How I got Ripped in 2 Years by Following These 13 Principles

[Last updated 29th December 2020]

ripped in 2 years

Summary of the 13 Principles I Used to Get Ripped:

(2, 5, 12 = most important and least known by most people)

  1. Consistency
  2. (Intermittent) Fasting
  3. Alcohol Rule
  4. Lift Heavy Weights (compound exercises)
  5. 3 Secrets for Boosting Motivation and Breaking Records
  6. ABF: Always Be Flexing
  7. Track Results
  8. The Three Parts of a Workout
  9. How to Get Good Sleep
  10. Skip Cardio
  11. Protein Intake and The Top Healthy Foods
  12. 3 Health Experiments You Should Do
  13. The Philosophy of Rippedness

Everyone respects people who are in good shape.

I don’t know what you’ve read or heard about bodybuilding, but. . .

Once you’re ripped–you’re ripped. And it’s very easy to maintain.

In this article you’ll learn the best things I used to get ripped in under 2 years.

My starting physique was not bad (I was not fat), but I didn’t have any visible muscles either. Now I look like this:


Of course, you’ve heard people tell you it’s possible to get a 6-pack in 3-6 months if you use this pill, that diet, this new revolutionary machine, but. . .

You didn’t believe that, did you!?

Those guys are just pushing their own agendas to sell you bullshit products.

You should be skeptical about research concerning the fitness industry.

Most studies are paid for by corporations to get the result they want.

This article is grounded in my own experience.

If you consistently apply the following 13 principles you’ll also get ripped.

I can’t promise you it’ll be in two years though.

Before I get into these principles, I suggest you get ready to take notes.

Because this article has a LOT of condensed information in it…..

But let’s start with what matters most:

The #1 MOST IMPORTANT Thing For Getting Ripped!

It’s this:

The more muscle you have the higher your metabolic baseline will be.

ripped 2 years

Yes, it’s really that easy.

This means that you’ll burn more calories (and stay lean) if you have a lot of muscle.

For this reason, it’s extremely easy for people who are already ripped, to remain ripped with minimal effort.

–And vice versa: this makes it damn hard & time-consuming for obese people to lose their weight and get ripped.

Therefore your goal should be to get ripped ASAP in life.

Now, let’s get into my 13 principles.

1. Consistency is Key

If you want to get ripped you’ll need to go to the gym several times a week, at least for the first 6 months.

And you must go even if you feel like shit–especially if you’re a newbie.

This discomfort is completely normal and comes from your homeostasis, which is your body’s process of maintaining (physiological) balance.

For this reason, you must make it a HABIT to work out even when you feel tired or sore. This will be a little hard at first, but you just gotta push through it, then your body adapts.

Once you have this down, you will NEVER have to worry about it ever again.

It’ll be automatic and effortless.

Here are two smart tips for becoming more consistent:

  • Find smart times to work out preemptively. When you know you’re going to be busy for  1-3 days in a row, make sure you do a killer workout session before that, so that you can use that busy-time to recover.
  • Find a good time that you can stick to. If you go to the gym at regular times you’ll make it a habit faster than if you don’t. For most people the best time to work out is between 4-7 PM.

2. Do (Intermittent) Fasting

Intermittent fasting is the most healthy eating pattern for most people. Especially men.

There are at least 5 reasons why you should be doing intermittent fasting:

1) It temporarily switches on ketosis, which means that you’ll BURN FAT instead of glucose, making you leaner.

2) It increases the amount of growth hormone that your body produces (this is good for building muscle and the immune system).

3) Your ghrelin levels go up. Ghrelin is a hunger-related hormone. This will make you happier and more focused (increases dopamine), at least if you do a 2-day fast.

4) Research indicates that it reduces the risk of getting cancer.

5) It saves you A LOT of time (fewer dishes, less cooking, etc).

Here are the most popular ways to fast:

  • Feeding gap for 8 hours and fasting for 16 hours (just skip breakfast).
  • Fasting for 24 h once a week.
  • Fasting for 40-48h once a week or every two weeks.

