Becoming ripped is something that a lot of men would like to experience at least once in their lives. A lot of guys join expensive gyms with the hopes of getting that six-pack abs and big guns for arms. They go to the gym religiously hoping that their efforts will pay off and that they are not wasting their time. What they fail to realize going to the gym is not nearly as important as doing the proper things. There are plenty of guys who do not even have a gym membership that have the six-pack abs that they dream of.
People are born at all sizes some guys were born with large muscles others were born with small muscles. Most people believe it’s easy for the guys who have ripped bodies, these guys did not have to work for them. This is not true and often used as an excuse not to do the work because it is not in their genes. The truth is the road is challenging it requires will power to do the work. There are three things that a guy needs to keep in mind when deciding to build a lean well define body for himself.
1) He must be committed to doing what ever he needs to do to get the body he wants. It takes discipline to stay on the diets and stay with the work out routines. He needs to have the strength and understanding to realize if he falls of the program for a day or so, all he needs to do is to brush himself off and get right back on it. No excuses are allowed.
2) Next he must realize he has to lower his body fat. It sound simple but if he needs a plan that helps burn off fat. No matter how many sets and repetitions you do or how heavy of weights you use the muscle will not be visible. A layer of fat will hide the definition. The majority of guys who developed the ripped look allow a certain amount of body fat. They achieved it not only because of their genes but because of their plans and life style. The most important thing is eating the right amounts and kinds of food. If you are not gifted with the genes of a thin person and you need to work a lot harder to get ripped. Eat less simple sugar and reduce bad fat and increase protein. Protein has two advantages, First it is what muscles are built from. Second it takes 2 times the amount of energy to metabolize it when you eat as compared to carbohydrates and fats. Be sure the diet is balance and healthy.
3) He needs to increase his activities a good way to lose body fat is by running. However, running for a few minutes and then running the rest is not what you want to do. Alternating spurts of running with walking works your heart and builds it stronger. Doing a run-walk-run pattern that changes about every 30 seconds is a better way to begin. The other way to use exercise to tone muscles without growing them to much is to do resistance training. Weight lifting will help you bulk up your muscle by growing them. Whereas resistance training makes your muscles harder and more defined without necessarily making them grow. In general to increase muscle size you need to increase the amount of weight you use. To increase how hard and defined your muscles are you need to keep the amount of weight you are lifting lower while increasing the repetitions. This will help you look strong and muscular without looking too big.
To put these three into summary, Be mentally ready to do what you need to do and prepare to pick your self up if you fall off the program: eat a healthy balanced diet that burns body fat. Do exercises that are design to achieve your goals. Remember it is your choice to obtain the body you want so be careful when you are making this decision of healthy eating and the exercise program. If you want to sit around and watch TV while eating a bag of cookies you will not get your ripped body. Decide now!!