What is the Adonis Golden Ratio?
I’m tired of going round the Internet trying to find genuine reviews of products, and only coming across scam reviews by people trying to persuade you to buy a product by telling lies about it.
The Adonis Golden Ratio diet and fitness program for men is no different to any other product in this regard. So, the question is.. Are there any honest reviews out there? Well, there probably are – but I haven’t really managed to find any.
And that’s why I’ve written this website, which is all about providing you with information about the content of the program so you can make your own mind up about whether or not you buy it.
Let me repeat: it’s about giving you the opportunity to make up your own mind about whether or not to buy it.
Of course one of the things that makes it difficult to find reviews of the Adonis Golden Ratio is the fact that on the Internet, the forums where it might be discussed are full of long established and very experienced experts in the field of weight loss, body building and male muscular development.
They know too much to need the AGR. They are already experts in their chosen field.
The Adonis Golden Ratio
Adonis makes you LOOK GREAT and feel even better! So, if you’re a novice in this field what you really need to do is read about the product in the Adonis forum – which you can only access after you join the program.
I say that because this forum is where people who are currently using the program gather to discuss it, and it is an extremely supportive forum for people who are beginning their journey into body shaping and weight loss.
That’s a real contrast to some of the all-male forums on the internet which are full of would-be alpha males trying to outdo each other with the smell of testosterone emanating from their armpits!
To be truthful, if you’re at all interested in the Adonis Golden Diet & Nutrition Plan and the promises it makes, my suggestion is that you actually join up, look at the forums in the members’ area, and see if you can take advantage of what the program offers. The simple fact is, as far as I’m concerned, this is the most comprehensive Fitness Plan, Fat Loss Plan and Body Shaping Plan I’ve ever seen. And it’s designed specifically for men.
(By the way, there’s a money back guarantee if your motivation fails you.)
Having said that, if you’re serious about changing the shape of your body for the better, then you’re not going to want a refund, because AGR is the one and only program which offers the average man like me, like you, the opportunity to develop the right muscles – in the right proportion – the muscles which give them a sense of pride when they look in the mirror.
There is one site that I kind of like called aestheticreview.com. Although I’m not sure it’s a completely objective review, it’s rather charming and sets out one guy’s story.
He begins by telling us an all too familiar story that many of us can relate to, about being sneered at when we were in school because we weren’t some big sporty muscular guy that everyone seemed to respect and who got the girls!
This guy claims that he’s a weightlifter and he’s been dedicated to changing his body shape for some years now, and he makes some interesting points.
He says the video introduction on the AGR home page made him think this was just going to be another lame product that didn’t work…..
…. but when he bought the product and got intot he members’ area, he was instantly surprised by the organization, the great detail, the ease of downloading exercises and training routines, and the fact that the program gave him an individually prepared nutrition summary… And lots more besides.
Adonis Golden ratio allows you to eat well and look good. Eat well and get fit? Can this be for real? YES!
But Is There A Hidden Agenda?
John Barban, author of the Adonis Golden Ratio knows all about nutrition and supplementation, so he’s ideally placed to suggest nutritional supplements which help with weight loss goals and give aspiring body builders a chance of achieving their targets.
After all, that’s what he’s spent his life doing: advising people on sport and nutrition physiology.
John Barban and Kyle Leon offer you a way to get fit, look good, and feel great. There’s not much point looking for independent reviews on the Internet (there aren’t many really genuine ones!), so what you have to do instead is make a leap of faith, go out there, buy a membership, and see if it fits for you. To help you decide if that’s what you want to do, I’m going to tell you what’s in the program.
Whatever Your Experience, Don’t Give Up!
Here again, the Adonis Golden Ratio is different: it offers a program for exercise and muscle building and fat loss which is tailored specifically to your requirements.
Now if this is true, then you can see there are some amazing gains to be had: and I’m not talking just about body shape – I’m talking about how attractive you are to women, how confident you are, how strong you are, and how healthy and fit you feel.
The man behind all these amazing opportunities is the Adonis creator, the man behind the “golden system”, John Barban.
