
‘Toning and fat burning are very similar. We actually need a lot less cardio than people think,’ he said.
‘Ryan Reynolds, for example, he weight trains and resistance trains, you never see that guy on the treadmill.’
The same is true for Reynolds’s wife, Blake Lively.
Two moves Saladino uses during their training sessions are loaded carries (holding a kettlebell in one hand and walk for a certain amount of distance or time) and sledding (pushing or pulling a ‘sled’ of weights over a particular distance).
‘At the end of the day, you have to do the work that will burn the most calories at rest, the “afterburn”, and what that comes down to is weight training.’ he said.