By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS www.TurbulenceTraining.com Looking for Exercises for flat stomach? Picture this scenario – you’re looking for exercises for flat stomach. You’ve been told by the experts, repeatedly that a “low-weight” “high-rep” workout was the best way to trim and tone the abs and body. Right? Wrong!!!! The old “high reps get you […]
By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Looking for Exercises for flat stomach?
Picture this scenario – you’re looking for exercises for flat stomach. You’ve been told by the experts, repeatedly that a “low-weight” “high-rep” workout was the best way to trim and tone the abs and body. Right? Wrong!!!!
The old “high reps get you cut” myth is probably one of the most common
misconceptions in the fat loss workout world. Spot reducing with high-reps and
light weights doesn’t work. It won’t work for your abs, and it won’t work for
your arms or chest, or your butt or thighs. However, that doesn’t mean strength training is a waste of time for fat loss and body sculpting.
Exercises For Flat Stomach
There are two very important reasons to include strength training in a fat loss
program, but it’s not because high reps get you cut. Instead, lifting moderately
heavy weights for a lower number of repetitions will help you gain muscle at the
same time as you lose body fat, and it will also help you burn a lot more calories during training and after.
This goes for both men AND women. A study of women showed that when they used
heavier weights and lower reps they burned more calories in the hours after training. And that’s the key. You have to put “Turbulence” on your body so that your muscles will increase their metabolism. By doing that, you burn fat and calories all day long, even while you sleep!
Exercises For Flat Stomach
And as if the high-reps belief wasn’t enough, I can’t believe it when I read a fitness article misleading women that they can get “toned triceps” by lifting soup cans or water bottles. This will never happen! It doesn’t matter how many photos the magazines show you of your favorite exercise instructor doing triceps kickbacks with water bottles in her hand, you will not get her body by doing that type of program. On the other hand, the bodyweight exercises for flat stomach in the Turbulence Training workouts will help you get sleek, sexy, defined arms.
So let’s leave it at this: For men and women looking to get lean and lose fat, you should go for efficient exercises – obviously the more muscles used per exercise the better. By doing pushups for example, you can train your triceps, chest, shoulders and abs all at once – literally cutting your workout in half (or more). And that’s what Turbulence Training is all about – more results in less time.
Author, Turbulence Training
About the Author
Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men’s Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week.
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