Archive for May, 2012

Intense and One of the Best Abs Workout

Author: Michael Greene

What I have outlined below is a very intense abdominal workout. You are encouraged to follow this but remember without a strict diet the training will not mean much.

When training your midsection, I feel that you should either start with lower abdominal exercises where the legs come towards the chest (leg raises, knee-ins), and then finish with upper abdominal exercises where the chest comes towards the hips and oblique muscles (sit ups, crunches, machines, side crunches). The abdominal exercises for your lower abs are usually harder, which is why I believe that you are better do those exercises first in your workout. Another way to use this approach is to alternate between a lower abdominal exercise and an upper abdominal exercise, and then finish up with your oblique muscles. Let’s discuss the best exercises to maximally develop your abdominal muscles. Read the rest of this entry

If you are looking to get yourself out of your plateau and get a different fitness training plan or technique to eradicate boredom and get new results, workout “complexes” may very well be just what you are searching for.

But what are workout “complexes” exactly? Check out today’s podcast for more info:

Fitness Training Plan – Barbell, Dumbbell and Kettlebell “Complexes” to Get Your Body to the Next Level of Conditioning and Hardness

One of the many fitness queries received on a daily basis from people all over the world is one that focuses on the common theme of the struggle they are going through trying to get rid of the fat around their abdomens that turns out to be immovable no matter how hard they try or what abs work out they perform.

Check out today’s podcast that discusses the main abs work out tips from fitness professional Mike Geary:

Abs Work Out Secrets for Getting Rid of Stubborn Stomach Fat

Today’s podcast discusses something that is important when planning out your six packs diet and that very many people are possibly not aware of… the huge difference between good trans fats and bad trans fats. Evidence reveals that good, natural trans fats facilitate fat loss, muscle building and cancer prevention, whereas bad trans fats are blamed for causing diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and general body “blubbering”. Check out today’s podcast for more info:
Six Packs Diet – Artificial Trans Fats vs. Natural Trans Fats

Podcast Episode 1: How to Get Fast Abs

A big number of people nowadays have excess stomach fat but most of them are not aware of the danger because they simply think it is unsightly and they can’t show off their bodies. All the people should be aware of the dangers of having that excess fat around the stomach and discover how to get fast abs. Check out this podcast for more info:
How to Get Fast Abs The Hidden Risks of Excessive Abdominal Fat

The Amazing Shortcut to Better Health

Gretchen Reynolds has been writing about the science of health and fitness for more than a decade. Phys Ed, her weekly column in the New York Times, is one of the paper’s most popular features, regularly appearing on top of the “Most E-mailed” list. Now Ms. Reynolds has distilled the knowledge gained from years of fitness reporting into a new book, “The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer,’’ published last month.

Check out this interesting article by Tara Parker-Pope from the NY Times blog where she interviews Ms. Reynolds about her new book and let me know what you think.
The Surprising Shortcut to Better Health

Is weight training or cardio workouts more effective for burning fat?

How to Get a Fast Six PackMany weekend warriors, fitness buffs, or anybody trying to get a fast six pack, lose body fat, or get into shape believe that they require “cardio” training to attain their goals.

Low-moderate cardio workouts can be useful to deconditioned or overweight people, but there are other effective methods even in such cases.

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