Friday, April 13, 2007

How to Get Ripped Without Getting Ripped Off - I

Everyone wants to get ripped but very few people know how to get there and even fewer have actually done it themselves. While there s more than one way to skin a cat I can say, �I have been there done that� when it comes to getting ripped.

Although it�s easy for me now to get shredded or to stay shredded it was not always that way. I had to learn a great deal over my years before I finally mastered the art and science of fat loss.

Although it�s easy for me now I really enjoy sharing the tips, strategies, and secrets I learned along the way to help others get as lean as they want. I also want to blow some myths out of the water and show you how you can be down a couple of percentage points of body fat in just 21 days.

�Fat Burners� � The Only Thing They�ll Burn

Is A Hole In Your Wallet

Hey, I know we all see the ads for the latest "fat burner" with impressive before and after pictures but what is the real story. I am not saying that there are some benefits to taking a quality supplement to aid you in your fat loss regimen, but if your strategy is too pop some magic pills and wake up shredded in a few weeks I got some news for you... Wake up it ain t happening!

See here is the insider scoop... in every single one of those before and after photo advertisements the individual s who s picture you see worked their butts off (literally) to get in shape. Sure they took the pills they are advertising but the bottom line is they followed a structured and vigorous exercise program combined with an effective eating program.

How do I know this while it just so happens I trained a two body transformation winners one male and one female not to mention these results have been duplicated by thousands of my clients who have metabolism, body fat levels, age, and a lifestyle just like yours.

So no excuses here I am going to give you the real deal on how to get ripped no matter what supplement you decide to choose. While there is a whole host of variables you can get lost in about losing body fat it comes down to a real simple equation. So many people deny the facts of basic Mathematics but getting shredded doesn�t have to be as complicated as people make it out to be. Simple Yes. Easy, well that depends a lot on your attitude.

The Easiest Fat Loss Equation In the World

Calorie in - Calories out = Calorie Deficit.

The bigger the deficit the more body mass you burn off to supply your body with the fuel. I say body mass because the structure of your diet and your training are gonna determine whether your burning fat or muscle.

Remember burning fat is good... Burning muscle is bad because it makes burning fat harder and this is the problem with every diet that does not include muscle building exercise.

So the optimum way to create the biggest Calorie deficit is to increase calorie expenditure by exercise and decrease calorie intake by eating high nutrient low calorie foods spread out over the day and that is the exact strategy I use with all my clients from housewives to competitive bodybuilders.

Now the the total amount of calories you can consume is directly based on how much lean body mass you have. The reason we only count Lean Body Mass for the calculations is because lean body mass are the parts of your body that burn energy.

We will then use your Lean Body Mass number to calculate how many calories you will burn per day which is called your Basic Metabolic Rate.

Fat doesn t burn any amount of energy so we disregard it in determining how much you can eat. Here is how you do it.

How to Calculate Your Lean Body Mass

Take your Body fat percentage and multiply that by you weight in lbs

Subtract that answer to get your lean body mass total also called LBM.

Now multiply that number by 12 and that is the number of calories you can consumer per day.

Here is an example.

150lb person at 30 percent body fat

150 X 0.30 = 45

150-45 =105 this is the Lean Body Mass of the individual

How to Calculate Your Basic Metabolic Rate

Now you multiply your Lean Body Mass number by 12 and you get your Basic Metabolic Rate.

In the example above we would multiple 105 LBM X 12 =1260 Kcal per day.

So to start this person would begin their fat loss diet at about 1260 Kcal per day, which is the amount of calories that individual should consume each day, every day during the entire diet regimen. This strategy is simple yet extremely effective.

Now you can plug your numbers into the equation. Whatever you get is your starting caloric intake. Once you have that number you are ready to move onto the next step which is dividing up your calorie total into small meals to keep your metabolism humming, your blood sugar stable, and your diet easy.

Wade McNutt is a Natural National Bodybuilding Champion and an IFBB Mr. Universe World Champion. He combined the secrets of Eastern Yoga Masters with, scientific, muscle building to produce a revolutionary new health system, called Freaky Big Naturally, find out more at

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