Friday, August 22, 2008

What is a Good Body Fat Percentage for Six-Pack Abs?

People have been asking me how low their body fat needs to get to show a 6 pack. It turns out that the numbers vary from person-to-person and between males and females. Your best bet is to check out this article, What is a Good Body Fat Percentage for 6 Pack Abs? to get the details.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

6 Pack Quest Secret: Cheating is Good

Completing Your 6 Pack Quest is going to be hard. You know its going to take a lot of discipline and hard work to get your body fat down low enough for those abdominals to show. So this may come as a shock to you, but cheating is good. At least, cheating is good when you do it right.

When you're trying to get your body fat down, you need to exercise hard, but you also need to control the amount of food you eat. To get really lean, you will have to consume fewer calories than you need to maintain your current weight. This is where things get tricky.

One of the reasons that diets don't work well is because your body adapts. When you consistently cut back on the number of calories you consume, your body takes this as a sign that there isn't enough food. In short, it acts as if you are in danger of starving.

When your body is in starvation mode, it behaves differently. It starts storing every calorie it can as fat, since it things there isn't enough to go around. Your metabolism slows, leaving you with less energy. It puts less effort into repairing your joints and muscles, since the top priority is to survive until there's more food. If necessary, it starts consuming your muscles as fuel while preserving the fat for an even more dire emergency.

The results are ugly. You end up listless, with little energy to exercise. Everything you eat seems to instantly turn into belly fat. Your muscles start to wither away. Not the best conditions for following the guidelines in Your 6 Pack Quest. Not good for working out really hard and building a lean, high energy body with six-pack abs. This is where cheating comes in.

Your body doesn't jump from its normal mode into starvation mode if you skip dinner one day. It needs to experience a significant shortage of calories for a number of days in a row before it switches over. If you don't experience that significant shortage of calories for that number of days, your body won't make the switch to starvation mode. You'll get the benefits of reduced calories, without the unpleasant side effects of starvation mode.

So, to get the best results from your strict abs diet, you need to cheat once in a while. Every so often, you need to eat significantly more than you otherwise would, to keep your body from going into starvation mode. And it gets even better. If you eat your favorite junk food on these cheating days, it becomes that much easier to stay on your diet the other days. After all, there's a big difference between giving up pizza (or whatever) altogether, and only eating it on your cheating days.

The easiest way to do this is to just pig out once a week. But this approach isn't necessarily the most efficient way to go. If you want to get the best fat loss results possible, while still avoiding starvation mode, you should get expert advice on how long to go between cheating days, based on your body type and so on. Still, the basic concept is simple. It's a pleasant surprise when something fun like chowing down turns out to be a good thing.

In Your 6 Pack Quest, Vince tells you how to decide the frequency of your cheating days, along with all the other tips & secrets he shares. To read my review, click here please.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

6 Pack Quest Secret: Other People Matter

You might think that Your 6 Pack Quest is all up to you. Your drive & motivation. Your pride & determination. Sorry, but there's more to it than that. Other people matter too. Don't believe me? Keep reading.

The people we spend time with matter a lot. You may have heard this proverb, "Tell me your friends and I'll tell you who you are." Or this quote by motivational speaker Jim Rohn, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." Or your parents may have told you they didn't want you hanging around with "that kind" of kid. There's a good reason for all this.

The people we spend the most time with affect us. Human beings naturally and unconsciously change our behavior to better match that of the people we hang around with. When your parents said they didn't want you hanging around with "that kind" of kid, they weren't just worried about you getting into trouble in the present. They were afraid that some of that kid's attitudes & behaviors would rub off on you over time. And they were right.

Face it. If you spent all your time hanging out with druggies who beat up little old ladies and knocked over convenience stores for fun, how likely is it that you would have turned out to be a model citizen? This isn't to say that people who get a bad start in life, or those who take a wrong turn along the way can't become great people in the end. But it is meant to illustrate that the people you spend time with affect you.

