Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How To Lose Stomach Fat

First off let me be clear. I am not a health expert nor a fitness or nutrition specialist. I was just a guy who was looking for ways to gain muscle. My problem was not being overweight. On the contrary I was way to skinny. I got tired of watching some of my friends achieve their goals physically, while I always stayed thin. If you want know how to lose stomach fat this blog applies to you as well! Lets face it exercise is not a very desirable thing for most of us whom are out of shape. Oh and who likes the idea of eating nothing but fruits and veggies for the rest of your life to control you calorie intake? I have tried alot of differnt methods and got very limited results. I have gone out of my way looking to change my physique is some postive manner. Wether you are looking to lose stomach fat or gain some muscle or turn your fat into muscle there are some things you can start doing right now.

I won't lie to you and tell you there is no work involved! Anybody who promises you that, is really blowing smoke. I can say simple dietary changes and some unique exercises can make the difference. I want you to take an honest look at what you have tried in the past to lose stomach fat or gain muscle. Are you one that tries some techniques and gives up in a few weeks because the results aren't coming fast enough? Don't feel bad so does 70 percent of the population. First of all you have to believe it is possible. I don't care how overweight you are, an honest desire is all that is needed to start. Don't keep making excuses. Let today be the day where you make a real effort and listen to some simple solutions to help change your life in an amazing way. Lets face it if you are too skinny, or too fat or whatever part of your body is not acceptable to you, really affects how we appear to other people. Our confidence is not up to par. Sexually we are ashamed to expose our bodies. Summer time for some of us is the worst time of year! We dread getting those smaller articles of clothing out. When we don't feel good about our bodies, other people can sense that as well. That all ends today!

I want you to make a covenant with yourself. Nobody but you can do this. Love yourself enough to initiate change. Don't give up and be willing for a little bit of uncomfortability. There is no secret pill, potion, or device that can do this. It has to come from you. I have made some positive changes and so have many of my friends and family and so can you. I don't even know you but believe me with some dedication and willingness 2010 can be the best year for you in a long time. Having a body that is in shape changes not just your physical appearance but makes you feel better in so many different aspects of your life. Here are some free tips how to lose stomach fat and a picture of my personal results below. Read them and than read the review of the program that made this possible. My post bleow provides you with some starting methods, but don't stop there. Do yourself a service of making that choice today, not tomorrow not next week, and certainly not next year. Today.. Today..Today! I know you can do it!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Free Tips To Lose Stomach Fat

It seems that alot of things have changed over the last 20 years on health and exercise! Things we once thought were helping our bodies turn out to be more of a danger! There are so many things to focus on anymore. My goal here is to give free tips to lose stomach fat.
I do not claim to be a health expert. I have just done my own trial and error as far as finding real results to get the six pack abs I wanted. Some people are just going to be happy to lose the excess stomach fat. My goal here is to provide you with a little insight on the things you could be doing that contrary to popular belief or working against you! Losing stomach fat is more challenging for some than it is for others. Bottom line is no matter what avenue you take to lose the belly fat, make no mistake there is always going to be dedication and desire for any rememdy to work for you. There really is no magic potion. No matter what some health expert trying to sell you some speical pill might say.

