Thursday, December 21, 2006

Day 43 Pics: Mentor Series - A Six-Pack in 6 Weeks?

12 Week Fat Loss Challenge

Start: November 8, 2006
Finish: January 31, 2007

Day 43 of 84

Status - Round 4: Phase 3: Day 4


Well, now my objective is clear. I've been at this caper for 43 days now and I can see the makings of a six-pack. For the first 6 weeks I have progressively increased the resistance on my ab workouts. I followed the "Flatten Your Abs" 7 Level System by David Grisaffi for the first 6 weeks.

Here is the direct link to David's site: Firm and Flatten Your Abs

Important Disclosure: This link will give me a commission if you decide to buy. However, if you do purchase through this link I will be happy to answer any question you may have about how to implement David's advice (after you have read his book).

Within 24 hours of your purchase you will receive an email from me. This will come from my private email address that I check multiple times daily.

I will give you a detailed answer to any question you may have as you progress through your physique transformation journey.

When you do ask me a question you will recieve an answer from me within 24 hours no matter where in the world I may be.

Disclaimer: I know David's book back to front as I have printed it out and constantly refer to it when I am fine-tuning my abdominal training program. I have used David's book successfully thus far by implementing his "7 Level System".

However, neither David nor I can guarantee you results if you decide to buy. The results you get will be directly proportional to the effort you put in.

Anyway, back to my blog post. Now that I have built a reasonably strong core I will take it up a notch.

I will use David's bonus eBook "Six-Pack in 6 Weeks" advanced circuit training for abs. This program is intended for intermediate to advanced level trainers, definitely not for the faint of heart.

The good thing is that if you are just starting out it is possible to see results within 6 weeks as I have demonstrated so far with the "Flatten Your Abs" system.

Anyway, over the next 6 weeks I will put David's advanced program to the test. I'd like to be humble and say "we'll see what happens" BUT I cannot afford to have this mindset if I am to succeed. Like I said yesterday, in my mind I have ALREADY achieved it. I practice visualization techniques everyday.

For me, getting a six-pack is the holy grail. It is no doubt the hardest part of your body to get ripped. Just take a look at my 6 week before and after pictures that I posted yesterday. My abs are the body part that is lagging behind.

For those of you out there desiring a six-pack remember this, BUILDING your abs and SEEING your abs are two different things. To build your abs you must work your core intensively. The core includes not only the rectus abdominus (six-pack) but also your obliques and lumbar area. And let me tell you that conventional sit-ups are a joke, you need a variety of intensive exercises to get the job done for your core.

Now, seeing your abs means quite simply losing bodyfat. You need to get under about 10% bodyfat before you can see them clearly. Losing bodyfat to most people means cardio, and to a point that is true. However, don't underestimate the power of weight training. When you start to replace bodyfat with muscle is when you will see results.

I personally use a combination of cardio and weight training, both done at high intensity. The staple of my cardio is running on the treadmill, but I also do swimming, boxing, cycling and skipping. My weight training is primarily is high rep/high intensity with short rest periods. This combo has gotten me to where I am now.

So now (for my benefit) I will clearly state my mission. Get a rock-hard six-pack within the next 6 weeks. Failure is not an option.

Ok, that's settled. Here are Day 43 pics for December 21, 2006.

Peace, AJ

P.S. Today I did HIIT cardio on the treadmill and 10 laps of the pool. It was pure agony. But, visualizing my abs during the agony is what got me through the pain barrier. And the good news is that I lost bodyfat today. No, I didn't check my bodyfat, I don't need to, I can see it in today's picture compared to yesterday's one.

P.P.S. Remember, if you don't make gains every single day when are you going to make them!

1 comment:

Miriam Bragar said...

Hello Adam,
Thank you for all that inspiration. I saw your youtube video and then your web site.I want to take the challenge. I bought the book that you mentioned "body for life" and I am working on it already. However I want to know if I can also use "metabolic Surge" along with "body for life" work outs. I have not bought Nick's book yet and wanted to know what you recommend.