of "The Truth About
Six Pack Abs"
eBook By Mike Geary
Six pack abs...not
too many people who who don't want a set of those!
Sure, everybody wants
to be strong, gain muscle, etc. I can't imagine
not wanting to achieve those goals while still keeping
that coveted six pack.
Right off the top,
I can tell you that I like this book and I like
the approach Mike has taken with it. When I started
reading the first chapter, the first thing that
jumped out at me is that this is NOT a
book about abdominal training.
"The Truth About
Six Pack Abs" isn't specifically about abdominal
I'm sure many people, upon
seeing the title, would immediately think the book is
packed full of abdominal exercises and crazy diet strategies.
That's definitely NOT the
Mike's overall strategy
is one of using the best metabolism boosting exercises
(such as the deadlift, for example) to push the body into
burning fat, along with sound dietary principles targeted
for long-term fa tloss and maintenance which THEN show
off the six pack underneath.
Because if you've been reading
any books or articles about how to get abs by anybody
who knows remotely what they're talking about, you'll
know that direct ab training is actually one of the LOWEST
priorities when it comes to showing off a six pack!
The REAL key is burning
That being said, Mike HAS
included a very detailed section on the muscular anatomy
of the abs, how they function and the exercises that are
most effective for directly training them (not to mention
the ab exercises he recommend avoiding). He definitely
doesn't skimp in that department. You'll get plenty of
useful information here.
For the most part, I agree
with his exercise selection. He's got a lot of good basic
direct abdominal exercises. There are a lot of other very
effective ab exercises in existence, of course, but Mike
has included a nice selection of exercises that will challenge
every one from the beginner to advanced trainer, gym or
Following the section on
direct abdominal training, Mike goes into detail about
how to ramp up the metabolism to boost overall fat burning.
The section on exercises for the rest of the body is very
complete, focusing on the best overall metabolism-boosting
exercises (such as squats, deadlifts, barbell clean and
press, pull-ups, etc.).
Included in the book are
a number of complete training programs that you can follow
along. Mike has also included very good information on
how to put together your own programs based on the exercises
he recommends. He's done a nice job of explaining the
rationale behind his approach, how to best perform the
exercises and how to put it all together.
nutrition section of the book is one of THE most important
parts. You may have heard the phrase "abs
are made in the kitchen." Mike definitely follows
this concept. In addition to being a personal trainer,
he is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. That definitely
comes through as his discussion of optimal nutrition is
very intelligent and well put together.
Plus, in the book you'll
find 72 sample meals, following the nutritional principles
In reading through the information,
the book is definitely targeted towards the beginning
to intermediate trainer. Advanced trainers will know quite
a lot of the concepts to be found in this book. It's very
valuable stuff and packaged in an easy-to-understand format,
which is great, but if you've been around the block, you'll
probably be familiar with most of the information.
But if you're just beginning
your quest for leanness, this book is a very good place
A few picky little things...
1. I would have liked to
have seen some better quality pictures of the exercises
being performed. The pics are good but proper form doesn't
always come through in them. Ideally, a video area to
demonstrate the exercises would be included but it's easy
enough to find video of all the exercises on YouTube or
other video site. Just be sure to read Mike's exercise
instructions in the book so you can understand the finer
points of the techniques. It can make a big difference.
2. The formatting of the
book is somewhat bland to read on a computer screen. If
you can, I'd recommend printing off the book and reading
it on paper - it'll be easier on your eyes.
this is very good stuff!
if you need pointing in the right direction with fat loss
for showing off those six pack of yours!
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