Male Fitness Models: New York City-Based Josh Riquelme

Male Fitness Models: New York City-Based Josh Riquelme

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Introduction

Josh Riquelme, 24, is from upstate New York. He became a represented male model, with BMG Models, in 2019. (Instagram) In June 2020, Josh moved to Brooklyn, New York City. Josh currently is a content creator for his social media channels. He is a Gemini, with a birthday on May 28.

Josh has a background in physique competition. Josh competed in a natural mens physique contest in 2016. Josh did a video with his bodybuilder friend, Adonis Grahovic.

Josh has survived health issues. He first shared his story about depression on his YouTube channel (discussed below).

He also recovered from Covid-19.

Josh has had a number of photo shoots with several photographers. Josh worked with one photographer, Carlos “Trey” Salazar, on a job for Box Menswear and continued to work with him to add photos to his portfolio.

(Also, Josh worked with another model, Kyle Hynick, in New York and Texas (for Box Menswear).)

(See a blog post on five-inch inseam shorts.)

Josh’s Fitness Journey

Summer 2021

Los Angeles, California

Josh went to Los Angeles, California for photo shoots.

Josh’s Photographers

Photos by David Anthony
New Hairstyle

In addition, he had his hair dyed blonde. (Hair stylist, Keon Cruz.)

At the Beach

Josh’s Photo Shoots

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Eduardo Fermin

Eduardo Fermin is a photographer based in New York City. He and Josh have created awesome images.

Carlos “Trey” Salazar

Carlos “Trey” Salazar is an Austin, Texas, based photographer. (I have a post on Trey on the blog.). Josh have worked to create images multiple times, at a photo shoot for Box Menswear (discussed below), and then other times when Josh went to Texas.

Anh Nguyen Henry

When Josh went to Texas, he had a photo shoot with Houston, Texas, based Photographer Anh Nguyen Henry.

Bill Lagaret

Photographer Bill Lagaret works in New York City.

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Josh in July 2020, visited a beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and had some photos taken.

Shot by Lester / Lester Villarama

Josh did a photo shoot with Photographer Lester Villarama of Shot by Lester. Josh wore an awesome olive-brown overcoat.

Allan Spiers: A Blast from 2016

Through an Internet search, I found some photos from a shoot that Josh did in 2016 with Photographer Allan Spiers.

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Josh Recovers from Covid-19

The year 2020 was filled with challenges and surprises. In one of Josh’s Instagram posts, he explained that he had tested positive for Covid-19. He took a break to recover. Once he did, he returned to his social media work.

Josh Riquelme sits on concrete stairs in SoHo, NYC, gazing at you. Josh wears a navy blue hoodie with Apostrophe in white letters on the front and white, distressed jeans.
Hoodie: Apostrophe Vision

Josh’s Haircut with Fade

Josh showed his fresh, new haircut on his Instagram page (August 2020). The new haircut style is shorter than previous hair styles, with a fade on the sides.

Josh’s Social Media

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Gaming PC

Josh is a gaming PC enthusiast. He has some unboxing videos on YouTube.

Josh also streams on Twitch.

Mens Physique Competition

Mens Physique Competitor, 2016

Josh competed in a mens physique contest while a teenager. He covered his contest preparation on his YouTube account in 2016.

Josh prepared for a contest just after he graduated high school. He was 19 and a social media marketing coordinator. He started a video log to show his progress as he got into contest shape.

While doing the contest preparation, Josh also did a photoshoot with lifestyle shots.

Separately, during this period, there was a video of Josh trying on clothing from the Beyond Genetics brand.

Contest Preparation Macronutrients

Josh explained that his contest preparation macronutrients (aka macros) break down was–

  • Contest cut: 200 g protein, 250 g carbohydrates, and 55 g fat. For carbohydrates and protein, each gram is 4 calories and for fat, each gram is 9 calories. So the calories for Josh’s macros were 2295.
  • Refeed (for days to regain energy): 180 g protein, 390 carbohydrates, and 50 g fat. The calories for this was 2730.

Josh has a YouTube video showing his progression from the start of his contest preparation through his final contest shape.

He started contest preparation at about 165 pounds (74.8 kg) and competed at about 148 pounds (67.5 kg).

Josh ultimately earned his pro card at his contest. Josh states on his website that, in 2016, he became a pro in mens physique in the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF).

(Related post: See a blog post on mens physique board shorts.)

