Bodyshape and Sixpack ABS – How to Plan for Success

February 26, 2011 by  
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Are you looking for the fastest method to lose weight or, if you are younger, a quick method for acquiring a six pack abs.   Will it be a gym workout schedule, home based workout routines or a regular morning or evening jogging program? If you choose any of these methods you may need to be very patient because it is not the quickest way to lose weight fast.

I will share my personal experience and couple it with the quantitative research I have done on this particular subject. While patience may possibly the final ingredient in a successful program, there are more important factors that will determine whether you succeed or fail.

As human beings, we tend to resist changes, particularly to our daily routine or to our life style in general. Herein lies the first difficulty with a bodybuilding or weight loss program. The very first thing you must do is to establish a strong motivation for change and translate this into a realistic goal. What precisely is it that you really want to accomplish?

Here is a road map I myself have used with some success: Read more

How to Lose Fat Fast – Myth vs. Facts

February 23, 2011 by  
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You should do cardio exercises in the morning on an empty stomach

There is no specific advantage in doing cardio exercises on an empty stomach. In fact, slow and boring cardio exercises are NOT the most effective method to reduce weight. If you want to lose weight fast, then interval training is a far more effective solution and you can do this at any time in your own home. Interval training consists of mixing regular exercise routines with high energy intervals. For example, you can repeat a pattern of jogging for 4-5 minutes then sprinting for 45 seconds to a minute.

You should do all your cardio exercises in the fat burning zone

The so-called “Fat Burning Zone” is a defined “stress” or “energy” level where you supposedly burn your body fat. Not so! As already stated, you need to mix your regular exercises with short intervals of high energy, burst type of exercises.

You must do cardio exercises every day

Save your breath! There is no need to punish yourself with long, daily workout routines. Well designed home exercises of 45 minutes duration done 3 times a week is sufficient for losing weight rapidly. However, you need to combine these workouts with a proper weight loss diet.

You only start burning fat after you exercise for 20 minutes

This is another nonsense. The truth is that we burn fat all the time, even while sitting down. It is true that exercising accelerates fat burning but there is nothing magic about the duration past 20 minutes. The more effective way is the short, burst exercise system that achieves better fat loss in less than half the time of regular cardio workouts. Combine this with eating fat burning foods.

You cannot lose fat and build muscle at the same time

Yes, you can! Current research shows that men and women can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. Discover the short, burst exercise system that will help you boost your metabolism, increase your fat loss, and burn belly fat, and then make your choice.

You need to do hundreds of crunches and sit-ups to lose belly fat

Back breaking stomach crunches and sit-ups will not burn the belly fat that covers your abs. Instead, you should use fat burning interval training coupled with total body abdominal exercises.

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These abdominal exercise contraptions do not burn belly fat, the only thing they flatten is your wallet.

You have to use fancy machines at a gym

It is a well known fact that many abdominal machines are dangerous for your lower back. You can achieve a better result by doing simple, safe and effective abdominal bodyweight exercises and interval training at home.