Adonis Golden Ratio
- A very specific shape to work towards
- Absolutely zero guesswork
- Extremely detailed instructional videos
- Active community
- Comprehensive mobile app
- Good results
- Not enough focus on lower body
- No deadlifts
- Some up-sells upon checkout
Today I will be reviewing one of the programs that I used back in 2014 which actually changed my life. Its called the Adonis Golden Ratio and it has played a huge part in setting me in the right direction in terms of exercise, nutrition. I have also included a video tour of the Adonis Golden Ratio portal which you wont be able to see unless you buy the system.
Lets face it most of us fail at reaching our fitness goals so we really should be asking ourselves why that is. Could it be lack of motivation? could it be that we are unable to find the right program to follow? do we simply not have the time to dedicate towards it or are we suffering from information overload and just not sure how to properly match our diet with activity levels. Well if you cant dedicate at least 30 minutes 3 times a week to do the exercises, then this program is not for you. This is not one of those get slim quick or hacks that will melt off belly fat miraculously because those simply don’t exist and they never will. The Adonis golden index provides a structured system that you can follow which uses your current fitness level as a base.
So what is it?
Well in a nut shell Adonis Golden Ratio is a twelve week workout and nutrition program which is marketed as “The Perfect Formula” to get your body closer to the classic V-shaped physique giving you broad shoulders and a narrow waist. Like most other workout programs available, AGR claims to provide you with “breakthrough tricks” that will result in a “dramatic transformation”. The truth is that there are no shortcuts or miracle programs that will get you in shape. It takes dedication, discipline and hard work which is the basic formula to be successful in almost anything you do in life.
Check out the video below of John Barban the creator of AGR explain the Adonis golden ratio
Now don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean that AGR is a scam, it is anything but that. The creators make certain claims basically because it is what their audience want to hear and no product is complete without the marketing mambo jambo. I guess sometimes you do need to hear certain inspirational things to get you excited about starting a new program and the creators use this to their advantage.
I have to say though that given my overall rating and based on the results I achieved after following this programs for 12 weeks, the AGR system does deliver on its price tag and definitely offers value for money. I would recommend it to people who are looking to improve the way their body looks, improve overall strength and build a healthy sustainable eating habit. If you are looking to improve other athletic aspects like speed and agility then this program will not really help you improve too much in those areas.
AdonisGolden Ratio -A comprehensive detailed review
In this section I will give you a detailed account of what to expect from this program and hopefully this will help you decide if this program is for you.
Who is the program for
AGR is being marketed to everyone at every level; however, the workout plans may be intense for the complete newbie especially if you have never been in the gym before. Although you can build up momentum as you go I would recommend doing some basic exercises like push ups and sit ups for a few days just to loosen up your body before you begin the program.
How does it work
The program uses two online calculators where you will need to enter your information such as height, weight, shoulder circumference, waist and activity level. The first calculator will use your measurements to determine the most suitable workout program for your body type. The second calculator will determine the best nutritional targets based on your body type. You will need to use both to determine your primary goal of either fat loss, muscle gain, or fat loss with simultaneous muscle gain. Each of these three categories has a slightly different workout and nutrition plan. So if you are overweight, then you would probably have to work through the fat loss system for at least 12 weeks.
What you will get
After purchasing the AGR system you will get access to the following
- Theory of Ideal Proportions (eBook by John Barban)
- Nutrition Software
- Training Program
- Meal Plans
- Access to the Community
Lets go through each of them separately
Theory of Ideal Proportions
This is an eBook written by the creator of AGR John Barban. In this eBook Barban talks about the prevalence of steroids in the fitness industry and how magazines are selling you on a physique that is unattainable without them. Some of his claims are exaggerated like any other product out there that utilize marketing tricks to get your attention, but basically he explains how he shifted his focus from gaining size to developing the perfect body proportions.
He goes on to explain that humans have been hardwired to look for particular physical traits in potential mates and that his program is developed to get you the body that females find most attractive. He also talks about the ancient Greek sculptors and how they depict the perfect male physique and that all of this was not an accident. He then goes on to explain how this knowledge which uses break through mathematical calculations to design the work out program has been integrated into his program.