The Adonis Index System Can Help You Lose Weight
John certainly has a pedigree in sports science, nutrition, physiology, and biology. He’s made it his life’s work to study the physiology of the body, dieting strategies, and muscle building techniques.
John also specializes in nutritional supplementation – which makes losing weight quickly much, much easier for you.
And though he has world-class qualifications, he also has world-class experience in helping literally thousands of men to a better body.
It’s John’s passion that has led to the proven success of the Adonis Golden Ratio system. Elsewhere on this site I outline the history of how he came to discover some of the secrets behind the golden ratio system, and how he came to change his own approach to developing a better body.
And certainly one of the things that made him passionate about developing a system which any man could use to improve his physique (and thereby his confidence and attractiveness) was the fact that he himself was tending to fat and out of condition, and indeed, lacking confidence.
Like many guys he went into bodybuilding in a massive way – but soon found there is a natural upper limit to the amount of muscle you can put on without using steroids.
There are NO steroids with Adonis systems.
But fortunately for him, and fortunately for us some years down the line, it was at this stage that John got a mentor who showed him the way to overcome the limits of his body’s ability to shed fat and put on muscle. (The answer that doesn’t depend on drugs, I mean.)
The answer couldn’t be found in anything that the diet or fitness industry had produced at that time. And it certainly couldn’t be found in any of the techniques used by powerlifters and bodybuilders.
Because of John’s background in science he was able to pursue his interest in human anatomy, genetics, and physiology, and it was this scientific ability which gave him the answers and techniques that eventually manifested in the Adonis program – which, as you know, it is based on the concept of the Golden Ratio.
In his research he came across the fact that there’s one particular body shape which is proven to be more attractive to women than any other male body shape.
A body conforming to The Golden Ratio makes men look good!
In other words, women are genetically programmed to respond to a particular male form, a specific ratio of shoulder circumference to waist circumference. It’s a genetically programmed sign of masculinity to a woman.
And oddly enough that ratio, the one women favor the most, is about 1.62, which turns out to be the same ratio as the so-called “golden ratio”.
This is a proportion which appears over and over again in nature, in all kinds of structures, both man-made and natural, and in animals, plants and the natural world. Somehow, for some reason, it’s the proportion of one part of an entity to the whole of the entity that is most aesthetically desirable to the human brain. Go figure!
But on a serious note, scientific research has proven again and again that this ratio subconsciously appeals to us in many different ways.
In the case of the male body, those proportions represent the most powerful and attractive a man’s body shape can be, in the eyes of a woman.
And the point that’s really amazing is this: it doesn’t matter how big or small or tall or short you are – if you have those proportions you’re still much more attractive to women than men who do not.
Adonis proportions – the kind of results a regular guy who used the Adonis system to tailor his body to the golden ratio might get with hard work and dedication!
So John called the proportions of shoulder circumference to waist circumference which attract women more powerfully than any other “The Golden Ratio”.
And because Adonis was the Greek god of beauty, and, as we’ve already seen, the golden ratio is that amazing proportion which is aesthetically desirable to the human mind, he came up with the name of the system which is used to this day: the Adonis Golden Ratio.
This interesting discovery led John to several more amazing discoveries.
Not the least of these was the fact that as you get nearer and nearer to these ideal male proportions, losing fat and increasing muscle becomes easier and easier!
This seems to be because this is the way evolution meant your body to be – lean, without excess fat accumulated from modern food and a sedentary lifestyle, and in this condition you feel fit and healthy.
As John points out though, the fact is, the further you are away from Golden Ratio, the more difficult it is to lose fat and put on muscle tissue.
Which means that the Adonis program has to be tailored exactly to your body size and shape at every stage of your development from where you are now to where you want to be.
And that’s the difference between the Adonis system and all the others: it’s personalized, so it changes as you need it to change, and that way you get maximum results.
In passing, I can tell you that I’ve actually checked at the scientific research on attraction, and it does indeed prove that men with this body shape have more sexual partners than men without it, and more importantly maybe, that women are much more likely to cheat with men who have this body shape.
