Ripped Workout Program Review

The Ripped workout program is another successful weight loss program from the company InstructorLive. In this review, we’ll take a closer look into the Ripped program to see how it works, how effective it is as a weight loss solution, and whether it is good value for money.

What is the Ripped workout program?

Ripped Workout Program

Ripped is a workout program designed to help men lose weight and gain a more muscular and toned body. It is the companion program to the highly successful The Ultimate Shred which is better suited for women. Ripped can be streamed online and is accessed with a membership to the popular British fitness site InstructorLive.com.

The program is 12 weeks long and has 6 workouts per week, one of which is a recovery yoga class. The workouts are high intensity and are designed to burn a very high amount of calories to promote weight loss. The workouts also involve body weight and resistance exercises to improve strength and muscle tone.

Who is Ripped Designed For?

The Ripped workout has been designed for men who want to lose weight and improve their muscle tone. Although the program has been designed for men, it will also be extremely effective for women. The program uses high intensity interval training (HIIT) and resistance training to burn calories, reduce body fat, and expose more toned muscles underneath.

Ripped, like all InstructorLive programs, is steamed online via any device connected to the internet. This makes Ripped ideally suited to people who want to workout at home, or don’t have time to travel to the gym. It requires no equipment.

How Does Ripped Work?

Ripped is an easy-to-follow program that contains a new workout video for each day of the 12 week program. You never have to repeat the same video twice. We really like this aspect of the workout because it provides a natural progression in difficulty throughout the weeks and it also makes it impossible to get bored.

Each week contains the following workouts:

  1. HIIT – This is high intensity interval training and is proven to burn calories extremely effectively
  2. Hard Core – This is a resistance-based workout focused on strengthening the abs and getting a 6-pack
  3. AMRAP – This stands for ‘As Many Rounds As Possible’ and is where you push yourself to the limit for the full workout duration. It’s extremely demanding!
  4. EMOM – This stands for ‘Every Minute On the Minute’ and includes a repeated round of exercises with a short rest in between rounds
  5. Upper Body – This is another resistance based workout focused on building upper body strength
  6. Yoga Recovery – This is a recovery and rejuvenation class to avoid injury and muscle fatigue

There is also a fitness test on the first day of each month to help you measure your progress over time.

Ripped is a very effective weight loss program because it combines the following:

  • HIIT for burning lots of calories and shredding body fat
  • Resistance for toning muscle (bigger muscles burn more calories per day)

The reduction on body fat and the improvement in the muscles showing beneath results in a slimmer and more toned appearance.

The Ripped program also includes a 12 week weight loss meal plan. We highly recommend following the meal plan along with the workouts if you want to get the absolute best results.

What Is Included Ripped Workout?

The full Ripped program plus meal plan is accessed by becoming a subscriber of InstructorLive. They offer a 10 days free trial and a subscription starts at less than $7.75 per month.

There are 72 full length workout videos included with Ripped, plus meal plans and recipes for every breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack for the 12 weeks.

As an InstructorLive subscriber you also get 24/7 support and have access to their online community of trainers and other subscribers. The InstructorLive team are very responsive and we’ve found them to be friendly and helpful.

They also have a one-to-one coaching service where you can get a food diary analysis, and get allocated your own online coach to support and motivate you through the program.

As well as full access to Ripped, you have access to hundreds of other workout programs that come included with your InstructorLive membership, like The Ultimate Shred, and The promise.

What Equipment Is Needed For Ripped?

There is no specialist equipment needed for the Ripped program. You simply need some water and a towel.

Ripped is a streaming workout so you will need a device that you can connect to the internet; your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop or TV all work well.

What Is Ripped Diet Plan?

To get the best results from any workout program it is always important to eat healthily at the same time. Ripped makes this easy by providing a simple-to-follow meal plan for every day of the 12 weeks which includes recipes for every meal.

We’ve found the meal plans to include a good variety and very tasty dishes. The ingredients are all easy to find but please be aware that some of the names will be unfamiliar to us here in the USA. For example, the British use of Courgette instead of Zucchini (they are the same thing).

What Is The Ripped Workout Calendar?

Ripped Workout Calendar

Tracking your progress is an extremely important factor in successfully completing your workout program. Ripped makes this easy with automated tracking on your InstructorLive online profile page, and they also provide a printable calendar that you can manually use to check the completed workouts.

To access the calendar, please click on the image below:

Ripped: The Pros

In our reviews we provide a balanced and unbiased opinion of the workouts, which includes the best things about each program, plus the areas for improvement.

  • Ripped gets very good results. The workouts are easy as tough as The Ultimate Shred or Insanity and if the meal plan is also followed, dramatic weight loss can be achieved.
  • The best results come when you follow a program to the end. For that reason, we really like how you get a new workout video for every day of the 12 week Ripped program. No repetition so you never get bored.
  • The Ripped instructor is fun and energetic which really helped us stay motivated, especially during the intensive workouts.
  • Ripped has been designed to progress in difficulty gradually so you only need a basic level of fitness to get started. It gets tough pretty fast though!
  • We love the monthly fitness test because you get direct feedback about how quickly your fitness improves.
  • Ripped is a streaming workout so you can watch the videos on demand at a time and place that is most convenient for you.
  • You don’t need any special equipment to complete Ripped.
  • Subscribing to InstructorLive is very affordable and you get access to hundreds of other programs at no extra cost.
  • InstructorLive have a 10 days free trial policy so you can try the first 10 days of Ripped for free and cancel without charge if you don’t like it.

Ripped: The Cons

Here’s where we feel Ripped could be improved:

  • Sometime the sound quality was a little bad during one of the videos.
  • The workouts are high impact so you should avoid this program if you have knee or ankle problems.
  • Ripped is aimed at men, and although effective for women, some of the upper body exercises are not that suitable for women.

What Results Can You Expect From Ripped?

You can expect to see dramatic weight loss results from Ripped. Other Ripped users have said that they lost more than 50 pounds!

Like all workout programs, you only get the amazing results if you stick with the program to the end. It is also advised to follow closely the meal plan to achieve the maximum weight loss.

Ripped also uses body weight and resistance exercises so you can expect to see a big improvement in muscle tone and definition. You are unlikely to gain much visible muscle mass as compared to heavy weight training, but you can expect a muscular appearance to your body.

From reading the success stories online, if you complete Ripped you should expect to be delighted with your results.

How Much Does Ripped Cost?

Ripped comes included with a membership to the online fitness platform InstructorLive. There are three price plans to choose from:

  • Annual – $7.81 per month
  • 6 Months – $10.42 per month
  • Month by month – $13.03 per month

InstructorLive offer a 10 days free trial so you can try the first 10 days of Ripped for free and then decide whether you want to continue.

Is Ripped Good Value?

Ripped is excellent value for money. It’s a highly effective weight loss and body toning workout and it comes at a very affordable price.

You get 24/7 support from the Ripped trainers, a 10 days free trial, and you get access to the hundreds of other InstructorLive workouts (e.g. The Ultimate Shred) for no extra cost.

Ripped Workout Review Summary?

Ripped is the perfect workout program choice for men who want to lose weight, get a better toned body, and would prefer to workout at home rather than at a gym.

It’s effective, affordable, and easy-to-follow.

To try the Ripped free for 10 days, visit the official InstructorLive website