What does this have to do with Your 6 Pack Quest? A lot. Just as the people you hung around with as a kid affected what you did when you were growing up, the people you hang around with now affect you. And that includes your fitness program. Do you spend your time around obese, lazy people who think a healthy meal means having milk with their jelly donut and a workout is getting up from the couch to change the channel on the TV? Do you live with someone who sees overeating as a sign of love and believes no meal is complete until everyone is too stuffed to move? Do your friends think people with muscles are stupid, self-centered jerks? Would they rather suck down a beer and watch sports on TV than break a sweat of their own?

If any of these sounds like the people you hang out with, how likely is it that you'll be motivated to keep going when things get tough? How likely is it that you'll develop a fitness model's body when you hang out with people like these? If you somehow achieve your goals, how likely is it that you will be able to maintain them for long around people like these?

It's a painful but true secret of Your 6 Pack Quest: If you really want to succeed in your quest, you must surround yourself with the kind of people who will support you in that quest and avoid those who won't.

Monday, July 21, 2008

6 Pack Quest Secret: Dieting Isn't Enough

Is it possible to complete Your 6 Pack Quest simply by dieting? A study titled, Weight Loss With a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet, published in the July 17, 2008 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, reported on the two-year effectiveness of these three types of diet for overweight people. It showed somewhat better results for low-carbohydrate diets, without the health risks that opponents of these diets claimed would exist.

So that's cool. Just go on a low-carb diet for a while and you'll soon have the body you want, right? Not exactly. Here's why dieting alone isn't enough to get the body you want.

First, dieting doesn't do anything to preserve your muscle mass. As you may know, once people reach thirty or so years of age, we tend to lose muscle mass. People typically lose 5-10 pounds of muscle per decade. And dieting doesn't change that. It might reduce the amount of fat over your shrinking muscles, but it won't maintain those muscles, much less build more muscle mass.

Now this latest study didn't specifically look at muscle mass (a search of the original report didn't even turn up a mention of muscle) so it's possible that one type of diet could have more of an effect on muscle mass than another. But going by the results of this study, there's no reason to believe that any type of diet will do anything special to prevent the gradual muscle loss that comes with age. It's going to be hard to build an awesome body when your youthful, sexy muscles are slowing fading away.

Second, the results of the diets are sad. The participants were overweight men and women, or people with Type 2 diabetes. They were placed on one of three types of diet, and given instructions and materials specific to the diet they were to follow. Over the course of two years, each group of people had eighteen 90-minute meetings with a dietician to help them stay on track. People who were having particular trouble received motivational phone calls as well.

The results of all this? Among the people who stayed in the program for two years, the average weight loss for the low-fat diet was 3.3 kg (7.27 lb), for the Mediterranean diet was 4.6 kg (10.14 lb), and for the low-carb diet was 5.5 kg (12.13 lb). There were also some positive changes in markers of health such as cholesterol levels.

This looks good, but think about it. The best performing group, with help from a nutritionist, lost just over 12 pounds in 2 years. One type of diet may be better than another, and for overweight people to lose weight safely is great. But is losing 12 pounds over 2 years, with a dietician's help and without any consideration for preserving your muscles, really going to get you the body you want?

A healthy diet is surely a good thing, and important to developing your abs and building the body you want. But as this study shows, dieting alone won't get you there. The secret to a super body and a great six pack is a plan that combines diet and exercise. Vince DelMonte has the plan you need. Read my Your 6 Pack Quest Review to see why.

Friday, July 18, 2008

6 Pack Quest Secret: Progress, Not Perfection

When undertaking anything as hard as your 6 pack quest, progress, not perfection, must be your goal.

How often has this happened to you: You start a new fitness program with high hopes & lots of enthusiasm. You do everything perfectly at first. Then one day you miss a workout, or gorge on your favorite junk food. Then you give up because you're not perfect anymore.

It's a natural response that many of us have. And giving in to it guarantees that you'll never get anywhere. Most workout guides are full of tables and schedules and plans for what exercises you will do, how much cardio, what you'll eat. Some go further to touch on topics like how much you sleep and how much stress you have in your life. All of this is important. Paying attention to all of it is crucial if you're going to build your muscle and cut your body fat enough to succeed in your quest for 6 pack abs.

