How To Get Ripped
A lot of people want to know how to get ripped. In fact, over 200,000 people type that exact term into Google every month. Well, if you are serious about knowing, keep reading.
There are 2 key components to take into consideration
1 – The proper workouts to get ripped
2 – The proper nutrition to get ripped
If you want to get real results, you need to take both of these components of fitness seriously. When you know how to workout, and how to feed your body, you will get the results that you are looking for.
Step 1 of How To Get Ripped – Workouts To Get Ripped
Think about what you are trying to accomplish. You want to burn body fat, and build or tone muscle. If you focus solely on cardio, you will trim down, but you may not get the toned or muscular look. If you focus on strength training, you may put on muscle, but may look soft, not getting the real ripped look that you are going for. So, what do you do?
The secret to getting the results that you are looking for is to combine your strength training and cardio into one workout. By working out at a high heart rate, while challenging your muscles to push forward, you are going to burn fat, build muscle, and tone. Check out this great example of some high intensity training.
>Watch this video, and it will give you an idea of what you are in for if you really want to know how to get ripped
When you think about the look that you are going for, you may think about athletes. They tend to have the lean, muscular look. Well, The Asylum was designed with the very purpose of improving sports performance. How do improve sports performance? You create lean muscle mass! Now, I am going to very honest and tell you that The Asylum is an extremely intense workout program. So much so that if you are not already in good shape, I would not suggest it. I would suggest starting with a different program that is also designed to teach you How To Get Ripped.
P90X, created by world famous trainer Tony Horton, is a 90 day fitness program that is designed to take you from where you are to where you want to be. Like The Asylum, P90X will help you burn fat, tone and build muscle. Tony’s approach is intense, but focuses more on muscle confusion then super high intensity. Don’t get me wrong, you will work your butt off in P90X, and you WILL get results. When most people think of workouts to get ripped, they think about P90X. It is more of a workout that anybody can start. I know people who have used the program to drop 100 pounds, and I know people who have used to it to drop 20 and get ripped. It depends on how you use, and they teach you how to use it in order to get the results that you are looking for. Take a look at the program for yourself.
See For Yourself!
Step 2 of How To Get Ripped – Nutrition
Let me start by telling you a few key things NOT to do.
1 – DO NOT use diet pills. These pills market themselves as one of the best ways to get ripped. Have you ever asked yourself how they work? Most of them do one of 2 things.
– The flush mass amounts of water out of your body, resulting in very temporary weight loss, since you are simply losing water weight. There is a reason that your body is made up mostly of water. Don’t take a pill that gets rid of it. Use common sense.
– They “increase your metabolism”. What does that mean? Simply put, they increase your heart rate. Your heart rate increases when you exercise because there is an increased demand placed on your body, and your heart needs to work harder to keep up with it. That simply makes sense. When you are exercising, as your heart rate gets really high, your fatigue, and will eventually need to stop. Taking a pill that increases your heart rate is very dangerous. Each pill effects different people in different ways, and far too many people take more pills then what is suggested. It is a very risky way to try to lose weight, and you will develop the tones muscles that you are looking for.
2 – I know that when you hear it, it seems to make sense. If you are trying to get rid of fat, why not just stop eating it? Eliminating fat from your diet is NOT how to get ripped! There are vitamins, mainly A, E, D and K, that are fat soluble. That means that without fat, your body can not process them. That can lead to a lot of major health risks. While you may cut back on the fat that you eat, NEVER eliminate it from your diet.
Proper nutrition is very important if you want to know How To Get Ripped. Think of the typical healthy diet. You want lots of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, lots of water, whole grains, and yes, even healthy fats. Most people, even many trainers and fitness coaches are not familiar with the glycemic index. Simply put, it looks at a food and gives it a score based on how it affects your blood sugar. The lower the number, the less variation it causes in your blood sugar, which is a very good thing, both for your health, and as one of the ways to get ripped. The higher the food falls on the glycemic index, the more fluctuation it cause in your blood sugar. This leads to becoming hungry sooner, more cravings, “sugar highs”, which are followed by crashes, and, you guessed it, weight gain. Oh yea, and did I mention DIABETES! By sticking with foods that are low on the glycemic index, such as vegetables, some fruits, and Shakeology, you will give your body a huge advantage in your quest to get ripped. Learn more about the glycemic index and Shakeology in this quick video.
How about a quick recap/summary? If you are serious about knowing how to get ripped, you will get the best results by combining proper exercise and nutrition. Workouts to get ripped with get your heart rate elevated while challenging your muscles. Eating a balanced diet, preferably with foods that fall low on the glycemic index, such as Shakeology, will help you get the best results. DO NOT mess around with diet pills, and NEVER eliminate fat from your diet. Check out P90X and The Asylum, along with Insanity, and TurboFire to figure out which workout program you think is best for you. If you are not sure, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you figure it out. If you are looking for help getting your nutrition on track, most of the workout programs suggested come with nutrition guides, and visit the Shakeology page on this site.
I hope that this information is helpful. If you are serious about learning How To Get Ripped, stick to what I talked about, and check out the programs, and you you will get results!