Learn the Secrets of getting the Strong and
Functional ABS of an ANIMAL ...
In order to
survive in the wild, all animals have fantastic
reason for this is the fact that their very survival depends upon it.
You can’t hunt for food effectively with a pot belly, and it
makes it much harder to escape from being another animals dinner if
you’re fat. The powerful muscles that animals posses are
built for strength and endurance, not just looks. They are able to use
them to generate speed, quick reflexes and agility upon command.
It's not just about Looks
have highly functional conditioned muscles, most human beings have what
you might call counterfeit muscle (assuming of course, that they have
any muscle at all). Counterfeit muscles may look great, but they are
not functional. Much like counterfeit money, they look good at first,
but are not worth anything in the long run. Counterfeit muscles are the
exact opposite of what animal’s posses.
Muscle Is the Goal
In my opinion,
conditioned muscles should be your goal. Conditioned muscles are highly
functional, and allow you to accomplish your daily tasks with ease.
Conditioned muscles give you energy and pep. With them, you will not
just look healthy, you will be healthy.
It's fine to Look Good
there is nothing wrong with wanting to look good. To most people,
having a tight toned mid-section is attractive and highly desirable. In
addition, in my opinion, ridding excess fat around your waist should be
a goal. Just realize that the prized “six pack”
look is usually the result of super strict dieting and genetics. You
don’t need 5% body fat to look fantastic or be fit. Always
remember that the six-pack look can be very deceiving as an indicator
of health. Drug addicts often have ripped stomachs. Are they healthy? I
don’t think so.
Entire Body, not just your Stomach
The exercises I
am presenting here are meant to train your stomach muscles, and your
body, in an animal way. They are derived
from workouts that have been around for a long time (and in the case of
yoga exercises like the Peacock, thousands of years). What these old
timer’s always emphasized is that your workouts should
exercise your body from your internal organs outward.
It's not about Isolation
exercises do not isolate the muscle groups. When you use them to train
your stomach muscles, you are also training your diaphragm, lower back
and obliques (not to mention others). Old time strong men like Maxick
and Otto Arco used exercises like these to obtain stomachs that few
bodybuilders could match today. However, their stomach muscles, unlike
bodybuilders, were also highly functional.
Anyway, without further adieu, here are some
exercises you can try:
Farmer Burns Abdominal Flattener (beginner exercise)
This is a great
beginning exercise that anyone can
do, and will produce great results. What is interesting is that unlike
other stomach exercises like crunches, it is performed standing up.
Cat Stretch (beginer exercise)
Have you ever
seen how a cat (this includes big
cats, like the panther, as well as the more domestic variety) stretches
its body throughout the day? This is one of their secrets to staying so
fit and trim. This exercise allows you to simulate this cat like
motion, and is fantastic for our stomach muscles. (Note: I realize
that there are many fat domestic cats. This is due to the fact that
their owner’s overindulge them. They are pampered to death
and cut of from their natural selves, not unlike people.)
Peacock (intermediate/advanced exercise)
The Cat Stretch
and Farmer Burns are beginners
exercises. The Peacock is a yoga exercise that is more intermediate to
advanced in nature. You should only attempt it if you are already in
Hindu Squats are
bodyweight exercise that work your entire body. Although they really
work your legs, they're great for your abdominal muscles as well. Why?
Because Hindu Squats are among the best exercises for burning fat. If
you want to have abs, you need to work them AND get your bodyfat
percentage down. Performing Hindu Squats, as well as following an
eating plan like Tom Venuto's "Burn
The Fat / Feed The Muscle" program is a great way to get
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