But none of the advice in these guides is set in stone. They aren't books of laws that are enforced by the police. They're not commandments from on high that must be obeyed or else. They're workout guides. That's all. Missing a workout or not getting enough sleep one night isn't a sin or a crime. It's the way things work in the real world.

Although we've never met, I know a lot about you. You have responsibilities. You have stress in your life. You get sick. You hurt yourself. Sometimes you even forget things. You're a fallible human being living in a complicated and messy world.

Of course you would get better, faster results in your 6 pack quest if you followed the advice in a good workout guide perfectly. But its not going to happen. Even the top professional fitness models and body builders occasionally mess up. They miss workouts and eat junk food sometimes too. They don't get enough sleep or get stressed by a family crisis. Perfection and people don't go together. In the real world, you can't be perfect at anything hard for long.

Striving for perfection is great. Demanding perfection of yourself is unreasonable. The real secret to success in building a six pack (or anything else worth doing) is accepting that perfection is impossible and not giving up when you mess up.

So if perfection is impossible, what should you strive for? I say progress. While you can't follow the guidelines of any workout program perfectly, you can always strive to make progress toward your goal. You can always aim to be better at making your workouts than before. You can always aim to eat better than before. You can always focus on making progress toward your 6 pack, rather than focusing on 100% compliance with your fitness guide.

Some of the more practical experts even incorporate this idea into their programs. Instead of demanding that you follow their advice exactly, they design their plans assuming that you will sometimes go off plan. With a plan like this, you can still succeed even if you aren't perfect.

Finding and following a plan that will work in the real world, instead of demanding perfection, is a real secret to success in Your 6 Pack Quest.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

6 Pack Quest Secret: Heart Over Head

Have you tried to build the body of your dreams before, only to fail for no apparent reason? Did you have lots of logical reasons in mind for why you should stick with it, but give up anyway? Don't feel bad. There's a good reason for what happened. You tried to follow your head over your heart when you should have done exactly the opposite. Understanding what happened will help you in Your 6 Pack Quest.

And what does that all mean? Your brain has two parts (I know its a lot more complex than that, but bear with me): a relatively recent part that thinks logically (call it the head), and a larger, much more ancient part that deals in emotions (call it the heart). The ancients thought that emotions resided in our physical hearts. Now we know that they actually reside in this ancient part of our brains. We like to think that the logical part is the part that's in control, but most of the time, the older, emotionally-driven part of the brain is in charge.

Knowing this, it's easy to see why having good, logical reasons to bust your butt and get fit don't work. The logical part of your brain has some control over the emotional side, but that control is limited and easily fails. The emotional side of your brain usually gets its way in the end. Imagine this battle going on inside your skull:

Head: We need to exercise now. Getting fit will reduce our blood pressure and improve our cardiovascular health.

Heart: My girlfriend just dumped me, and my favorite show is on. We'll exercise some other time.

Head: But we need to work out. It's the logical thing to do.

Heart: Look! A cupcake! You go work out. I'm gonna chow down.

Imagine which part of your brain is going to win that argument. This shows how futile it is to try to do something hard like completing Your 6 Pack Quest when driven by logical reasoning (your head). Your head can force things for a while, but if your heart isn't into it, you will fail eventually.

Fortunately, the root of the problem is also the solution. If your heart always wins over your head in the end, logical reasoning won't get you the abs you want. However, if you can get your heart behind your goal, there's no stopping you. Give yourself strong enough emotional reasons to transform your body, and you'll get there.

The trick is finding the emotional reason for transforming your body that lies behind the logical ones. Reducing your blood pressure and improving your cardiovascular health are good logical reasons to work out. But why do you want to do those things? What is your heart saying? Do you want to do them because your doctor says it would be good for you or because you have a family history of heart disease and you don't want to die. Do you want to lose your beer belly because excess abdominal fat increase your risk of illness or because you want to impress the cute new girl at the office?

