5 Secrets To Getting Super Muscular “RIPPED”
1.) Set a Strict Deadline
Since everyone begins at different starting points with the body sculpting process, it could take more or less time. However, the one thing to keep in mind is the importance of deadlines and their impact on reaching goals.
Depending on how fast you would like to see results, there are many timelines to choose from, but make sure to stay persistent. For example, six months is an effective amount of time to see amazing results, so set the deadline and don’t give up until you reach the end of the six months. Motivation is the essential to sticking to your deadline but forming a habit is longer-lasting! With that being said, maybe setting up some kind of reward system each month might be the way to get there. Maybe you’re the kind of person who needs to have a picture of a person on the bathroom mirror with the same body type you’re trying to achieve. Whatever you need to do to motivate yourself, make sure you do it because that is what’s going to pull you out of bed in the morning and make you form this positive habit.
2.) Intensity matters
So, let’s say you’re to the point of seeing results and losing weight. At this point, many people make the mistake of switching from building muscle and lifting heavy weights to lifting five pound pink dumbbells for fifty repetitions. It is important to understand to not do this now before you throw all of your hard work away.
Your number one priority should be to maintain your strength while trying to lose weight. Don’t let all of your hard work of pushing 100 pound dumbbells turn into a 10 pound weight lifting session. If you let yourself go backwards, you’ll soon discover that you’re losing strength, losing muscle and not seeing the results you desire. I’m not saying you need to max out on every set, but the weight needs to be challenging for you.
3.) 80% IS NUTRITION
Excessive dieting might be the right way to go if you want to shred some serious weight-loss, but in general, cutting down to 500 calories per day in hopes of getting muscular faster doesn’t work.
If you cut your calories down too fast, you risk losing muscle, which can lead to throwing off your metabolism and losing hard earned strength at the gym.
Here’s a quick tip that goes a long way: It’s much better to play the long game, which is simply aiming to only lose about 1-2 pounds per week. As you get closer to your goal weight, you should only aim to lose about 1 pound per week.
4.) No! to MIND-LESS EATING
When men want to bulk up, they think they need to eat a lot more food and protein, which is generally true, but where most men go wrong is consuming more than they actually need. I am not saying you need to eat 5,000 calories per day to gain weight, but you definitely need to be conscious of how much is going into your mouth. You can make incremental adjustments by adding 200 calories per week if you aren’t seeing results.
5.) YOUR GOAL ARE DIFFERENT
You need to train for your goal. Strong-mans train to get as strong as possible at a variety of exercises. Their priority is to become extremely strong without worrying about how much weight they gain, which is a completely unique goal. Unless you want to become one of them, stick with your individual goal.
Then there are body builders, who train to get as big and lean as humanly possible with or without drugs. Again, this is a very specific goal with a completely different set of training and planning. If you’re training to look like Paul Texiera then I’m assuming you’re training mainly for aesthetics with the hope of becoming leaner and more muscular.
If this sounds like you, then you need to focus on building muscle properly. Don’t keep focusing on getting bulky legs when the goal is to get ripped quads. It all depends on what your goal is and taking the proper steps to achieve the body type of your dreams.