First of all the majority of ab exercises people do, such as crunches, leg lifts, or straight situps can be counterproductive to your body type. If you you are like one of those who wants something to do all the work for you like the gadgets you see on t.v. none of them really work. They hire celebrities to promote their product. The fact is these celebrities have personal trainers who are experts in thier field who helped them get the chiseled abs they have. So do yourself a favor and don't waste your hard earned money on things that are worthless!
The best free tips to lose stomach fat I can give is proper diet and exercise. What that means is first of all any ab exercise should always be focused on the quality of the exercise and not so much how many you do. If you do a crunch it is wise to tighten your stomach muscles with every crunch, doubling the intensity of the exercise. If you are going to do leg lifts don't do them off of a bench where half your body is over the edge, that is more harmful on your back than anything. A good leg lift would be using some kind of pull-up bar and holding your knees tight to your body and lifting that way. It is alot better on your back and actually works your muscles alot harder. I have found from my research that the harder the stomach exercise the more I benefit. In other words I use to do 500 crunches a day. Sure it would show the muscles a little bit, but not the results I really wanted. I am a naturally lean person. I worked out for years and still did not get the washboard stomach I was looking for. What I have done now is change the amount to half and tighten my stomach with every crunch, that alone gave me extra nice results. I know most people like to stop once they feel the burn. That my friend is where you actually start working the muscles and need to continue the process as long as you can endure it. (NO pain no Gain.) That is a true philosphy. If you are exceedingly overweight, you will have to start out with a really low rep rate. But don't use that as an excuse to stop. You will find if you add just a few reps to your routine daily with I stress good quality reps... everyone of them, you will find it easier with time. This is where you push yourself more and more. If you don't feel the burn you are not working the lean muscles inside. Constant body movement is a must. In between reps you need to run in place or ride an indoor bike to keep the blood flowing through the muscles. If you take too long of breaks in between you are defeating the purpose.
Proper dieting is such a massive contradiction anymore. I can say this, everybodies body type is different, what works for one does not work for another. For sure you need quality protein in your diet. It has a higher thermic effect than carbs and fat therefore you burn more calories when digesting it and it is a good mechanism for maintaining and building lean muscle. When you eat carbs you need to be thinking fiber. Your carb intake should be from higher fiber sources like vegetables and fruits and unrefined grains. AVOID all refined sugars and grains this is a huge reason why people are overweight. It is okay to eat fat, many people try to stay away from fat but the truth is not enough fat can affect your hormone levels in your body giving you a desire for more food cravings. It is good to eat nuts,seed, avocados, orgainic meats and eggs. Make sure you stay away from artificial transfat items such as margerine, shortening, hydrogenated oils that are in most processed foods and deep fried foods.
The last thing is the exercises I am going to tell you about really aren't even your typical ab exercises but they work very effectively. Most of you are probably thinking thank goodness for that, cause none of us really like to do regular situps!These exercises will not just work your abs but your whole body to a leaner better you. Here are the 3 exercises I am going to talk about now.

1.Renegade Dumbbell Rows:
Start in a push-up position with both hands on a dumbbell.
You then row one dumbbell up while stabilizing your body with the other arm. Bring the dumbbell back to the ground and alternate the rowing arm while stabilizing with the opposite arm. This stabilizing effect during the rows creates incredible work for your entire midsection core area. Trust me... you'll feel it in the abs!

2. Front Squats:
These are done similar to back squats, however with the barbell in front of your body on the front of your shoulders instead of resting on the upper back as in back squats. You stabilize the barbell on your shoulders by crossing your arms and pushing your fists into the bar against your shoulders while keeping your elbows out in front of the body. Front squats require extreme stabilization strength from the abs due to the barbell weight being shifted to the front of the body instead of the back. Even though this is mostly a leg exercise, you'll feel this one in the abs big time!

3. Mountain Climbers:
You start these in a push-up position and then shuffling your feet in and out so that your knees are moving in under your chest and then back out to starting position. It sort of resembles climbing a mountain but flat on the floor. If you want an advanced version, you can also shuffle your hands 8-10 inches forward and backward in addition to the leg movements. This really makes it a full body exercise and MUCH more difficult than standard mountain climbers.
You should take about 30 seconds off in between each exercise and about 2 minutes between each tri set.

Well there you have it some free tips to lose stomach fat. There is alot more where that came from. I got all this great advice from the a program I bought online. It is hands down the best product I have purchased to tone my body and build muscle mass. Read my full review on his product down below and see for yourself if it is worth looking into.

