Posts Tagged ‘abs’

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.


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 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.

GUYS… Click here to get your copy of ‘Athletic Body By Design’ For Men and you’ll also receive your copy of the ‘Athletic Abdominals’ manual, and many other BONUS resources.









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

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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.

GUYS… Click here to get your copy of ‘Athletic Body By Design’ For Men and you’ll also receive your copy of the ‘Athletic Abdominals’ manual, and many other BONUS resources.




I’m putting together 4 NEW and FREE E-Reports to help all you guys and gals who want to know what it takes to burn body fat, get athletically LEAN and carve out sexy midsections and athletic abdominals.

I can’t tell you yet the names of the reports as I don’t want any other trainers to steal my

BUT… what I can tell you is that all these reports are bad-ass and will help thousands and thousands of people out. One of the reports I’m having a lot of fun writing is my report on infomercial abdominal and fitness training gadgets and gimmicks and how to avoid getting ripped off by the junk some people will promote to make a buck!


Is to post your comments and questions below, telling me what you would like to see addressed in these new reports. Write down whatever is most important for you to know.. your burning questions on any topic, write them in the comments section and Bryan and I will do our jolly best to answer them in our reports.

Thanks everyone!


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

What Does WASHing Your Car Have To Do With Developing WASHboard ABS??? READ on to DISCOVER The ANSWER!!!


WOULD YOU BELIEVE ME??? If I was to tell you that you could wash your car and get washboard abs, would you believe me? I sure as hell hope not. Yet this is the sort of nonsense I have seen advertised here on the television in the united states. The good ole US infomercials.

You see throughout Europe we don’t get swamped with these sort of adverts on television… we do get them, but not to the extreme that I have personally witnessed here and not so frequent. I can now very clearly understand how people throughout the USA and North America are being manipulated and conditioned to think about fat loss and physique development… the solution these infomercial people want you to ‘BUY’ into is an easy one… and that easy solution is… to whip out your credit card and order their gadget or gimmick!

I think it’s time someone set you straight and told you how to identify what a useful abdominal training tool is and how to identify abdominal training gimmicks and gadgets. That’s my goal with this article!

There are many reasons why I decided to write this article. One reason is because that’s exactly what I saw on an infomercial whilst down in Orlando, Florida last weekend. A waist belt that you wear whilst washing your car… and it sends electricity through your midsection and it’s meant to “ENGAGE” your entire core muscles.

So what’s wrong with this picture??? Well for a start I know that the models they use for these infomercials DID NOT develop their great bodies and midsections by using these products. This is manipulative advertising and they prey on people who they know are desperate to achieve fat loss results and a lean midsection… they know that people watching these adverts are looking for a solution to a problem and they pitch an “EASY” solution.

Well I have some NEWS for you… I hate to tell you this, but I have to be ABSolutely honest with you here, something these infomercials aren’t been… and the truth is that there’s NO EASY SOLUTION!

But it makes my ABS hurt, so it must work… If I beat you up with a baseball bat you are going to get bruised and feel pain… that does not mean you will burn fat or build muscle… does it??? Hmmm have I just came up with a new training tool… Beat Your Way To a BETTER and LEANER Body… with the NEW Body Sculpting Bat!!! Let me quickly run off and check for a patent 🙂 lol

ALSO… any exercise which requires you to isolate and work a small area of muscle is going to create a local burn sensation, but a local burn sensation does not equate to the removal of stubborn bodt-fat from that body part! SPOT reduction doesn’t happen, no matter what these infomercials try and tell you… Ohhh and by the way, the fitness models they use… are just that, FITNESS MODELS… they make their living by doing these commercials, etc. Don’t be mad at them… just don’t be fooled into believing they achieved their awesome bodies and washboard abs by using these silly gadgets!

Most likely you are sitting down as you read this… place your feet flat on the ground and start lifting the front end of your feet up into the air, whilst keeping your heels grounding… do so with a nice pace or tempo. Keep doing it. Is your anterior tibialis starting to feel the burn yet? That’s the muscle running outside your shin bone.

Here’s a VIDEO For ALL You Guys!!! I had to share this with you!

Professional Athlete DOESN’T Believe Infomercial Nonsense!!!

Just the other day before leaving for the airport in Orlando I had a little time to check my email and I received an email from a professional athlete… now I have removed his name and the sport in which he plays as he asked me to respect his privacy… but here’s what his email was in relation to…

Hello, I have one question. I’m looking into an ab machine, to refresh my existing ab routine. Is there a machine worth getting? I don’t believe commercials that I see on TV, I’m in a good shape (8.3% BF) I’m just looking for something to add that little something extra to have my abs really pop. I’m a lean muscular guy, but whatever I do, my abs are not really what I want them to be. I’m a very active person, I’m 6’6″ and 245lbs and love working out on top of what we do at the rink. I’d be very thankful for any help, perhaps starting with my first question – is there an ab machine that works? And if so, which one is it?

Thank you for the answer in advance.

I hope I’ve found someone for my work out questions and needs.

This athlete understands what doesn’t make sense… so fair play to him for not buying into the nonsense being advertised. BUT…

Are There ANY USEFUL Abdominal Tools Available???

The KEY word here is ‘TOOL’… a tool is something useful, whereas a gadget or gimmick are just that, GIMMICKY! A tool is something you can use to help you achieve the end result you are wanting. Bryan and I are working on a report for you that will discuss in DETAIL how to identify which products are tools to help you get ripped and which ones are nothing more gadgets/gimmicks designed to rip you off. STAY tuned into my blog for notification about this special report!

For now you should know that the best tools out there are free weights, your own bodyweight, kettlebells, medicine balls, sandbags, the ab wheel or power wheel and the TRX Suspension Trainer and strongman implements. All these products are versatile TOOLS… not gimmicks!

So To Answer The Question I Posted At The Start Of This Article…  What Does WASHing Your Car Have To Do With Developing WASHboard ABS???

The ANSWER Is… ABSolutely NOTHING!!!









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

P.S. Click Here if you want to discover how to develop washboard abs starting today! Washboard ABS Success System to get you ripped, not ripped off!!! HARD Work, Consistency and PATIENCE is a MUST!!!