Its very Natural that every man, younger or older would prefer to look and feel more athletic with that muscular physique. Some are willing to go to the extremes to achieve this. This,however,is not as simple as some individuals would hope it is. There are various factors involved in having a ripped body.
Some of which include the workout plan, the body type (i.e. Mesomorph, Endomorph and Ectomorph)and also the diet.
Having a ripped physique, Ideally, means you have a low body fat content that is proportional to your individual weight.
Finding the appropriate balance between the level of your body fat and weight does the magic.
Most of the Fitness professionals and experienced bodybuilders agree that significantly more muscle and less body fat the definition of being ripped
Here are tried and tested ways to get you ripped fast.
These factors Influence how effectiveness and the speed at which a person gets ripped.
Your Body type:
Your Body Type plays a vital role in how fast and effective your going to be at getting ripped, infact, your body type affects almost all the other factors that contribute to your goal of getting ripped.
There are three main body types; The Ectomorph, The Endomorph and The Mesomorph.
The Ectomorph’s body is often below the average weight for their height and appear skinny.. Ectomorphs have very high metabolisms and often complain of eating a whole lot with very little to no progress in weight gain.
Ectomorph Characteristics Include:
Small chest and buttocks
Difficulty building muscle
Difficulty gaining weight
Low body fat
The Endomorph’s body type is a complete opposite of an ectomorph. This person will usually appear larger with heavier fat accumulation and little muscle definition. They find it hard to lose weight even with the aid of several diets or workout plans.
Endomorph Characteristics Include:
More amount of fat accumulation
Often fatigue easily
Find it difficult to drop weight
Low muscle definition
The Mesomorph is somewhere in between the ectomorph and the endomorph and as such, displays characteristics from both. He has a larger frame as the endomorph does, but also has a low body fat percentage like the ectomorph. This is usually the ideal body type everyone wants because of its ability to lose weight with every “skip of a meal” and gain muscle “with every rep”. Not literally but its very easy with Mesomorphs.
Mesomorph Characteristics Include:
Low body fat
Seems to easily build muscle
Seems to easily burn fat
Your Eating Habits:
It has been emphasized again and again that your eating habits play a very crucial role in shedding off the excess fat on your body and also assisting in the lean muscle growth. Depending on your body type you should employ eating habits that work hand in hand with your unique metabolism to achieve the desired ripped outcome.
Ectomorph Dieting Tips;
Use high density weight gainers for added calories.
Consume high density foods such as almonds, avocado, or peanut butter
Break calories up into several small meals if you cannot stomach big meals
Eat at least 50-60% carbohydrates
Drink tons of milk.
Ectomorphs can include mass gainers to support muscle development and prevent muscle breakdown for energy.
Endomorphs Diet Tips;
Eat 30-40% carbohydrates
Eat non processed foods and get whole grains
Eat a lot of vegetables to keep you full
And a lot of water too
Divide your caloric intake by 5-6 meals daily
Take in 300-500 less than your maintenance caloric consumption.
Endomorphs can include whey protien supplements to their diets.Whey protein contains an incredible range of essential amino acids, which are absorbed quickly.Numerous studies show that it can help you increase strength, gain muscle and lose significant amounts of body fat.
Mesomorph diet tips;
Keep your carbohydrates at 40-60%
Break meals into 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day.Mesomorphs can also get some significant support for muscle development with the use of whey protein supplements which also assist in burning any excess fat.
Your Workout Plan:
The plan with which you work out plays a very vital in the extent and speed at which a person can get ripped. Getting ripped is a combination of burning more of the body fat and building lean muscle to replace the fat. Therefore depending on your body type, a unique workout routine will be recommended.
For an Ectomorph;
Train heavier with repetitions in the 5-10 range.
Take longer rest breaks (due to higher weights used)
Do compound lifts
Do not do cardio.
For an Endomorph;
Do a 15+ repetition range
Take 30-45 second rest periods between sets
Do as much cardio as possible!
Do compound lifts to help burn more calories.
And For Mesomorphs;
Training with an 10-12 repetition rep range
30-50 seconds rest periods between sets
Just Enough cardio to stay lean..