- Creator of the MA Warrior Programs
Massy Arias is a fitness influencer and personal trainer who motivates others through her work ethic but also through her personal story. She was born in the Dominican Republic and based in Los Angeles. Before becoming who Massy is today she was living the exact opposite lifestyle in her teens, plainly unhealthy. "I was living very unhealthy at the time. Partying, drinking, smoking cigarettes; I got caught up in the wrong crowd," But what snapped her out of this lifestyle?
Massy's brother was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, an uncommon but aggressive type of cancer. At the same time, she was in an abusive relationship. Her life started to change once she broke it off with her boyfriend at the time. This was the beginning of her motivation to change her lifestyle.
Years later Massy still had a tough time and found herself deeply depressed. She ended up getting so skinny that her rib cage would pop through her skin. Massy started trying everything to change, she had enough. Once, she found the gym this is where it all began. She slowly gained muscle to make sure no guy could run her over or her life again. She wanted to take back her life. All of this is what led to Massy becoming a trainer.
In this blog post, we will take a closer look at her fitness and diet routine and how it has helped her achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
“I have a koi on my right side going upstream, which symbolizes me going through a hard time but still pushing through,” Arias says, referencing the intricate fish ink next to her sculpted six-pack. “The lady on my shoulder? That’s my mom looking over my heart.”
Massy overall follows a balanced diet but swings a bit more on the protein side of things. Getting enough protein in each and every day is truly what is going to help you build the muscle you're looking to take on life with. Massy tries to stay consistent with hitting between .8 to 1 gram of protein per lb of her body weight.
Massy doesn't shy away from carbohydrates, she just focuses on eating complex carbs. These types of carbs will allow you to stay full longer and provide more nutritional value to your body. With how great Massy looks you'd think she stays away from fats, right? The answer is she actually doesn't. Massy sees fats as vital to her diet. Fat plays a huge role in creating energy for your body to sustain long workouts. Even though carbs are more efficient they are used for short bursts of exercise compared to fat is most effective in medium to long periods of exercise.
Massy Arias also incorporates mindfulness in her diet and encourages her followers to listen to their bodies and make adjustments as needed. She believes that it is important to be in tune with your body to eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full. She also encourages her followers to be mindful of their food choices and to make sure that they are consuming nutrient-dense foods that will fuel their bodies and support their fitness goals.
Remember always consult with your doctor before taking any recommendations or trying out a new diet plan.
Weight lifting is important to achieve the physique Massy has. Adding free weights to your workout routine is the only way to add some muscle and achieve a lean physique. A miss conception here is that if ladies start to lift they will get huge. This simply doesn't happen as testosterone in women is generally lower compared to men. This causes women to not achieve a huge bulky look like many are afraid of. It rather helps you burn more calories and have a more defined physique.
Massy Arias is a strong advocate of the benefits of weightlifting, especially for women. She encourages women to embrace strength training and not to be afraid of getting bulky. She believes that weightlifting can help women to achieve a toned and shapely physique and that it is essential for overall health and well-being.
A thing to note about Massy's workout routines is that she likes to do full body routines. She believes that a full body workout routine is extremely time effective and something most people can do. Plus, working out your entire body teaches your muscles how to work together which increases your quality of life.
Workout Routine by Massy Arias
5 minutes of jogging or jumping jacks to get your heart rate up -
Dynamic stretching and mobility work focusing on the lower body
3 sets of 8 - 10 reps of squats with medium weight -
3 sets of 10 each side single leg deadlifts with dumbbells -
2 sets of 8 - 10 reps of bent over rows with barbell -
3 sets of 12 - 15 reps of bench press on a flat bench with dumbbells -
2 sets of 20 reps each side lateral lunges for balance and coordination
3 sets of 10 each side reverse crunches on the Swiss ball -
2 sets of 10 V ups on the floor -
1 set plank pose hold for 60 seconds
Cool Down & Stretching -
5 minutes gentle jogging or walking to cool down the body -
5 minutes static stretching exercises focusing on major muscle groups such as hamstrings, quads, glutes, back and shoulders.
In addition to her weightlifting and cardio routine, Massy Arias also recommends and incorporates into her own routines other forms of fitness. This could be running, yoga, biking, or swimming. Really anything that you enjoy and keeps you active.