Having the Right Workout Routine is Essential to Building the Body You Want

Man working out by running

There are many people who decide to work out or get into shape but are not sure what technique will give them the fast results they are looking for.

The truth is, there are many different workouts for the exact results you are looking for. For example, if you want to be just plain ripped but not look like a meat head, or if you want to be ripped and look big, there are different work outs that you should choose carefully.

My Experience and Approach

I have done my fair share of working out. I have used many different approaches and strategies but I have found that only a couple of them actually gave me the results I was looking for. Now, like I said, if you want a ripped body but not to be too big or just to be ripped and big at the same time, there are different work outs to choose. I am willing to share with you the work outs that have given me the fastest results.

First I will explain the work out used to get the really ripped body that when you take off your shirt the folks will be like, “Wow, I didn’t know you worked out”.

Getting That Totally Ripped Body

The equipment I would recommend for this approach would be something like a Bow flex or a crossbow. These are very popular today in home work out gyms. They allow your muscles to be worked throughout the whole routine.

Start out doing three sets including 10 reps each. Depending on what you are aiming for you will do those certain work outs. I would suggest working out only three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Monday and Friday you should do the work outs I have listed below.

Monday and Friday:

  • Bench – Chest
  • Squats – Legs
  • Curls – Biceps
  • Crunches
  • Shoulders raises with a dumbbell or other weight

Now on Wednesday you will do different workouts.


  • Back rows – The back row is kind of like trying to start your lawn mower, except you’re not pulling a string you’re pulling weight.
  • Pull ups – Biceps
  • Pull downs – Grab the two handles of a bow flex as you’re standing up. Set it to where you have to pull them down. Then keep your arms straight only bending at the elbow, pull the weight down. You should feel it in your triceps.
  • Crunches
  • Leg Raises – Adjust to your strength. Don’t put a lot of weight on if it’s too hard. Start out easy.

There is your new work out routine. Do about three sets of 10 reps for each work out on that particular day. Do the three sets of 10 for two weeks using the same weight the whole two weeks. For example, if you are doing 185 on your bench for three sets of 10 then on week three you will go up about 10-20 pounds and do five sets of five.

The heavier you get the lower reps you will do until you are use to it. After you do two weeks of five sets of five then you move up weight again and for your last two weeks you do fours sets with only three reps each. Now most people can do more then 10 crunches so start out at doing around what is comfortable for you.

This is a six week program and it will work. I’m not a very big guy. I’m only 5’10” and about a 160 pounds and I went from having problems benching 200 to about six weeks later almost getting 260.

Going For the Muscle Man Look

muscle man

Now for those who want to be strong and look the part, I have a work out for you. Look at the same routine above. You will be using those exact work outs. Now except using a bow flex home gym you are going to be using free weights. Have you ever heard of the term, “pumping Iron”? You will be using the actual weights, the weights you will be sliding on and off of the bar that you will bench and squat with. Make sure you have some one to spot you while you do certain work outs.

Just go through the exact same six week routine and you will have a deeper foundation and a really nice toned body kicking in.

Very important: Make sure you are eating healthy, and do not drink sugary carbonated beverages. That’s right, I mean no pop. Drink water when you work out and after every meal. Your body is made mainly of water so drinking water will help heal your muscles and give them what they need to grow. If you have completed the six week program then just start back at day one with three sets of 10, but now use more weight then you did last time on three sets of 10.

Now get started! And best of luck — you can do this!