How To Get Ripped For Summer

How To Get a Ripped “Beach Body” for Summer – (the truth about fat loss)

The spring time is when many guys come out of winter hibernation and start thinking about losing the gut and getting ripped for summer.

And I wish I could tell you that there was some magic short cut to getting six pack abs and a ripped “Beach Body” fast…

Like do 100 sit ups a day and BOOM your abs would just pop.

Or pop this fat burning pill, drink this special protein shake, or eat this super-food and the fat will just melt right off your belly.

Unfortunately no such short cuts exists – if they did we’d all be doing them and nobody would be fat or out of shape to begin with.

The truth is losing your gut, getting in shape, and building a lean ripped beach body takes time – there’s no other way around it.

But the good news is that you don’t have to be perfect, and the process of losing body fat and getting in shape doesn’t have to be stressful, or painful, and when done properly it can even be more enjoyable than the way you’re living right now.

In order to create a lasting change, you need to look at fat loss from a bigger picture, and think of it as a lifestyle change. Not just suffering it out on another short term “cutting diet”.

If your fat loss / weight loss program has a start and an end date – the results are only going to be temporary. What’s the point of starving yourself to quickly lose 30 pounds for some short term goal, only to go back to your old habits, experience the rebound weight gain, and put 40 pounds back on 6 months later?

I used to be guilty of the Yo-Yo dieting trap back when I was competing in bodybuilding. I would suffer it out for months on end with extreme levels of dedication and will power to get lean for the competition… But as soon as the contest was over, the placings were announced, and the pictures were taken – I’d go back to my old eating habits, start binge eating on all the junk food I was craving during the months of “cutting”, and then re-gain all the weight back again.

Then I’d try and justify why I was getting fat by telling everyone that I was ‘Bulking Up’ because it’s the “Off Season” and I was trying to gain muscle for next years competition…

But that was a crock of BS – The truth was I got fat because I couldn’t control myself from binge eating…

The big thing you need to wrap your mind around right from the start is you’re not going to make a life changing transformation in a 30 day shred, 6 week cut, or any other short term program.

To achieve long term sustainable fat loss there is no finish line, no end date, it’s just an on going process of small daily improvement for the rest of your life!

But the good news is if you start taking action now – you can achieve a massive change over the next 6 – 12 months.

The video below was taken from one of my past LIVE Q & A sessions where I discuss the dirty truth about fat loss cutting diets and why the extreme ALL or NOTHING approach never lasts long term… And what to do instead to get lean and more importantly STAY LEAN for life!

By following the approach outlined in the video you’ll be able to make a lasting fitness and fat loss transformation so that the progress you make is the progress you keep – without feeling like you’re suffering it out on some hardcore restrictive diet plan or extreme workout program.

If you would like some personal help with planning out a realistic action plan to get in your best shape – without going to extremes – but rather by using my “Good Enough, But Good Enough Consistently” approach, just click on the link below and sign up for a Free One-On-One Strategy Session Coaching Call.

During our call we’ll do a “Fitness & Nutrition Audit” of your current program and brainstorm some ideas and action steps for how you can maximize your results and reach your muscle building & fat loss goals faster and easier than what you’re currently doing right now.

If I honestly feel that I can help you, then I’ll let you know. And if I can’t, then I won’t BS you, but I will offer some suggestions to experts or resources that can help you.

Either way, at the end of our strategy session call you’ll walk away with more clarity about what you need to do next in order to move in the right direction towards building the body you want.

Sign up for a Free One-On-One Strategy Session Coaching Call with Lee.

About The Author


Lee Hayward is a former competitive bodybuilder and muscle building coach who has been online coaching people since 1997. His work has been featured in several international magazines such as: FLEX, Muscle Insider, Muscle Mag International, Testosterone, Ironmag, and Forbes. Lee's main focus right now is with helping men over 40 - who don't want to be fat anymore - lose the gut, build muscle, and get back in shape. If you're ready to "Start Again" for the last time and finally build a lean healthy body that you can be proud of, just e-mail Lee to discuss a realistic action plan that's right for you...