Ultimate Booty Workouts and the RCK 360

butt workout

I don’t do many reviews here, but once in awhile it’s fun and important. I have two products to tell you about today: (1) A new book about booty workout routines by my friend Tamara Grand, and (2) an ab roller that challenges your core and more. First, let’s get to Tamara’s book! Ultimate Booty Workouts Exercises to Build, Lift and Sculpt an Amazing Butt  I always say, if I’ve had wine with someone, there’s a darn good chance we’ll become friends. First off, {Read More…}

Building an Effective Abs Workout

Ab workouts the experts recommend

There’s a lot of confusion about the best abs workout and core training in general. Will ab exercises give you flat abs? Should you even train your abs separately, or is that an outdated idea? To start with, you won’t get flat abs with any workout; that’s going to come strictly from diet. If you’re like most people, you have at least a little fat around the middle, and that makes it challenging to see any definition. Don’t believe the crap you read on {Read More…}

Five Myths About Abs Training

Incline reverse crunch/hanging leg raise

Abs training might be one of the most misunderstood of all muscle groups. The myths are rampant, so today I do my best to dispel a few of them. It’s not hard to fall for these myths; popular media reinforces them steadfastly. My experience and education have shown me, however, that you can’t always believe what you hear, even if it’s repeated over and over. Myth #1 “Abs are made in the kitchen alone.” When pontificating about the best way {Read More…}

Crunches No More! Effective Core Training

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I know people who hate crunches and sit ups, maybe as much as I hate overrated military-style exercises that make me struggle awkwardly (like burpees). The fact that some disciplines use them as a test of fitness certainly doesn’t help their reputation, so let’s look at how useful they really are. I don’t mind crunches myself. Once I get into a rhythm, staring at the ceiling in a trance, I actually kind of enjoy them. Crunches aren’t necessarily bad for {Read More…}

A Pro Shares His Secrets to Killer Abs

Brad Gouthro

I’m happy to share this interview with Brad Gouthro, a personal trainer, certified nutrition and wellness specialist, author, and model. His new book, Awaken the Abs Within – 7 Secrets to Lose Belly Fat, was just released and I personally can’t wait to get my hands on it. Check out a preview of his secrets here.   1. Tell my readers a little bit about yourself including your fitness and nutrition background. As a kid I was always involved in competitive {Read More…}

For Bad Ass Abs, Get Strong and Lean

Reverse crunches are my favorite for lower abs

People think about their abs a lot. We’re fueled by images of fit, lean models and athletes in the media and told this should be the almighty goal. I like seeing my abs just as much as the next person, but these days I focus more on how a strong core stabilizes and moves the torso and spine and prevents injury. Yes, I am talking about your “core” here, not just your abs. The term “core” is used in by {Read More…}