How to Get Ripped in a Week

Understanding Subcutaneous water levels

Prior to beginning your shedding of water routine, it is useful to know the location of the water you are trying to eliminate, and the water that makes your muscles seem fullest. Skin is made up of two layers known as the epidermis and the dermis.

The top layer is the epidermis that acts as a barrier whilst giving your skin a healthy looking color. The bottom layer is the dermis. It contains blood vessels, fat cells, hair follicles, connective tissues, as well as sweat and oil glands. Nerves and lymphatic systems are also there. The dermis is where the subcutaneous water (literally below the skin) can be found.

When needing to achieve your maximum shedding condition this subcutaneous water must be the primary target for being eliminated. Reducing the volume of water triggers your skin to wrap more closely around the muscles underneath it. That in turn helps to make intricate details pop up from under the skin.


Workouts to deplete Glycogen

You will not be able to add muscles in just five days. However it is possible to drastically change the size of your muscles to make them look larger and better defined. Achieving this is assisted by the high storage capacity muscles have for glycogen (the form of carbohydrates when they are stored).

It will be best to avoid muscle failure during workouts and to keep away from excessive amounts of negative contractions. Too many contractions will delay glycogen replenishment, and worse still use precious amino acids as fuel that would reduce muscle size.

The aim is not to tear down muscles during those five days. Instead you’re emptying muscles of glycogen so they can be in a larger compensated for state when needed the most.

Here is a basic glycogen depletion program.

Short-term restriction of carbohydrates

Carbohydrates need to be restricted to roughly 50 grams a day to support the glycogen depletion for a 200 pound bodybuilder, yet could vary if you weigh markedly more or less than that.

Begin your carb load with the likes of white bread, dextrose, and maltodextrin as these are rapidly absorbing carbohydrates. These need to be taken for the first two meals. For the third to sixth meals switch to slower burning carbohydrates like grain bread and brown rice.

What you eat on the sixth day depends on how you look. If you look flat then have a simple sugar based meal. On the other hand if you are holding water still have a protein only meal. Should you feel fine then have a combination of protein and starch in your meal.

Water Intake

For the best results you will need to drink two to three gallons of water daily for the first three days. Then water consumption needs to be cut back to normal levels. This will eliminate subcutaneous water levels most effectively.

How to Become a Male Model

Every once in awhile a person wonders what life would be like if they were a model.

There are some things that many people do not know about the modeling business.

A person does not have to look like Tyson Beckford to become a model. An average looking man can model hair, hands, and even glasses. There are several opportunities to work as a model.

Model Requirements

The fashion industry is picky about who can wear what clothing. A person has to be in great shape. The average male model is between the ages of 18 and 25. A male can work well into his 30s. There are people that feel a man gets better looking with age.

The average male model is between 5’11 and 6’2 and weighs between 140 and 165 pounds. While a man may not have to have huge muscles he has to be in pretty good shape.


A man needs to be confident and be able to handle pressure. This includes rejections and if a man is lucky enough to find work a busy schedule. A man has to be willing to travel often and relocate when the job calls for it.

Open Calls: Every now and then an agency will open the doors to the public to find models. People from the industry are able to decide in less than a minute if someone has the new look. If they do not have the look than they are released right away.


Model Searches: This is for someone that wants to make an impression. They can visit a number of different agencies in one event. It can cost between $400 and $4,000 to attend each event.

Scouting Agency: If a person uses an agency they will pay between $50 and $150 to submit an online profile. The agency will then send this profile to major companies.

DIY: A person can market themselves with the right tips. They can ask different agencies when the next open call it. If there is nothing scheduled ask to stop by anyway. Some agencies may be willing to look at the new talent.

If someone is serious about becoming a model they should move to New York City. This is the modeling headquarters in the United States and maybe even the world. If a person lives in a city such as Houston or Seattle there may still be some work to be found. A person may appear in catalogs, television commercials, or flyers.

A person should keep their day job and model on the side. Most models need a second job to survive. Modeling will not make most people enjoy money to retire on. A person will need to plan out their future in a smart financial sense.


The life of a model can be exhausting. A person will spend the majority of their time traveling from one shoot to the next. They will need to smile for hours on end. There are some fun things that models get to do. Male models get invited to exclusive parties and get to date some of the hottest women in the world.