Jim RyanWelcome To Ripped & Muscular

Hi, my name is Jim Ryan and I am the founder and main contributor to Ripped & Muscular.

I founded this site in early 2011 with the sole aim of providing you, the reader with all the tips and information you could ever need on how best to build muscle, naturally and safely, and to help you on your way to the physique of your dreams. I have been a lifelong fitness, strength training and bodybuilding enthusiast and have a passion for sharing my knowledge and experiences with you.

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How To Build Muscle Fast With Body Weight Exercises

Here at Ripped & Muscular we have always maintained that even if you can’t get to your local gym you can still get a great workout from the comfort of your own home, or office, just using good old fashioned body weight exercises. I have put together a couple of articles and features to explain […]

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How To Do More Pullups

As you know I have long been an advocate of using big free weight, compound movements for building huge mass, and when it comes to building great functional strength in the upper body very few exercises come close to matching the pull up! In this article from respected fitness author Rick Porter we talk more […]

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How To Build A Massive Back

Building a huge back is an absolute must if you really want to get the most from your physique. In fact I would suggest that it is impossible to truly say you have a great body unless you have wide and thick lats, a strongly developed upper back and monster traps. A great back really […]

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How To Get Ripped Abs In 30 Days

If you are trying to figure out how to get ripped abs in less than 30 days, you really do have a very strong sense of imagination and fantasy. I was just kidding about that you really do need to understand true facts. I can easily explain how to get ripped abs in less than […]

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Training Stubborn Calves

I have received a lot of questions recently on calf training, “what is the best way to train stubborn calves, to start, the reason that calves become stubborn and are reluctant to grow is that they are used all the time carrying our bodyweight around, because of all this work they will internally scar, and […]

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Benefits Of Protein

Bodybuilding Contest Preparation

When dieting for a bodybuilding contest or a similar event, one of the hardest issues to get the mind around is the concept of losing body fat. This reduces overall body mass and psychologically this can look like losing size to the untrained eye, when your shirts are not so tight on you anymore and […]

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Kevin Smith – An Inspiring Story

I heard recently from a guy by the name of Kevin Smith. As you may know I am really big on developing the right mindset when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. As such I don’t really have time for excuses and hearing Kevin’s story only reinforced that view. this is a guy who […]

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The Role Of Water In Muscle Building

The human body is made up of over 75% of water, and as we all know, we cannot live without water.  The fact is, we can only survive for a total of 3 days without water.  Water has however, been replaced in most diets by soft drinks and other sugar sweetened refreshments.  Keep in mind […]

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