Lifting both heavyweight and lightweight is one of the best ways to build muscle and get ripped. When you lift heavyweight, your muscles grow stronger, and when your muscles grow stronger they grow bigger. Lifting with lightweight is also good because lifting lightweight is excellent when it comes to burning fat off, and the more fat you burn, the more ripped you will be. When you do your workouts, do the first half your workout using heavyweights, and the other half of your workout using lightweights. In other words, if you do a total of ten sets for your arms, do five sets of heavyweight training, and then five sets training with lightweight.
Start off your workout by performing a power movement, as this will help you become stronger and in turn will help you build muscle fast. Standing barbell bicep curls (works biceps), close-grip bench presses (works triceps), military presses (works shoulders), barbell bench presses (works chest), barbell rows (works back), and barbell squats (works legs) are all great exercises to start off with when you are training particular muscles. In other words, if you train biceps today then you will start off your workout by performing standing bicep curls, and if you workout triceps today too then you will do close-grip bench presses for your first triceps exercise. Doing this will help you build muscle fast, and also get ripped in the process.
Since your goal is to build muscle and get ripped, you do not want to do high-intensity cardio, which means running on the treadmill or going on the stair master. Do at least forty-five minutes of cardio every time you workout, but keep the intensity to a minimum. Walking on the treadmill for forty-five minutes, and keeping a brisk pace should be good enough. Do your cardio after your working out with the weights, because your goal is to build muscle and get ripped, so working out with the weights will help you build muscle, while cardio will help you get ripped, but you need your strength for weight training. You do not want to get tired for your weight training session, this is why you should do cardio after training with the weights. After you do your cardio workout, go and perform some abdominal exercises, as this is a very great way to get ripped fast.