Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:
6 Fat-Busting Steps To Get Ripped!

Just like anything else in your daily bodybuilding routine, getting completely shredded to the bone is going to require a balanced combination of hard work in all areas. Here’s 6 vital steps to follow if your goal is razor sharp conditioning!

By: MuscleTech

One of the age-old questions in gyms across the globe is, "How do I get that razor sharp conditioning?" You can push through gut-wrenching cardio sessions until your legs feel like they're going to melt from beneath you, or you can starve your body in hopes of revealing shredded abs. However neither of these tactics alone, or even combined, are going to peel away your fat and reveal the razor-sharp condition you're after.

Just like anything else in your daily bodybuilding routine, getting completely shredded to the bone is going to require a balanced combination of hard work in all areas, starting with the most crucial of all: nutrition.

dots
1. High Gear Nutrition:
dots

    All the cardio in the world is not going to help you if you're going home to scarf down a cheese cake. You have to diet just as hard as you work in the gym. Good nutrition is absolutely key when it comes to getting shredded.

Pose And Flex
Pose & Flex
Are You Ripped?

Week #6 - 4/18/2006
1600x1200 - 1280x1024 - 1152x864 - 1024x768 - 800x600
480x640 - 320x240 - 240x320 - 160x160 - 160x120 - 128x128


    This means you're going to have to pillage through your cupboards and toss the junk. These are "empty calories" that your body can't use for anything. So, as tempting and delicious as that cheese cake may seem, the result is nothing more than fat storage.

    Forum Threads:

dots
2. Eating Enough Protein:
dots

    If you've been training for any length of time, you already know one undisputed fact: Protein is a staple in any serious bodybuilding diet. Many experts have recommended approximately one gram of protein per pound of lean body mass.

    For the serious trainer looking to pack on muscle while getting ripped, one and a half grams of protein per pound will better help your muscles repair and rebuild for growth and help keep you feeling full for longer periods of time. And when your stomach feels full, you'll be more likely to avoid the fridge and any snacks that may halt your progress.

LEAN BODY MASS PROTEIN CALCULATOR
Bodyweight:
Bodyfat %:
 
Lean Body Mass (LBM)
LBM
Grams Of Protein

    Lastly, few realize that large amounts of protein can be similar to doing cardio when it comes to revving your metabolism. Interestingly enough, it takes twice the amount of energy for your body to metabolize protein than it does for carbs. So, in essence with the right amount of protein in your diet you're burning more calories while eating!

dots
3. The Vitals On Carbs:
dots

    Most people think that if you eat carbs, you're going to get fat. But, contrary to the common belief, this is actually not the case. Carbs are vital to help keep glycogen stores full and provide energy while training.

    If these stores are depleted, the body will begin to burn muscle to help keep itself from starvation. As you burn more muscle, your daily caloric intake becomes lower and lower, making it harder and harder to burn calories. Limiting starchy carb (oatmeal, potato, etc.) intake to earlier times in the day, and consuming simple carbs (dextrose, maltodextrin) only after a workout will help keep your body from storing these carbs as fat.

RELATED ARTICLE
Carbohydrate Metabolism!
[ Click here to learn more. ]
Carbohydrate Metabolism!
Like all things, there is much debate about the amount of carbohydrates one needs. One's carbohydrate intake should be decided after taking many other factors into consideration...
Author:
Derek Beast Charlebois

dots
4. Fats: Friend Or Foe?
dots

    All fats are NOT created equal.

    The fact of the matter is, there are bad fats and good fats. Hamburgers, bacon, sausages and ice cream are full of bad fats; called saturated fats. However, salmon, nuts, flax oil, and olive oil, just to name a few, contain good unsaturated fats, which every bodybuilder should have in their diet. These types of fats support an already healthy metabolism and get you shredded.

RELATED ARTICLE
Good And Bad Fats.
[ Click here to learn more. ]
Good And Bad Fats.
Body fat usually results from an inadequate diet and is comprised of carbohydrates and unhealthy fats. Get facts about the good and bad fats, their effects on the body, and tips to keep body fat in check.
Author:
David Robson

    Approximately twenty percent of your total caloric intake should come from good fats if you're looking to increase your fat-burning potential.

dots
5. Water Intake:
dots

RELATED PRODUCT
bottle Bodybuilding.com Presents:
Bodybuilding.com Water Bottle

Bodybuilding.com Water Bottle has a soft, clear, durable plastic body with twist tight lids! Make Sure You Always Have Your Water with More Style than a Milk Jug!
[ Click here to learn more. ]

dots
6. The Bottom Line - Calorie Deficit:
dots

    All macronutrient calculations aside, the bottom line is that calories consumed must be out-weighed by how many you're burning. If your body has a caloric intake of two thousand calories per day for example, and you're ingesting three thousand per day, then you're not on the road to getting ripped.

    The number-one rule in shredding away the fat is ensuring there is a calorie deficit. This doesn't need to be drastic to drive you into high-fat-burning mode. Training intensely and doing cardio will burn the calories you need to get shredded without cutting excess calories from your diet, which would result in muscle loss. Follow the tips in this article to a tee, and you could be shredded beyond belief in no time at all!

    Related Products For Fat Loss:

RELATED PRODUCT
Hydroxycut Hardcore MuscleTech Presents:
Hydroxycut Hardcore

When team MuscleTech Research Team set out to formulate Hydroxycut Hardcore, it spared no expense. With its clinical support, Hydroxycut Hardcore is literally the most powerful and effective fat-burning supplement ever created.
[ Click here to learn more. ]

6 Fat-Busting Steps To Get Ripped!

Visitor Reviews Of This Article!
Read Visitor Reviews - Write Your Own Review

Back To MuscleTech's Main Page

Back To The Articles Main Page.

Related Articles
8 Best Choices In The Cereal Aisle
10 Best Ways To Lose Weight Faster
40 Laws Of Lean



RATE THIS ARTICLE
POOR
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
EXCELLENT
OVERALL RATING
N/A

Out of 10

0 Ratings

0

Comments

Showing 0 - 0 of 0 Comments

(5 characters minimum)

      • notify me when users reply to my comment
Showing 0 - 0 of 0 Comments

Featured Product

Give Us Feedback:
Report A Problem
Site Feedback
Follow Us:
Twitter
Facebook
RSS Feeds
Bodybuilding.com Newsletter

Receive exciting features,
news & special offers from Bodybuilding.com