Summer tends to be a slowww time in the fitness space.
At this point, you either have your beach body or you don’t, and you’d rather continue to eat healthy and to stay fit, or you’d prefer to binge on summer-themed garbage while laying on the beach like the sloths most people are.
Still, this doesn’t dissuade many fitness marketers from promoting their latest, ‘most innovative’ products…
This morning, I saw the comeback of what had already been THE biggest crock of human excrement in the past 20 years!
Ready for this?
I saw an ad for an ab wheel!
‘What’s an ab wheel?,’ you may be asking, wondering how such an inept and obsolete concept could even make it into the marketplace with any significant amount of ad capital.
What did the ad for the ab wheel promise purchasers that using this piece of equipment would do?
Why, it’s going to get you the six pack you’ve always wanted! You’re finally going to be able to create killer abs by using this dingy little wheel that’s pictured above!!
News Flash: You can NOT spot train away a problem area!
If you have a lot of extra flub in and around your stomach, then working out your core with an ab wheel (or any piece of ab equipment, for that matter) is not going to bring out the abs.
How do we burn fat?
By tapping into our fat stores, and by using our fat as fuel in place of the carbohydrates we ingest.
How do we do that?
Three simple steps:
1. Minimize the high-glycemic carbohydrates you ingest.
Remember the Food Pyramid?
Take that memory, throw it on the ground, pour some gasoline on it, and imagine one of the half-a-million explosions you’d see in any Michael Bay movie fondly as you burn that bitch up!
Eating a diet high in processed and refined carbs like bread, pasta, and rice isn’t going to get it done.
Swap those out with low-glycemic fruits and vegetables, and up that fat and protein intake.
2. Practice Intermittent Fasting (IF).
In IF, you’ll typically fast for 16 hours, and eat within an eight hour window.
You can go more extreme with the fast and feeding durations (AKA, longer fasting and shorter feeding windows), but that’s the way most people do it.
IF has been shown to have numerous health benefits, enabling your body to repair itself from toxins and other lackluster chemicals that have found their way into your body — Whether through your environment, through your food, etc.
3. Push Yourself When You Exercise.
My private clients are well-versed in methods of interval training like HIIT and Tabata. They’ll engage in these types of workouts anywhere from 3–5 times per week.
These workouts are no BS, and get you in and out without wasting a ton of time! They’re perfect for any type of busy person, and when paired with the nutritional strategies mentioned above, you’ll be well on your way to getting the abs that the ab wheel purports it can provide you.
Moral of the Story: If you see an ad for a piece of fitness equipment that promises you six pack abs, it’s lying to you!
Everyone has abs. The way to get them to stick out is through incorporating the right dietary and fitness strategies so that you can burn the fat around your midsection, and release them upon the world.
P.S. If you’re interested in the five strategies I personally used to lose 100 lbs and keep them off, please go to www.weightlossbypete.com/5strategies and download my FREE report 🙂