Get Ripped & Add Lean Mass

Add Lean Muscle Mass Before attempting to add any lean muscle mass to your body frame, you’d need to first determine your body type and body frame. There are 3 main body types:

→   Ectomorph : tall and thin, with a narrow body, thin arms and legs, little body fat and wiry muscles
→   Mesomorph :  strongly built, with a broad muscular chest and shoulders, very muscular arms and legs, and little body fat
→   Endomorph : generally stocky, with a large round body, a short thick neck, short arms and legs, and with a tendency to store body fat

In order to gain muscle size, there are two things that have to be achieved: a) you have to provide enough stress to your muscles so that they are forced to adapt to the stress, and b) you have to provide the essential nutrients to your body so that your muscles can grow. For part (a), know that if you only have 10 lbs dumbbells, then your arms will only grow enough so that they can lift that much weight. And curling 10 lbs at 50 reps doesn’t count. And as for part (b), look to nature: crops flourish with the proper amounts of water, sun, and of course nutrient rich soil.

To achieve this you have several options.  You can go to the gym and start your own lifting regimen routine, or you can online or read fitness magazines and try out the newest and trendiest workout plans. But to get the optimal results, it is best to follow a proven workout program that has numerous success stories to back it up. The program should be well thought out and organized, so that you’re hitting every major muscle group consistently, and with the kind of exercises designed to give you the results you’re looking for.

There are only 2 workouts that I’d recommend that are guaranteed to help you to gain that lean muscle mass while staying ripped all year round and those are P90X and Body Beast.
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P90X

Strength
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→   Will get you that ripped Olympian gymnasts’ look all year round
→   Ideal workout for those who have love a combination of cardio and strength training; as well as for those who needs to burn body fat and build lean muscle mass at the same time.
→   Works on overall health and fitness level with improving strength, endurance, and flexibility
→   Need only basic equipment like dumbbells and pullup bar
→   Involves too much cardio, 3x per week that can be detrimental for maximum muscle growth
→   Not the ideal workout for ectomorphs unless you’re willing to modify the program. Check out the modification for mass gaining with P90X.
→   While Yoga is great, not many guys have the patience to do 60-90 minutes Yoga once a week, so many ended up skipping it

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Body Beast

Strength
Weakness
→   The most effective workout for mass building
→   Ideal for those who are in the ectomorph category
→   Pure weight training program, with very minimal cardio, thus making it ideal for lifters
→   Not the best workout to get lean
→   Requires more equipment that can be pricey. But can opt out to do the workout at the gym with simple guidelines.

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To summarize:

If you’re >30 lbs overweight and/or >15% bodyfat, the best program for you is P90X since you will be working on the overall fitness and performance. And if you’re in the right weight group or underweight, Body Beast is best suited for you.

Still unsure on which program to choose? Then, please contact me.

DON’T FORGET

→    Your muscles will grow as big as you’re lifting. I do recommend getting an adjustable dumbbells set that goes up to 50 lbs to start with.
→    Proper nutrition and timing are crucial for optimal muscle growth. You need supplements to provide your body with the correct ratio of nutrients at the right time.

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2 Responses to Get Ripped & Add Lean Mass

  • Hi Nick

    My name is Michael 50 yrs old and my wife Lucy 44 yrs old. We have some questions, that hopefully you can help us with.

    My wife and I noticed a new beachbody program call “Body Beast” with Sagi Kalev. It’s basically traditional muscle compound & isolation work-outs, which I personally like very much, since that is what I was doing many years ago when I was in my late teens and twenty’s. But now in my early 50’s, I do want to go back again
    to doing the muscle compound & isolation work-outs, but not to bulk….but to cut up and get muscle tone.

    Our goals are to lose 20lbs and gain some muscle mass & definition

    Questions:

    01- Can you tell us more about this program. We haven’t seen any infomercials but have only seen 1 minute demo’s on YouTube. Can you supply me with a link where I can see the whole 30 minute
    infomercial? If there is one yet?

    02- On one of the YouTube demo’s it states that they have a BULKING program and a LEAN program. I am interested in the LEAN program, but would like to see more about it and it’s work-out routines. Are you in the process of checking out “Body Beast” and uploading the work-out demo’s on your
    YouTube Channel?

    03- Why wife and some of her friends are geared more towards attaining that Olympic Sprinters physique. Would this new program “Body Beast” be good for women? or not?

    As you know, women are afraid to lift weights, for the fear that they will get too bulky and look like men. any advice on this????

    Which program would you recommend is best for women to attain a lean muscular physique like those Olympic Sprinters without losing muscle mass if body beast is not the one?

    Just basic running, depletes muscle mass.

    If the Body Beast program is really good to our satisfaction, we will definitely buy it. Hope you can get me
    the link to the 30 minute infomercial, if there is one yet.

    Looking forward to your e-mail
    thanks
    Michael & Lucy

    • Hi Michael,

      Appreciate the message. Sorry for taking this long to get back to you.

      1. With Body Beast, it is a 90 day program, 6x per week with 1 day off. On average, you do the workout around 30-45 min. It is shorter than P90X, and the intensity is different, but it’s all about the pump since you’re doing lifting non-stop. The infomercial is not out yet, probably not for another a couple of months.

      2. I will be more likely to post my results with Body Beast sometime in 2013. The Lean version has more cardio once per week. But the cardio in Beast just means you’re lifting weights in high reps, low weight form.

      3. To be honest, Ive hearing a lot of comments from women who LOVE Beast. I’m seeing great results from them with their Day 30, 60 photos over Facebook.

      4. In order for women to lift heavy and look like men, they would need to lift as hard as hard. We’re talking about bench pressing 200 lbs here and curling with 35 lbs or so. Yes, Ive seen many women like that – I live in Santa Monica and go to Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach (the Mecca of BodyBuilding, the gym that Arnold founded). Also, most of these women take enhancement products that give them the testosterone boost. It is very unlikely for you wife to look like men with beast. But she might look like one of those Nike women models.

      5. Other than Beast, women can do P90X to get somewhat similar results. P90X has more cardio and works on overall performance, so perhaps your wife would enjoy it much better.

      There is a 90 day money back guarantee if you buy it from my website, which is administrated via teambeachbody.com. So it doesnt hurt to do it for 60 days and decide then. The supplement line is package in 30 day supply and those have 30 day money back guarantee.

      Please let me know if you have any questions.

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