It doesn't matter if one reason is logical and practical and the other is trivial or vain or shallow or irrational. What matters is that impressing the girl or saving your own life trigger your emotions. That's your heart talking rather than your head. Focus on what your heart wants. Concentrate on the emotional reasons to lose weight and get buff. Those are the ones that'll motivate you to walk past the cupcake, turn off the TV, and get your butt in gear. If you have good logical reasons to do it as well, that's great. They can only help. But the key is getting your heart into it. Motivating your heart over your head is the real secret to success in Your 6 Pack Quest or anything else worth doing.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

6 Pack Quest Secret: Lose Weight Or Burn Fat

A lot of people don't seem to grasp the difference between losing weight and burning fat. Those who want to lose weight aim to see a certain number on the scale. If you are one of them, you need to learn the difference, or your 6 pack quest is doomed to failure. You need a different goal.

It's easy to see why many people make this fundamental mistake. They think about when they were young and fit and sexy, and remember that they weighed 110, 130, 150, 170, or whatever the number was. Then they figure if they looked so hot at that weight, all they'll need to do is lose a few more pounds and soon they'll be sporting 6 pack abs and look like a fitness model. But it doesn't work that way.

To a large extent, the number you see on the scale is meaningless. It doesn't much matter what you weigh. The number on the scale tells you nothing about what really matters if you're trying for that 6 pack. To eliminate your gut and get a body like a fitness model, you need to burn fat, not lose weight.

As we age, our bodies tend to lose muscle mass. Typically, a person can lose 5-10 pounds of muscle every 10 years after the age of 25 or so. If you're losing muscle, but maintaining your weight, you are adding fat. So for most people, even maintaining the same weight you had a decade ago means you are losing ground. You're body is gaining fat and losing muscle, even if your weight isn't changing.

Even worse, your metabolism slows as you lose muscle mass. So it takes less and less food to maintain your weight, making it that much harder to even keep that number on the scale steady, much less actually build the body you want. Theres little hope for your quest.

Clearly, you need to take a different approach to this problem. Your goal should be to burn fat, rather than lose weight. Why? When you look at people with 6 pack abs, you're looking at someone who has a very low amount of body fat. No matter how much they work out, no matter how fit they are, you're not going to see their abs unless they have got their body fat levels very low.

The way they do this is by working out very hard, not by dieting. The leanest people out there all exercise very hard. They work out long enough and hard enough to force their bodies to draw on fat reserves for fuel. They literally burn fat for fuel, pulling it out of the bodies storage areas and use it to power their workouts.

And here's an added bonus. The kinds of workouts that do this best (think sprinting and weight lifting) also force your body to rebuild your muscles bigger and stronger to handle the stress. And that takes energy, which means their bodies burn fat to do the work even after the workout is over.

And there's yet another bonus. The extra muscle your body builds to handle the stress of hard workouts requires extra calories to maintain itself. So your body burns more calories during the day, which helps burn fat.

Which brings us to the final reason why burning fat rather than losing weight should be your goal. If you do this right, you'll be adding significant amounts of muscle mass while simultaneously reducing the amount of fat you carry around with you. You might lose weight, you might stay the same, you might even gain weight on the way to that 6 pack. The number on the scale says nothing about the fitness of your body or what you see in the mirror when you take off your shirt.

So now you know another secret of success on your 6 pack quest. Focus on burning fat, not losing weight to develop your best body.

Friday, July 4, 2008

6 Pack Quest Secret: Elimination Means Faster Gains

Starting on the quest to build 6 pack abs adds a lot of things to your life: more weight lifting, more (and different) cardio, more discipline, more work, eventually a whole new way of living your life. But another important part of this quest is the elimination of bad things. When it comes to food, a big 6 pack quest secret is that eliminating certain foods from your diet makes for much faster fitness gains. And that means a shorter, (relatively) easier road on the way to your 6 pack.

The concept is easy to grasp: Rank the foods you eat from worst to best when it comes to developing your 6 pack. Eliminate the worst food from your diet completely. Once you get used to living without that food, eliminate the worst food that remains. Keep repeating this cycle until all the 'bad' foods are gone from your diet.

