5 Weird Tips for Flat Abdominals

Brilliant day today…gorgeous weather…2 long dog walks, a great upper body workout, and now I’ll watch the end of the Master’s golf tournament.

I also started the day with an awesome but slightly weird blender drink (recipe below).

Speaking of things that are a bit weird, I want to give you 5 weird tips you might not know when it comes to getting a flat stomach and firm abs.

#1 – The best interval training work-to-rest ratio for losing belly fat might be 1-to-1.5.

In an Australian study, researchers found that doing intervals for 8 seconds followed by 12 seconds of rest resulted in significantly more belly fat burning than long slow cardio.

Now I know that 8 seconds on and 12 seconds off sounds a little annoying (just try doing that on a machine), but the good news is that these researchers found that going for 24 seconds followed by a 36 second rest works just as well for boosting fat burning hormones.

#2 – Dr. Chris Mohr’s #1 weird diet tip is…

I just finished up a 2-part fat loss nutrition interview with Dr. Mohr and he told me that his simple, yet slightly weird #1 diet tip for fat loss is…

“Get almost all of your carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables.”

I really liked that tip because I’ve been telling people this for years, and it’s part of the Fat Loss Foundation you’ll discover in my Simple Nutrition manual and DVD.

Oh, and here’s my weird blender drink recipe I mentioned earlier…

The Supercharged Strawberry-Banana blender drink:

1 ripe banana, frozen strawberries, spinach, flax oil (trust me, you can’t taste the spinach OR the flax seed oil), cashew butter, chocolate vegetarian protein powder, and almond milk.

It was one of the best recipes I’ve made in a while.

#3 – You need to be able to do a Plank exercise for 2 minutes.

Dr. Stuart McGill, the world’s leading expert on low back health, says in his book that a person with fit abs should be able to do a plank exercise for 2 minutes straight.

If you can’t do the plank for 2 minutes, then you need to lose belly fat and you need to get a program that works your abs properly.

The best program for you is the follow-along Turbulence Training for Abs DVDs here:

=> http://www.ttforabsdvds.com/specialoffer/

(You’ll also get the Simple Nutrition Manual & DVD as a bonus and you’ll save big bucks on the DVDs until Wednesday night.)

#4 – New research shows that supersets training burns more calories than traditional straight set resistance training.

And that’s exactly what you’ll get in every Turbulence Training workout, including the TT for Abs DVDS.

The TT programs save you time (getting you done in half the time of a traditional resistance workout) while helping you burn more fat.

#5 – To see your abs, a man will need to be close to 10% fat and a woman will need to be at about 16% fat.

Of course, the more muscle you have, the easier it will be too see your abs, so you’ll still be able to see a 4-pack on muscular guys when they have 12-13% fat.

Realistically, I’m about 10% fat in this photo here ===>

But the bottom line is that you need to use the Simple Nutrition plan combined with the Turbulence Training for Abs workouts to burn belly fat to see your sexy abs.

BONUS Tip – A great way to work your abs harder than normal planks is the Stability Ball Plank.

Research reported in Men’s Health magazine reported this exercise to be 30% harder on your abs than a regular plank.

And last Friday I used an interesting technique with this exercise that caused my abs to be sore for days. I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow.

In fact, tomorrow you’ll get 5 ab exercises that have left my abs sore for days.

Your friend and coach,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Creator, TT for Abs DVDs