The goal of this get ripped workout plan is simple. You will cut down on fat while maintaining muscle strength and size. That means, you will continue to lift heavy. This is in contrast with most high rep-low weight programs. The idea is to allow the cardio training to work on the fat burning. The weight training part of the program is to make sure that your muscles stay intact. That way you will not get smaller.
The cardio sessions are short but high in intensity. This includes a good run or a fast stationary bike set for about 12 minutes. Interval training is most effective in fat burning. That means, you will do 1 minute of maximum intensity and take the next minute slow. This is continued for the entire 12 minutes.
A gap of 12 hours between the cardio and the weight training portion gives you the best results. If you wish to combine weight training and cardio, do your cardio after weight training.