Jason Aaron Baca is a romance novel model from Los Gatos, California. We asked Jason some honest questions about what he does to maintain a nice body and good looking face in order to help you improve your body. We also got up close and personal about his experiences as an actor & romance novel model.
FitnessRX For Men – My words Jason, you are in amazing shape. How in the world did you get such a good body?
Jason – Well it is in my nature to workout. I played baseball all through high school and college so I have always had that in me to want to do some form of exercise.
FRX – Those shoulders have excellent definition. How can our readers get those?
FRX– What does your workout look like? Take us through a one day scenario from morning to night.
Jason – Well in the morning I get up at 6am and shower. I drink one cup of 1% chocolate milk, which has protein, carbohydrates, & a little sugar to get me going. I get to the gym and workout whatever body part I have scheduled that day. I don’t let up on that particular body part until one hour of being in the gym.
FRX – So then your workout in the morning is for 1-hour non-stop?
Jason – Well kind of. I take a 1 minute rest in between sets. I avoid the talkers in my gym too as they can start visiting with you for 5-10 minutes and screw up your whole workout. I always want to tell these guys that I didn’t wake at 6am just to come in here and talk to you.
FRX – Do you get a lot of people coming up to you asking questions on how to exercise?
Jason – Sure, sometimes. I consider this a compliment in a way. It tells me that this person has enough confidence in the way I look to come ask me for advice. It means he wants to know my secret. I’ll keep it quick usually and just point out a couple things which won’t take me more then 30 seconds to explain. Then I send them on their way since I need to get back to my thing too.
FRX – When you workout that particular muscle, do you do any other body parts at all?
Jason – Yes, I also do my abs, calves, & forearms. All 3 of those muscles need to get exercised regularly with everything else because we use those muscles in our daily activities. They require a lot more demand then other parts.
FRX – Do you put a lot of time into your stomach workouts or are you the 5-minute abs guy?
Jason – Those advertisements sure make things seem simple. They say things like “All you have to do is 30 seconds of this abdominal crunch and you’ll have perfect abs. If those machines were that simple then John Goodman would be sporting rock hard abs. If you want good abs, you have to do 2 things, #1 you need to eat clean, #2 you need to hit your abs hard and from every direction! If you do the exact same abs exercise day in and day out you’ll have good upper abs or lower ones but you won’t have it all. People forget to do side crunches or oblique exercises which really show off the midsection well.
FRX – How has working out helped with your modeling career?
Jason – It has helped me in so many ways I wouldn’t know where to begin. I need to workout now because of my passion for fitness modeling. In my earlier days it really opened a lot of doors for me. I’d come walk into a go see or audition and I’d see casting agents trying to decide which model to choose then they’d ask us to take off our shirts. That’s when I’d make sure to give them the WOW factor.
FRX – Have you been modeling a long time? And how long have you been cover modeling? How many romance novels have you been on?
Jason – Yes, I have been modeling now for 14 years. But I’ve only been doing the romance novels for a little over a year. I just got on book cover #185 last week.
FRX – Have you been exercising since you began modeling?
Jason – Yes I actually started lifting weights around age 20. My buddy from high school got me into it. He had a gym at his house. He was very serious about working out and in high school he was considered really strong for his size. He basically taught me what body parts went together, how many sets to do, reps, etc. So I started then and never stopped lifting on up.