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Old September 17th 06, 01:05 AM posted to misc.fitness.weights
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Default 5 ways to get more out of your ab workouts and get a flatter stomach

As a personal trainer I routinely field questions about flat stomachs and six pack abs. Men and women want the secret formula to a rock solid mid-section. There are 5 tips that can help anyone increase their chances of a slimmer, fat-free waistline.

Flat Stomach Tip 1) Eat plenty of fibrous foods. This helps aid digestion and elimination. All too often the protruding lower abdominals are caused by enlarged intestines. Aiding the body's digestion and elimination processes will help give a flatter appearance to the lower stomach area.

Flat Stomach Tip 2) Create a strength training routine that addresses all of the major muscle groups. A nice trick I learned along the way is to increase the musce in your shoulders. This gives the appearance of a smaller waist. Working your whole body is more advantageous for many reasons. A few reasons a

- Working the entire body creates balance. Working just the abs will result in an imbalance and may lead to over-use, under-use or injury of certain muscles.

- Working the entire body will add more lean muscle. Women need to add lean, toned muscle to their body. They should not be afraid of bulking up or looking like men. The more muscle we have, the more calories we burn. Each pound of muscle burns 35-50 calories per day.

- Just working the abs usually results in over training. With a full body routine each muscle receives attention and proper rest.

Flat Stomach Tip 3) Drink plenty of fluids. Water and unsweetened teas are best. Keeping the body properly hydrated will aid in digestion and elimination.

Flat Stomach Tip 4) Participate in a cardio activity most days of the week. I recommend doing a mix of session lengths and intensity levels. The total workout time should typically be kept under an hour (including strength training). A few days should be medium intensity and medium length cardio sessions. A few days should be reserved for long sessions with low intensity. One day each for a higher intensity, shorter program and a rest day.

Flat Stomach Tip 5) Incorporate the Plank Pose into your ab routine. The Plank Pose works the transverse abdominis muscle. This muscle is responsible for holding the stomach in and supporting posture. This is one of the best ab workouts in my opinion. It really works the muscle responsible for a flat stomach.

Combine these 5 tips for a flat stomach and get ready for results. Genetics play a role in the over all appearance of your stomach, but just about everyone can benefit from a reduction in body fat. The simplest way to a tight mid-section is to make a lifestyle change. Dieting is a quick fix that usually results in frustration and weight gain. Learn to achieve optimal health by applying positive habits.

On with the workout!

James Ahrens

For more free articles for beginners and fitness experts on how to get in shape and more importantly, stay in shape, visit:

www.workouts4weightloss.com



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Old September 17th 06, 03:20 AM posted to misc.fitness.weights
Curt James
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Default 5 ways to get more out of your ab workouts and get a flatter stomach

wrote:
As a personal trainer I routinely field questions about
flat stomachs and six pack abs. Men and women want
the secret formula to a rock solid mid-section. There are
5 tips that can help anyone increase their chances of a
slimmer, fat-free waistline.


[...]

-=snip the five tips=-

James Ahrens

For more free articles for beginners and fitness experts
on how to get in shape and more importantly, stay in
shape, visit:

www.workouts4weightloss.com

MAF Anti-Spam ID: 20060912162141N9i3HeR7


Anti-Spam ID? Is that like being on base so far as you can spam without
calling it spam? That's too funny. Anyway, cool tips, James. And, hey,
you spelled everything correctly. Care to be emperor?

--
Curt

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Old September 17th 06, 08:12 AM posted to misc.fitness.weights
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Default 5 ways to get more out of your ab workouts and get a flatter stomach


"Curt James" wrote in message
ups.com...
wrote:
As a personal trainer I routinely field questions about
flat stomachs and six pack abs. Men and women want
the secret formula to a rock solid mid-section. There are
5 tips that can help anyone increase their chances of a
slimmer, fat-free waistline.


[...]

-=snip the five tips=-

James Ahrens

For more free articles for beginners and fitness experts
on how to get in shape and more importantly, stay in
shape, visit:

www.workouts4weightloss.com

MAF Anti-Spam ID: 20060912162141N9i3HeR7


Anti-Spam ID? Is that like being on base so far as you can spam without
calling it spam? That's too funny. Anyway, cool tips, James. And, hey,
you spelled everything correctly. Care to be emperor?


