So You Want To Be a Fitness Model?

Zain Imran Shows You His Weekly Workout

So You Want To Be a Fitness Model? - Zain Imran Shows You His Weekly Workout
Four years ago, a 5’8”, 114-pound teenager walked into a gym for the very first time. It’s a good chance that many people there at the YMCA in Charleston, West Virginia figured the young man was not unlike so many others that have passed through the front door; there for a while until giving it up due to not having enough time to work out.

So You Want To Be a Fitness Model? - Zain Imran Shows You His Weekly WorkoutBut Zain Imran, 23, has had the last laugh.

“I put on 54 pounds since then,” the fitness/fashion model, acting student and NPC MPD competitor says. “I am even considering competing in bodybuilding because of my genes and physique.”

In a mere two years of training, Imran felt that he had made enough gains to enter his first show, the 2011 NPC Elite Physique Championships in Pittsburgh, promoted by Gary Udit and Mike Kamdar.

“I did pretty good,” Imran says humbly. “I won my class (Class B) and qualified for the Nationals in Miami.” Imran made the third callout and placed in the top 15 in the Sunshine State.

Taking off 2012 and most of 2013, Imran is planning on entering four shows before the end of the calendar year. He has made marked improvements to his physique and hopes to keep succeeding on the stage. In order to do so, Imran has followed this intense weekly training routine that he performs at Power Up Gym in Teays Valley, West Virginia:


Pulldowns 4X12
Reverse Lat Pulldowns 4X12
Bent Over Barbell Rows 4X10
Seated Low Rows 4X10
Deadlifts 3X12


Incline Dumbbell Press 4X12
Incline Flies 4X10-12
Flat Bench 4X6 Heavy Superset
Flat Flies 4X8-10
Butterfly Machine 4X15
Dips 3 X Failure


Preacher Curls 4 X 15
Bar Curls 4 X 10
Incline Curls 4 X 10
Hammer Curls 4 X 10 With V-Handle
Pushdowns 4 X 15
Skull-Crusher 4 X 12
Dip Machine for Tris 4 X 12
Kick Backs 4 X 10


Dumbbell Press 4 X 15
Side Raises 4 X 15
Front Lat Raises 4 X 12 With EZ Bar
Rear Shoulder Machine 4 X 15
Bend Over Raises 3 X 12 – 15


Squats4 X 15
Leg Extensions 4 X 20
Leg Presses 4 X 12
Walking Lunges 2 Down & Back
Standing Leg Curls 4 X 15
Russian Deadlifts4 X 12
Seated Leg Curls 4 X 10

Standing Calve Raises 5X25
Seated Calve Raises 5X25



Hanging Leg Raises 3 X 12
Weighted Crunches 3 X 25
Decline Bench 3 X 20

Be sure to follow Zain Imran on his Twitter and two Facebook pages.

Photos: Chris Gosses Photography