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The Truth About What it Takes to Increase Your Muscle Definition, Tone Up Your Muscles and Get Ripped

  Feb 25th, 2012

man with muscle definitionFew things are more impressive on a physique than extreme muscle definition. Actually, it has been my experience that most people become interested in lifting weights because of their desire to build toned and defined muscles.


Unfortunately, they usually do not structure their training and nutrition plan in such a way that they can ever reach their goal of getting toned and are doomed to failure before they ever get started.


The aspect that is responsible for just about everyone who fails at achieving their goal to increase their muscle definition is focus. When people take up weight training to increase their muscle definition and get toned they inevitably focus 90% of their attention on weight training, which is not where it needs to be.


I think every beginner bodybuilder has made the mistake of thinking that training with light weights for a high number of reps is the secret to getting toned and well-defined muscles. I know I did.


While weight training is certainly an important element in building and developing your muscles, weight training should not be the sole focus of your efforts, and is usually not the reason behind most people failing to reach their goal of increasing their muscle definition.


As my friend, Colin, indicated with his comment at the end of my posting regarding what it takes to get six pack abs, abs are made in the kitchen. Abs are indeed made in the kitchen – and so are bodies with outstanding muscle definition!


How to Increase Your Muscle Definition

Toning your muscles has more to do with getting rid of the fat that is covering your muscles than anything else. You see, the reason muscles lack definition is simply because they are covered by layers of fat that are hiding them.


It is important to note that the more muscle mass you have, the easier it is to see the curves and cleavage of your muscles, enabling you to have a certain amount of muscle definition without getting as lean as someone with less muscle mass would need to get in order to have a similar level of muscle definition.


However, the fact remains that having low levels of body fat will always be the number one prerequisite for muscle definition.


It should also be noted that if you are training the right way for muscle gains, while following an effective fat loss diet plan, you can actually develop your muscles and reduce your body fat levels simultaneously.


Lifting weights alone is never enough when it comes to toning up and getting ripped. Getting toned and ripped requires following a very specific, synergistic plan that will enable you to increase your muscle development, while you get rid of excess body fat – leaving behind chiseled physique.


I have laid out such a plan in my upcoming book that will be a complete guide on getting ripped.


My book will be out soon, so be sure to check back often if you want to get your hands on what is sure to be one of the most powerful programs for building a body with impressive muscle definition – just like the one I have built for myself.


If you want to get a head start on shedding body fat and getting ripped abs, be sure to subscribe to to receive your free copy of my 30 page book, Ripped Abs Now.


As a subscriber, you will also be given the opportunity to purchase my upcoming book on at a highly discounted price before it is even made available to the public.


Anyway, I hope this posting has helped to shed some light on what it truly takes to build a well defined physique that you can be proud of.


Don’t be fooled by anyone who tells you that getting toned is all about lifting light weights for a high number of reps, because it is a lie. The old adage holds true…


Abs (and well defined muscles) really are made in the kitchen, as following a diet that is geared towards fat loss is the only way to significantly reduce your body fat levels and get lean & ripped.


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