I usually eat 1-3 meals a day and fast for the rest of the day.

ripped 2 years fasting meal

My feeding gap is 8 hours and my fasting period is ca 16 hours. Then I usually fast for 24 or 48 hours once a week as well. Why?

Because I like to switch it up and break out of homeostasis.

If you want to get started with 2-Day fasts, I recommend drinking water mixed with L-glutamine to get amino acids without breaking the fast. This will make it easier.

L-glutamine is also healthy for your stomach because it is used to regenerate your stomach lining. I used to have a bad stomach (severe candida albicans), but now it’s good thanks to L-glutamine, fasting, coconut fat, and a ton of oregano (which contains more antioxidants than almost any other food).

3. The Alcohol Rule

It’s best not to drink it at all. Because it’s unhealthy.

But if you’re looking to get ripped and you’ve decided you’re going to drink alcohol anyway, here’s what you should do:

  • Drink only straight liquor or wine, to minimize intake of carbs and sugar. Avoid beer (especially IPAs) and sugary drinks.
  • Do NOT eat after having consumed alcohol. Alcohol is seen as a poison by your body and will be metabolized before any food. This means that if you drink and eat at the same time your body will store many calories as FAT. So fast instead.
  • Minimize fat consumption during the entire day that you drink. Fats contain a lot of calories and metabolize slowly (slower than carbs).

Alcohol isn’t particularly dangerous to getting ripped, but . . .

The food you eat while being drunk is the “dangerous” part that is counterproductive to getting ripped.

–Especially junk food, since it’s high-calorie, full of fats and additives.

4. Lift Heavy Weights & Do Compound Exercises

Want to build muscle–and strength–as fast as you can?

Then it’s all about doing compound exercises.

Isolation exercises are for three types of people:

  1. Serious bodybuilders.
  2. People who have no idea about what they’re doing.
  3. People with a lot of time on their hands.

I will assume you are neither of these types.

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Heavy = you should not be able to do more than 10 repetitions.

Don’t go over 10 reps and don’t use weird machines–unless you suffer from some injury and have a valid reason for avoiding free weights.

Now friend, here are the most important compound exercises that you should be doing some variation of:

Whole body (back & core):

  • Deadlifts & stifflegged deadlifts.
  • Squats.
  • Cleans.
  • Clean and jerk.


  • Squats.
  • Front squats.
  • Lunges.

Upper body:

  • Bench press (including dumbbells).
  • Dips.
  • Pull-ups & chins.
  • Shoulder press.

Just keep it simple and stick to this while increasing your lifts.

–Especially if you’re a beginner.

Just grind it out until you’ve laid the foundation.

5. Three Secrets for Boosting Motivation

Now I will share three psychological tricks that have helped me a lot.

If you too can wrap your head around this, it can give you euphoric workouts, where you Break out of Your Homeostasis, and enter a new level.

Motivation is strongly correlated with the brain neurotransmitter dopamine. Here are some natural ways (psychological tricks) you can use to increase your release of dopamine to have better workouts.

#1 Improve the motivational effects of music

As you know, music is an effective motivation-booster. But did you know that its motivational effects can be optimized?

Here’s how:

Avoid listening to your favorite songs too often.

If you mix it up more, you’ll be able to squeeze more dopamine (motivation) out of them during a longer period of time.

#2 Variation boosts motivation

Just as varying your best songs helps maintain their motivational effects longer, you can start varying (small) things in the gym to keep your motivation high. This will keep habituation and boredom away.

. . . Because you’ve now SHOCKED the muscle.

–Arnold Schwarzenegger

You don’t want to switch up your entire workout sessions, but you always want to have some variation.

For example: I usually go to the gym, but sometimes I’ll go for a run or do calisthenics. Not because it’s more effective, but for the psychological effect of variation. Some muscle-ups here:

[Not the best technique, but whatever.]

