by Shawn Lebrun
How To Get Ripped And Shredded!
Certified Personal Trainer
I feel that the best approach to get ripped is a long term
one. However, there are some simple things you can do to drop fat quickly.
You primarily get ripped by increasing the amount, duration, or/and
intensity of your cardio sessions while slowly decreasing your
If you try and shed fat too fast, whatever you did to lose it
will not be permanent and you'll more than likely end up
gaining the weight back.
So, the best way to lose any amount of fat quickly is to
focus on creating more of a calorie deficit in which your body
is forced to burn more fat for energy.
This is primarily achieved by:
1. Slowly cutting your calorie intake.
2. Slowly increasing your cardio input.
Notice how I put "slowly" in front of both.
If you start reducing calories too quick, you'll force
your body into "starvation mode" in which it starts holding
onto stored body fat instead of burning it for energy.
And if you start doing too much cardio too soon, you'll run
the risk of overtraining or getting injured.
And what about weight training?
The weight training remains a constant in this
equation. It has little to do with losing fat fast.
In fact, you may want to lessen the weight training the next
few weeks and instead focus more on the cardio, which will have
more of an impact on the fat burning.
Bottom line, to get ripped fast, you have to burn more
calories than you consume.
The best way to do this is by dropping your daily calorie intake
while increasing your daily cardio output.
The first week, start getting rid of extras that you may eat,
like dressings, oils, butter, sugars, syrups, and desserts.
Then the next week, reduce your calories again by 150-200 calories.
This slow, methodical drop in calories will not trigger "starvation
mode" in which your body will start holding onto fat.
Also, you'll want to start upping the amount and/or intensity of
If you're doing 2 or 3 sessions of cardio a week, add another
If you're already doing 4 or 5, then increase your intensity more
so than your time.
The combo of slowly dropping your daily calories
while also increasing the intensity and amount of your cardio
will help you get ripped a lot faster.
Then, continue on with this approach and soon you'll be staring
in the mirror at a leaner, more muscular you.
For a 30-day, step-by-step plan to get ripped and shredded, check out my newest
fitness program "30 Days To More Muscle and Less Fat"