Getting ripped generally means having a very low fat level as compared to your bodyweight, which leaves striations of muscle and separations between them clearly visible. In simple words, getting ripped means having a healthy shape, with the least amount of fat and well grown muscles, and it is not at all an easy task. It requires a lot of dedication, hard work and discipline to get ripped. While prolonged sessions of intense workout are key to getting ripped, you should also focus on your diet, making sure you consume all the healthy nutrients essential for building muscles.
Body strengthening exercises, especially weight lifting, play a key role in helping you get big and ripped. When performing body weight exercises, try to target as many muscles as possible. Furthermore, take short rest breaks between exercises. This will raise your heart rate and burn a large amount of body fat while building muscle mass. Here are a few body weight exercises that can help you get ripped quite quickly.
Reverse push ups involve a number of muscles of your body including your biceps, triceps, abdominal muscles and back, leg and gluteus maximus. Start in a face up position on the floor so that your feet are flat, knees flexed, and hands on the floor and fingers pointing towards your body. Gradually raise your hips off the floor, allowing your arms and legs to extend as much as possible. Continue raising your hips until your body forms a bow, with your back arched. Hold for a few seconds and then start steadily start lowering your body. Repeat this 8 times for a set. Two to three sets in a session of 30 minutes will be enough.
“Mountain Climbers” involves your legs, back, shoulders, glutes and abs. It also helps elevate your heart rate. With your hands on the floor, shoulder-width apart, position your legs in such a way that your right leg is beneath you. Quickly jump in the air and switch your leg position. As soon as your feet touch the ground, jump again and change your leg position. Continue hoping in the air and changing your leg position, making sure your hips remain low during the exercise.
Pull-Ups work your biceps, shoulders, abs, upper chest and entire back muscles. With your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, grasp the pull-up bar and allow your legs to hang straight down. Now bend your elbows and pull yourself as high as possible. Your target should be to get your chest to the height of the pull-up bar but only go as far you can with your torso still. Slowly lower your body until your arms are fully stretched. Repeat this 8 times for a set.