Perfect Body Measurements

What is the Adonis Muscle?

The Adonis muscle does not exit, but it does refer to the muscles of the shoulder, and to some extent the upper chest and upper arms. These Adonis muscles, shoulder muscles, help give men the Adons shape or Adonis index which is the ratio of  ones measurements around the shoulders compared to ones waist.  This ideal shape or Adonis index is 1.618. 

Example: if you are in reasonably good condition (say 8 -10% fat) and have a waist of 30 inches:

You should have 30 X 1.618 =  48.54 inches around your shoulders.


 This is the shape on averarge that women find most attractive in men.  It was originaly found in the sculptures of ancient Greece, but has been confirmed by those doing clothing research. (Ever wander why mens sports coats have padding in the shoulders? )  Similar measurements can be found at ideal body measurements for men.  Also this ratio seems to be compair faforably with what women say they like in the blogs.  The larger ratios as seen on body builders does not seem to be as attractive to women.

What is the best way to work on the Adonis muscle?  If you really want the details, go to the Adonis effect website. I might also suggest a less expensive solution of the Burn the Fat Inner Circle. This site has a workout program that is about an hour 3 or 4 days a week that will help build muscle int a very quick way. I am 60 years old now and I wish I would have gotten some advice when I was younger. I lifted for years and never made much progress simply because I did not know what I was doing.

By the way it is not necessary to get the exact 1.618 Adonis index, as a matter of fact people who worry too much about having this ideal male body are said to suffer from the "Adonis Complex." Just lose weight in your waist and work on your adonis muscle and you will be ok.

Adonis was one of may Greek gods. In all the stories Adonis was young and had many lovers so was pictured with an ideal body in all the Greek art work.

Here is a picture of Adonis.


Note the Adonis muscles of this Greek sculpture.



But wait, Do not take my word for it. See what John Barban the creator of this workout has to say:

Three Measurements to Build a Perfect Body
by John Barban
(Author of the Adonis Index Workout, a specific method for building a man’s body into its most attractive shape that women find the  most attractive. )

Have you ever wondered how we all can spot a man that just looks better? We can even recognize other shapes – a building or a sculpture that just looks ‘right’? All people have an inherent ability to recognize beauty when they see it, but few have ever stopped and tried to describe and measure it.

There is a specific set of measurements and ratios that can tell you what the perfectly proportioned body looks like. Classic Greek and Roman sculptors like Leonardo da Vinci figured out these proportions a long time ago but over time, the concept has disappeared.

The 3 measurements you need to know to determine your ideal proportions are as follows:

1) Height

2) Waist

3) Shoulders

Research done on human anatomy, classic art sculpture, and the psychology of attraction tells us that there is a specific body shape and size that people will find most attractive and pleasing.  People that are close to this ideal size are generally treated more favorably, because we live in a society that is driven by beauty and perfection. Given the physical and social benefits of a perfectly proportioned body, aren’t you curious to know what your specific ideal size and shape is, and how to get it?

Starting with your height measurement, each person will have an ideal waist measurement and ideal shoulder measurement that equal your perfect body proportions. These are not up for debate. Scientific research indicates women will find a man most attractive when his proportions approach these ideal measurements. Most people have no idea what these measurements are or how to achieve them.

Where do you start?  You need to know where you are now compared to what your ideal is. Once you know your starting point you can determine how to go about getting to where you want to be. The fitness industry has always been striving for the perfectly proportioned look. However, until now nobody has managed to pin down what this “look” is, how to measure it, and how to get it.

I’ve created a workout that is based on bringing you to your specific ideal body shape starting with your current measurements. This specific and defined goal is the best way I have found to formulate an effective workout strategy that gets you to where you want to be.

Forget just doing weights to get big, or doing cardio to burn fat, I’m talking about a specific workout routine to build your body into its perfect form. To get bigger only in the right places and lose inches where you need to. This routine is called the  Adonis Index Workout




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