If you do this, you'll gradually improve the quality of your diet. A better diet means increased health and energy, along with significant fat loss. It won't get you the abs you want all by itself, but will definitely help. Now all that sounds reasonable enough, but leaves one big question: How do I rate the foods I eat? How do I know which to cut out and which to keep?

You surely know some general nutrition rules. Like you know fried chicken is a lot less healthy for you than plain chicken. You know that fruit is healthier than ice cream. You probably know that day-glo orange puffy things or radioactive green liquids aren't real food at all. But beyond basics like that, most of us really don't know what foods are good for us.

Checking the popular media for information doesn't help either. Look at the diet programs people are selling. One tells you to cut back on fat and eat more fruits and vegetables. Another tells you to eat all the meat and bacon you want, as long as you mostly avoid fruits and vegetables. Yet anohter says it doesn't matter foods you eat, as long as the protein and carbohydrate counts match some certain ratio. There's probably a book somewhere that explains how cake and ice cream make great diet foods. So how do you rate the foods you eat?

Why not ask someone who already has 6 pack abs? Professional fitness models and bodybuilders have real world experience with which foods help and which will hinder your 6 pack quest. They scrutinize everything they do to get their body fat down. They can see, on their own bodies, what works and what doesn't.

In No Nonsense 6 Pack (the main book of Your 6 Pack Quest), Vince devotes almost a chapter to the elimination method. He grades foods like your teachers graded you in school (A, B, C, D, and F), listing which foods are in each group, and why. Knowing why a food is where it is on the list is helpful. You will come across foods that aren't on the list. When you do, you'll have to decide for yourself whether you should be eating them on not.

Here's an example of what I mean: Hot dogs and Bacon both rate an F on Vince's list. Both have lots of sodium (related to high blood pressure) and are loaded with nitrates and nitrites, which have been associated with several types of cancer. I'm looking at sausages in the supermarket. They're not on Vince's list, but thinking about it, they're a little like bacon, and a little like hot dogs. I should probably keep shopping.

So that's today's 6 pack secret. Identify and eliminate the worst single food from your diet. Then when you are used to that change, do it again with the next worst food. Keep going like this and you will definitely accelerate your 6 pack quest.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Another Short Launch Delay

Hi folks. I got a message from Vince last night saying that there are still technical issues with the launch of Your 6 Pack Quest, so Vince is delaying things a few more days to ensure everything does go smoothly on launch day.

I'll keep you posted as things progress.

--Bill

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

6 Pack Quest Secret: HIIT It to Get Lean

If you want to develop amazing 6 pack abs, you're probably thinking you'll need to put in lots of time doing long, slow cardio workouts. Talk about boring. And time consuming. Fortunately, there is a better way. It's called HIIT (or H.I.I.T.) and it should be a key part of Your 6 Pack Quest for developing your abs.

So what is HIIT? HIIT is an acronym for High-Intensity Interval Training. Instead of trudging away at a steady pace for long stretches of time, as in traditional cardio workouts, a HIIT workout involves several cycles of short, high-intensity exercises, followed by short low-intensity recovery periods. Done right, HIIT workouts are killers, but they don't take a long time and they're highly effective at burning fat and building muscle.

Working out this way causes your heart rate to continually vary, going back and forth from a low level to near your maximum rate. HIIT workouts are short, but tough. A basic HIIT workout consists of a warm-up period, followed by several cycles of varying-intensity exercise, ending with a cool down period. The whole workout will usually take considerably less than an hour.

Scientific studies show that over time, a cardio program built around HIIT can burn up to 9 times the calories as one built around long slow workouts. Shorter, more intense workouts that give far better results than longer, more boring ones. That sounds like the way to go to me.

Why is HIIT more effective than traditional cardio? The spikes in heart rate and energy consumption involved in HIIT cause your body to release massive amounts of growth hormone and other chemicals that trigger fat burning and muscle growth. The intense work you do during the session causes your metabolism to run at a higher rate for many hours after your workout. During this time, your body is rebuilding the tissues stressed by your workout, making them a little stronger and better able to handle the workload you are subjecting them to. More calories burned and more muscle growth means much faster progress in Your 6 Pack Quest.

