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Muscle Definition - What It Is

Jul 30, 2008
Do you know what muscle definition is? Most people aren't quite clear about it - we know when a muscle looks defined, but what makes it that way and how do you achieve it?

"Ripped" is another name for definition. Have you ever seen the outline of a muscle against someone's skin? That is the goal of anyone into bodybuilding and naturally everyone would like to achieve that look themselves. Definition makes muscles look larger-you might have a bicep that is 12 inches around and it looks bigger than someone who has a less defined bicep of 15 inches.

What makes a person "ripped"? Definition consists of 2 things: body fat percentage and muscle size. To be defined you need to lose the body fat while building the muscle. This is what most people work out to achieve.

Wow! I can hear you saying "Caleb sure knows his stuff. He can surely tell me what exercises I can do to get ripped." While I am flattered and humbled, I have to say this is the one thing I can not do for you. Why? There is no such exercise.

To get definition, or ripped if you will, you have to lose excess fat while building muscle. A lot of people get discouraged after working out for awhile when they don't see the definition they have been trying to achieve. Variety is the spice of life and a exercise program that ignores other aspects of fitness is not the best thing for overall general health.

What I recommend is low impact, low intensity cardio exercise, such as biking and hiking. I don't really recommend running, since this can be hard on your knees, a bad thing for anyone, especially weight lifters.

As for building muscle mass, as always, I advise low numbers of reps with heavier weights to build muscle fast. You want to be using enough weight that you cannot do more than your planned number of reps per set. This combined with low impact cardio and a healthy diet will get you to that "ripped" look we're all looking for.

See you later; I'll be at the gym.
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author Caleb Lee will teach you a lot about building muscle. His website will sways you ways to build muscle fast.
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