Why A Man’s Waist To Shoulder Ratio Matters In Muscle Building

By | April 5, 2016

Perfect Proportions For Men

Most information on building muscle for men will show how to gain muscle and lose fat using the essentials like weight training, cardio and nutrition. These are definitely the essentials that guys need to know to get in shape. However, you don’t here a lot of people talking about perfect body proportions or the importance of the ratio of a man’s waist to shoulders when getting in shape.

While building muscle and losing fat are the central rules for improving body composition, simply lowering body fat and adding muscle mass may not always give you the desired physique you want. Getting your body into the right proportion can have a tremendous impact on the shape and look of your lean muscular body.

In this article, I want to tell you why it’s important to pay attention to the ratio of your waist to shoulders if you want to build your perfect, most attractive body.

The Concept Of The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio is expressed mathematically as 1:1.618. It is believed by many to be nature’s secret to perfection. For over 2000 years, artists used the Golden Ratio in their artwork, and believe it is the number that governs beauty. Today, the golden ratio is used in many different industries including architecture, fashion and geometry.

Here’s what a fashion company that sells stylish handbags wrote about the Golden Ratio.

“The golden ratio attributes an aesthetic character to objects synonym with balance, harmony, and beauty because of its sound, its emotional charge, its visual and graphic balance. The sense of harmony that transmits being a palindrome number and representatives of this number in the philosophy of the brand, as well as its relationship with nature and architecture.”

The Golden Ration And Men’s Body 

Unlike many professionals who work in the fitness industry, John Barban is a popular fitness expert who is deeply focused on the golden ratio. He believes this is the science behind the perfect body proportion that allows a man to have his most attractive physique. He calls this special proportion on a man’s body the Adonis Golden Ratio (AGR). John even created a, now very popular muscle building program, that is geared towards men who want to get this precise shape and the benefits that follow it.

John wrote on the program’s website about the AGR. “It’s a form of perfect proportion proven to elicit strength, power, admiration, and magnetic attraction from females. This male form was subconsciously acknowledged by great artists in history like Michelangelo’s sculpture of David to Greek Mythology’s Chiseled Gods like Adonis and all the way up to modern day Hollywood”.

He also lets guys know that they can get into this form by following the right fitness guidelines no matter the type of body or genetics they have.

“And what’s weird is that it’s been shown that any guy, with any body type or genetics can achieve this proportion and the limitless advantages that naturally follow,” said Barban

It Also Makes Achieving Your Fitness Goals Easier 

According to John, getting your body into the parameters of the Adonis Golden Ratio can also help you lose fat and build muscle easier.

“What’s astonishing is that losing fat and increasing lean muscle, strength and performance is exceptionally easier and faster when you achieve this proportion because your body is in its strongest, most natural form evolution meant for it to be in. The further you are from your Adonis Golden Ratio the more painstakingly difficult losing fat and building lean muscle becomes because you’re not in the form your evolutionary genetics intended for you to be in”.

Changing Your Waist to Shoulder Ratio To Get The AGR

Whatever a man’s waist to shoulder ratio is would be his Adonis Index. Therefore, optimizing your Adonis Index is the way to get your waist and shoulder measurement closer to your Adonis Golden Ratio, which should be 1:1.618. What this means is your shoulders should be about 1.618 times bigger than your waist in inches to have the perfect proportion. For example, a 30″ waist and 48.5″ shoulders on a man’s body is an Adonix Index that has the Golden Ratio.

Now, the way to optimize your Adonis Index is to lose fat and build muscle. But you need to use the right program that is structured correctly to help you get a lean muscular body with the AGR. Certain nutrition and training approach like “bulk and cut” and “big lifts focused training” could make it more difficult for you to get your perfect body proportions. Luckily, John Barban’s muscle building program is still available on the market, and it is the only program that is specifically designed to help guys lose fat and build muscle to get their perfect AGR body.