Here’s another way you can use variation. Instead of lifting the flat barbell bench press all the time, you want to cycle between that AND:

  • Dumbbell bench press
  • Dips (weighted)
  • Cables
  • Calisthenics (regular push ups, weighted).

Pro tip: Start with a light weight, cycle between these exercises each (chest) workout, and lift a little bit more each time. Congratulations — You’re now. . .

#3 Using The Winner Effect to Break Records!

The winner effect is a biological term for how the brain changes itself by winning and competing.

This is AWESOME!

You get increased levels of dopamine and testosterone.

This puts you into a self-reinforcing feedback loop where you get addicted to winning, and will want to win even more.


Use the winner effect to set yourself up for a series of consistent “victories”.

This is how the best sport coaches build confidence in their athletes. Like how I just told you to cycle between the different chest exercises, because it’ll allow you to incrementally increasing the weight each time.

Don’t jump ahead to doing 1 rep max immediately.

Instead, choose to strategically spread it out over a longer period of time to maximize motivation!

6. How to Spend Your Leisure: ABF

ABF – Always Be Flexing!

It sounds obvious (and it is), but most people don’t do it…

Flexing your muscles does two great things for you:

  1. It burns more energy.
  2. It promotes relaxation.

–So be sure to take frequent breaks to consciously flex your body, it will make you feel better and help you concentrate for longer periods of time.

Here are some exercises you can do anytime (in class, at work, sitting by computer):

  • Flex your neck & jaws. “Chew” imaginary food until your jaw gets tired.

[Warning: doing this in a public environment will make you look retarded.]

  • Stomach vacuums & flexing your stomach. A stomach vacuum is when you tuck in your stomach as hard as you can for as long as you can.

[Always flex your stomach when you lift, especially during squats and deadlifts.]

  • Flex all muscles in your body, especially chest and arms. This is easy to do while sitting by the computer.

7. Track Results

If you are new to working out it is useful to track your results. There are two main reasons:

  1. It makes you more psychologically committed.
  2. It shows your progress and puts things in context (also boosts motivation)

And. . . It flatters your ego.

Seriously: Take progress photos. It helps.

3 Things to measure:

  • Body weight.
  • How much you can lift.
  • Pictures of yourself to see your improvement.

8. The Three Parts of a Workout

Define what an optimal workout looks like.

1.    Pre-workout ritual:

This is when you get into the zone. You want to shift your focus from your head into your body. You can do this by meditating, visualizing your sets, or pumping yourself up. I usually drink coffee (if it’s early in the day).

Remember to flex your core during (compound) lifts!

Remember to flex your core during (compound) lifts!

2.   Lifting:

When you lift there should be only two things in your mind a) flexing your core and b) breathing correctly. “Correct breathing” means breathing into the stomach; not into the chest. (Correct breathing doesn’t elevate your shoulders.)

3.   Recovery between sets:

When you’ve finished a set it is important that you face the pain and breathe. Try to relax. Many people don’t do this, and it causes them to tire out unnecessarily.

9. Get Good Sleep

You need to create a consistent ritual that serves as cue for you to get tired. I struggled with this for a long time, but now I’ve got a great routine.

Here are 7 tips for better sleep:

  • Make sure you’re tired by the end of the day. Work harder.
  • Try sleeping in a pitch black room. That means no light at all. Your brain is smarter than your eyes are, and it will detect even the least amount of light. This may diminish your body’s production of melatonin (the sleep hormone), which can lower the quality of your sleep.
  • Don’t consume stimulants several hours prior to going to bed.
  • Open up a window to get fresh air.
  • Don’t use your phone or check email or social media 1 hour before bed.
  • Meditate or do breathing exercises 5 min to calm down before bed.
  • Avoid sitting by computer screens ca 20-30 minutes before going to bed.

10. Skip Cardio

Cardio does very little for you in terms of losing fat or building muscle.

You will burn more calories by:

  1. Lifting heavy weights or by,
  2. Doing interval training. . .

. . .than you will from doing steady state cardio.

