Getting ripped

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    Jan 01, 2007 2:03 PM GMT
    Hi Guys - Ive been really inspired by all the amazing bodies you guys have on this site.

    Ive been training for a couple of years now. Have managed to get a little more size but am only at the beginning of my journey to get "truly ripped" as its descrived here.

    I currently traing 4-5 times per week for an hour each time: 1 cardio session (spin), 1 "conditioning" session (Bodypump) and then 2-3 weights sessions to build size. I take a shake a day and try to load my diet with protein but take nothing else.

    Any advice would be really welcome and appreciated...


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    Jan 02, 2007 9:41 PM GMT
    Hey there,

    I am a hard gainer as well...if you are trying to put on more mass, which it sounds like, your problem may be that your diet is lacking in some area - mainly carbs. Make sure you have plenty of carbs in your diet - as it is fuel for your body and mind.

    Also, one protein shake per day will help some but not a lot. You should be having (i believe but do not quote me) about 1 gram of protein per pounds you weigh (i.e. if you weigh 180 lbs you should be intaking 180 grams of protein at least per day IN ADDITION to your diet). This will definately help put on lbs.

    In general your work out looks good and make sure you are getting plenty of core stuff in there as well (push, sit, and pull ups - the more the better). If you are doing the same workout you have been for since starting working out, its time to change your workout to challenge your body.

    One of the best things you could do, ask people who have the body type you seek what they do - no people are exactely alike but sometimes all you need are some new ideas to really get you "truly ripped"...

    Lastly, some of the supplements (creatine, Nitric Oxide, etc) all help as well but use them with caution as you will develop size but once you go off of them, you will possibly lose it.

    Sorry for the long post, but whatever :).