After the Show

After the YouTube videos covering this contest, there were no updates to the channel until mid-2019. Josh prepared a video explaining what had happened in an update video.

Josh discussed his observations about his journey through depression and after depression on an Instagram page.

Workout Videos

Several of the newer videos were about Josh demonstrating the workouts he performs to develop and maintain his physique. Unlike other videos with muscular fitness models, Josh also shows his personality in the videos.

This helps the viewer see the person who is a fitness model as well as gaining workout inspiration. This is in line with the level of disclosure Josh showed in discussing his bout with depression.

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Box Menswear

New York

He did a photoshoot with the new Box Menswear 2019 range in New York City with Photographer Jade Young. Also at this photoshoot was Kyle Hynick, a fitness model from Canada.

The photos from this photoshoot were for clothes on the Box Menswear website. I picked a few of them for this blog post.

Below are some behind-the-scenes photos.

Texas

Following that, Josh went to the Box Menswear photoshoot in Texas. Josh did a YouTube video log of part of his trip. (Kyle Hynick, who was with Josh in New York, also was in Texas.)

While Josh was at the Texas photoshoot for Box Menswear, he was able to create excellent images with the photographers. One from Photographer Jake O’Donnell from Australia.

Muscular model Josh Riquelme holds a garden hose and sprays water on his body, with the sunset in the background.
Josh Riquelme by Jake O’Donnell. Josh wears Box Menswear king fit boxers.

Below are some additional photos of Josh that were from the Texas photoshoot.

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Josh also went to the Liverpool, U.K., headquarters of Box Menswear in late 2019, with plans to return to Liverpool from March 15 to 30, 2020, according to Josh’s YouTube vlog and his Instagram.

Josh’s First Time on the U.S. West Coast

Josh also recorded his experience going to the West Coast of the United States for the first time–Nevada and California. While there, he created some images for the Box Menswear Instagram page.

Conclusion

From starting with gym training, to competing in mens physique and building his social media pages, especially Instagram and YouTube, and finally becoming a male model, Josh appears to be moving up in the fitness model industry. In addition, he appears to be a personable and friendly guy, that side comes through on his video logs.

Support Josh by following him on his social media channels, including subscribing to his YouTube profile.

I wish him continued success.

Mens Underwear for Valentine’s Day

Author: Andre M. Email: info@menswearnews.com

Introduction

Valentine’s Day is a holiday where love is celebrated. The holiday celebrates the relationship with your loved one (or maybe you are getting ready for a great relationship) with food, chocolate, and so on.

Some selections from Box Menswear can also assist you find men’s underwear for Valentine’s Day to present your best self not only for Valentine’s Day but for the rest of the year.

Selections from Box Menswear

Below is a selection of Box Menswear clothing that you can consider for your Valentine’s Day. For more details about these newer items, see my previous Box Menswear-related blog post.

Men’s Briefs

Box has a selection of men’s briefs in several colors. Bodybuilder Joe Wachs wears the Box brief in red.

Bodybuilder Joe Wachs

Men’s Leggings

Men’s leggings have proven to be popular at the Box website. Guys seem to love them; their loved ones could love them as well. The leggings have 100 percent bamboo viscose come in grey and white.

Model Zach Beech in Box Menswear white leggings.

Red on Red Briefs

The color red fits on Valentine’s Day. The red on red briefs have 92 percent cotton and 8 percent Spandex, ensuring a comfortable fit.

Box Menswear Texas October 2019. Model Josh Watson.

Black King Fit Boxers

The black king fit boxers are black and suits all physiques. You can choose from two lengths: six inches and four inches.

Model Cross Thompson, wearing king fit boxers.
Model Kyle Hynick, below, in Texas, wearing king fit boxers. (Photo (left): Peter Fletcher; photo (right) Carlos “Trey” Salazar)

Mesh Shorts

This mesh shorts are for the special loved one–see-through mesh shorts. It would be quite a show indeed.

Model Lewis Flint

Thong

This item is revealing (nsfw), so I will provide a link to the website, https://www.boxmenswear.com/search?type=product%2Carticle%2Cpage&q=thong.

Bed Shorts

I bought a pair of Box Menswear bed shorts and love them.

Conclusion

For any reason that you are celebrating Valentine’s Day, have fun. Maybe a choice from the Box Menswear range will help to add fun to the festivities.

Model and Trainer: WBFF Pro Diego Sechi, MSc.

Model and Trainer: WBFF Pro Diego Sechi, MSc.

