One of the big problems for us all these days, leading the sedentary lives we all seem to do, is ensuring that we stay fit and healthy.
There are plenty of proven benefits to exercise, including lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, reduced ageing, higher sexual desire, and a better social life.
In addition, there are probably few people who would say that an obese or overweight body was more attractive than a slim or toned one.
It’s not just a matter of esthetics: we actually seem to be programmed to prefer the appearance of a male body that conforms to certain “ideal proportions”.
For example, there is a very clear preference amongst women for a male body which has a shoulder to waist proportions of 1.6 to 1. In other words, the circumference of the shoulders should be 1.6 times the circumference of the man’s waist for him to appear ideally attractive to women.
In addition, another vital statistic of the attractive male body is that the length of the whole body from top of the head to the toes should be 1.6 times the length of the man’s torso.
It appears that these proportions in the male body are genetically programmed into womens’ subconscious minds as being the ideal proportions – the ones that represent fitness, health, virility, and therefore reproductive fitness.
Now you may not like the idea that our preferences around romantic and relationship partners are prescribed by our genetic inheritance, but there is a great deal of evidence to suggest that sexual selection during our evolution worked in a way that tied sexual health and reproductive capacity to certain characteristics of body shape.
That’s absolutely in line with classic evolutionary biology, and it makes a great deal of sense that we would have evolved signals which subconsciously indicated to the opposite sex and suitability as a mate.
However, the sticking point of course is that these days reproductive fitness isn’t the only issue that matters when we’re selecting a mate– and therefore women may be drawn to a man’s body because it has a certain shape, while in actual fact their real emotional preferences may lie elsewhere – particularly in man’s personality characteristics.
Now this isn’t just a theoretical debate, because it also turns out that when a man’s body conforms to these statistics and proportions, he’s treated differently by both women and men alike, and this difference — which could be summed up as respect from men and admiration from women — seems to have a positive effect on his subconscious.
But not only that, the very act of changing a body which doesn’t conform to these ideal proportions, by undertaking exercise and getting fit, will provide both the social benefits and health benefits mentioned above.
With such an attractive package of benefits in prospect, it’s hard to understand why almost all men don’t take up an exercise program: after all, adopting these ideal proportions — which are also known as the golden ratio — is usually just a matter of losing fat from the stomach, or doing exercises which broaden the shoulders.
I think one of the reasons that men avoid exercise programs is because they are intimidated by the sweaty atmosphere of a gym full of heavyweight hard-core bodybuilders.
However, John Barbon, and Kyle Leon, both very experienced personal trainers, bodybuilders and coaches, have produced an exercise and fitness program for men called the Adonis Index or Adonis golden ratio, which seeks to make exercise and fitness easy — and dieting too!
In general, a program that seeks to give a man this Adonis figure — that is to say, the ideal body shape — will need to incorporate elements of both weight loss and exercise (or, to be more exact bodybuilding programs).
So another problem that commonly arises from men who want to undertake exercise is the fact that they are not clear about how to form a program without the advice of a personal trainer.
Fortunately, John Barban and Kyle Leon’s online program, the Adonis index system, has been formulated for all men who are unsure or intimidated about picking weightlifting or exercise programs or indeed for that matter taking weight loss exercises.
The system is very simple to use, and is based online: after you’ve typed in your existing statistics, the program will determine whether or not your chief objective should be to lose fat, to build muscle, or to undertake a combination of both approaches.
After this, the system will actually determine which exercise program and which nutritional program you should take, to ensure that you obtain the right muscle building foods, the correct calorie intake, and the best weight loss exercises for your objectives.
Having done that, the system allows you to download the exercise is to your iPod, your iPhone, or onto your PC or laptop, so that you can use them at home,in the gym, or where ever you choose.
Not only that, but in addition, every single exercise is prescribed few for every day of the program, and you can watch the exercise is being performed by John Barban on video so that you know exactly what you should be doing.
This revolutionary approach to fitness and gym exercises, within incorporated bodybuilding program, workouts and exercise full weight loss, is new and different to anything that exists on the Internet so far.
It brings into easy reach, both fitness and desirable body to every man, no matter how sedentary lifestyle may have been at this point,
Taken together with the support that is available in the Adonis community forums, this represents perhaps the most practical way of obtaining fitness and good health for the average man today.