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What’s the secret to knowing how to get ripped when you are over 40?

We live in a world where everyone wants quick results and I get it, who wants to wait months or years to get the lean body you want?

The reality is, it took time to get out of condition in the first place and it’s going to take time to get back in shape.

The quick road programs and supplements that you read about are trying to separate you from your hard earned cash!

Anything you want in life is going to take some hard work, uncomfortable times, discipline and dedication.

If getting lean and revealing your abs over the age of 40 was that easy, then every male would be walking around ripped and in shape.

The reality of the situation is in order to get lean; you’re going to have to give up something that you’re doing right now.

Maybe it’s getting up an extra hour earlier so you can go to the gym and lift weights, maybe it’s throwing out those unhealthy food choices so you can get your nutrition under control.

Whatever it is, you’ll need to make some sacrifices in order to get what you want. Something has to change.

How long will it take you to get a 6 pack?

My courses are highly effective at helping you lean down quickly without taking over your life.

Count on devoting months to your training rather than weeks, forget about the outcome for a minute and just focus on what you can do TODAY to make your goal a reality.

If you focus on what you can do today, long term success almost takes care of itself.

All those little bits soon add up to huge improvements, you’ll keep making strength improvements, you’ll keep making small adjustments to your nutrition and you’ll keep losing small amounts of body fat.

If you focus on the outcome too much though, you’ll get suckered into thinking this should be happening fast, then when you don’t have a 6 pack in a few weeks you’ll get frustrated and throw in the towel.

Take a step back chill out and relax, forget about all those false promises and make just one adjustment today.

Can you get the right amount of calories you need to start making changes to your body? Can you devise a weight training program that’s going to improve your body composition? Can you create a plan of attack so you know exactly how long it’s going to take you to reach your goal?

By focusing on one little piece at a time you’ll be on the path to greatness.

This is exactly what I did when I got down to my leanest body composition, I broke the goal up into small chunks and focused on achieving each small chunk each week.

I got stronger on the major compound movements and altered my nutrition so that I was in a calorie deficit. I took up walking at the weekends to help burn extra body fat and included some body weight drill and kettlebell sessions to improve my conditioning.

I didn’t see massive improvements over a few weeks, but over time the small improvements added up to huge improvements!

Then one day – boom, my leanest ever body was staring back at me in the mirror. Even if you’re over forty years old, don’t let the opportunity of getting in your best condition yet pass you by.

It’s going to take some hard work

My approach to fitness is vastly different than what the mainstream promotes. But what’s promoted as gospel doesn’t work for drug free naturals who want to build their best body.

Just because I recommend a training schedule that has you training on less workout days, doesn’t mean you can loaf around in the gym.

You still need to push for personal records and exceed what you were capable of last week.

Improvements in strength will help you build lean muscle and extra muscle is responsible for getting you lean in the first place.

Strength training is one of the greatest gifts to men, do everything you can to strength train 2-3 x per week and you’ll start to notice incredible changes to your body over the long term.

Consistency is key

Have you ever wondered what separates those that are successful in fitness to those that never quite get the body they want?

Even if they had access to the exact same programs and nutrition protocols some would succeed and others wouldn’t.

It all comes down to consistency. Doing the work, something that a lot of people aren’t prepared to do.

Whenever someone tells me they’ve been training for a long period of time but just aren’t getting lean I always question what they’re doing.

Most simply aren’t being consistent with their training or nutrition. In order to get lean consistency is key. You have to be prepared to stick to a regime over the long term and measure those small wins along the way.

Those that try and approach fitness as a quick fix will keep jumping to the next training program or fad supplement.

Getting a lean body comes down to training on an intelligent program, eating correctly and doing it long enough to actually get the results you want.

Final words

Getting a lean body is going to take focus, determination and dedication. Don’t be one of those men that falls for fads, fallacies or programs that simply don’t work for men over 40.

Learn how to train and eat correctly, focus on getting all your “todays” right and you’ll make dramatic improvements to your body.

To your success!

    10 replies to "How to Get Ripped When You Are Over 40"

    • Tim Fuzie

      This is very true and 100% correct. I am over 50 and I am trying to get lean. I diet and hit the gym 6 days a week and I take two steps forward and one step back. Usually the one step back I will deviate from diet plan and eat the wrong dtuff and it feels like I’m back to square 1. When I was younger I could do this and bounce back. Now it seems it takes twice as long to start seeing results again after falling off the bandwagon.

      • Rob Richley

        Hi Tim,

        I’m glad you enjoyed the article. If you need any further assistance please let me know.



    • Jay Munson

      New to your articles, but enjoy greatly what I’m reading so far!
      I’m 48, want to get started learning out, gain in my muscle, and improving my overall health.
      Could you please outline the specific steps I need to take to begin? Fat estimation, diet plan, etc. would be MOST helpful! Thanks!

      • Rob Richley

        Hi Jay,

        I created my course Ripped Abs Over 40 specially for this purpose! It goes through everything from designing your OWN meals, strength training and cardio for men over 40. Check it out, there’s so many variables to go through on here.

        I hope that helps!



    • Kevin

      Yes thank you mr R i recognise exactly what your saying , it makes a nice change to read something truthful that isnt trying to sell me something….ive been training for about six months now and starting to see improvements….your article reinforces my own thoughts and will help me a lot with my continuing program….thank you very much sir hope to see some more from you…

      • Rob Richley

        Hi Kevin,

        Thankyou. The website is in it’s early stages, keep checking back and if you want me to cover a specific topic reach out and ask.

        All the best


    • Mike Sanderson

      Is there a version for the over 70s?

      • Rob Richley

        Hi Mike,

        if I get enough demand, I might create one. Are you currently following an exercise routine?



    • Doug

      Over 40 is easy its when you get to 55 is the hard part. Everything got harder after I turned 55. Shouldnt lump 40’s, 50’s and 60’s together. What worked in your 40’s changes once youre past 55. I have to work alot harder and smarter now to stay fit.

      • Rob Richley

        Hi Doug,

        I agree. Everything will need to be adjusted as you get older. What works now won’t necessarily work well in another 10 years time. training, recovery and out of the gym factors will all need to be taken into consideration.



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