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Diego’s Social Media

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Introduction

Some male models that wear menswear items have interesting lives in addition to muscular physiques. Diego Sechi, a WBFF pro male fitness model from Italy is an example. Diego has a strong brain as well as a fit body. Diego lives in London, UK.

Do you want to be a fitness model like Diego? Check out his advice in his book.

Diego in DIY muscle tee

I first saw Diego in some behind the scenes video for a photoshoot. He struck me as a guy with a good sense of humor and a great six-pack of abs.

According to Diego’s Instagram, he is an online fitness coach and registered nutritionist. In addition to his gym training, Diego has a bachelor’s degree, human nutrition, from King’s College London. Diego holds MSc sports nutrition degree from St. Mary’s University, Twickenham.

Later, I learned that he also enjoys choreography. The choreography assists Diego in creating posing routines with a nice flow.

Diego’s Background

Diego provides his background at his website. There is also a video that provides background information at Fit Media Channel on YouTube.

In August 2020, Diego posted a video answering questions from his subscribers, followers, and fans.

Diego returned to YouTube on April 10, 2020.

Birthdate and Zodiac Sign

Birthday: 11-June (Gemini).

Workout from Home or Outdoors

Diego is an online trainer and exercise enthusiast. He provided a metabolic bodyweight workout that people new to fitness could perform at home.

The interval workout is the following:

40 seconds work, 20 seconds rest

Nine Exercises

  • High Knees
  • Half Burpees
  • Squat Jumps
  • Alternated Lunges
  • Knee to elbow
  • Butt Kicks
  • Push Ups
  • Hip Thrusts
  • Plank

Workout until Failure

Diego did a challenge-type workout for the “Workout until Failure” YouTube channel. The purpose of the YouTube channel is to show physique athletes challenging themselves with exercise in a heated room. The athletes on the channel are well-trained fitness models.

While the workouts would be challenging and exhausting to typical people, the featured athletes seem to be challenged but the viewer can tell that their bodies were hungry for the exercise and welcomed the challenge.

Diego did not disappoint in his video. Even with the challenging pandemic times during 2020, Diego maintained his pro-level muscular physique. Diego started with his morning cardio (featured on his Instagram) and then after that did a circuit style workout–three rounds of squats, lateral raises, and biceps curls, all with a set of dumbbells. Diego ended with planks for the abdominals.

Even with this hard workout, Diego seemed to be able to workout more.

Athletics

According to the Greatest Physiques blog, Diego participated in Greco-Roman wrestling as a child. According to his website, he participated in other sports as well.

Sport has been with me since my childhood, especially thanks to my natural physical form, already in charge of sports. So, I had the opportunity to explore various sports: fencing, boxing, horseback, riding, hockey, skiing, athletics. Especially in the latter, I attracted the attention during the youth school championship of 100-meters without hurdles, where I recorded a time of 11:04 seconds!

Diego’s website

Fitness Modeling Competition History

  • Las Vegas, 2013, European Fitness Model Champion at WBFF and attainment PRO Card
  • Toronto, 2016, first 5 positions during the World Fitness Model at WBFF
  • London, 2017, first 5 positions during the World Fitness Model al WBFF
  • Rome, 2016, Premio Personalità Europea for Sport Merit

Source: Diego Sechi.

Diego’s Fitness Modeling Projects

Diego and BioTechUSA

Diego is sponsored by a bodybuilding supplement company, BioTechUSA. Diego did some videos for them discussing how to start one’s own fitness journey.

Diego also was featured in a BioTech USA commercial by Visione Pro.

Diego and a Video by Visione Pro

The video below was filmed before Diego’s 2019 WBFF Pro competition in the Bahamas.

Diego on Fit Media Channel

Diego’s Stretching Routine by Fit Media Channel

Diego demonstrated his stretching routine for Fit Media Channel on YouTube while in the Bahamas for his WBFF contest.

Diego Demonstrates Best Muscle Building Exercises

Also on Fit Media Channel, Diego demonstrates the channel’s selection of muscle building exercises.

The exercises that Diego Demonstrated are below.

