This article is an Adonis Golden Ratio review and we’ll take a look at whether it is “The Perfect Body Formula” as touted in Men’s Health Magazine. So whether you’re looking to get rid of that bulging gut or getting that ripped, tough look, or both, read on.
Just before we look at this program under the microscope, we must first ask ourselves the age-old question: Why? Why are men like you and I either consciously or subconsciously wanting that tough, man look? Why are so many men hitting the gym and pumping iron like there is no tomorrow? Sure, it’s good for you health-wise, promotes confidence, well-being, etc. and these are all valid reasons. But ask yourself honestly, what is one of the core reasons that ignites that fire or causes you to embark on this road to pump it up?
The answer to that question may well be more rooted in our natural instincts. According to John Barban, the man behind the Adonis Golden Ratio, one of the key reasons behind men going to the gym in the first place is to attract a mate. Truthfully, it’ll be quite difficult to do that with a big beer belly, although I wouldn’t go as far as to say impossible; charm does go a long way!
What is the Adonis Golden Ratio?
The Adonis Golden Ratio is a 12-week program that claims to help men achieve, not just the body of their dreams, but the “ideal male body”. This program was developed by John Barban, a research scientist who furthered his graduate research and taught “Exercise Physiology” at the University of Florida. John Barban is also a leading consultant in the supplement performance industry. So if you have taken any effective supplement in the last 10 years, then you have probably seen his work. Incidentally, John mentioned that it has also taken him 10 years to develop and perfect the Adonis Golden Ratio.
What this program won’t help you achieve is to turn you into a muscular behemoth, not unlike some of the biggest bodybuilders of our time.
John Barban attempted to find a way to torch stomach fat and build muscles in the areas that are genetically less prone or harder to build, such as the abs and shoulders. His research was apparently based on the following four areas:
So, John literally went back to the drawing board and looked at the human male DNA. The last bullet point is interesting since a study on a panel of 109 female test subjects led him to discover that females are “involuntarily attracted” to males with a specific male form that was judged as the most attractive. This is also a form that other men respect, admire, or possibly even fear. The key formula to this form is essentially a shoulder to waist ratio and has been dubbed the golden ratio, or 1.618. Basically, the ratio means that your shoulders should measure around 1.6 times what your waist is, which gives you that Hollywood-type “V-shape” male body found in movies like 300, starring Gerard Butler. Apparently, this form as been around for a while as witnessed by Michelangelo’s David as well as Leornado da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, pinpointing a fact that perhaps this IS the form that we are “supposed” to be in; it is in our DNA already!
The solution itself is quite straightforward:
- Take the chest and waist measurements to get the “Adonis Index”.
- Complete the custom training, nutrition, and supplementation program according to your Adonis Index for 12 weeks.
The reason why it’s a custom program is because everyone will have a different “Adonis Index” and this will determine what training, nutrition, and supplementation you will need. At the end of the program, and provided you committed to it, you will achieve the Adonis Golden Ratio. The benefits include (albeit obvious):
- Downright Physical Attractiveness (at least 109 female panelists will both consciously or subconsciously agree)
These points do suggest that the Adonis Golden Ratio, if it does what it says it does, subscribe to the notion of being a perfect body formula.
Does This Program Work?
What is interesting is the John Barban himself is a case in point. The Adonis Golden Ratio was founded on his frustration with his body but the end result is that he has that rock solid V-Shaped ratio. In all honesty, I don’t believe this is a magic pill that you just take and *poof*, bob’s your uncle. You will need to commit yourself to the program and stick with it through the 12 weeks. Also, there are a number of people who testify their results and their experience.
Click here and go straight to “Real User Experiences” on the menu at the top to see the testimonials.
I found the testimonials from Ben and Rich to be interesting because they feature two very different body shapes but appear to form that V-Shaped body as defined by the ratio. This is key because everyone has a different body shape, with specific mention of John Barban’s pear-shaped body. So it seems as though he is putting money where his mouth is by using himself as a test subject for his own program.
Any Free Tips Or Highlights?
Yes. Here is what I managed to find out. When you are doing weights, NEVER do the following:
- Heavy dead-lifts
- Weighted abdominal crunches (increases waistline and screws up the ratio)
- Refer to muscle magazines
Whatever exercise you do, try to do the ones that rely on symmetrical growth (i.e. don’t just do arm curls on one arm, then the other).
Diet is important and the program advises you to stay away from:
- Processed foods
Apparently, these food types has an “estrogenic effect” that hinders your ability to lose fat and build lean muscle mass.
“Cheat Foods / Bad Foods Required”
That doesn’t mean you should go right ahead and just start chowing down on these yummy delights. The Adonis Golden Ratio instructs you on what foods, such as carbohydrates, to eat and when. The program also fine tunes your diet to match certain types of food to certain exercises. Finally, when you are reaching the Adonis Golden Ratio, you will be able to enjoy some cheat foods. Think of it as a compulsory sweet reward!
Quick Tip on the Adonis Index.
If you are eager to find out your Adonis Index now, you could actually do that if you have a tape measure and calculator. Grab those then do the following:
- Measure the circumference of your shoulder.
Wrap the tape around you so that the tape covers both shoulders in a loop. Try to measure the widest point which should be somewhere between your collarbone and your nipple.
- Measure the circumference of your waist.
Same as above but wrap the tape around your waist.
- Now punch in those numbers into the calculator.
If your math is rusty, just punch in the number for your shoulders first, press the “divide” symbol, then punch in the number for your waist, press the “equals” symbol, and voila! That’s your ratio.
Is The Program Expensive And What Does It Include?
Well that depends on your budget. The Adonis Golden Ratio used to be $199 but a discount is available for a limited time and now (at time of writing), it is $47. This is what it includes (not necessarily as depicted and is a series of downloads for this low price unless they change their offer):
- Adonis Golden Ratio Training Program
- Video Coaching Library
- Adonis Golden Ratio Nutritional Guide
- Adonis Golden Ratio Nutrition Software (Computer Software)
- Adonis Golden Ratio Supplementation Guide
- PLUS 3 Bonuses at NO extra cost:
- Adonis Abs & Arms Assault (retail value $129)
- Adonis Unlimited Upgrades (retail value $99)
- 7 Days Out by Kyle Leon (retail value $169)
It might be worthwhile to note here that Kyle Leon is an International Best Selling Author and is an endorser of the Adonis Golden Ratio. So for $47 right now, you get almost $600 in value.
If you are buying anything from the Internet, be sure you only buy from genuine and authentic sites.
Any Money-Back Guarantee?
Yes. John Barban offers a 60-day guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the program, he’ll refund 100% of your money. So this means if you are unhappy with the program for whatever reason after following about two thirds of the program, you can contact them to get your money back. A good thing to do is to contact them with whatever questions you have first BEFORE you decide to buy from them. This is my take on anything you purchase be it in-store or online and is a good way to avoid disputes down the road.