My top 10 tips for getting shredded

Posted by Maria Bond in Muscle Building

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Maria Bonds top 10 tips for getting shredded

1. Measure your macros

Start weighing all of your food! Never assume something is too insignificant to include.

2. Use a diet and fitness tracker

Enter all of your meals and snacks for the day into a fitness tracker like MyFitnessPal. The macro ratio I’ve found works really well for me when cutting is 50% protein, 30% fat and 20% carbohydrates.

3. Add a fat burner to your supplement regime

Bulk Nutrients' AM & PM Burners are my go-to. I also use a fat metaboliser – Acetyl Carnitine (Alcar) powder – in conjunction with the fat burners.

4. Do HIIT sessions

Add 2 to 3 HIIT cardio sessions into your training regime per week. You’ll only need to do 20 to 30-minute sessions as they’re so intense.

5. Track and measure your total body composition

Don’t just rely on the scales for weight. Tracking measurements of key areas and taking photos will tell you more than the scales alone. If you can access callipers, a body scan or a DEXA is even better. If you live in Melbourne I highly recommend Body Dexa Fit.

6. Cut out all cheat meals and junk

Avoid the temptation of weekly cheat meals. Opt for a clean refeed every 10 to 14 days depending on your results.

One of Maria’s favourite refeed meals.
One of Maria’s favourite refeed meals.

7. Set an end goal

Whether you want to fit into an outfit, be in shape for an event or a photoshoot… Whatever the reason make sure it is something that will keep you accountable to yourself and motivated to get the results.

8. Drink water

Ensure you’re drinking an adequate amount of water. I currently average around 4 to 5 litres a day to account for the summer heat and my level of training.

9. Let others know about your goals

You’ll have moments of temptation and weakness and without the support of your friends and family, it’s too easy to fail! Keep yourself more accountable by telling someone about your goal who will keep tabs on you.

Let others know what you want to achieve.
Let others know what you want to achieve.

10. Get the help of a coach

If it’s within your budget seek out a health or fitness coach. They’re a great way to keep you motivated and accountable. I’m currently using fellow Bulk ambassador Alicia Gowans in lead up to my next competition.

Finally, reach out and ask questions. I’m always willing to help others in any way I can. Leave me a comment below if there’s anything you want to know, or shoot me a message via my Facebook or Instagram.

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