If you want to build an iconic physique, like the statues of the Greek Gods - you need to do more than just throw around weights and eat a bunch of food.
To build a truly exceptional body, you need to know how to add muscle in the right areas so you can achieve a more balanced V-shape with perfect proportions.
There’s actually a validated formula you can use to determine your ideal body proportions.
It’s called the golden ratio.
Stick around and I’ll show you exactly how to use it..
Rob Riches here from Blue Star Nutraceuticals, and today you’re gonna learn an incredible upper body workout designed to help you achieve your perfectly proportioned physique.
And the best part? You can do the whole thing with just a few dumbbells, a bench and a pull up bar!
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This is The Golden Ratio: How to Build a Perfectly Proportioned Body!
Let’s get to it!
The golden ratio can be numerically expressed as 1:1.618 (1 to 1.618).
By building muscle based on this ratio, you can make your body more aesthetic and attractive.
In fact, Eugene Sandow “the father of modern bodybuilding”, was the first to achieve this, allowing him to build one of the most impressive physiques of his time.
He measured Greek and Roman statues in museums not knowing they were sculpted with the ideal proportions of the golden ratio, and he recognized similar body proportions among them.
He then used these to create his blueprint for the perfect physique, he called the “Grecian Ideal”.
Now here’s how to achieve it.
Your shoulder circumference should measure 1.618 times your waist circumference. So if you have a 32 inch waist, that means your shoulders should be about 52 inches.
This is what creates that coveted V-shape in your upper body that science has shown to be more attractive to women.
In addition to this, your flexed arms should be 2.5 times the circumference of your non-dominant wrist.
And your chest should be 6.5 times the circumference of your non-dominant wrist.
For this workout, you’ll perform 7 exercises in linear fashion.
These exercises are designed to develop broad, round shoulders, thick pecs, sleeve stretching arms, and sweeping lats that taper into a tight, defined midsection.
In order to build the statuesque physique of perfect proportions, you’ll need to train for both strength and size, so the exercises will vary in rep ranges, and weight used, to get you that perfectly proportioned body in the shortest time possible.
Bigger compound exercises will be lower reps with heavier weight, and smaller isolation exercises will be higher reps with slightly lighter weight.
Because these change throughout the workout, the reps and weights to use will be mentioned with each exercise, as we go through them in the workout.
You’re only allowed up to 60 seconds rest between sets, to catch your breath.
You should complete the entire workout in under 1 hour - if it’s taking you longer than that, step it up!
This intense workout will allow you to sculpt the most scientifically aesthetic, and perfectly proportioned body imaginable.
Until next time, keep training hard!