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    I've gained a lot of muscle the past 6 months just from watching Scoobys videos, and thats without a strict nutrition plan. You dont need anything fancy to work out as he proves nicely.

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    First: Persistence is key! Especially when it comes to cardio and switching up your diet - (Don't just cut back on calorie intake...there's just as much low-calorie junk food as there is high- out there. Just make sure you do your research and maybe make all your meals fresh, cut out on all the gunk premade meals have attached to em.)

    When it comes to abs, this is a snippet of the BEST information I've read in quite a while.

    Is doing abs a waste of time?


    I can't even tell you how often I hear someone at the end of

    the workout say something like "I need to do more abs, I
    want to get a six-pack."

    The truth is that passing on a six-pack is a better way to
    get a six-pack than six hundred sit-ups. The key to abdominal
    definition is the visibility of the abdominal musculature, not the
    strength of the muscles.

    You can do one million sit-ups, crunches or whatever
    exercise you want and it will have no effect on abdominal
    definition.

    When people ask me the best exercise for abs I tell them
    table push-aways.

    It usually takes a few minutes for them to get it. It's not a
    joke, it's the truth. If you want better abs, eat less and train
    more but, don't just train your abs.

    The idea of working abs to get abs is one of the oldest
    misconceptions in training. This goes back to the old idea
    of spot reduction. Spot reduction has never and will never
    work. The research has been done over and over and the
    answer is always the same.

    You can't decrease the fat layer on a particular area by
    working that area. That means that the guys doing sit-ups to
    lose abdominal fat and the lady sitting on the adductor
    (inner thigh) machine are both wasting their time.

    Good total body work is, was, and always will be the key to
    fat loss.

    Want better abdominal definition?

    Finish every workout with some hard interval training
    instead of extra sit-ups or crunches. Interval training or
    what is currently called High Intensity Interval Training
    (abbreviated HIIT) is the real key to fat loss and the resulting
    definition.

    Interval training burns more calories than steady state aerobic
    training and because it is s sprint program you get a sprinters
    body.

    Abdominal training may potentially reduce the diameter of
    the waistline but, will very little to reduce bodyfat.

    The truth is there are lots of good reasons to do abdominal
    work or core training as we now like to call it. A strong core
    (strong abs) is one of the keys in the prevention of back pain.
    A strong core will help you look better and improve performance
    in a host of sports but, sit-ups or any other abdominal exercise
    will not reduce bodyfat. The fact of the matter is that crunches
    will lead to back pain long before they lead to visual abs.

    Another good tip.

    Don't do crunches. A good abdominal or core program is
    a lot more than crunches. Most of your core work should be
    isometric exercises like front planks and side planks or carries
    like Suitcase carries.


    One of the major functions of the core musculature is the
    prevention of motion.
    What does that mean? It means that the abdominals are
    great stabilizers. Work on the stability function, not on
    flexion and extension.

    Regards,

    Mike Boyle
    "The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now."

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    I think it's a waste of money. You can train the same muscles by just doing excersizes without equipement or you can just go to the gym where they have much more and better equipement.

    Also those commercials are so full of shit. "10 minutes workout a day and you look like this: *supermodel appears*!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilian View Post
    Also those commercials are so full of shit. "10 minutes workout a day and you look like this: *supermodel appears*!"
    Yep. If you look at the bottom of the screen, it says in tiny writing "may or may not have the same effect on you. Also, you need a proper diet".


    Personally, I'm a fan of the stealth-pack. You rock a keg, but have solid abs. It says I'm both strong and sensitive.
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