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Are you an ABaholic? Are YOU ADDICTED to crunches and other so-called ab exercises? Do you find yourself constantly overdoing the ab work in an effort to, or hope to, develop the lean midsection you want.

Do you feel guilty if you finish a training session without doing some ‘DIRECT’ ab work… yet you don’t feel as guilty about failing to fully clean up your nutrition?

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Are you an ABaholic who is struggling to get CLEAN (nutritionally) and achieve results?

Are you struggling to kick the habit. The habit of habitually doing endless crunches and ab work?

You NEED to kick the habit, get CLEAN (nutritionally) and call on the help of the AA if you truly want to achieve the midsection you want.

If you have a headache you take aspirin… you ingest the aspirin and they get absorbed and just as the commercial says they ‘target pain’ FROM THE INSIDE. You wouldn’t on the other hand stick the aspirin in your ear or grind it up and rub it on your head, would you? I hope not.

Well that’s basically what people are doing by training to target abdominal-belly fat by doing crunches and other types of direct abdominal work. You don’t address abdominal-belly fat by specifically zoning in on the abs themself.

Going COLD TURKEY… Going CRUNCHLESS!

Your ab addiction isn’t healthy and it’s not helping you get the six-pack you are wanting…YES I want you to DROP the crunches and other useless ab exercises and focus on doing the right things that will help you DROP the lbs and inches… and most importantly, drop the belly fat!

Traditional abdominal crunches and other traditional abdominal exercises are NOT the creme de le creme of abdominal training and do absolutely nothing to remove stubborn abdominal fat… the fat that’s keeping your abs from ever being visible.  ALSO, these traditional exercises are often performed using far too much lumbar spine flexion, which is not good. Your lumbar spine should remain stable!

PEOPLE OFTEN LOOK AT ME FUNNY… I often have people ask me what the best ab exercise are, and when I mention sprinting, jump exerises (like burpees and tuck jumps), deadlifts, push ups and heavy dips/chins, people often give me a funny look. You see they want to know what I suggest, but if my suggestion doesn’t require them to lay on their back or simply flex their hips they see my suggestions as a bit odd. Their mindset is still fixed on crunches and leg lifts.

DON’T get me wrong. I’m NOT anti ab work… I just want you to be doing ab work that will work for you. The only traditional crunch I ever do or recommend is the serratus crunch, but I only recommend it for individuals who are already lean and as one of my heavier loaded abdominal exercises. Hanging leg (knee) raises are good, but there’s no need to tuck your knees into your mouth and force your lumbar spine into serious  flexion. KEEP lumbar flexion minimal and keep the leg lift slow and controlled both on the way up and as you lower your legs.

KNEE UP CHIN UPS… Is a great variation of the hanging leg raise. Perform chin ups whilst keeping your hips flexed. NOW this is a challenge to even the most advanced trainee. Knee up chin ups, give them and try next time your at the gym!

The AA is Here to HELP You!!!

NO… Not that AA, I’m talking about the ‘Athletic Approach’ to fat loss and ‘Athletic Abdominal’ development! To burn off nasty belly fat you have to get clean nutritionally and train metabolically, targetting the bodies metabolic hot spots so that you work more muscle mass, burn more calories and create a ripple effect that allows you to continue burning calories at a higher rate for hours and hours post exercise.

When it comes to actual abdominal work… you should only start to perform specific isolated abdominal work when your bodyfat has been reduced significantly… and when you do, the exercises you utilize should require you to…

  • Stabilize your lumbar spine, not flex it
  • Place your body in various positions, and not just lie on your back
  • Perform metabolic type abdominal work to BURN abdominal FAT

OKAY Here’s The KEY Takeaway POINTS!!!

  • You NEED to go COLD TURKEY… You NEED to go CRUNCHLESS
  • You NEED to get CLEAN… If you want to get LEAN
  • You NEED to call on the help of ‘THE AA’ to achieve lean ABS

REMEMBER… Being an alcoholic may well lead to you achieving a KEG (beer belly), but being an ABaholic will not lead to you having a six-pack. DITCH the AB Addition starting today! Do it for the love of your abs, PLEASE!!!

If you want to learn how to properly address stubborn abdominal fat and train to achieve lean abdominals, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of my ‘Athletic Body System’ ebook.

LADIES… Click here to get your copy of ‘Athletic Body Sculpting’ For Females and you’ll also receive your copy of the ‘Midsection Makeover’ manual, and many other BONUS resources.

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Ian Graham, ABS Co-Author and BEST Body Award Winner
Sculpt Your WHOLE Life, Not Just Your BODY

http://www.AthleticBodySystem.com

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