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A shred workout is a type of workout regimen that is usually set up with a built in timeline for the purpose of burning fat and losing weight. There are many shred workouts available through popular media, such as the Jillian Michaels shred workout, which features a 30 day program.
Since shred workouts are designed to help one lose fat, a shred workout should feature a heavy emphasis on cardiovascular exercise. Cardiovascular exercise, or “cardio,” is any exercise where one increases their heart rate for an extended period of time. The body requires about fifteen minutes of a constant elevated heart rate during exercise before it starts to use stored fat cells for energy, which is technically what “fat burning” is. A thirty minute cardiovascular workout is all that is necessary for one to burn a healthy amount of calories and fat for weight loss. Running outside or on a treadmill, jogging, distance walking, swimming, bicycling, or the use of certain exercise equipment such as an elliptical machine are all examples of ways to achieve a good cardiovascular workout.
Shred workouts however, are not solely based on cardio exercise. Cardio is often just used a warm up or a way to finish a work out. Weight training is also featured in shred workouts. In shred workouts, the speed and intensity of a workout are favored over strength. Strength is directly proportional to size, and as one builds strength and muscle one is bound to build fat as well, which means that someone looking to shred body fat must not use weight lifting as a means to build strength, but rather as a way to keep the heart rate elevated to burn fat. Using weights to improve endurance and stamina is a way to continuously burn fat without putting on too much mass.
Circuit training and shred workouts have much in common. Circuit training regimens are basically exercise routines that feature weight lifting exercises combined with cardio workouts. The weight lifting aspect of the circuit training routine feature frequent sets of lifts with many repetitions, and leave minimal time for resting in between sets. Circuit training helps one to build stamina and endurance, which are an important aspect of every shred workout.
Shred workouts should not solely rely on exercise alone. Any exercise program that has fat burning and weight loss as its goal should be used in combination with a healthy diet. One should find the appropriate amount of calories per day from protein, carbohydrates, and sugar, and avoid anything extraneous while trying to lose weight. Consumption of too many calories, especially from fats and sugars, will compromise the amount of success achievable with a shred workout.
Do you want to learn how to get ripped at home?
If so, consider this your quick-start guide.
Just follow this simple protocol to get six pack abs without any weights, gym memberships, or other nonsense.
First, though, let’s address the obvious question:
Is It Possible To Get Ripped At Home?
People ask me this from time to time.
After all, getting ripped is hard work...
Don’t you need all kinds of fancy exercise equipment to make it happen?
I mean, there are thousands of guys who hit the gym regularly…and most of them are NOT ripped.
So how can you hope to achieve it without even joining a gym?
I want to let you in on a little secret…
If you want to get ripped, NOT joining a gym might actually be an ADVANTAGE.
I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true.
Getting Ripped Is 90% Diet
What is “ripped,” exactly?
You know it when you see it, of course…but how do you define it?
In general, there are 2 main requirements:
- Low enough bodyfat to see the outlines of your muscles
- Enough muscle mass to look strong and not skinny
That, in a nutshell, is what it means to be “ripped.”
If you’ve got decent muscle mass and low bodyfat, then congratulations—you’re officially ripped.
There’s no rule that says you have to squat 300 pounds, bench press your bodyweight, or even go to a gym at all.
This means that, for most guys, the #1 thing you need to do to get ripped is…
And losing fat is something you can absolutely do at home.
(Remember: “Abs are made in the kitchen.”)
In fact, I would go so far as to say that NOT going to a gym even gives you an ADVANTAGE in the fat-loss area…
Strictly because you’ll have to focus on your diet to lose fat (rather than trying to burn off your weight with cardio or HIIT, which will never work).
Although I should be 100% honest about whether you should join a gym & lift weights or not…
Is It Better To Use A Gym Or Not? (Full Transparency)
Yes, you CAN get ripped at home.
But I’ll be honest with you: you’ll get better (and faster) results if you lift weights 2-3 times per week.
You don’t necessarily have to do it in a gym.
If you want to set up a home gym, that’s a great compromise.
He has the right idea. Do the best you can with the equipment you’ve got, and remember that something is always better than nothing.
Just remember that when you’re on a diet, your body will try to burn off your muscle mass for fuel.
(This is NOT what you want.)
So to stop this from happening, you have to challenge your muscles.
That’s why working out is important.
And lifting weights is the #1 best way to challenge your muscles.
But if you can’t lift weights, or don’t want to, you don’t have to. You can still get an outstanding workout in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
Here’s How to Get Ripped At Home
I’m going to make this as simple as possible (simpler=more effective).
There are just 2 steps to getting ripped at home:
- Track your calories and eat a 500-calorie deficit per day. (To lose fat.)
- Do the best workout you can, with the equipment you have access to, 3x per week. (To build/maintain your muscle.)
In next week’s blog post, I’ll share a simple yet brutally effective bodyweight routine you can do at home to get ripped without joining a gym or dropping $1500 on a squat rack, bench, and full set of Olympic plates.
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