Let me be clear from the outset, I am not being a bitch nor having a dig, I just find it funny when columnists in papers use the term ‘ripped’ to describe a physique that is toned at best. Jake Quickended, should you not know, is the chap from the X- Factor and more recently from I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. He seems a great guy and has an impressive, relatively toned physique…the slight issue I have (granted it isn’t really that important) is that it most definitely isn’t ‘ripped’.
The term ‘ripped’ implies that a person’s body is so low in bodyfat and sub- cutaneous water, that it seems as though they have numerous ‘rips’ or ‘tears’. In order to qualify as a ‘ripped’ physique it should really be sub 10% bodyfat, and better still sub 5%. Jake has a great physique and decent, full looking chest, but he needs a few more weeks in the jungle to reach that ‘ripped’ look in my opinion…what do you guys think?
Good, well built physique maybe, better physique than me (the critic), probably... but ripped, not yet Daily Mail!
Mail Online, (2014). Revealing his white bits! Naked Jake Quickenden shows off ripped physique as he bares his behind on I'm A Celeb. Retrieved 3rd December, 2014, from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2858278/Jake-Quickenden-shows-ripped-physique-reveals-bare-m-Celeb.html