Basically the target is to get you the ideal shoulder circumference to waist ratio.
If you skim through the eBook you will be able to see how he has arrived at the mathematical formula using something called the Fibonacci sequence. Each chapter is then followed by a success story complete with an interview.
As explained briefly earlier you will start the program by entering your body dimensions into the nutrition software which will then give you a list of daily and weekly targets. I found the software to be very useful because it also takes into account your shoulder measurement as opposed to the traditional BMI calculator.
In the beginning, I followed the calculator to the bone and even started counting calories using my fitness pal in addition to other apps. After using the system for a while I no longer needed the calorie counter as I had gained a lot of experience in terms of food portions and daily caloric requirements. If you decide to use this program then I would recommend doing the same at least in the beginning.
Once you move through the system you will gain a good understanding of how your body responds and you should be able to tweak it according to your specific body type and metabolism rate. Below are my measurements before I started the program and after. As you can see, I still have a few inches to go on my waist.
In this section of the online program you will use your current measurements to determine the most suitable workout program for your body type. Basically the results of the calculation will place you in one of three various categories with the primary goal being
- Muscle gain
- Fat loss
- Combined muscle gain and fat loss
Within each plan you will get a workout, nutrition, and supplementation guide. The main purpose of the nutrition program is to educate you on what healthy eating is all about. The specifics of what you will need to eat is in the meal plans.
Since I have been working out for sometime I found the software to be quite general, but it still can set you off in the right direction especially if you are a complete newbie.
One of the best things I found with the workout programs is that it was very easy to follow and the exercises are laid out for you on a day to day basis. They are definitely not easy to do especially for a newbie but the good thing is there are videos for all the exercises so you can refer back to them if you are unsure how to do them properly.
The workouts include various exercises laid out in pyramid sets, super sets, and circuit training and wont be easy especially in the beginning.
In addition to the workout program this is one of the things that I found to be very useful with the AGR system. The meal plans are a life saver as they provide you with the exact meals you will be eating for the length of the program. In total there are 9 different meal plans. Each meal plan is divided into 6 meals; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner along with 3 snacks between the meals and covers the duration of the whole program. That gives you 504 meal ideas for each plan which I found to be pretty awesome.
The meals are also quite easy to prepare complete with meal proportions and nutritional information. After using this for sometime you will get the hang of it and should be able to come up with your own meal ideas without needing to go back to the meal guide.
You will also get a weekly shopping list of the item needed for your meals. There is no guess work here which really make the system all the more valuable and the process much smoother.
The community aspect is another great feature that differentiates AGR from other fitness programs and is a great way to get in touch with like minded people. At the time of writing this review there were almost 12,000 threads and over 75,000 members. That’s quite an impressive number of people following the program that you can interact with if you have any questions or just want to share your progress. You can also share your goals with people in the community which could actually make you more accountable for your results.
A digital product is never complete without offering bonuses. AGR actually offers some decent bonuses. With your purchase of the AGR system you will get two
- The Adonis Arms and Abs Assault: Apparently 94% of men don’t maximize their potential for these two body parts. The guide consists of a 4 week workout program that you can do twice a week to maximize your gains in these two areas
- 7 days out by Kyle Leon: is an eBook designed for people who have gone through the AGR system and looking to loose that last bit of stubborn fat. It is intended to give the training and nutritional guidelines for the last 7 days before a photo shoot.
If you are serious about getting fit or improving the way you look then this program is a great deal and you wont need anything else. It is easy to follow and you will learn many new things along the way. If you are willing to put in the work for 12 weeks and follow the program, then you will get great results. If not then this program is not for you. Your purchase is also covered by a 60 day money back guarantee. So if you decide before 60 days after you purchase the program that you don’t want it anymore, then you can get your money back. Since the product is sold through click bank rest assured that this process will be smooth.
You can also watch the video review which provides a quick tour of the members area.