The Best Workout To Get Ripped Fast

by Jeff on June 20, 2011

The ‘Best Workout To Get Ripped Fast’ is a workout where you build ‘visible muscles’ with ‘high muscle definition’. In the first part of my post, I will talk about how to get ripped fast. The second part of my post will talk about specific training methods.

How To Get Ripped Fast

Visible Muscles’ are the muscles that visually important, the muscles that make a visual impact. Having a low body fat percentage is also important. If you have fat covering up your muscles, you can’t see anything.

Most workouts are completely counter-productive because it wastes your time developing muscles that aren’t visually important. To get ripped fast, you should  focus on developing ‘Visible Muscles’ and getting a low body fat percentage to show off those muscles.

We all know about the physical transformations that Hollywood actors go through. They get ripped in a very short time. Most resources claim that this kind of growth is impossible, that it would take years to get that kind of results. But, it never takes the actors ‘years’, it only takes them a few months. Here are just 3 examples:

Another interesting thing is that these actors are what they call ‘hardgainers’. They have an ectomorphic body type (naturally skinny), which makes gaining muscle even harder.

So how did they do it?

They focussed on developing the Visible Muscles that we just talked about.

So what are the ‘Visible Muscles’?

Abs, Shoulders, Arms, Chest, Calves, Quads…that’s it.

These muscles only make up 20 percent of your entire muscle mass. However, this subset of muscles make up 80 percent of your perceived muscle size. This small subset of muscles are what makes you look ripped when they are developed properly.

Take a look at the picture below of Ryan Reynolds. He is ripped by most people’s standards.

When you look closer, you will notice that this ripped look is created by having well developed abs, chest, shoulders and arms.

Another thing to take notice is that girls LOVE Ryan Reynolds. There are guys that have bigger muscles, but Ryan Reynolds still has a more attractive physique…why is that?

It is because he has the ‘right proportions’. Let’s get into some specifics:

Visible Muscle Specifications To Get Ripped

The abs are defined with a tapering waist. Having a ‘bloated’ mid-section ruins the look:

The shoulders are roughly 1.62 times the size of your waist.

The chest has emphasis on width, which integrates with the shoulders. This creates a ‘chest plate’ look.

The biceps and triceps make up the upper arm. The arm is equal in width to the shoulders from the side. Emphasis on bicep development.

How To Get Ripped Fast With The Right Workout

Most guys work aimlessly trying to get ripped and they never get anywhere. It’s because they don’t have the specifics. Now you have the exact outcome to aim for, one that is tangible and measurable.

The next step is to follow a training method that will get you the specific results that we just talked about.

A 3×5 routine is for ‘Strength Training’, the focus is on building more strength. Most of the fast mass building programs out there will make you gain a lot of fat. We just want more lean and visible muscle.

The key making your muscles grow bigger is ‘cumulative fatigue’. You get this by lifting lower weights at higher repetitions.

When you are working a muscle group, you should be able to feel that muscle working. The muscle should feel like it’s been ‘pumped’ after the workout, it should feel like your skin is tight around your muscles. You should feel ‘the burn’ on the last couple of repetitions. There needs to be that intensity during workouts. All of this needs to be done while keeping great form.

Designing Your Workout

Workout too frequently and your body won’t have a chance to recover. Your muscles grow bigger when they recover from being worked out. Workout too infrequently and you won’t grow. I think that working out 4-6 times a week is perfect.

When you’re designing a workout, it’s important that you include all of your visible muscles. During each workout, you should target different muscle groups to ensure that you have enough frequency and rest for each muscle.

The best workout program that covers everything we’ve talked about is The Hollywood Physique. It is a blueprint to getting the hollywood physique in just 3-6 months and the workouts are designed exceptionally well. Click Here To Learn More About The Hollywood Physique

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The Underwear Body June 21, 2011 at 7:46 am

Great post!

I agree totally with you, there is a trick to developing the kind of look that it turns heads and it’s about more than just eating and lifting big. Knowing how to workout the right muscles, the right way, is the difference that makes the difference.

Good point that the transformations above are all of naturally “skinny guys”. Us so called “hardgainers” are actually much better placed to pull off the kind of lean toned look that an attractive body is all about, because we stay lean while gaining muscle.



Sam- Look Like An Athlete June 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm

It is interesting that only 20 percent accounts for the majority what is visible in muscle mass. It is crazy seeing how Hollywood actors transform their bodies. Seeing Christian Bale and how he transforms his body for every role is very impressive. But scary sometimes.



Dave - Not Your Average Fitness Tips June 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I never really thought about “visible muscles” in these terms before but it makes complete sense. Certain focal points create a visually stunning and ripped body. I also agree that too many programs help you gain muscle but also result in fat gain which does not lead to a better looking body overall.


Alykhan - Fitness Breakout July 6, 2011 at 11:51 pm


Focusing on the visible muscles is very important, but it’s equally as important to achieve a low enough body fat for the muscles to stand out. The celeb transformation pics in your post are really impressive because these guys were able to put on a lot of visible muscle while remaining very lean which isn’t easy to do.



Kevin - Fitness B&W July 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm

That’s some good advice on concentrating on “visible muscles” — haven’t really thought of it like that. I do agree, 4 workouts a week really makes for some much more noticeable gains that even 3 … 5&6 is good too!


Srdjan - Bloom to Fit July 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Nice post. Thanks for sharing those cool pics. Really shows you exactly what you’re working towards.


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