Fit Media Channel’s Best Exercises
Muscle GroupExercise
Warm Up 
ChestIncline Press
 Standing Cable Flyes
 Machine Press
 Pec Deck Flyes
 Barbell Pullovers
  
ShouldersSeated Dumbbell Press
 Incline Bench Front Raise
 Dumbbell Front Raise
 Machine Press
 Cable Lateral Raise with Incline
  
ArmsE-Z Bar Curl
 Cable Concentration Curl
 Kneeling High Cable Curls
 Single Arm Triceps Extension
 Triceps Dips
  
BackWide Grip Pullups
 Single Arm Cable Pulldown
 Bent-Over Machine Row
  
LegsBarbell Squats
 Stiff Leg Deadlift
 Leg Extension
 Lying Hamstring Curl
 Treadmill Lunges
 Calf Raises
  
Abs and CoreCrunches-Alternating
 Incline Bench Russian Twist
 Hanging Knee Raises
  
Stretches 

Diego and Pietro Boselli, Ph.D

I remember seeing Diego with fellow Italian model, Pietro Boselli, who was studying for a Ph.D. at University College, London, when one of his students posted a photo of him on social media. Diego and Pietro did a workout series for Fit Media Channel on YouTube in 2016.

Diego in Wire Magazine, February 2019

Diego provided an interview with Rafa Carvajal with Wire Magazine in February 2019. Asked by Rafa to use three words to describe himself, Diego responded: “curious, dreamer, and ambitious”.

According to the interview, Diego is a frequent traveler and enjoys playing the saxophone while at home in Italy or reading when he is traveling.

For underwear, Diego stated that he was once a boxers guy. Then he became a briefs guy to show off his leg muscles.

In the article, Diego wore a variety of briefs. I could make out the brand of one of them: Danny Miami. From his social media, Diego has worn briefs from Little Rok, too.

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Conclusion

Diego is a muscle physique pro that takes care of his muscles and develops his brain with educational pursuits.

Be sure to follow Diego’s social media pages.

It was interesting to review his social media and physique work for this article. I hope there will be more. I will definitely update the blog post if I discover any new developments.

Male Fitness and Physique Models: Dominic Calvani

Male Fitness and Physique Models: Dominic Calvani

Introduction

Male Model Discovery: Dominic (Dom) Calvani

One model that I discovered through Instagram is Dominic (Dom) Calvani. Dom did a photo shoot with Photographer Jade Young (see photos below; photo feature at DNA Magazine). Dom has a strong, masculine look and muscular physique. I was interested in finding out more about Dom as well as his background.

Dom’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dom.calvani/

Dominic’s Background

A Male Fitness Model in His 30s

Based on Dom’s Instagram page, Dom is an athlete, a model, an engineer, and a big daddy who is from Brazil. According to a 2018 blog post at All American Guys, Dom was 30 years old (birthdate April 15 (Aries)). At the time of this post in January 2020, Dom would be 31 or 32. Perhaps this is the reason for the “big daddy” reference on his Instagram bio.

I was interested to find out some more information, so I searched on Dom’s name in Google to see what search results I would get. I found a 2018 interview with Wire Magazine through Men and Underwear blog.

Dominic’s Interview with Wire Magazine

In an interview with Wire Magazine by Rafa Carvajal, Dom explained that he had an athletic background in mixed martial arts (MMA), specifically in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dom had to leave MMA due to suffering serious injuries.

Dom, when asked by Rafa Carvajal to describe himself in three words responded “eccentric, unconventional, and dominant.”

Dom also told Wire that his family has roots in Calabria, Italy. However, he grew up in Brazil and lives in the United States. For work, Dom is involved in software engineering, supply-chain management, and real estate investing. On the side, he poses for photo shoots and dances.

Interview with Evan Peix

Dom did an interview with one of his friends, Evan Peix, in Miami. It was great to hear his voice and thoughts about his popularity.

Note: The interview on on YouTube (sfw).

Dom’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dom.calvani/

Dominic’s Work with CA-RIO-CA Sunga Co.

Selected Photos from Dominic’s Photoshoots

Photographer Jade Young

Jade Young and DNA Magazine

Dom and his photographer, Jade Young, had some of the photographs featured at DNA Magazine‘s website.

Photographer Michael Stokes

Photographer Michael Stokes announced that Dom will be featured in one of Mr. Stokes’ books, Sinner or Saint.

Carlos Campos

What caught my attention in Dom’s photo was the image of strength that comes through his pose.

Mark Jenkins

Dom did a photoshoot with Photographer Mark Jenkins in Florida.

Conclusion

Rather than just a body to model products, male models have great background stories as people. Dom Calvani is one example of this. I found out about Dom through one of his modeling photoshoots.

Dom, with his photographers, creates stunning images. Dom also has a great life story. I wish him well in all parts of his life.