View Full Version : do i have to keep losing weight to get ripped?


JM1
06-27-2011, 07:40 AM
i was weighing 184lbs at one point and i cut down to 137 but still wasnt very ripped. do i need to cut more weight? cause the way i understand it, less body fat = more ripped

Sage84
06-27-2011, 07:54 AM
Nice cut, how long did it take you? what did you do?

JM1
06-27-2011, 08:00 AM
Nice cut, how long did it take you? what did you do?

it took me like 3-4 months. i box 6x a day, wear sauna suit most of the time and take some supplements. i dont run, i swim

Check_hooks
06-27-2011, 08:04 AM
If you wanna get ripped than you have to lift weights until your muscles are sore and then take a few days off and do it all over again. Its the soreness that makes your muscles grow back stronger than before.

You dropped alot of weight man, its kinda hard to say if thats your ideal weight without telling us your height and age. Go online and see what your ideal height to weight ratio is and try to get there first.

.WaRCoTTo.
06-27-2011, 08:24 AM
i was weighing 184lbs at one point and i cut down to 137 but still wasnt very ripped. do i need to cut more weight? cause the way i understand it, less body fat = more ripped

how tall are you?

losing almost 50lbs and being ripped in 4 mths is impossible bro, maintain that weight with good dieting, continue the swimming as much as possible, do many push ups, sit ups, dips and squats and you'll be there soon enough.

good job losing all that weight btw man..

JM1
06-27-2011, 08:29 AM
If you wanna get ripped than you have to lift weights until your muscles are sore and then take a few days off and do it all over again. Its the soreness that makes your muscles grow back stronger than before.

You dropped alot of weight man, its kinda hard to say if thats your ideal weight without telling us your height and age. Go online and see what your ideal height to weight ratio is and try to get there first.

i used to do lightweights, high reps but i stopped doin it

im 24 yrs old ht is 5'6 1/2

JM1
06-27-2011, 08:32 AM
so how will i get ripped? do i need to cut more? cause less body fat = more ripped right? help me out on this

.WaRCoTTo.
06-27-2011, 08:33 AM
thanks. thing is, im at 150 right now. its harder to maintain than cutting

That's true to an extent, thing is you gotta count your caloric intake and that way you'll know how much is necessary to refuel your body, get your bmr and go from there.

as for the "ripped" part, like I said, swimming and body-weight workouts, will have you there with time,.

JM1
06-27-2011, 08:33 AM
how tall are you?

losing almost 50lbs and being ripped in 4 mths is impossible bro, maintain that weight with good dieting, continue the swimming as much as possible, do many push ups, sit ups, dips and squats and you'll be there soon enough.

good job losing all that weight btw man..

thanks. thing is, im at 150 right now. its harder to maintain than to cut

JM1
06-27-2011, 08:35 AM
That's true to an extent, thing is you gotta count your caloric intake and that way you'll know how much is necessary to refuel your body, get your bmr and go from there.

as for the "ripped" part, like I said, swimming and body-weight workouts, will have you there with time,.

how does lifting weight help my mid section bro? thanks

Nacho_Analstain
06-27-2011, 08:45 AM
Yes less bodyfat equals more ripped, but if you have little muscle on your frame you will have to lose more fat for them to show, also if you eat the wrong foods whilst losing fat you could risk losing muscle aswell.

Have your protein intake very high, as a boxer you do a hell of a lot of cardio so you could be burning off the proteins which could contribute to muscle loss, try to eat around 40g of protein with each meal and double the amount of carbs 6 times a day, that may sound a lot but 2-3 of those meals can be supplement shakes (40g protein powder 80g complex carb powder).

Also try do to some more weight work, not too heavy but really intense, I used to use a method called rest pause which I think could be good for boxing, instead of doing say 4 x 10 reps you would do one big set with around 15 seconds rest inbetween reps, going heavier each time ( 8 reps - 15 seconds rest - 5 reps - 15 seconds rest - 3 reps - 15 seconds rest then finish on your 1 rep max ), this I beleive is the best way to gain muscle and also simulates the intensity of boxing in a sense.

.WaRCoTTo.
06-27-2011, 08:49 AM
how does lifting weight help my mid section bro? thanks

It won't help directly, but lifting is a way to cut body fat, since muscle is an essential body fat killer, u just gotta make sure you intake a good amount of protein (for your weight about 120+ grams of protein) a day, and maintain atleast 80oz of water intake a day.

I think the best thing that you're doing is swimming, it gets no better than that to be honest.

Nacho_Analstain
06-27-2011, 09:00 AM
It won't help directly, but lifting is a way to cut body fat, since muscle is an essential body fat killer, u just gotta make sure you intake a good amount of protein (for your weight about 120+ grams of protein) a day, and maintain atleast 80oz of water intake a day.

I think the best thing that you're doing is swimming, it gets no better than that to be honest.

Weights will strengthen the core and also bring out his abs, also I don't think 120gs is enough for a boxer his weight especially trying to cut fat and gain muscle, he would have to eat triple that in carbs and additional fats to stop his body using the protein for energy.

.WaRCoTTo.
06-27-2011, 09:10 AM
Weights will strengthen the core and also bring out his abs, also I don't think 120gs is enough for a boxer his weight especially trying to cut fat and gain muscle, he would have to eat triple that in carbs and additional fats to stop his body using the protein for energy.

Yea, but I'm not for a boxer lifting heavy, I'm actually opposed to it, personal preference.

as for his protein, a Boxer requires more complex carbs than protein, for the energy. a 50c-40p-10f diet is good.

