Ask The Ripped Dude: How Do You Maintain A Fitness-Type Physique?

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A Brief History

Nowadays, it seems that for some people it is hard to get that ripped physique regardless of how many hours they spend working out, and then you have people that tend to get ripped without really trying. If you find that you are struggling with getting those nice defined lines, then it may be time to change up your workout or consider adding supplements and powders to your daily routine. Between the year 2000 to 2017, the market sales of nutritional supplements have increased tremendously. Make sure you look into each product to ensure you get the results you are looking for.

Digging Deeper

Many people have a suggestion on how to get ripped, and according to these top fitness experts, when you incorporate supplements into your daily workout you can easily provide your body with the necessary ingredients that will allow your muscles to grow versus simply tightening. You do not want to eat a hefty meal before working out, but it is beneficial to incorporate these much needed proteins, aminos, and fat burners before hitting the gym.

When you workout frequently it is important to keep up with your protein intake throughout the day. This will help keep your muscles from breaking down, and you can ensure that you have the necessary protein that your muscles need to get bigger. You do not have to spend your day eating countless meals and feeling so full that you cannot even consider working out.

How Nutritional Supplements Help You Easily Build Muscle Or Lose Weight

  • Supply your body with the necessary ingredients needed for working out.
  • Do not leave you feeling stuffed like eating a full meal.
  • Great meal replacements.
  • Help provide energy.
  • Help you get results faster.
  • Increase molecules that are already present in your body, because they are designed specifically for this purpose.
  • Increases speed, performance, and workout capacity.

It is important to make sure you eat a well-balanced diet to get the most out of your workout. It is also necessary to drink plenty of water throughout the day. However, if you are wanting to boost your workout or see faster results, then adding supplements can help you achieve your goals. Make sure you do not use more of the product than suggested, and consider incorporating protein bars for a satisfying snack throughout the day.

You will increase your drive and more than likely want to workout many times throughout the day. This will not help you increase muscle mass faster, but it may set you back. Therefore, stick to your regular workout routine and remember to be patient. If you feel strain or pain while working out, then take a break or use less weight. If you hurt yourself, then you are going to face a setback that can easily derail your future workouts.

Remember to drink or take your supplements at least 30 minutes prior to your workout. If you do not want to use the product prior to your workout, then you can easily incorporate it afterwards as your post-workout meal. Doing so will help your muscles recover as well as provide them with reserves while they are growing and rebuilding.

If you are not sure of a supplement that is suitable for you, then consider researching various products or speak with a knowledgeable individual in regards to your needs. Talk to your friends and fellow gym goers to easily find which supplements have worked for them. This will help save you a lot of time and money, because you will not buy a product only to leave it sitting on the shelf because you are not seeing quality results.

When you incorporate supplements into your workout regimen you will have an added bonus of feeling stronger and more energized in the gym. Make sure you challenge yourself, but remember do not push yourself so hard that you hurt yourself. As with any workout routine, it is wise to have a partner spot you while you workout. This is especially important if you are using more weights or doing extra reps. 

Remember to be realistic about the results you expect to see, and purchase supplements that are designed for your specific needs. You do not want to consume a weight loss supplement if you are trying to build muscle; however, if you are trying to lose weight, then it is wise to start with a supplement that is packed with fat burners. In either situation you can still incorporate protein bars throughout the day to boost your energy levels.

Maintain your focus on your workout goals, and stay positive to see faster results. After all, our brains are powerful, therefore, to see results you must focus on the results you want to see. Do not give up, and celebrate your accomplishments versus focusing on your setbacks.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see…

Black, Jonathan.  Making the American Body: The Remarkable Saga of the Men and Women Whose Feats, Feuds, and Passions Shaped Fitness History.  University of Nebraska Press, 2013.

The featured image in this article, a photograph by Meghan Holmes, is licensed under the Unsplash License.

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“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad." "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice. "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland