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3 Simple Steps To Get Ripped Muscle

So, you want to get ripped muscle? Well, it's as easy as one, two, three!

There are three major steps involved. But it will never be easy because you need to commit. Building muscle and dropping fat is hard work, and takes more than a little control.

If you follow the guidelines below, you'll get ripped abs and ripped muscle. So, let's get started!

1. First, Put On Muscle

The first step in getting ripped muscle is to actually put on that muscle. And there's really only one thing that's great at promoting muscle growth: weight training.

Lifting weights with a simple (but well-designed) program will give you great results. And you don't need to workout every day - just two or three days a week will give you great results.

Oh, and to build muscle you have got to eat enough. If you starve yourself and are trying to lose fat at the same time you're working out, you won't be able to grow more muscle. There's no energy there to grow the muscle!

So, either decide whether you're going to lose fat or grow more muscle. I recommend growing more muscle first, at least for a few weeks, to get the hang of counting your calories and exercising.

And when you're working out, actually focus on getting stronger. Don't 'tone' or go for the 'pump' - if you're not doing more reps every session, or lifting more weight every session, you're not making progress.

Once you've got the hang of working out to put on muscle and get stronger, then transition to step two: dropping the fat.

2. Second, Drop The Fat

To get ripped muscle, you need to lose fat. No matter how much muscle you have, you won't be able to get ripped abs if you're carrying too much fat. That's just how it works.

When you're dieting to drop fat, I recommend that you count calories. Then, eat about 500 calories less a day then you need to maintain your bodyweight - so you drop 3,500 calories in one week, or 1 pound of body fat.

Now, you can lose weight faster than just 1 pound a week. But in my experience, when you lose more than 1 pound a week of weight, after 1 pound of fat about half the weight you lose is muscle and the other half is fat. This is not a good ratio - you what to do everything possible to keep your muscle!

And finally, to drop fat you want to eat more vegetables like squash and salad. Why? It's not for some vague reason that these foods are 'healthier' - rather, vegetables don't have very many calories.

So you can fill up on squash until you overfill yourself and you'll still only have eaten around 200 calories! As opposed to ice cream or bread pudding, where you can eat 200 calories in just a few mouthfuls.

And now for the fun part...

3. Third, Show Off!

OK, now you've revealed your muscles and there's only one thing left to do: show off! Which is really why you wanted to get ripped muscle in the first place, right?

If you need more info or tips on how to get ripped muscle, check out the links below. There are tons more pointers that will help you lose weight quickly and (almost) painlessly. But you'll still need to supply the hard work for getting ripped abs.

By: AaronM

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