The Golden Ratio and Perfect Proportions for the Male Body
Beauty in the the human form is closely correlated to, if not defined by, the golden ratio. It should be no surprise then that the perfect proportions for the male body would also be related to the Golden Ratio. I recently reviewed a new body-building and exercise program called “Adonis Golden Ratio.” I was impressed with not only its legitimate application of the golden ratio in defining the ideal proportions of the male physique, but also the research and methods developed to help men achieve this ideal.
The system is based on the concept that ideal male proportions occur when the circumference of the shoulders to that of the waist is a golden ratio. Men’s suits sizes are generally based on the circumference of the chest, which results in a smaller ratio. An example of ideal build then would be a 48″ shoulder measurement with a 30″ waist measurement.
Do you now look more like the Pillsbury Dough Boy than Michelangelo’s David? No problem. The Adonis Golden Ratio system is customized to meet the needs of any man no matter what his condition when he starts the program. The program makes it clear that this is not your average body building program, and that the look that you want for optimal health and attractiveness is not what you often see in muscle-building magazines. It’s more about achieving the way your body was designed to look. As they put it, “think Muscle Beach 1940, not Wrestle Mania.” Adonis includes a software application that considers your current height, weight, waist, and shoulder measurements, age and available exercise time as inputs and then creates a custom program to progress you towards your own ideal physique. It provides instructions on diet, exercise and weight training that change as you progress through the program.
The concepts behind the program appeared in an article called The Perfect Body Formula in Men’s Health Magazine in 2008 but the program has apparently been released only recently in this bundle of software, books and DVD’s and is being offered at a very low price. Click on the image below for more information: