Surprisingly, NOT all exercises are good for toning your abs. In fact, crunches, sit-ups, and similar ab-targeted exercises WILL NOT help you get a flatter, firmer stomach.
Here's the problem:
When you do “ab exercises,” your stomach might feel sore. But the soreness just tricks you into thinking you’ve worked your abs or burned off some stomach fat.
But after weeks of doing your ab routine over and over, your belly looks just as bloated and soft as it did before! All that time wasted…for nothing!
Crunches, sit-ups, and other common ab exercises force your body to unnaturally bend and contort. Your abs are not made to move this way.
The real role of your ab muscles is to PREVENT your mid-section from crunching, twisting, and bending. That’s right, your abs are designed to resist the very movements you’ve been giving them!
So even though you “feel the burn,” crunches actually put unnecessary pressure on your back. Crunching, twisting, and bending can cause lower back injuries, forcing your spine to bend too much. Crunches can even make your belly look bigger than it actually is!
The key to revealing flat, defined abs is to burn off the stubborn layer of fat that’s covering them up!
On the next page, I’ll show you how to quickly burn away stubborn fat over your abs (and on your lower body too!) -- getting you a strong, firm core.
But first, here are the 5 WORST exercise mistakes you MUST stop making if you want to crank up your metabolism so you can get rid of hard-to-burn body fat and KEEP it off…
Mistake #1: Doing Long Bouts of Cardio
Long, steady cardio (like jogging, spinning, or doing the elliptical) does little to actually burn the stubborn fat you’re trying to get rid of. More cardio DOES NOT equal more fat loss.
Long, steady cardio can work for men. But men burn stubborn belly and lower body fat more easily than women.
Our bodies are designed to PROTECT lower body fat…especially when you’re doing long, steady cardio! This is why you see so many pear-shaped runners. They might run marathons or an hour or more per day, but their bodies still try to hold on to lower body fat.
Even worse, too much cardio accelerates aging! When you put your body under prolonged stress, you start producing free-radicals, which damages your cells and causes inflammation…and inflammation is what makes you OLD. Yikes!
Fortunately, there is a way to do cardio that tricks your metabolism into burning lower body fat first—I’ll show you how it works in a minute. (Once you learn this simple trick, you’ll kick yourself for not doing it all along!)
Mistake #2: Avoiding Resistance Training
Avoiding weights (or not challenging yourself with heavier weights) because you don’t want to "bulk up" is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
When done properly, resistance training (we’re talking nothing more than a pair of dumbbells here…exercises you can do at home), will not bulk you up. The right type of resistance training will make you strong and firm up soft areas of your body. You'll increase arm and leg tone. Your bone density will improve too.
PLUS, your metabolism will respond by burning stubborn fat on your legs, butt, and belly first (instead of holding on to it). On the next page, I’ll show you the most effective resistance exercises that tone every inch of your body—replacing flab with tone while sending your metabolism into fat melting mode!
Mistake #3: Doing "Woman Friendly" Workouts
Most female-centric workout classes are great marketing and nothing more. Most are simply not effective at helping you tone up or burn fat.
Even high-intensity exercise classes often miss the mark! In an effort to make things more "woman friendly", many workout programs increase rest time or even decrease intensity—giving women easier versions of men’s workouts.
But here’s the problem: If you’re looking to use short, high intensity interval workouts to blast off fat—you actually need less rest than men!
Our bodies recover faster than men. Plus, we handle high intensity exercise more efficiently than men do!
The fact is, we don’t need workouts that are “easier” than men. We need workouts that are made for the way our metabolisms use energy and burn fat.
In just a minute, I’ll show you the most effective way to crank up your metabolism to get lean and toned -- and why this one workout technique works better for women than men.
Mistake #4: Repeating the Same Workouts Over & Over
Repeating the same workout routine over and over is a surefire way to STOP getting results. We’re creatures of habit and we tend to stick to things we’re familiar with and good at. But when it comes to working out, if you want to make progress and keep seeing changes in your body, you’ve got to start switching things up.
You see, your body has an amazingly ability to adapt quickly and when it does, that’s when you hit the dreaded plateau and you STOP making progress.
On the next page, I’ll show you how you can kickstart your metabolism, sending it into calorie melting over drive. Plus, you’ll discover how to keep your body guessing, so belly and lower body fat continues to melt.
Mistake #5: Doing Looooong Workouts
Longer workouts do NOT equal better results or faster results.
When it comes to getting lean and getting toned, your body responds to quality over quantity.
If you’ve been spending a ton of time exercising, but your body isn’t visibly changing, you can't do more of the same thing and expect different results!
I’m going to show you how to super-charge your workouts and "reset" your metabolism so it finally burns lower body fat, helping you get lean, fit and strong while cutting your workout time in half (or more!).
How to "Reset" Your Metabolism
Alright! Now that you know what NOT to do, here’s the good news…
Science has proven that there are specific types of exercise that trigger a potent lower-body fat burning effect, skyrocketing your metabolism and boosting calorie burn for up to 48 hours after your workout is over.
These exercises use multi-muscle movements and resistance (using dumbbells), creating a massive metabolic boost, demanding more lower body fat to be burned for fuel. The best part?
Most workouts will never touch stuck on lower body and belly fat—no matter how long or how much you exercise—but these workouts do!
You can do these short, insanely effective workouts at home. All you need is a pair of dumbbells.
Plus, there’s even more good news…
These exercises also stimulate your youth-enhancing hormones — making you look and feel years younger!
Listen: getting a lean, defined body with a firm belly is easy once you know HOW to reset your metabolism to burn off stuck-on fat.
On the next page, I’ll show you the specifics behind these fast and easy-to-follow workouts that reset your metabolism so you can finally melt off fat (especially lower body fat) and KEEP it off for good -- without exercising yourself to death or constantly dieting!