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11 minutes to get ripped

Think you have no time to exercise?

Well, after skimming through an article in November’s issue of Men’s Health, I realize that this excuse is no longer gonna fly.

In fact, you can do a blood-pumping, fat-busting, get-ripped abs workout in just about 11 minutes

Yep! 11 minutes!

So ditch the old and tired “I don’t have time” excuse (that’s so
2011), take a deep breath and prepare to burn off your gut-blubber faster than you ever thought possible!

And what’s funny, is that I ACCIDENTALLY found this little gem workout on page 121 of the truth about abs.

He calls it, “My Advanced Secret Weapon Exercises” and it does everything you need a workout to do: tone/build muscle and melt off belly fat like a torch.

But it does it all in minutes – not hours!

And the results?

Let’s just say: you do this workout for just a few weeks- giving it all you got…

and I can guarantee you’ll be shocked and amazed at how great you look and how fast the results came.

Ok…

Still worrying about time?

Well here are a few ways to find the 11 minutes you need:

1) Log off of Facebook – studies have shown that you spend at least 15 minutes a day on Facebook. There’s your 15 minutes.

2) Record your tv shows and skip through the commercials – an hour-long show is really only about 40 to 42 minutes of real content. The rest are commercials. There is 18 to 20 minutes right there.

3) Check your e-mails only once or twice a day – checking e-mails is probably the biggest time killer. Cutting back on this will easily give you another 15 to 20 minutes each day.

11 minutes to get ripped

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To a lean you in 2012!

PS. Also, on page 14, Mike shows you how to take control of what you eat (a huge part of getting lean abs) without doing some ridiculous fad diet or starving yourself.

It’s all there… Just add YOU…

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Flatter Lower Abs – Health and Safety Tips

If you want flatter lower abs, you should know that your upper abs and lower abs require different exercises if you are building muscles, but not if you’re just toning them.

If you are looking to just tone muscles, then any good group of exercises aimed at the abdominals will deliver the results you need. Of course, you have to do them properly.

Also, doing too many, too soon, is not a good idea. Avoid straining, especially the neck and lower back. You can permanently injure your spine if you aren’t careful.

Body building can be quite different from normal exercising. Building aims at isolating the upper and lower abdominals causing development in different areas.

However, some instructors caution against too much lower ab concentration. They claim that this, also, is a formula for back fatigue and strain, and it doesn’t give you enough isolation to make a difference in specific muscle definition.

The following are some good general low-impact exercises for the abs, which are easy on the lower back and spine.

1. Easy Lower Ab Exercise #1

Sit with your legs extended out to the width of your shoulders. Keep feet pointed up and arms out to your sides, at chest level. Tuck in your abdominals and lean to touch each foot, using the opposite arm, one at a time.

2. Easy Lower ab Exercise #2

Sit with your legs extended in front of you, about your hip width apart. Your toes should point up and keep your knees slightly bent. Pull your abdominals in towards your back. Extend your arms in front of you at chest level, as if you were sliding your arms across a smooth surface. Keep your shoulders relaxed.

3. Easy Lower Ab Exercise #3

Sit on floor with legs bent to the left, right foot near left knee, in a comfortable position. Hold your left shin with left hand, and extend right arm overhead. Look up to the right and gently stretch to the left. Switch sides and repeat the exercise. This is a Yoga move.

If you are body building and need to specifically target the lower abs, here is an excellent exercise, guaranteed to give you results:

  1. Lay on the ground, legs straight, with hands tucked under your bottom.
  2. Tighten abdominal muscles. Keep head and lower back on the floor.
  3. Raise your legs arcing back to a 90 angle, making an “L” shape of your body. Try not to lock your knees. Focus on your ab muscles, instead.
  4. Don’t raise your back off the floor. Lower the legs slowly and repeat.
  5. As you gain strength in those abs, you can stop just before your feet touch the floor and do it again.

These will all work to give you flatter lower abs, and they won’t hurt your neck or lower back. Remember, safety should be the first consideration in your workout routine.

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5 Tips for an Effective Abs Work Out Schedule

Wanting to start an abs work out scheduleis one thing; actually STRUCTURING a six pack abs routine is another. The best part about this is that it’s not at all that complicated. Anyone can create an effective work out schedule with no trouble.

When I started my own regimen, I knew I needed to do some research about building lean muscle and properly toning my abs. The most valuable information I dug up would have to be this: You can’t expect just ONE exercise to do the trick.

Truth of the matter is, there are no miracle drugs, there is no one absolute best abdominal training equipment, and, most importantly, you cannot get ripped six pack abs by doing only one kind of exercise.

Chair of the Kinesiology Department at the Occidental College in Los Angeles Stuart Rugg, Ph.D. said, “Stop looking for the one best exercise for abs because it doesn’t exist.” The key to a well-rounded and effective abs work out schedule is the integration of a VARIETY of exercises that target the entire abdominal area. Only then will you achieve definition and core strength.

These 5 tips will surely help you jumpstart your abdominal exercise routine:

1. Complete sets in the 10-25 range. Begin at 10 reps and increase them as time goes on.

2. Start small and finish HARD. Gradually increasing reps and difficulty will put your ab muscles in great shape.

3. Perform each rep of every exercise consistently. Doing 3-4 abdominal exercises every other day should be sufficient. Keep in mind that the last rep has to be as spot-on as the first one. Slacking will only keep you further away from realizing your dream physique.

