Ever wonder how Adam Levine gets his lean physique? Um, no, usually I'm just staring at it and drooling. Well, either way, the Maroon 5 front man stays in shape lately through hid dedication to yoga. Yep, while most men are pumping and grunting lifting weights in the gym, Adam is working on his downward facing dog.
The Moves Like Jagger singer says that his custom yoga routine has sharpened his mind and given him a fit physique. In the latest issue of Details, Levine discusses his fitness regimen.
“Weights made my neck thick," Levine said. "And I would be like, ‘I’m turning into a monster!’ Yoga takes what you have and molds and sculpts it, which is a much more natural way to look and feel.”
And while the exercise does give him clarity, Levine says there's no denying he wants to look good, too.
“I don’t like how people bullsh-t about how yoga is not about vanity," he said.
Yep, got to keep that tattooed body looking good for fans. Levine says before he goes onstage at a Maroon 5 show, he makes it appoint to get his yoga on.
“At any Maroon 5 concert, you’ll see a room backstage marked YOGA. Playing a show before thousands of people is a highly unnatural state, and when I get on the mat to do an hour of yoga before the show, I come out physically relaxed," Adam revealed.
New York City yoga instructor Chad Dennis is the man behind Levine's new body. Levine met him for a session after getting advice from a friend. After a few months, Dennis started touring with Maroon 5. And he's not even a groupie! Girls, want to tour with a huge rock band? Become a yoga instructor.
Dennis makes Levine do daily routines, and the poses are supposed to be slow and repetitive: "For me, that's a form of meditation," Levine says. But it's not just meditating and relaxing. "He'll take me on a friggin' obstacle course of yoga." But it all adds up to "an investment in happiness for the rest of my life." The paycheck from The Voice probably doesn't hurt, either.
And speaking of the The Voice, what about his ongoing feud with Christina Aguilera? The two appeared to be at each other's throats during the first season of the show. But Levine assures Hollyscoop there's no hard feelings: "We're all emotional and excited and into the show so it flares up sometimes, but there's no harm."