Throughout the ages and across cultures, there’s surprisingly little variation in how the beauty of the male physique has been perceived and measured. The overall SIZE of the ideal male may change from one era to the next or from one civilization to another, but the RATIOS remain remarkably similar.
How do we know this? Because our colleague John Barban has done the legwork for us. He has conducted extensive research on how the ideal male physique has been defined across centuries and cultures. And he’s distilled it all down into a comprehensive formula that predicts the desirability of a male physique based on ratios between a specific set of body measurements. He calls it the Adonis Index.
Not surprisingly, one of the most important aspects of the Adonis Effect — your Adonis Index determines the effect that your physique will have on others — is the width of your shoulders in relation to other body parts. In this video John shares some simple but effective exercises that you can do to change your Adonis Index at home with nothing but a couple dumbbells.
Discover The Adonis Effect
Depending on your height, you’ve got an ideal waist size. And depending on your waist size, you’ve got an ideal shoulder width. If you hit those numbers correctly, voila! You’ve tapped into a psychological factor of attraction that John calls the Adonis Effect. But no matter what you want to call it, rest assured that you’ll be more attractive to the ladies in your life and you’ll garner more respect from other guys. Cool, eh?
If you’ve got any questions for John, please drop them into the comments section. He’ll be back on Sunday with some more great shoulder exercises.