A Scientifically Proven Way To Build The Perfect Male Body

February 7, 2018 | 53 Comments

Let’s face it, as men we workout and eat healthy for one reason and one reason only: to look good.

And while that may sound vain, the truth is, the majority of men go to the gym so that they can build a better looking body.  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to look better, especially with how critical society is on physical appearances these days.

And don’t tell me you go to the gym so that you can lower your blood pressure or whatever. If we lived in a world where working out didn’t produce better looking bodies, I’m guessing most guys wouldn’t even step foot in the gym.

But as millions of men slave away in the gym in order to build the perfect male body, most of them don’t even know how to build it.

What is the perfect male body?

The perfect male physique is one where any man, woman, or monkey will look at you and say “Damn that’s impressive.”

It’s really that plain and simple.

You want a body that turns heads. You want a body that produces double takes. You want a body that causes collisions when you cross the street.

We can argue all day long about how there’s no such thing as “perfect” and that beauty is the eye of beholder or some hippie dippie BS, but there’s actually very strong evidence behind what the majority of women find as “perfect.”

The science behind perfect body proportions

There is a science behind having the perfect male body proportions.

And this secret lies in a very ratio.

I’m sure some of you’ve heard of the golden ratio before, but if not, it’s a number that approximately equals 1.618.

It’s an incredibly important number that appears in architecture, art, geometry, your body, and many other areas.

Even as early as the Renaissance, artists such as Michelangelo have used the golden ratio to produce sculptures and artwork that represent the ideal human body (e.g. David by Michelangelo).

But how does this apply to building your body?

Like I said earlier, the golden ratio is seen all over the human body in places like your hands, feet, and face.

For example, look at your hand. Let’s say your hand has a value of 1, then the ratio of your hand to forearm will be approximately 1:1.618.

But while it’s physically impossible to change your hand to forearm ratio, it is possible to change your shoulder to waist ratio which is what you need to focus on if you want to build the perfect male body.

Scientifically speaking, it has been shown that women are most attracted to men with shoulders that are 1.618 times bigger than his waist.

So for example, let’s say we have a guy who has a 32 inch waist and 45 inch shoulders. This would put his ratio at about 1.406. So to get get a golden ratio of 1.618, he would have to increase the size of his shoulders to about 52 inches.

Of course height plays a role in this too and if depending on your height, your waist measurements will change.

This is the formula you should use to calculate your perfect waist to shoulder proportions:

ideal male body proportions

Typo: It should be 1.618 in the pic above.

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Ideal waist = Approximately 45% of height in inches

Ideal shoulders = 1.618 * Ideal waist


Increase shoulder width or decrease waist circumference?

Let’s go back to our previous example of the guy with the 32 inch waist and the 45 inch shoulders.

I said the guy needed to boost his shoulders up from 45 inches to approx 52 inches to achieve the golden ratio (52/32 = approx 1.618).

But what our guy kept his shoulders at 45 inches but simply decreased his waist from 32 inches to 28 inches (45/28 = approx 1.618).

Technically, that would produce the same ratio but the final physique would look drastically different.

A man with a 28 inch waist and small shoulder just doesn’t look good. You can’t just mindlessly lose weight with building up your shoulders, this will create a very scrawny look.

You need to have a tight waist, but you can’t have tiny shoulders as well.

Deciding to increase shoulder width or decrease waist circumference is all dependent on your height, and this is where the Adonis Index comes in (see below).

Perfect male body
This is Dr. Manhattan from the comic book Watchmen – a great example of what the golden ratio should look like.

A workout routine designed to build the perfect male body

So achieving the golden ratio between your shoulders and waist is really the best way to build the most physically attractive body possible.

But to achieve this ratio, you can’t just mindlessly workout like every other guy in the gym. You can’t spend your time mindlessly doing endless sets of bench pressing. You need to strategically plan your exercises, sets, reps, and rest time.

And one of the best workout programs that’s specifically designed to help you build the golden ratio called The Adonis Index.

Adonis Index review

So if you’re looking for a foolproof plan to broaden your shoulder, shrink your waist and build the perfect male body, then you should consider checking out this program.

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  1. Doing IF and AGR currently at 1.3 ratio, need 6 off the waist, 3 on the shoulder.
    11 more weeks to go.

    Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. I’m kinda confused…you measure the waist as. 32….that’s circumference ….so how do you measure your.shoulder? From where to where? Is the measurements also circumferential? ????

  3. It seems quite wide a waist/shoulder ration of 1:1.6

    Do you have any pic’s with guys who fit that ratio dead on?

    Is this ratio more for body-builder types or everyone?

  4. Sir…I am a beginner and my weight is 57kg and ihave 182cm long….I planned to go for gym and to change my food menu. …so what’s your message otherwise what your advise to me about my food menu …and what your opinion about me to drink whey protein powder daily….?

  5. Is it circumference or width that matters? Im asking because it seems like you can improve your shoulder vs waist circumference by thickening your chest and upper back, which has no effect on actual shoulder width. So for example, let’s say your shoulder width (not circumference) is 18 inches, and your waist width is 13 inches. Well, if you bulk up your back and chest, your shoulder circumference might increase by 5 or 6 inches and get your close to the golden ratio (based on circumference),, but your shoulder width could still be 18 inches and your waist width could still be 13. So in other words, you’ve substantially changed your shoulder to waist circumference ratio, but your shoulder to waist width ratio is identical.. So is the golden ratio supposed to apply to distance around upper body, which is heavily driven by chest and back thickness as opposed to shoulders? Or is the golden ratio supposed to be about actual shoulder vs waist width?

    1. That’s a good question. The width you’re referring to more likely the so-called indicator of asthecally “gorgeousness”, which is more genetic since it’s the bone length. The author either didn’t know the answer or didn’t want to get into other possible definition.

  6. The lean old time strong men had great physiques. Look at Saxon, Sandow, Edward Aston. Much better than today’s bulked up b.bers’

    1. they had great bodies too.

      In the end, what people perceive as great is completely their opinion. No one can tell you otherwise.

  7. I am trying primarily to build strength, not bulk; however, I have a bloated stomach bulge, but I don’t have body fat. How can I eliminate the bulge which is mostly gas?

    1. you don’t have body fat? That’s not physiologically possible.

      If you’re really just gas, it should go away on its own otherwise go see a doctor because that’s not my speciality.

  8. My shoulders are not in proportion to my head. I dont have fat on my shoulders. Theyre just too broad. My head is too small compared to my shoulders. So far theres nothing i can really do about it. Suggestions anyone?

  9. I’m exactly 6.0 feet in height….. what should be my perfect waistline “at the naval” ??? want a perfect answer…..

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