Two Vital Secrets For Losing Belly Fat by Mike Geary of TruthAboutAbs.com
I bet you're thinking that you've tried every technique in the
world to try to lose your stubborn belly fat, but it just never
seems to budge... right? I'm sure you see TONS of commercials
and ads making all kinds of miracle claims that you can lose
your stomach fat overnight with their magic pill or wildly-hyped
snake-oil supplement. How about all of the bogus infomercial
gadgets out there claiming you can reduce your belly fat in a
matter of days just by strapping some worthless "ab-belt" around
your waist, or sizzle away the stomach fat by using their
patented "ab-roller-rocker" do-hicky.
Come on now! I hope you've been insulted by all of these
fraudulent marketers and the gimmicks and scams that they are
pushing down your throat by trying to get you to believe that a
fat-loss miracle is possible overnight.
So let's get past all of the scams and gimmicks and get right
down to the hard science and reality behind what techniques and
strategies really do help you to lose that stubborn stomach fat
and keep it off for life!
1) The first important principle we'll discuss is how you
structure your workouts. In order to stimulate fat-loss from
your stomach, you need to stop wasting so much of your time
doing all kinds of various abdominal exercises and hundreds of
reps of crunches, leg lifts, and torso twists in the hopes of
"spot-reducing" your belly and love handles.
I'm sure you know by now if you've read any reputable fitness
publications over the last decade that spot-reduction DOES NOT
occur. It's a myth that just won't seem to go away. The truth
is, you don't lose belly fat by doing exercises that target the
stomach area. Unfortunately, even though most people by now do
understand this (or at least they should), they still spend WAY
too much of their training time trying to target the stomach
with tons of abs exercises.
Now don't get me wrong, a certain amount of abdominals exercises
are great and they do help to strengthen your core and help you
maintain a healthy back. But the fact is that direct abs
exercises should only be a small portion of your workout
routines. The majority of your time should be spent focusing on
big multi-joint exercises that work the largest muscle groups of
the body like the legs, chest, and back.
Now that is one of the REAL secrets for ridding yourself of that
sloppy belly fat for good. Focusing on big multi-joint exercises
for the largest portions of your body greatly increases your
metabolic rate both during the workout, and for 24-48 hours
after the workout. In addition, this also stimulates an increase
in fat-burning hormones within your body. You simply don't get
this type of metabolic and hormonal response by wasting most of
your time with "abs-pumping" exercises.
Want to lose your belly fat for good... Well, get your butt under a
barbell and do some squats, do some deadlifts, some lunges,
step-ups, some back and chest work. For you ladies, don't
worry... it's not going to "bulk you up".
It doesn't matter per se if it's barbells, dumbbells, or even
bodyweight exercises... the focus needs to be on big multi-joint
exercises at a high intensity. That means no 5-minute rest
periods between sets while you flap your gums with half of the
people at the gym. Losing that stubborn belly for good requires
some focus and intensity in your workouts! Anybody who tells you
that you can do it while sitting on your couch watching TV with
some "ab-belt" strapped to you, or doing only 2-minutes of
crunching with your "ab-rocker-roller" is flat out lying to you!
2) The second important principle to rid yourself of that flabby
belly revolves around your nutrition. The first thing you need to
realize is that "diets" only work against your body in your
effort to lose the stomach fat. You see, if you follow any of
these fad diets like low-carb, or low-fat, or the grapefruit
diet, the soup diet, or anything else that restricts 1 or more
of the macro-nutrients (protein, carbs, and fat), most of the
time you will actually lose lean muscle and lower your metabolic
rate. This only makes you fatter in the long run, when you start
to eat normal again!
I could go into all kinds of details, but essentially you are
messing up processes related to your hormonal balance in your
body, the muscle glycogen process, insulin, blood sugar, etc.,
and this stops your fat loss dead in its tracks!
It's important to stop falling for the fad diet gimmicks, and
understand that as humans, we are meant to eat a balanced diet
full of a diverse array of foods from healthy natural sources of
carbohydrates, proteins, AND fats. This gives your body all of
the macro-nutrients as well as all of the vitamins, minerals,
antioxidants, and enzymes that your body needs to run like a
well-oiled fat-burning machine!
I could go on and on with dozens more strategies for losing your
belly fat faster, the natural way, but I've rambled on long
enough for one email. You can find all of my best fat-loss
strategies to help you uncover those hidden abdominals of yours,
laid out into actual programs for you to follow at :