He did?

In that case, would you mind telling me what "musce" is? (tip 2,
sentence 2).

Thanks,

Art


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Old September 17th 06, 09:39 AM posted to misc.fitness.weights
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Default 5 ways to get more out of your ab workouts and get a flatter stomach

" wrote:

As a personal trainer I routinely field questions about flat stomachs and six pack abs. Men and women want the secret formula to a rock solid mid-section. There are 5 tips that can help anyone increase their chances of a slimmer, fat-free waistline.

Flat Stomach Tip 1) Eat plenty of fibrous foods. This helps aid digestion and elimination. All too often the protruding lower abdominals are caused by enlarged intestines. Aiding the body's digestion and elimination processes will help give a flatter appearance to the lower stomach area.

Flat Stomach Tip 2) Create a strength training routine that addresses all of the major muscle groups. A nice trick I learned along the way is to increase the musce in your shoulders. This gives the appearance of a smaller waist. Working your whole body is more advantageous for many reasons. A few reasons a

- Working the entire body creates balance. Working just the abs will result in an imbalance and may lead to over-use, under-use or injury of certain muscles.

- Working the entire body will add more lean muscle. Women need to add lean, toned muscle to their body. They should not be afraid of bulking up or looking like men. The more muscle we have, the more calories we burn. Each pound of muscle burns 35-50 calories per day.

- Just working the abs usually results in over training. With a full body routine each muscle receives attention and proper rest.

Flat Stomach Tip 3) Drink plenty of fluids. Water and unsweetened teas are best. Keeping the body properly hydrated will aid in digestion and elimination.

Flat Stomach Tip 4) Participate in a cardio activity most days of the week. I recommend doing a mix of session lengths and intensity levels. The total workout time should typically be kept under an hour (including strength training). A few days should be medium intensity and medium length cardio sessions. A few days should be reserved for long sessions with low intensity. One day each for a higher intensity, shorter program and a rest day.

Flat Stomach Tip 5) Incorporate the Plank Pose into your ab routine. The Plank Pose works the transverse abdominis muscle. This muscle is responsible for holding the stomach in and supporting posture. This is one of the best ab workouts in my opinion. It really works the muscle responsible for a flat stomach.

Combine these 5 tips for a flat stomach and get ready for results. Genetics play a role in the over all appearance of your stomach, but just about everyone can benefit from a reduction in body fat. The simplest way to a tight mid-section is to make a lifestyle change. Dieting is a quick fix that usually results in frustration and weight gain. Learn to achieve optimal health by applying positive habits.

On with the workout!

James Ahrens

For more free articles for beginners and fitness experts on how to get in shape and more importantly, stay in shape, visit:

www.workouts4weightloss.com

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Hey James,
Why don't you take your SPAM for your web site and go **** yourself? Here is another bit of info for you. NO ONE here is impressed that you are a "personal trainer." Anyone can get one of those useless certificates over a weekend. It does not mean that you now anything about training or diet.


--
Robert Schuh
"Everything that elevates an individual above the herd and
intimidates the neighbour is henceforth called evil; and
the fair, modest, submissive and conforming mentality,
the mediocrity of desires attains moral designations and honors"
- Nietzsche

http://www.hardbopdrums.com/


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Old September 17th 06, 11:59 AM posted to misc.fitness.weights
James Ahrens
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Default 5 ways to get more out of your ab workouts and get a flatter stomach

Dear Robert,

Thank you for the friendly welcome. It definitely isn't my intention to
spam this group, and if I've approached the postings incorrectly then I
apologise, as am fairly new to newsgroups and the net.
I'm not going to defend my level of expertise, but you're a bit quick
to jump the gun. Not that its particularly relevant but, I used to be
an Olympic athlete, and after retiring, struggled to stay in shape and
put on masses of weight, after which I was faced with the daunting task
getting fit again.
These days I do a bit of part time personal training, along with my
main job, with a group of friends, and am not a professional personal
trainer, but feel I have some experience in getting fit.
Still, thanks for making a quick assumption. i'm not purporting to be
an expert, or trying to impress anyone here, as most of us here
probably aren't, just trying to do something useful.

