September 17th, 2010
09:28 AM ET
Out of the trifecta that is “GTL” – which stands for hitting the gym, going tanning and then fitting in a little laundry – the first task is perhaps the one that requires the most attentiveness and concentration.
Thankfully, the men of MTV’s ratings-boon “Jersey Shore” offer a few tips in the October issue of GQ magazine on the do's and dont's of pumping iron and being fit. If you pay close attention, maybe one day you too can have a girl tell you that your chest doubles as a really nice serving platter.
To start this instructional session, we'll highlight advice given by Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. Although he's often spotted pulling up his shirt (or simply removing it altogether) to show off his enviable six-pack, Sorrentino does assure GQ readers that life can go on without impressive abs. “Be confident in what you got,” The Sitch instructed.
Speaking of confidence, you should also be confident in your ability to get fit without the aid of a personal trainer.
“I used to be a trainer, and 90 percent of the people who use trainers are women and old people,” explained Vinny Guadagnino. Plus, said Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, “Sometimes I look at the trainers at the gym, and I look better than them. I’m not gonna take advice from somebody who doesn’t look better than me, bro.”
Besides, without a trainer, you have more opportunities to ogle yourself – excuse us, we mean pay attention to your form.
“It’s not just that you want to stare at yourself,” Ronnie Ortiz-Magro said, before admitting that yes, “It’s partly that. But you’re also watching to make sure you’re doing everything properly.”
And if you do everything properly, then perhaps you’ll end up with a story like DJ Pauly D’s.
“It was my birthday this weekend, and these girls put cake on my body and ate it off,” DJ Pauly told GQ. “One girl said, ‘You have the nicest chest I ever ate cake off.’ I got pictures to prove it.”
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