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Ripped Vs Buff

More and more people are Living Their life On Line and appearance is important. Half the world celebrates what they look like while the other half struggles with their image. These days, everything involves a selfie. Who wants a shamer pointing out you’d look better if . . . Sure, that’s not nice, but it happens and it hurts. So, as long as you’re going to put it out there, consider your exercise and diet goals and become a better you.

ripped body is one that is more defined and has more pronounced muscles. A buff body is one that is well built, strong, and muscular but not necessarily big. Athletes are examples of people who are buff while bodybuilders are examples of people who are ripped.

Some folks just want to “Tuck It In.” They want to get rid of the love handles, the belly that hangs over the belt, the bat wings, the saddle bags, etc, for a presumed more appealing image. And, rightly, there are those that feel there “Ain’t No Shame In Their Game” and they celebrate themselves everyday.

The current trend is to look like a super hero, i.e., get ripped. and fanatically follow workout programs to get “washboard” abs and/or a killer butt. Most folks would be better served trying to be buff in connection to diet and weight loss and everyone would be better off being healthier.

Let’s start at the top with some simple tips on Getting Ripped:

  1. Strength Train to Build Muscle
  2. Cut Calories to Lose Fat
  3. Eat Enough Protein
  4. Eat a Moderate Amount of Healthy Fats
  5. Try Carb Cycling*
  6. Use Portion Control
  7. Add High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  8. Get Some Sleep
  9. Control Stress
  10. Stay Consistent

*Carb Cycling discussed in upcoming article

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