HIIT also fits better into a busy lifestyle than traditional cardio. If you're determined to develop great abs, you're going to be dedicating a lot of time to lifting weights and other muscle-building activities. I don't know about you, but I don't have the time or patience to run long distances every day on top of serious sessions in the gym. The shorter, more intense workouts of HIIT are an answer to this problem.

High-intensity interval training can really make a difference in your results. But as with other aspects of your effort to develop an awesome 6 pack, gradually increasing the intensity of your workouts is the best way to proceed. HIIT workouts are a particularly strong example of this general rule. I know from my own experience that trying to do too much HIIT too fast can leave you a quivering heap on the ground. Going too hard too fast is also a great way to lose your lunch.

The HIIT approach flies in the face of older approaches to cardio, which deal with concepts like optimum fat burning zones and the like. But this is truly a more effective way to build muscle and burn fat on your way to awesome abs and an enviable body. If you have any doubts, compare the typical marathon runner (long, slow distance) to the typical sprinter (short bursts of high-intensity effort). Which one has the kind of body you would want?

So there's your 6 pack quest secret. Take advantage of the HIIT's ability to increase fat loss while preventing muscle loss. With all its benefits, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) should definitely be in your fat-loss arsenal. Just remember that these workouts can be brutal. Increase your HIIT training gradually to greatly accelerate progress on your 6 pack quest.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

6 Packs and Family Issues

Sorry about the lack of posts these last few days. My brother was hit with a series of unexplained seizures Thursday and ended up in the hospital. I brought him home late on Friday. He's doing pretty well, but despite too many tests to count, they still don't know what's wrong. I'll be taking him for more tests on Monday or Tuesday and hopefully we'll have an answer soon.

I had planned to have more 6 pack quest secrets posted by now. Unfortunately, the 300 mile drive, and hanging out in the hospital have not been real conducive to writing. I hope to have another "Your 6 Pack Quest Secret" posted by end of day Sunday, so keep an eye out for it.

Thanks.

--Bill

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

6 Pack Quest Secret: Change Gradually to Succeed

I know you want to get your 6 pack quest complete as fast as possible. I know you're tired of being embarrassed to take off your shirt in public. But gradual change is the name of the game, no matter how anxious you are.

This is an especially tough concept to swallow for us guys. It's our nature to jump in to something new with both feet first, damn the torpedoes full steam ahead and all that. We sit on our butts all week at the office, then expect to be able to beat our teenager at basketball on the weekend. We have a hard time with half measures.

Even so, lets look at this logically. You don't have the abs you want, or you wouldn't be reading this. The reason you don't have the abs you want is because of the way you at, live, and work out. You're going to have to make some pretty significant changes to go from where you are now to looking like you could be on the cover of a fitness magazine. But there are two problems with making the transition all at once.

The first is death. I mean that figuratively, but if you're really out of shape, it could be literally. If you try to go from little or no exercise and pigging out to major workouts and eating like a model in one leap, your body is going to rebel. It's too much change all at once. Your body needs time to adapt to changing demands and nutrition. You'll get sick or hurt yourself.

If you try to make the jump all at once, your mind is going to rebel too. You won't be able to do everything in the exercise program, and your stomach will be screaming for its daily extra-cheese pizza, you won't see any results right away, and you'll give up on your 6 pack quest in disgust.

Finally, if you make all the changes at once and somehow manage to avoid a physical or mental breakdown, you'll be missing something else. You won't know which changes were effective and which weren't. Are the dietary changes working, or are bad results there being masked by great results from the workouts? Would you get better results from eating fewer carbs or lifting more weights? There's no way to know.

This wouldn't matter too much if you could jump right into a program that worked great for you and got you the abs you want without having to make any mid-course corrections. But that seldom happens. Most of the time, people need to modify and tweak things as they go along to keep the progress coming. You wouldn't know how to tweak things since you dived right into the deep end and changed everything at one.