Cardio has other benefits, but if the goal is to get ripped, it’s a waste of time.

11. Protein Intake & The Top Healthy Foods

Eat about 1g protein/pound – that’s about 1,5-2g of protein/kilo.

If you consume more protein than your body can assimilate, you will get gassy and you’ll probably feel slow and lethargic.

Do experiments to see how much protein your body is capable of assimilating. This is important because people are not equal in this regard!

Some people can assimilate more protein than others; it’s an unfair advantage owing to superior genetics and/or great stomach digestion.

(You want to be in the sweet spot where you consume just about enough protein every day without getting slow from it.)

Now, here are all the healthiest foods I eat a lot of:

  • Eggs
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Avocado
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Nuts and seeds (pumpkin seeds are exceptionally healthy and contain lots of zinc, which is good for boosting testosterone)
  • Healthy spices like cinnamon, curcumin and oregano (contains 4x the antioxidants of blueberries)
  • Supplements/other stuff: Magnesium, zinc, tea, coffee, raw cocoa, and high quality Omega-3. Occasionally L-glutamine and creatine.
To get ripped, eat properly.

To get ripped, eat properly.

And you want to avoid these foods:

  • Sugar/candy (raises your insulin levels and hinders fat loss)
  • Empty carbs (bread, pasta, snacks)
  • Processed foods (things that come in a plastic box)
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Avoid unnatural (fried or processed) food, unhealthy additives, and sugar.


You want to minimize carbs in general, except after workouts.

This does not include vegetable–always try to eat lots of vegetables!

For more info, check out what I usually eat and why.

ripped fast

You don’t need isolation exercises.


12. Three Health Tests You Should Do

One of the best investments that you can make in terms of money and time, to improve your long-term health, is to do diagnostic tests:

  1. A hair analysis (see mine as a pdf).
  2. A blood analysis (check testosterone if you’re over 35).
  3. A fatty acid test (info below).

Hair analysis & blood tests give an overview of vitamin, mineral, and heavy metals levels. This gives you great feedback on what to include or remove from your diet.

The most important thing I learned from my hair analysis was that I had too much mercury in my body. That would’ve been very bad in the coming years had I not fixed it (it gives you “brain fog”). I took a 6-month break from eating canned fish after that.

Fatty acid tests give you feedback on what (essential) fats to eat more of. Most people are deficient in omega-3 and have too much omega-6. This happens when you eat too much processed foods and not enough fish. The result is worse immune system, skin health, and slower recovery from workouts.

Here’s a picture of my fatty acid levels:

[Pretty good results.]

Here’s a picture of my hormonal levels from an old blood test:

You’ll be happy to hear my results are much better now :-)

13. Philosophy of Rippedness

Finally, here are 3 “gym-mindsets” that have helped me a lot:

  • 5 more minutes. When you want to quit or go home, force yourself to do at least one more rep. Don’t let your brain get the last word, don’t reinforce weakness.
  • Focus. It’s better to do a few repetition with excellent mental focus, really feeling your body, than it is to do many mindless repetitions where you’re out of touch with your body!
  • Disregard your surroundings. And don’t bring your phone into the gym.

Conclusion: The Hill is the Steepest in the Beginning

It takes a while to get ripped, but once you’re ripped, it should last forever.

This is explained by the fact that:

  1. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn, and. . .
  2. The less body fat you have, the lower leptin levels you’ll have, and the less you hungry you get.

This is why you should strive to get ripped as soon as you can in life.

It’s worth the hard work. Think of it as a long-term investment.

Getting ripped will be massively helpful for your health and success.

You may not have the time or energy to get ripped later in life.

ripped in 2 years -- 1,5 years later

Good job reading this long and very detailed article.

