Earlier this week I read an interesting, informative, and insightful email on abdominal fat. It went something like this:
Scientific research has clearly determined that although it is unhealthy in general to have body fat, in EXCESS, throughout your body, likewise, it’s dangerous to have excess abdominal fat – BELLY FAT.
Subcutaneous fat covers up your abs from being visible and lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles.
Visceral fat lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs.
Both are serious health risk factors, however, researchers shown that having excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous than subcutaneous fat; due to its releases of inflammatory molecules into your system on a consistent basis.
In regards to BURNING BELLY FAT and TRAINING ABS, the most EFFECTIVE way to gain control over your body fat for life, REGARDLESS of gender, is to maximize your lean muscle that your body carries, as well as working that muscle hard through intense resistance exercise regularly.
Here’s world reknowned Certified Strength Trainer, Craig Ballantyne, demonstrating a beginners workout routine:
How grateful would you be if a simple thought of shedding pounds could solve the dramatic increasing obesity rate?
Doctors, personal trainers, and all those involved in the health profession would be quickly dismissed.
As the common cliché goes: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,” and rightfully so.
Fat On Your Dollar
From nation to nation, gyms are quickly constructed, as fast as the old mom and pop joint down the road closes the minute Wally World settles in their town.
I’ll be the first one to embrace your community gym or I wouldn’t have a job. More so, our highly appreciated members wouldn’t have a gym to call home. They would have no other choice,but to use the residential gym, which most times shares no comparison in size nor equipment. For the most part mainly cardio equipment and one universal machine. I bet you wonder sometimes, when your rent goes up, what expenses is this additional money going towards. Noticed any new renovations to “club house”, guess who picks up the tab? But, you’ll still have the same ol’ janky equipment, which, takes months to repair or never does.
To Go Please
I neither used a traditional or residential gym to burn off 50 lbs. I am a product of my own environment – in this case my dining room area. You see, it dawned on me one day that after 17 years of formal training I had everything I needed. All I had to do was unlock what I already stored up.
Even though, I had a gym membership I wanted to see what gains I could obtain on my own. End result – LOTS. Without any long, boring cardio machines I burnt fat off in intervals of 10 – 40 minutes.
Now, I won’t bash cardio training at all. You need cardio, if you want to lose weight and burn fat. HOWEVER, there’s a right wayand a wrongway to do your cardio workouts.
Train Like An Athlete
Next time you’re at the gym, look around and see how guys or girls look like this:
More than likely, the numbers are low. Mostly because athletes aren’t commonly found at your neighborhood gyms. Primarily because as an athlete you need a specific environment. Free from all the distractions and useless machinary.
Athletes need space for something like this:
Typically, you won’t notice any traditional training or body building program, however, what you will find are short, intense, full-body workouts for a lean, defined, muscular, athletic physique.
LADIES: these kinds of workouts CAN equally give you a sleek, feminine look also. So, don’t be concerned with looking bulky or masculine.
In conclusion, ladies and gentlemen with a gym membership seek a certified trainer. Even licensed hairstylists need another hairstylist to work on their hair. Do some research on the training. There’s no one best program. Almost every short, intense, full-body workout world as well as the rest.