A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Interview with Lauren Jacobsen

When you’re browsing a fitness magazine or the interwebs for diet and fitness information you will no doubt be exposed to pictures of fitness models.

In some cases the models are in an ad openly endorsing a given product like a supplement or workout system or device, but in many other cases the models are simply displayed within articles about training or nutrition. In both cases we learn to associate the look of the model to have something to do with the information we’re reading.

A Picture Chronology from Rookie Model In 2006 to Seasoned Pro in 2011

2006 - Laurens First Photoshoot ever!

2009 - 3 months out from her next figure show


2010 - On stage at the Arnold Classic Figure Competition

2010 - Day after the north american national figure competiton


2011 - 8 weeks out from Arnold Classic

In each of these pictures Lauren is in a different condition based on where she is compared to a figure competition


This can be very misleading if you don’t know the story behind the picture and the model in that picture. In todays podcast you’ll get to know the model in the above pictures and the story that goes with them.

Lauren Jacobsen is a national level figure competitor and has been working in the supplement industry for the better part of the last 10 years. She’s knows what goes into making a professional ad and photoshoot both from the marketing side and the model side. She has been a model in multiple photoshoots and today she will reveal some of the ‘secrets’ behind them.

When it comes to fitness photoshoots a picture is truly worth 1000 words, and today those words are going to be Lauren explaining to you what really goes into a photoshoot and the look of a fitness/figure model.

Pursuing the goal of a better shape and a better feeling body is always a good thing, it will give you a sense of self confidence, and a feeling of empowerment but you have to do it for yourself and on your terms. You can do a competition if you like, or you can simply book a photoshoot and do your best to get in your best shape. With a little insight and effort you can have a professional looking photoshoot just like Lauren.

Going through the process of preparing for a photoshoot may show you once and for all that you can get your body to look every bit as good as a figure model if you want to. But the key is that it’s got to be your choice and on your terms.

Listen up ladies, because this is going to be very revealing about what really happens in the competitive realm of figure and fitness competitions as well as the behind the scenes look at photoshoots and what you’re really looking at in magazines and online.

It’s a big reminder to never compare yourself to anyone else besides yourself…and especially not to a picture of a fitness model that you’ve never met in person.


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About John Barban

John is the co-founder of Venus Index, chief developer of the Venus Index workouts and our supplement industry insider.

He will show you exactly how to work out and (not) eat to build your ideal body shape using simple and easy to follow Venus Index approach.

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