Now, do yourself a favor and take notes. Summarize:

The 13 Principles to get Ripped:

  • Consistency is Key: Go to the gym rain, hail, or snow.
  • (Intermittent) Fasting: Eat 1-3 times a day. Try different fasting methods to find one that works for you.
  • Alcohol rule: Drinking isn’t too bad. Eating while drinking is.
  • Lift Heavy Weights, Compound Exercises: Keep it below 10 reps and use free weights or body exercises. Avoid isolation exercises and machines.
  • 3 Psychological Tricks to Boost Motivation: Novelty, variation, and the winner effect.
  • ABF: Always be flexing! Especially by computer.
  • Track Results: Write down results, progress, or take pictures.
  • Three Parts of a Workout: Pre-workout ritual, lifting weights, recovery between sets.
  • Get Good Sleep: Go to bed exhausted and avoid phones/computer 1h before.
  • Skip Cardio: It won’t make you ripped or build muscle.
  • Protein and Diet: Eat 1 g protein/pound or 1,5-2 g protein/kilo.
  • Experimentation: Do diagnostic tests to find out how your diet is working for you.
  • Philosophy of Rippedness: Go five more minutes and try to really feel your body.

What You Should Do Now:

  1. Write a checklist summary of this article. It has everything you need.
  2. Implement these principles/habits one at a time.
  3. Do at least one of those diagnostic health tests.

–That’s what I did, and now I do all this stuff effortlessly. Like clockwork.

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  1. Great article. I have been training steadily for 2 years now with very slow results. I do pretty much what you advice here. Maybe is age?
    What would you advice to a 50 year old, petite (1.60 tall, 50 kilos) woman?
    Am trying to bulk a little bit and get lean.

  2. Thank you for the information. From what you write I apply and progress towards me. Thank you very much.

  3. Yeah I can’t skip Cardio, it helps with depression.

  4. Ptit Suisse says

    Hi Ludvig,
    You have an excellent website, and I would like to thank you for all the precious information you give based on your own experience.
    I’ve been training at home for 5 months now, doing only pull-ups, push-ups and squats, no weight. I went from 2 pull-ups and push-ups to 3 sets of 12. I train every 2 days. My chest and shoulders circumference increased of 1 cm (101 to 102 and 119 to 120 respectively), and my arm 0.5 cm (35 to 35.5), while maintaining my waist circumference at 90 cm (I bulked to 92 and went back to 90 this last month). In my opinion that’s not much. My T-shirts feel a little more tight on my chest, but overall I don’t look any different than before.
    I’m 35 yo and 1m81 tall.
    Do you think this is an adequate progress for those first 5 months or should I be worried ? I am not sure this kind of progress will get me ripped in 2 years ! ;-)
    I know this is a very personnal advice I am asking and I sincerely apologize for this. Maybe others might be interested in knowing the progress one should be expecting while training naturally as well.
    Thank you very much
    Have a nice day

  5. Hello sir.
    I would like to thank you so much for the very useful and informative article. I totally agree with what you stated I can’t believe someone like you exists with ture insight of the game…I printed your article and posted on my wall it’s really working for me and the results are outstanding…..thank you and accept my sincere regard and respect!

  6. Great resource, thank you for putting it together. Would you make any adjustments to the recommendations for hard-gainers?

    • Hey Jamie,
      Only that I would focus first on putting on more weight and muscle (“bulking”). See the answer above I just wrote to Art Sun.

      Bulking, however, can be dangerous. It was for me.

      I was eating so much crap (lots of snacks and sugary treats included) that it messed up my digestive system and gave me candida, which got quite serious and I had to stop eating sugar or drinking alcohol for almost one year.

      • Oh, I see, I heard about bulking before. I’ll check it out.
        I guess something similar might happen to me. I can’t eat too much crap because it makes me feel bad.

  7. * The more muscle you have the more calories you burn, and. . .
    * The less body fat you have, the lower leptin levels you’ll have, and the less you hungry you get.

    So, what if I’m already underweight / skinny? I’m usually not very hungry, I eat very little. If I had muscle it would be even worse… Does that mean that I’ll never get ripped?

    • You should probably focus very hard for like 1 year to just gain weight (and muscles) and then cut down. Fix one problem at a time.