In other words, to get the best sex life possible, and to be as attractive as possible to women, you need a body that approaches the Adonis Ratio as near as you can achieve. And that means dieting and exercise.
The Adonis Golden Routine
Now we need to mention the other ratios, the arms legs and neck.
The Adonis diet and exercise program for men is plainly the leading and most influential system for changing body proportion as it takes into account the size and shape of the chest, shoulders, upper back and waist.
(The other dimensions of your body that are not accounted for in the Adonis Ratio are the forearm, upper arm, thighs, hips and calves. To date there is no authoritative research indicating that these particular measurements need to be at any given size to affect the overall appearance of the body.)
That is not to say that these other muscles shouldn’t be developed. We only know that there has never been sufficient research done to quantify the perfect size for these muscles.
Any references you may see on bodybuilding sites are merely opinions and anecdotes.
But you don’t need to worry about it because the Adonis Golden Ratio workout programs include a balanced amount of arm and leg training to compliment the work on the primary muscle groups.
So the exercise routines contain enough work for your arms and legs to fit with your chest, back and shoulders. And you can get this information by eBook, download, or from the site itself.
But there is one circumference that can be useful when dieting and that is the neck measurement.
If you diet to lower your waist circumference, you want to lose body fat but gain muscle mass.
Research by Friedl 1994 shows that in relatively lean men, those with about 15% body fat, the neck circumference will show up any loss of muscle mass more accurately than any other measurement.
So, if your neck circumference drops by more than two inches, it tells you that you are losing muscle. You are most unlikely to drop more than two inches!
So when you diet, particularly if you are on a rapid weight loss program, the 3 circumferences you should keep track of are your waist, your shoulders, and neck.
These figures will help guide your weight loss program and keep you informed of any potential muscle mass loss.
Benefits Of The Golden Ratio
The Golden Ratio is ideal for several reasons.
From a health point of view a waist measurement that is less than 50% of your height is desirable. From an esthetics point of view, you want a lean taper to a masculine, but not feminine, waist.
Research shows that a woman’s most attractive waist circumference is 0.38 to 0.40 times her height, so if man’s waist falls below (0.45 x his height), he starts to look like a girl!
Nothing else will work. Having a big waist and even bulkier shoulders doesn’t work, and having a thin waist with small shoulders is ineffective.
Women report that the look of a man’s body is unattractive, no matter how big his shoulders may be, if they’re connected to a fat waist.
And everybody knows that women don’t like skinny guys – so you can’t improve on the ideal Adonis Index ratio – in either way, bigger or smaller.
Here are some figures in a worked example:
We can calculate what the perfect AI is for a six foot man:
Height = 72 inches (in).
- Ideal Waist = 44.7% of height = 32.18 in.
- Ideal Shoulder Measurement = 1.618 x 32.18 (waist) = 52.07 in.
- And of course taller and shorter men have the same ratio.
So you can forget body building, forget about 22-inch arms and forget about weighing 275 or whatever pounds. The Golden Ratio should be the target for all men of whatever height!
Now we can hear from a guy who learned how to pick up the girls using the…..
The Adonis Workout
Rich says that he particularly likes the Adonis Golden Ratio workout as it is structured to give you the maximum benefit without excessive effort.
It’s an example of how more can be achieved with less, but only if you know what you are doing and where you are going. But here’s the thing – as you make progress, you become more self-sufficient and more of an alpha male. In fact, people now come to Rich for advice, and look to him for leadership.
Also if you want to hang out with good looking girls, you need to look good too. Women approach Rich because they like what they see. Girls know what it takes to get in shape and if you don’t make any effort then you will end up with nobody.
Before he got his present girlfriend, he knew he had to do something or else no relationship would be possible.
Now his girlfriend says she likes being with him because she senses his natural confidence and he makes her feel safe.
And he has all this because he got his body in shape using the Adonis Golden Ratio. He noticed that his confidence level rose as he improved his fitness – which proved pleasing to both males and females. And, he adds, you don’t have to spend every hour in the gym:
“I thought I would need to spend most of my day at the gym but often more can be achieved with less, when you are focussed. The Adonis Index workout simplified my life and made it a lot easier. The Adonis Index is the best, but be prepared for the compliments you are going to receive every day when you get in shape.”