4. The duration of each rep has to be the same. When carrying out your abs work out schedule, you have to consider the timing of each rep performed. When you do a bicycle crunch, for example, it can’t take you 3 seconds to complete the 1st 10 reps and only 1 second for the rest. Again, consistency will get you the best results.

5. Perform ab-specific exercises 3-4 times a week. Don’t be afraid to include other forms of exercise in your routine. Allot 3-4 days for targeted core training and do them every other day so you won’t stress your ab muscles too much. Then, include cardio routines or sports activities during the days in between.

Read further on various abdominal muscle exercises and don’t forget to change up your routine from time to time. In the meantime, keep these 5 essential tips in mind when you create your own abs work out schedule. This will certainly give you the edge you need to get that rock-hard six-pack.

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You are probably aware of the negative effects of consuming too much sugar. Obesity, fatigue and type-2 diabetes? Yes, these are the major and scary snags. However, the problem is you might be unaware that you are consuming high amounts of sugar. This is because there are many so-called healthy foods that actually contain a high amount of sugar. Sugary foods disguised as “healthy” are deceiving and unfair, I know!  So if you’re serious about evading sugar intake, you do not want to miss these shocking facts. Here are some of the most common healthy foods with hidden high amount of sugar that could trick you.

 1. Juice

Juice or Soda? Which one is better? Grabbing a can of juice instead of soda thinking this is a healthier option can actually play havoc to your weight and might even lead you to hefty hospital bills in the future just the same. Listen to this, most canned or bottled juice contain almost the same amount of sugar as soda. If you want to drink juice, go with the unsweetened variety or freshly squeezed juice. Better yet, stick to water. Think about this before supping a glass of orange juice every morning.

2. Instant Oatmeal

Everyone knows oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfast staples. However, instant flavored oatmeal is easier to prepare and tastes a lot more delicious. Do you want to know why it tastes better than regular oatmeal? The answer is sugar! Here’s a fact for you. Instant oatmeal contains about 15 grams of sugar. If you want a healthy breakfast, go with regular oatmeal and add some fresh fruit like bananas.

3. Protein Bars

High protein foods are ideal snacks because these keep you full longer compared to high carbohydrate foods. Protein also helps keep blood sugar level stable. This is why protein bars are very popular today and is known as one of the best snack items. However, read the label carefully because most protein bars have around 15 grams of sugar to make them taste good. The good news is that there are sugar-free protein bars available if you want a convenient and healthy snack.

4.Dried Fruits

Of course you’ve heard that munching a fruit rather than sweet treats like donuts or cupcakes is a step closer to weight loss and a healthy body. Obviously because fruits are rich in nutrients, low in calories and high in fiber. Without doubt, your tummy will thank you. However, it is best to stay away from dried fruits. Here’s my confession. Fruits are naturally high in sugar and dried fruit is a lot worse because these are usually sprinkled with sugar powder. ¼ cup of dried fruit contains up to 20 grams of sugar… yikes!

5. Sports Drinks

It’s pretty funny how some people spend 30 minutes to 1 hour burning calories through cardiovascular exercise in the morning then eat a big bag of chips in the evening. It’s even funnier when these people are consuming high-sugar sports drinks while doing their cardio hoping to lose weight. It’s like banging their heads against a wall! To stress again, if losing weight is your goal, then hydrate yourself with plain water instead of a sport drink. Warning: A 12 ounce sports drink contains around 42 grams of sugar.

So there you go. Given these facts, I hope the hidden sugar in so-called “healthy foods” can no longer mislead you. Eat healthy. And hey, remember to check the label.

Know of other foods that have hidden sugar content? Add to this list by entering them below.

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EAT a donut soda for breakfast?

When I was a little kid, I used to rush home from school so that I could watch after-school cartoons.

My favorite cartoons to watch were:

– He-man and the Masters of the Universe – Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – Transformers

Remember those?

I loved the action, adventure and even an occasional lesson that these cartoons offered.

And it never failed, at some point during the cartoon a cereal commercial would come on.

Whether it was Lucky charms, Froot Loops, or Fruity Pebbles, at the end of the commercial they would say that their cereal was “part of a complete breakfast”…

It included:

– Their cereal at the very center – a glass of milk – a glass of orange juice – and a slice of toast

As a kid, I never thought to challenge this and always tried to have this “complete breakfast”…

And also a Flintstones vitamin.

I had always assumed, back then, that everybody had my best interest in mind.

It never dawned on me, that this “complete breakfast” could be a deliberate attempt purely design to get me to buy there cereal.

But as an adult, I learned just how harmful eating these cereals for breakfast can be to my body and to maintaining lean abs.

A quick Google search, and I found that this “complete breakfast” (cereal, glass of milk, glass was juice, slice of toast) had as much sugar as if I had eaten a donut and a can of soda for breakfast.

What a scam!

Here is what you can learn from all of this:

1) Never trust a popular food company to give you unbiased, truthful information about how to eat a healthy diet.

2) Always read the nutrition label and determine how much fat, sugar and chemicals are in the product.

3) learn how to eat a balanced, nutritious diet that keeps you lean and healthy for a lifetime (from a source not tied to the food industry)…

And the best information I found on how to sift through the Food Industry’s LIES and eat for a flat-belly on auto-pilot is from Isabel.

Her extremely popular book gives you the code the big-dawgs on “Food Profit” street are fighting to keep from you…

Beat them at their own game…

All the best!

P.S. When it comes to having a lean body, breakfast is the most important meal of the day…

…don’t fall for the tricks and scams that the food industry has put out there to keep you uninformed, unhealthy and “unlean”.

Why not take charge of your lean body diet now?

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