Master Don Juan
- Sep 20, 2007
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It's not humanly possible not to get ripped by expending more calories than you ingest via slowly decreasing your calories and incorporating bi-daily cardio sessions.I can somewhat relate to what he said about not being able to get ripped because I have the same ectomorph body where I can eat carbs all day everyday and the high metabolism rate takes care of it which is a great thing but also bad because I could never bulk up. I'm 6ft tall and only weigh 155lbs or so. However, I don't look as light as I am. Anyway, after a while I decided to give up on bulking up because I realized I don't even like the bulky look. I much prefer the athletic body and many women prefer that too. So I've been trying to do that by just doing strength training with some definition. I'd say I've been mildly successful but no 6pack abs here...unless I suck my stomach in hard and then you can see the definition. The surface stomach flab has been the biggest issue because if I try to put on weight (protein shakes, bars, eating more) I first get the fat around my waist before the rest of the body starts to get big.
I can post some cropped pics from when I was working out hard about 6 or 7 months ago but don't want to hijack this thread.
The question will be what ratio of the weight loss will be muscle/fat, which can be mitigated with higher protein intake and stronger hormonal profile (even naturally).
Absent any diagnosed disease, anybody can get fit and lean, though not everyone can be a fitness model, nor do you need to.