      I did that when I was 19-20 (went from ~62 kg to ~77 kg in 8 months). Then I started doing IF and dropped down to ~70 and have looked jacked ever since.

      • Thanks for your reply.
        When you say “focus to just gain weight (and muscles)” what do you mean? I don’t understand how can I gain and muscle at the same time.
        I mean, I never been able to gain weight in my life. Should I eat a lot and do a lot of excersice too?

  8. Nice, but you’ve got an incorrect statement: less leptin doesn’t translate into less hunger, it’s actually the opposite. Some obese people, though, have leptin insensitivity and thus can’t get that “stop eating” signal. That’s where people can get confused.

  9. Ludvig,

    Great article man. Just wondered – I can only really work out early morning. I know leangains gives some advice on this. I would train around 7:00am, how would you approach this in terms of nutrition/fasting/postworkout etc?


  10. Ludvig,

    Wow, I must have been doing it wrong the whole time. I rarely drink but when I do, I tend to feast like crazy afterward and eat more than I normally do after I drink alcohol. Glad that at least I don’t do this daily but I would have to avoid eating after drinking then.

    Glad to learn something new. Great website by the way, I’m reading other parts of the article and I like also like the articles on Contrarian.

  11. good plan. except #10. saying cardio does very little to burn fat is laughable to me. for the average joe with stubborn lower belly fat and love handles, you will get faster results with cardio. if you can squeeze it in, put a treadmill on FULL INCLINE, walk 60 sec. jog 30 sec, run 30 sec or as long as you can. repeat for 20-25 minutes in a fasted state every or every other day. fat will fade away fast.

  12. Hey Ludvig,

    Great article man and I’m about to give it a try, I just have 1 question.

    I am sure that you ‘ve heard before about the ‘cheat day’, the day that you can have a free meal full of fat if you like, they say it helps your metabolism. It sounds pretty sketchy to me if your goal is to get ripped.

    What’s your take on that? Is that ‘free meal’ legit and do you recommend it while fasting?

    Thanks in advance :)

    • Hi Manos,

      From a logical / pragmatic standpoint I don’t think having a cheat meal is good. But many people do not have the discipline/*motivation*/pain tolerance to consistently stick to a diet or workout regimen so they need a cheat meal to maintain consistency (this is why fitness stuff sells well, even though it’s one of the easiest areas of life to master; it is also why most people prefer to bicker on forums–because they’re too lazy to squat). If a cheat meal helps maintain consistency then it’s worth it. But for internally motivated people I think it’s a waste of efficiency.

      The only reason (other than motivation and fun) I could imagine that would justify a cheat meal would be that the variation could somehow break your body out of homeostasis in some way that puts pressure on it to change. I don’t know if this is proven or not, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if it’s true, because it’s a common psychological phenomena. (this is why “shocking the muscles” works).

      • Personally, I ‘ve had my cheat meals before (not while Intermittent Fasting) and I ‘ve seen that it worked when I was stuck on a certain weight. My metabolism was going nuts during that meal and I was able to burn fat faster, at least that’s my impression.

        I will try both cheat meal and not while Intermittent Fasting just to see what works better for me.

        Thank you very much for your reply, it was helpful and I already can see the difference in the mirror with your excellent 13 principles. It’s hard but doable if you are motivated enough. :D

  13. Hey Ludvig,

    Great article man and I’m about to give it a try, I just have 1 question.

    I am sure that you ‘ve heard before about the ‘cheat day’, the day that you can have a free meal full of fat if you like, they say it helps your metabolism. It sounds pretty sketchy to me if your goal is to get ripped.

    What’s your take on that? Is that ‘free meal’ legit and do you recommend it while fasting?

