AUSTRALIA – How Guy Sebastian Went From Soft To Six-Pack In 8 Weeks
Looking in from the outside, you’d have thought Guy Sebastian had it all. The winner of the first Australian Idol back in 2003 had become, by sound criteria, our most successful male artist of all time. Judging roles on The X Factor showed him to be exactly the kind of man everyone guessed he was: smart, kind and impossible to dislike. Married to his childhood sweetheart and living comfortably in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, he and Jules have two robust and highly photogenic boys. On top of the world, yeah?
Pretty much. Well, sort of. But like you, Sebastian had his issues.
“I was in an unhealthy cycle,” says Sebastian, toweling off after a workout in his garage. “I was drinking too much. I wasn’t eating well. And everything I thought I was doing right wasn’t working.”
Earlier this year, aged 35, he resolved to get serious about his fitness. Had he embarked on this quest alone his chances of success – of looking and feeling anything like the way he does now – would have been slimmer than his new waist. Wisely, he teamed up with Transformation Coach’s crack husband-and-wife training duo of Chief Brabon and Em Brabon-Hames, who specialise in orchestrating life-altering transformations. Sebastian allocated eight weeks to the task, with the lovely Jules training right alongside him.
And the results? Well, judge for yourself. But here in the MH office we doff our caps to our September cover guy.
Juggling the recording of his ninth album, Conscious, while being a dad to Hudson, 5, and Archer, 3, Sebastian added 8cm to his chest, cut 7cm from his waist and slashed his body-fat percentage from 19.1 per cent to 7.7 per cent.
Want to enact a similar transformation? Sebastian did four workouts per week, each focussing on a particular body part (chest, back, arms, shoulders – core and legs were a constant focus). Here’s one of the workouts the Brabon duo prescribed