How I Got Ripped: Ed's Transformation Story

Find out what change kick-started Ed's way to a lean and strong physique.

January 08, 2016
How I Got Ripped: Ed's Transformation Story

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I looked in the mirror and saw I was turning into something I didn't want to become.

Meet Ed, Madbarz athlete from UK. He found exactly what works for him and got shredded much sooner than he expected.

Are you looking for a way to speed up your results and get ripped at home?

Ed shares with you his journey.

The Beginning

„My journey started with lifting weights. I was getting results but it wasn't what I wanted. I wanted to be slim, lean and strong weight training wasn't giving that to me, I just had strength and size. I started to question what's more effective calisthenics vs weight training.

In September 2015, Ed discovered Madbarz App and changed his training style.

Faster Results

"The first workout I did in the app was Diamond Pull and by the next day I was feeling sore.

Soon I knew this is what I wanted to do, my body started to transform.

But it wasn't a soreness I was used to, it felt like new muscles are activated. My chest had taken the shape I had always dreamed of in two days.

I left the weights behind and focused on bodyweight training, it changed my life because:

  • I could literally do a workout anywhere, there's no excuses
  • I can make a killer workout in less than 10 minutes
  • I never miss a workout, and I love it."


"I'm doing short intense workouts with minimal rest, it works best for me. Some days I do bar work (pull ups, chin ups etc.) and when I don't have any equipment I do push ups, squats, burpees and planking amongst other things."

His favourite pre-made Madbarz routines are: Push Dose, Quad Boost, Diamond Pull. But Ed loves to create his own challenges to stay on track.

You can find all the workouts that Ed created on his Madbarz profile. This is his Basics routine:

Note: Do 4 cycles of this 4 exercises. The numbers represent the reps for each exercises per cycle.

Looking for the easiest way to start your transformation? Workout plans and a Nutrition Guide for building muscle at home without equipment are available in the Madbarz Premium.


Ed finds the motivation in seeing continuous results. But it's not just the physique, it's a new quality of life.

„My gut was poking out and a bit more than a couple of stairs would leave me breathless and sweaty. Failure to look after my body resulted in sickness and a lower quality of life.„

My goal for 2016 is to become more defined.

What about nutrition?

„I'm a vegetarian. But Madbarz and their helpful hints and tips on how to eat help me turn my goals into reality much faster.“

See other transformation stories:

Zach's transformation story

How Torea put on muscle mass

Killian's transformation story

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  • patrick timm 0 workouts (level 1)
    i signed up on the app and the Street Premium Workrkout vbut I dont see the Premium Workout when I log into my laptop. I don't see the Premium Workouts at all April 01, 2018
  • nikica 1.207 workouts (level 158)
    @mdbrzadmin. You said that half a year ago :P January 12, 2016
  • madbarz 111 workouts (level 10)
    @armoru2 Hey, the update of the app includes videos for all execises and it's coming out soon ;) January 11, 2016
  • Gal Fridman 33 workouts (level 18)
    You need to show videos of each workout in the mobile app so new beginners (or Platinum users) can see how to do the whole move and imitate it correctly. January 11, 2016

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