What Is the Golden Ratio?
Now let’s hear from a guy who couldn’t get fit until he stumbled upon The Adonis Index Program.
This is Mike S’s story.
Mike made the decision to get into shape and wanted to look like a magazine cover model. He worked out but was still overweight and never got to the Adonis brand of leanness where you can see your muscle definition (which comes from eating the right muscle building foods and using the right workout program).
He had no clue what being in shape meant but only had a goal of looking like a fitness magazine cover model. He followed the advice from fitness magazines but in the end realised that he was being misled.
He was led to believe that building muscle magically reduced fat, so he worked out for a while and tried to gain muscle by training but was massively overeating.
Then he thought, “Can you eat your way up to leanness?”
In the magazines, it said “eat big to be big” so he did just that – ate loads of protein because the magazines said it was the building block of every muscle. He read about one bodybuilder who ate 10 meals a day so he tried eating 4000 calories and taking protein bars as well.
He also ate glutamine, because that was in the magazines too. All this resulted in a quick weight gain which was mostly fat. He discovered the hard way that eating more and building muscle is not a great way to achieve fat loss !
At 220 pounds, he realized that this wasn’t how he imagined it would look or feel.
He felt uncomfortable and could feel the fat about his body and got some water retention problems which felt creepy.
Obviously it wasn’t working and he had to figure out a new strategy.
He scanned the Internet and found The Adonis Index and it all made sense. Once he saw how you could transform your body and get to an incredible shape he went straight for it.
Mike says, “The Adonis Index system is based on science and math which is a big difference from those fancy tips from fitness magazines and pills from supplement companies or worthless diet advice from bodybuilders. The Adonis Index system worked for me. It will work for you.”
Adonis Golden Ratio & Adonis Index Ratios
Now we can start to examine the Lean Mass-to-Height Ratios. Everybody knows that the human body is predictable, an ingeniously designed living machine that can expand under certain defined principles.
Barring disability, we are built from the same components (one head, two arms, two legs, etc.) and we have the same internal organs in the same places. Height varies, of course, but it is safe to say that most men are between 5 and 7 feet tall. It’s all very predictable.
In North America, the average male height is 5’10” and there is a standard deviation of 3 inches. So 68% of men fall between the heights of 5’7” and 6’1”.
If you look around at the men you know, you will see that over half are between the heights of 5’7” and 6’1”.
Now we can add in another standard deviation (add or subtract 3 more inches) and you get a range of heights between 5’4” and 6’4”.
This is the range that 95% of men fall into. Now add one last standard deviation and you get a range of 5’1” to 6’7”. This means that 99.6% of men fall with this range.
It is also an interesting fact that Lean Body Mass also follows a normal distribution.
This distribution is vital to our understanding of the vital ratios. So the rule of the distribution of lean body mass in men is this.
Starting at the mean height of 5’10” and weight of 148 lb, you can add or subtract 7 pounds for every inch of height to get the mean lean body mass for that height.
Just as the results on waist and shoulder circumferences, there is a linear increase in Lean Body Mass with height.
What this basically means is that there is a scalable measure of body shape and lean body mass in men.
In basic terms this means, you measure your height and from that calculate what your ideal lean weight should be. It’s as simple as that!