  14. Im 23 yrs old and i weigh 150 pounds(68 kgs)and my height is 5.8 inches…i have 14.2% of bodyfat ..i started working out 2 months back and i lift heavy weights i workout for 60 to 90 minutes 6 days a diet consists of 1 cup of black coffee after waking up 4 rotis for breakfast and after workout(4pm to 5pm) 5 egg whites whey protein with 1 glass of milk and after 3 hours 100 grams chicken breast and 5 egg whites and after 3 hours casein with 1 glass of milk before bed…is this routine enough to get ripped and lose belly and face fat? Any changes to be made with my diet or workout routine?

  15. Hey, thanks for the great article. You got me excited so I wanted to contribute from what I found extremely helpful. It also contradicts some of the info you provide which I think is healthy as it gets everyone thinking.

    My first comment is regarding hitting the gym no matter what. Actually, I read this study which I found extremely true in my case that says no, you should not hit the gym if you are tired. This is different from feeling down. In fact they say if in doubt, better to skip that day.

    Second question I have is about skipping cardio. In fact cardio perhaps does not build muscle mass per se. However, it is extremely important in that it provides the increased blood circulation that feeds your muscles.

    Third comment would be on the group muscles the methodology you suggest. The group muscles you suggest are for the very beginners only. As you build strength and mass, it is a good practice to vary exercises and the routine all together. Usually every 40 active sessions. This gives the body the shock it needs. Not to mention that focusing on the major muscles you suggest leaves other minor muscles extremely vulnerable to injury. Moreover, working certain muscles, releases hormones that the body benefits from in building muscular mass in general.

    The final friendly criticism I have is the fasting you suggest. It is not criticism as such, but I would argue that a little bit of fat on the body gives smooth round texture to the body that makes it sexy. I would say that you have taken being ripped to the extreme and although it is impressive in some ways, it is not necessarily sexy.

    One final tip about resting times between sets for any muscle you work is best if you keep it between 1-2 minutes. Any less than that and the mass growth will be minimal as the hormones released are what gives endurance. Any more than that you would get strength inducing hormones. The optimal time where growth hormones are released is between 1-2 minutes. Please see the study below for reference.

    I hope these comments contribute to your already enriching article. Thanks again.

  16. 100th comment ! :D

    Been doin’ this advice for the last 8 months and it’s working like magic. I was close to buying a really expensive personal trainer ecourse for $500, but then I read your article and just fucking applied all the stuff, and now after my friend (who bought the $500 course!) tells me what it has inside it I see it is almost identical to your advice by longer!

    Hahaha! He wasted 500 bucks and a bunch of time reading that. I got a headstart on him – because we train together- and he

    Man, this bodybuilding stuff is 90 % about just taking action and applying it. This shit right here is pretty much all you need. The question is if your a pussy who won’t do it or if you’re as serious as I am and will sweat it out in the gym and pound the iron until you cant do more reps!!

    Fasting works too but most people are fucking weaklings and will quit before the first 2 weeks. Lol. Everyone wants a good body but nobody will do anything that feels weird or uncomfortable.

  17. Superb article on lifting and nutrition!

    What’s your view on cheat days, do you stay completely away from empty foods and such or something like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and only every 150 days eat like 4 pizzas?

  18. Hi, thanks for the info. I’m 52 this will work for me too?

  19. It’s a great article and basically what i do.

    Basically people need to get enough macros but limit the calories….so bring in systems to do this.

    Lift heavy..progressively.

    Congrats on your lifts by the way they are impressive. Especially at 72kg body weight. I am still a bit behind this.

    Your mention of building bigger muscles increase met. Whilst this is partially true the science backs it’s not nearly as a big of an increase as people think it is. They say your vital organs are the biggest metabolic drivers. I guess it doesn’t do any harm but it’s one of those things that get thrown around the net. that is only partially correct.

    Bit like “lift heavy and you increase your natural T production. True..but is is very minimal.

    How do you manage to go on a 48 hour fast?

    As far drinking booze, I limit my-self to one night a week. I’d love to stop but can’t manage that.

    Good article and well done

  20. Took half an hour to read this article …. I must say this might as well be the best half hour I have invested towards my fitness … Thanks a lot !!!

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