With the New Year’s Resolution crowd in full force, now is a good time to remind people that there is no way to get ripped in 4 weeks, no matter what the “Get Ripped in 4 Weeks” ads say.

The new Internet-based nutritional supplement scam is the “Get Ripped in 4 Weeks,” boondoggle.  This con contains all of the classic bodybuilding supplement elements; secret ingredients, illustrative before and after pictures, “real people” testimonials, references to celebrities and Hollywood.  All in all, this is a terrific example of how some people will do anything to sell product and how gullible and willing people are to believe that this snake oil works.

Let’s be clear on this.  It is possible that an ad for one of these nonsensical products will appear on this page. My bet is that there’s some tool with a shaved chest in a Google ad right about here.  This does not constitute a conflict of interest on my behalf.  A conflict occurs when I tell you to buy something because someone paid me to do so. 

I’m telling you that this stuff is garbage. Back to the Get Ripped in 4 Weeks scam. The Internet really enhances every classic element of this old-school scam, with the biggest upgrade in the real people testimonials.  The current iteration of this scam makes use of blogs, which are simply sales letters/advertisements presented as a personal success story. 

If you believe that “Dude” in “Dudetown, NJ” really exists and the comments on the blog are genuine, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I’d like to sell you. Although I will say that this blog could do a little better job with the fake endorsements.

Check out “Anthony,” and “Alpha Dog,” in the comments section. What do you think was more painful for Alpha Dog, holding in his beer gut, recovering from the body waxing he obviously had or getting the rest of the tattoo on his left arm? Alpha should know that holding it in doesn’t equate being “cut” and that steroids would at least make him less fat than he is in the “After,” picture.

Also, are tattoos necessary in order to use this product? And, in general, could pictures be Photoshopped? Who would do such a deceitful thing?  And if they aren’t Photoshopped,  would guys use steroids or other drugs to improve their appearance?

So if you’re a New Year’s Resolution type, be resolute in avoiding this scam, and others like it.  There are no quick fixes and garbage like the “Get Ripped in 4 Weeks” scam will just cost you money and waste your time and effort.


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