I just bought it yesterday and am currently on Atkins.
I just got finished reading the entire "Ripped" book. The workout program is outrageously intense...but...****...I'm gonna do it!
It will consist of 4 days weight training (2 upper body, 2 lower body), 7 days cardio, but here's the kicker...on weight training days you are expected to do 30 min cardio at 65% level before your weights and 30 min. cardio at 65% level after your weights...on off-weight training days...you just do 1 session of 30 min cardio at what is called "sprinting". Sprinting is when you go high intensity (all out) for 30 seconds and slowly come down for 1 min...and repeat for 30 min. Actually, I did the sprint with my new trainer last night and i'll tell ya...I sweat more than ever before...sprinting just simply gives you more bang for your buck. The only thing that will be a real challenge for me (being on Atkins), is the dietary requirements of getting "ripped". The book has you eating 6 full fledged meals per day!!!...6!
I don't know if I can eat that much food...believe me...I love to eat...but the amount of food required is ridiculous! I think though..that the program was really designed for men, but I'm going to give it a whirl!
If all goes well, I should substantially enhance my muscularity and drop a sh*tload of fat by next weigh-in. I'll keep you all apprised! Wish me luck...and strong lungs!
If anyone has tried the program...please post your results, if any. Thanks