The Adonis Golden Ratio and Human Variation
We should now take a look at variation of human size. When the amount of fat we all carry is taken away, there is very little variation in human size.
Many people think there is a great disparity, but in fact the only body section that has potential for substantial variation is fat mass.
Indeed there appears to be no upper limit to the quantity of fat the body can store (as can be seen in those unlucky people who have become morbidly obese with body weight in excess of 500 pounds). Certainly the Adonis Golden Ratio would prevent such obesity developing.
Conversely there is no documentation of any man ever gaining unlimited amounts of muscle. Even for those taking large amounts of steroids, there is a predictable upper limit of muscle that a man can build.
This ceiling of muscle mass becomes more predictable when you remove steroids intake.
There is a rule which applies to all men of all ages and races which states that the only body section that has the potential for substantial variation is fat mass.In simple terms, the taller you are, the more muscle mass you should have.
This equation can be used with the AI measurements to tell you the approximate amount of lean body mass you need to attain your AI goal.
In addition, it gives you a fairly accurate overall body weight since most men reach their golden waist ratio at about 8-10% body fat.
Body Building Made Easy
To sum it up!
The Adonis Golden Ratio is a program which will, if you follow it carefully, with commitment, give you an ideal body and the key to success in life!
It can be summarized in the following points:
- You do not have to be the biggest guy around to achieve your aims. In fact women have a prejudice against men who are too big. Bigger is not better. There is an optimum size which you should go for, which is the most favorable amount of muscle you can build without steroids.
- You can’t look like a bodybuilder in a fitness magazine without taking drugs. Also this kind of physique is unnatural, unhealthy and unappealing to women. This is a false look which many people try to achieve but with calamitous results. Don’t be fooled by drugs. You need The Golden Ratio, which can be achieved without steroids or drugs or any damaging material.
- Don’t believe that steroids work. They don’t! High doses of stimulants make you feel bad and look stupid. People who want large muscle mass just feel insecure. Your body is your great asset. It is not separate from you: it is you. You can only be successful in life if your body is built for success. Your health is dependent on the body’s condition. The better the body, the more you will succeed.
- Looking after your body is not mere vanity. The well being of the body is vital for a fulfilling life. You need to keep the body in good shape to achieve your goals. If you fail to maintain the body, it will let you down and you will be worse for it. Remember The Golden Ratio is not only a measure of your outward appearance but an indicator of the state of your health (and appearance – you can look like an Adonis if you really want…)
- Do not believe that some people have genetically shaped bodies which can’t be altered or improved. With the correct workout, you can get your body fully fit whatever your shape.
- If you are tall, short, skinny or heavy, The Adonis Golden Ratio will give you perfect proportions. One of the benefits of perfect proportions is the “Adonis Effect”, by which your physical presence has a powerful subconscious effect on all other people around you, what you might call the ultimate first impression.Remember it is in your power to control your body proportions and harness the effect to good advantage.
- Remember people start to judge you from the first minute they see you. People can change their opinions over time but if you start with a clear positive impact, you have a flying start. Body building can help this. Weight loss can help even more. A lean musculature can help as well!
- Don’t be fooled into thinking that people see the qualities in others regardless of their shape and size. Human beings are genetically predisposed to seek out and be attracted to those who show the highest level of genetic fitness. For a man this denotes a fit decidedly muscular, lean, vigorous and healthy looking body as measured by The Golden Ratio.
- The nearer you are to the perfect shape, the more you exude genetic fitness and the stronger will be the reaction people have towards you. You can’t control predetermined nature but you can use it to your advantage. Just consider that studies show that fertile women are attracted to this look. So much so that they are more likely to cheat on their present lover with a man that has the ideal ratio, particularly when her current lover is in poor shape.
- The author, John Barban, has researched body proportions, physical attraction and social dominance, and he has proved conclusively that the single most important thing you can do for yourself is to build your body into its ideal Golden Adonis Index Ratio.