Nacho_Analstain
06-27-2011, 09:22 AM
Id say a little more carbs but yes that would work, I'm not against boxers using heavyweights completely, they have their benefits if done properly like the rest pause I mentioned.

.WaRCoTTo.
06-27-2011, 09:43 AM
Id say a little more carbs but yes that would work, I'm not against boxers using heavyweights completely, they have their benefits if done properly like the rest pause I mentioned.

Yea he can possibly go a little higher, that all depends on the intensity of his workouts and what's necessary.

and Yea, I know many people who are for lifting, I have just been taught the old school method all along and weights weren't an option for most.

JM1
06-27-2011, 10:19 PM
im learning a lot here thanks for the help. if theres one thing i dont take at the moment its protein shakes, protein powders. i can easily get one of those i heard nitrotech is the best out there. should i give it a try?

JM1
06-28-2011, 11:09 AM
if theres one thing i dont take at the moment its protein shakes, protein powders. i can easily get one of those i heard nitrotech is the best out there. should i give it a try?

can someone answer this post for me? thanks

Nacho_Analstain
06-28-2011, 11:14 AM
Yeah Muscletech make really good sups, Iv never tried Nitrotech but Id trust the brand ..

.WaRCoTTo.
06-28-2011, 12:51 PM
can someone answer this post for me? thanks

as long as it says 100% you're good, don't worry about the big names or fancy containers, and it has 24-30g of protein per scoop.

the only differences will be taste, and how well it mixes in what ever you're using whether it be milk, water or fruit juice, sometimes stirring won't suffice, and you'll need a mixer bottle or a blender.

RurouniYume
06-28-2011, 04:00 PM
how tall are you? I'm 190 and I would literally look deathly if I lost 40 lbs. Remember that more muscle = less body fat percentage

BrananaRepublic
06-29-2011, 12:04 AM
It matters how much muscle mass you have. If you have a lot then cut. If you don't have a lot bulk up and then cut.

JM1
06-29-2011, 06:55 PM
Yeah Muscletech make really good sups, Iv never tried Nitrotech but Id trust the brand ..

as long as it says 100% you're good, don't worry about the big names or fancy containers, and it has 24-30g of protein per scoop.

the only differences will be taste, and how well it mixes in what ever you're using whether it be milk, water or fruit juice, sometimes stirring won't suffice, and you'll need a mixer bottle or a blender.

thanks i learned a lot from your posts

JM1
06-29-2011, 06:59 PM
so to wrap this up, i should maintain my weight at 137lbs then lift some lightweights to get ripped. right?

RurouniYume
06-29-2011, 09:03 PM
training hard and eating hard will make you "ripped"

JM1
08-23-2011, 07:43 AM
so to wrap this up, i should maintain my weight at 137lbs then lift some lightweights to get ripped. right?

^^^^

is this what i gotta do? im back in the gym now

JM1
08-23-2011, 07:44 AM
training hard and eating hard will make you "ripped"
i always train hard man

JM1
08-23-2011, 07:47 AM
training hard and eating hard will make you "ripped"
i also got love handles smh

J.Dempsey
08-23-2011, 08:39 AM
Lightweights (i presume higher reps) will bulk u up I believe, as they tear the muscle fibres more.
If u want to be ripped and compact u need strength training
It's all about diet really, if you train hard, what u eat will affect ur fat loss/muscle growth

KingTito
08-23-2011, 08:36 PM
Diet and work hard. It's about being in the best shape you can be in. You don't have to be ripped. Not everyone is built like that.

Squizz
08-25-2011, 03:23 PM
so how will i get ripped? do i need to cut more? cause less body fat = more ripped right? help me out on this

Exactly. But I think you have something confused here: I think you think that less body weight=ripped, which isn't always the case. Less bodyfat= ripped, you are right. That being said, I can be 210lbs @ 6'1" and sliced, or I could be a fat slob at 210lbs @ 6'1". It's all relative to how much lean muscle mass/tissue I have. Got it?

Start lifting weights if you wanna' be ripped. A good diet, and weight lifting will make you ripped in no time. What you're doing is losing too much weight, which in turn is making you lose muscle mass, which is exactly what you DON'T want to do. You want to lose fat, while maintaining muscle.

Losing 50lbs in four months is not good for you, no matter how you slice it. That is completely unhealthy. You want a steady progression. Normally, they say losing 1lb/week while maintaining your current muscle mass, is a good place to start.

Just my $0.02.

JM1
08-27-2011, 09:03 AM
Exactly. But I think you have something confused here: I think you think that less body weight=ripped, which isn't always the case. Less bodyfat= ripped, you are right. That being said, I can be 210lbs @ 6'1" and sliced, or I could be a fat slob at 210lbs @ 6'1". It's all relative to how much lean muscle mass/tissue I have. Got it?

Start lifting weights if you wanna' be ripped. A good diet, and weight lifting will make you ripped in no time. What you're doing is losing too much weight, which in turn is making you lose muscle mass, which is exactly what you DON'T want to do. You want to lose fat, while maintaining muscle.

Losing 50lbs in four months is not good for you, no matter how you slice it. That is completely unhealthy. You want a steady progression. Normally, they say losing 1lb/week while maintaining your current muscle mass, is a good place to start.

Just my $0.02.
thanks for the post. so lifting weights will make me rip and will reduce fat in my mid-section too right? im currently doing lightweights, high reps what do you think?

JM1
08-27-2011, 09:04 AM
and how do i lose these love handles? does lifting weights make them go??