Ultimate has adopted the Benjamin Button Program.
Nate Green was previously on the blog giving some expert advice on training and a healthy athletic lifestyle. Now he has put together a series of steps to Build the Ultimate Body. It is a 5 step process and yes part of the process is simply trying to look good. We all want to make good plays and look good on or off the field, so read up.
Step One – Understand why you’re training
“The combination of well-developed muscle mass and minimal body fat (what anthropologists mean when they report that the indigenous males of a particular region are “jacked”) is a sign of reproductive fitness.
Step 2 – Build a Solid Base
The best way I can describe “a solid base” is when you and others can really tell you work out. You need bigger legs, wider shoulders, and a general overall bulk. You should look like a moderately defined piece of clay. (How’s that for esoteric?)
You should know how to properly perform all the main lifts like squats, deadlifts, pulls, and presses properly and use a decent amount of weight in each. (Decent, of course, is up to the individual. But if you can bench more than you squat and can’t deadlift more than your bodyweight, you’re not there yet.)
Step 3 – Work Your Ass Off
Building muscle is hard. It takes focus.
So stop being a pussy.
Step 4 – Pick up the fork (or put it down), get some sleep, and recover
Eating the right foods at the right time is really the deciding factor on whether or not you’ll reach your goals. All the workouts in the world won’t do you damn bit of good if you’re not tracking what you put into your mouth. Want to gain muscle? Here’s a good rule of thumb:
Eat one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight
Consume around 80-90 grams of fat
Don’t be afraid of carbs
Maximize your peri-workout window by consuming a ton of fast-acting carbs and high-quality protein right before your training session.
Step 5 – Incorporate your new lifestyle into your old lifestyle
Work on yourself first. Understand why you do what you do.
Check out these steps and enjoy the journey!