The Truth About Our Abs Full Review

What is (The Truth About Our Abs) all about? I will start off by telling you the creator and owner of the product is a gentleman by the name of Mike Geary. Who is he? He is a certified nutrition specialist and personal trainer. He has been in the business of shaping bodies for 20 years. After many years of research he designed an Ebook or online book that is now the best selling Ebook on how to lose stomach fat on the internet today.
He talks alot about things that you and I don't normally hear when it comes to health and fitness. He pretty much eats what he wants when he wants and has a rock hard body just the same. He stumbled across some techniques that go against the norm. His main focus in his ebook is how to get six pack abs. The benefit though is almost all of his methods are not the usual style of situps you and I are accustom to. The benefit is his ideas work not only your abs but your whole body to get you to be more lean and chiseled, which is what everybody wants. To his credit he has over 230,000 readers and has sold his book in over 154 countries to date.

What I like about his program is wether you are looking to shed a few pounds or build muscle his techniques apply to both with some tweaks in his methods. His core concept is for you to lose weight in the stomach but you benefit in every facet of your body. Another thing is his program is designed for men and women. It is a common misunderstanding that we need to work out different from one another. He makes very valid points in his book as to why we don't. So if you are a man or woman don't let this deter you.
The program mostly consists of full body programs and strategic exercise combinations. The benefits of that are it increases the metabolic rate and stimulates a fat burning hormonal response in your body! For these two reasons he claims it is why it is the best selling ebook on how to lose stomach fat today. I don't know wether that is the reason or not but I have done the research on the guy before I bought his program and I can't find any untruths about him. Another detail I like is if you are new to working out,experienced or a pro when it comes to health and fitness, he has a level to start for anybody. No matter where you are in your state of health.
If you are extremely overweight he helps you with the right methods to get you going so in no time you will be to intermediate and pro workout phases. It really doesn't matter what age you are his system works for all ages.
On another note, if you don't have weights or access to a gym alot of his exercises work well without them. Don't get me wrong he clearly states to get the absolute best results some weight lifting is going to work the best. I didn't have any weights when I started but still found his methods very usful from my own home. I did want to take it to the next level because I wanted to build more muscle so I broke down and bought free weights. A 30.00 investment for me was well worth it.
For those of you who are scared that this program might not be for you because of the exercise part, he has a whole section dedicated to dietary health. These are some of things he covers in that portion of it.
•The true story about dietary fats and why the food manufacturers and media have confused you
•The widespread myths about saturated fats and what you need to know
•The shocking facts about trans fats in our food supply
•The truth about carbs and why you've been deceived by money hungry companies
•The facts about how much protein you really need
•A thorough understanding of the blood sugar and insulin process in your body and how this affects your ability to lose body fat
•Specific food types and little known tricks that will significantly help increase fat burning within your body
•The most effective method of meal and nutrient timing to best stimulate fat loss and muscle recovery
•Over 84 specific healthy fat burning meal plans to give you ideas for your own successful nutrition plan
To be frank about things, I have purchased many health and fitness books and I haven't found anything quite like this. I also am an owner of the program and do give it two thumbs up. Whether or not if it is the best thing for losing weight and diet habbits out there, I don't know. What I do know is his return rate of unhappy customers is less than 3 percent. I think that speaks alot for itself. He also has a 60 day money back guarantee if you aren't happy with the product. That is huge in the health and fitness industry. How many weight lifting classes of fitness classes you go to and say I want my money back if you aren't happy. No where it is unheard of. If you are really serious about losing the belly or pounds in general this might be worth looking into. What do you have to lose, you have 60 days to try it. If you want to view his sales page and find out a little more about him and what it is all about go to the link below. (thetruthaboutorabs.com) or you can click on the picture up above. Good luck to you this could be a lifechanging experience!

P.S. See my picture... I have gained almost 10 pounds of muscle from these simple techniques. Yes that really is me. You can do it to but you have to make the decision first!!!