Why You Don’t Get Ripped Jogging

You spend 30-60 minutes, 5 days a week in your local gym on a treadmill, elliptical, or stair stepper, but you still don’t see the results you want. You lost some weight at first, but now you have loose skin, fat rolls, and not the results that you were expecting…


When you start jogging, your body will start seeing results the first few weeks, but then your body will stop seeing results. This is because of a few different factors. The first is that your body likes change.  Eventually your body will find that jogging for 45 minutes on a treadmill isn’t that hard. Without a variety, your body will simply get used to moderate cardio and stop burning additional fat. The second and more important issue with jogging is that prolonged periods of cardio can cause muscle wasting and increased body fat! Prolonged cardio can make you look worse than you were before you started!  Your metabolism will slow and you will turn your body into a catabolic state! Men will see lower testosterone levels also. Don’t believe me?

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What should I do to lose fat and get ripped?

The first thing that you are doing wrong is that you probably aren’t lifting weights. There is a notion among men and women that lifting weights will make you bulky. This is only true if you eat an excessive amount of food and/or steroids on top of your weight training. If you run a calorie deficient diet, and lift weights, you will burn fat and gain lean muscle. Lean muscle is your foundation for a sexy toned body. Your skeleton is not sexy!

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What type of workout should I do?

I would suggest weight training focusing on specific body parts each day. Here is the training split I’d suggest:

Day 1: Arms

Day 2: Legs

Day 3: Chest and Shoulders

Day 4: Back

How should I work in cardio?

After 2 or 3 workouts each week, I’d add in 15-20 minutes worth of high intensity interval training. My favorite workout is sprinting for 60 seconds, jogging for 5 minutes, and repeat 3-4 times. This will trick your body into burning more fat and retaining muscle.

Key supplements?

For someone looking to burn fat and retain/add lean muscle mass, I suggest:

  1. Protein– This is a must have. You can either get this from your diet (food), or as a supplement. I’d suggest eating at least 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight that you would like to weigh. So if you want to weigh 150, eat 150 grams.  Click here to read my review of Level-1 Meal Replacement protein- or order it: http://bit.ly/28TsWbh
  2. Amino Acids– Amino acids play a critical role in recovery and growth of lean muscle mass. I typically take amino acids prior to working out. BCAA by 1st Phorm tastes amazing. Read my review: http://bit.ly/29gJKcf
  3. Pre-Workout– Due to my work schedule, I train clients and workout in the evenings. After a long day at my “real” job, I have to get me a pick-me up prior to going to the gym. It is crazy how much a pre-workout will help you stay focused in the gym. Most pre-workouts will include stimulants and other vitamins and minerals that can give you a boost in the gym. I love MegaWatt HD. Check out my review: http://bit.ly/1rRJ0OV or order it: http://bit.ly/28QGPST
  4. Fat Burner: If you are a male, look at Commander Go Pack. If female, look at Bliss Go Pack. Both are very strong fat burners that shred fat 24 hours a day. I’ve lost 11 pounds in 24 days on the Commander Go Pack. Purchase: http://bit.ly/28R7Lom


Questions Comments Concerns?

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Dustin Holston
Personal Trainer/Sports Nutritionist
Twitter: @NutritionTrain
IG: @NutritionTrain247

Nutrition and Personal Training

Certified Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, MBA, and Firm Administrator of a Law Firm.

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