To the previous poster, regarding spam, when out and about, and using
my 3G card, I use a newsreader, that lets me compose stuff offline, and
it automatically inserts some Anti spam ID, which I have no control
over. and when I'm back online I post normally as now.

And back to Robert, I see you have a link to your website in your
posts, I wonder why that is, surely you don't want anyone to click on
the link and actually visit it.
I really don't understand your animosity, i mean if I'd posted 20
messages trying to sell you Viagra, then I'd be setting myself up for a
beating, sure. But a few ab tips with a link, to a site that's fairly
relevant to fitness, I mean if thats not the done thing around, here,
again I'm sorry. I'll stick to the rules if you can let me know what
they are.

All the best,

James

Robert Schuh wrote:


Hey James,
Why don't you take your SPAM for your web site and go **** yourself? Here is another bit of info for you. NO ONE here is impressed that you are a "personal trainer." Anyone can get one of those useless certificates over a weekend. It does not mean that you now anything about training or diet.


--
Robert Schuh
"Everything that elevates an individual above the herd and
intimidates the neighbour is henceforth called evil; and
the fair, modest, submissive and conforming mentality,
the mediocrity of desires attains moral designations and honors"
- Nietzsche

http://www.hardbopdrums.com/


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Old September 17th 06, 01:11 PM posted to misc.fitness.weights
Curt James
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Default 5 ways to get more out of your ab workouts and get a flatter stomach

Art S wrote:
"Curt James" wrote
wrote:
As a personal trainer I routinely field questions about
flat stomachs and six pack abs. Men and women want
the secret formula to a rock solid mid-section. There are
5 tips that can help anyone increase their chances of a
slimmer, fat-free waistline.


[...]

-=snip the five tips=-

James Ahrens

For more free articles for beginners and fitness experts
on how to get in shape and more importantly, stay in
shape, visit:

www.workouts4weightloss.com

MAF Anti-Spam ID: 20060912162141N9i3HeR7


Anti-Spam ID? Is that like being on base so far as you
can spam without calling it spam? snip And, hey,
you spelled everything correctly. snip


He did?

In that case, would you mind telling me what "musce" is?
(tip 2, sentence 2).


Okay. It's an acronym, of course.

As in "musce" - many unibots serve as conduits enthusiastically, and

maybe umbrage shouldn't come easily, and even

muhst u spel cranky expresshuns?

Thanks,


Yer welcome.

Art


Or it was a typo. Unlike Cohen's spelling of "Emporer" which he used
more than once. And his way of spelling equivalent, too. The "And, hey,
you spelled everything correctly." was simply a set-up to the "Emporer"
jestful jab at our potential U.S. leader.

(Listen, Art, once he's emperor, there won't be that many opportunities
to get this close. You think he'll read and reply once he's in office?
I don't see that happening.)

--
Curt

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Old September 18th 06, 02:33 PM posted to misc.fitness.weights
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Default 5 ways to get more out of your ab workouts and get a flatter stomach


Hey James,
Why don't you take your SPAM for your web site and go **** yourself? Here is another bit of info for you. NO ONE here is impressed that you are a "personal trainer." Anyone can get one of those useless certificates over a weekend. It does not mean that you now anything about training or diet.


I'm new to this NG, and I've had a few replies from James which have
been very helpful. Leave the fella alone...

So what hes got a link to his website in his sig ?

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Old September 18th 06, 05:15 PM posted to misc.fitness.weights
James Ahrens
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Default 5 ways to get more out of your ab workouts and get a flatter stomach

Bully,

I agree with you there's no way of knowing whether I'm spouting crap,
or for that matter if anyone else here is spouting crap.
Feel free to read the posts, judge, and comment, thats the whole point.
Then the person posting the questions can make up a more balanced view.

Bully wrote:
wrote:
Hey James,
Why don't you take your SPAM for your web site and go **** yourself?
Here is another bit of info for you. NO ONE here is impressed that
you are a "personal trainer." Anyone can get one of those useless
certificates over a weekend. It does not mean that you now anything
about training or diet.


I'm new to this NG, and I've had a few replies from James which have
been very helpful.


Yes, but how do you know that he isn't just spouting crap?


Leave the fella alone...

So what hes got a link to his website in his sig ?




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matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss


 




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