The question of how to get ripped has eluded thousands over the years. Some think you need to take drugs like steroids to achieve insanely lean yet muscular physiques. Others think it’s just magic. Others say it’s only hard work and determination. So what is the deal? How do you get super shredded?
Well, it comes down to a few primary building blocks of fitness and nutrition. They include:
- A whole-food based, balanced diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables and protein from fish, chicken or beef.
- A consistent workout routine based off progressive overload principles.
- Supplementation with things like creatine, BCAA’s and protein powder
There is a fourth secret bullet point, and that is yes, things like steroids will help you, but if you haven’t taken the first three bullet points into account or even learned proper form, then steroids really won’t help much.
Great right? Now where to do you start? The question of how to start your workout program can be difficult as most people can’t afford expensive personal trainers or online programs that run in the thousands of dollars.
However, there is a simple and free short-cut to getting a custom workout routine worthy of the pros. That is to simply go online and copy what they do! For example, do you admire the god-like physique of Aziz “Zyzz” Shavershian? Yeah so do we! Well, to get a body like Zyzz, simply copy Zyzz’s workout and diet and you’ll be on the track to success!
Sure, he used steroids, but before he used steroids he optimized his body the best he could through natural methods like hard work, consistent training, eating a ton, doing cardio and adding supplements like protein.
The website above, Skinny Yoked, has done all the research on Zyzz’s workout for you, and cover other famous lifters like Jeff Seid, Lazar Angelov and even Tom Hardy! All you have to do is choose whose physique you like the best and just copy what they do!
If you’re too lazy to read a whole “how-to” like the ones listed out in the reference website above, then you can get what you need from fitness videos on Youtube, because they document pretty much every workout routine and bodybuilding lifestyle guide of any and all famous physique bodybuilders.
For example, here’s a video of Zyzz training. All you have to do is sit back and soak it up, maybe get a pen and pencil and write things down, and then go to your own gym and just do what he does. This is pretty much “monkey see, monkey do” logic.
You can get an idea of how he splits up his upper body workout routine from the video above. If you want to know how he works out other body parts just search for that. For example if you want to do your back simply search for “Zyzz back workout”. Apply this to any body part you plan to train.
One day, when you’ve maximized your genetic potential then you can look into performance enhancing drugs like steroids if you want, but to be honest, unless you’ve already been training for 3-5 years, you aren’t ready for that stuff.
If you have any questions about how to get the body of your favorite lifter, simply shoot us a question in the comments below!