If you're trying to get ripped fast, you'll need to follow an appropriate lean body workout routine. Simply put, you need to design a workout plan that will produce the specific "lean body results" you desire, in the shortest amount of time possible.
Do not waste your time with cookie-cutter routines that you see other gym-goers doing. Instead, hone in on your ideal body by taking some time to build the most suitable exercise regimen. Here are some tips that will take your workouts from average to top-notch, with the ultimate goal of carving out an impressive lean physique:
Lean Body Workout Tip 1:
Intensity is far superior to duration when it comes to losing fat, building lean muscle and getting ripped fast. Shorten the length of your workouts – both weight training and cardio sessions – and up the effort level to see more immediate and specific changes.
Lean Body Workout Tip 2:
Metabolic weight training sessions are the king of the cage if your number one goal is to boost metabolism, burn through stubborn stomach fat and transform into a hard body. Focus on exercises that involve multiple muscle groups and use heavy weights with low to moderate rep ranges. Stack these exercises back-to-back with no rest to form a highly metabolic circuit workout. This creates a significant "afterburn" effect that burns off additional body fat over the next 12-72 hours.
Lean Body Workout Tip 3:
Perform intestinal interval cardio sessions on non-weight training days or after your strength training routines. I also recommend getting away from traditional cardio workouts, such as jogging for 45-minutes on a treadmill, and substituting this with weight bearing activities. By working multiple muscle groups in your cardio sessions, this gives us even more mechanisms by which burn fat and get ripped faster. Remember, muscle repair is a huge contributor to the afterburn effect and more lean muscle results in a higher resting metabolic rate.
Try this sample Lean Body Workout:
—> 5-minute dynamic stretching warm-up to "turn on" muscle fibers
—> Then perform the following weight training exercises back-to-back, without rest, for 9 repetitions:
—> Dumbbell front squats, dumbbell stiff-legged deadlifts, dumbbell bent over rows, dumbbell push-presses, 45-degree alternating lunges holding dumbbells
—> This is one circuit. Rest for 45 seconds and repeat for a total of 4 circuits (or less, depending on your current level of fitness).
—> After finishing all circuits, rest 90 seconds and complete the following metabolism-revving body weight exercises for 20 seconds each (perform one circuit, doing each body weight exercise back-to-back, as explosively as possible):
—> Explosive push-ups, squat jumps, burpees, shadow boxing, split squat jumps
This workout is extremely challenging and is not the typical, generic routine you'd normally see people doing at your local gym. Because it's more tailor to a certain look (the lean body look), the results will be much more prompt and prominent.
Please consult a professional if you are unsure as to the proper form for any of these advanced exercises.