Gradual change is a better way. By gradually changing your diet, workouts, and lifestyle, you eliminate all the problems I described. By changing one thing at a time, say skipping the second double-cheeseburger at lunch, you'll start moving in the right direction without major trauma. Your body can easily adapt to small changes. You won't freak out and quit because it is too hard. Instead you'll have one success under your belt and be ready to go after the next one.

Except sometimes you won't. Sometimes, a change will work either better or worse than expected. If you make only one change at a time, you can easily see the results of each change. Then you can decide what to do if those results are out of line. Cutting out the morning bagel caused your workouts to stink this week? Replace the bagel with whole grain toast or a piece of fruit and see if that solves the problem. You get the picture.

So there's the secret. Change gradually for the best results. You might not get there as fast as you would if you dived in head first and changed everything at once, but when has that approach ever worked for you anyway? Change things gradually and you'll succeed in your 6 pack quest.




Changing gradually instead of drastically is only one of keys to completing your 6 pack quest. To get the full system, order Vince DelMonte's Your 6 Pack Quest right now while he's still offering the launch price and tons of bonuses.

6 Pack Quest Secret: Your Meal Schedule

Its no big surprise that what we eat and how much we eat affects whether we have a hot 6 pack or a beer gut. But a lot of people are surprised to hear that when and how often you eat matter a lot too. If you're going to succeed in your 6 pack quest, you need to listen up.

When you eat has a huge impact on your results. Let's start at the beginning of the day. When you wake up in the morning, your body has been without food for many hours. Your blood sugar level is low, and your body is running on reserves. Particularly when you are close to your goal of a razor-sharp 6 pack, you're not carrying a lot of reserve fuel (fat) for your body to burn. Once those reserves are used up, your body will turn to its next available source of fuel, your muscles! It's real tough to work out hard and focus on getting the abs you want when you're groggy, hungry, and your body is cannibalizing the muscles you're trying so hard to build.

You don't need to be groggy and half out of it in the morning. And you can't afford to be if you're gonna succeed at your 6 pack quest. You certainly don't want your body cannibalizing your muscles for fuel. You need to eat your first meal as soon as possible after waking up. This gives your body the energy it needs to come fully awake and alert, and spares your muscles.

So now you know how important it is to eat as soon as possible after you get up. Doing so gets your blood sugar into the right zone (assuming you are eating healthy stuff) for you to function effectively and protects your muscles. You'll feel better, function better, work out harder, and protect your muscle while shedding fat.

The quest to keep your blood sugar level in the right zone also tells us how often you should eat. Within 3 to 4 hours after a meal, your body will have digested that food and your blood sugar level will start heading down again. That means you really shouldn't go much more than 3 hours between meals (except when you are sleeping at night).

If you think about this for a minute, it's clear that you need to eat a lot of meals in a day. To really keep your blood sugar stable and gain all the benefits that brings, you need to move toward five meals a day, instead of the traditional three. If you wake up at say 6:00 AM, and space your meals 3 to 3 and a half hours apart, your blood sugar should should stay pretty much right where you want it throughout the day.

One last thing. If your 6 pack quest requires you to eat five meals a day, you're going to have to adjust what's in those meals. Eating 5 meals that are the same size as the 3 meals you used to eat will explode the amount of fat on your gut instead of helping you reach your 6 pack quest goals.

An easy way to deal with this problem is to make the second and fourth meals into healthy snacks of just 100-200 calories, and cut back on the other three a bit. Doing it this way should make it easier for you to adapt. Forcing yourself to have a small healthy snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon shouldn't be too tough. And you should be less hungry at lunch and dinner than you used to be, so cutting back a bit on those meals should be pretty easy too.

Try this approach and see for yourself. It will take you one step closer to getting the abs you've always wanted.




When and how often you eat is only one of keys to completing your 6 pack quest. To get the full system, order Vince DelMonte's Your 6 Pack Quest right now while he's still offering the launch price and tons of bonuses.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Your 6 Pack Quest Launch Delay

Your 6 Pack Quest Delayed
I just got a message from Vince. Due to technical issues, there will be a slight delay in the launch. If you want to be notified the minute Your 6 Pack Quest is available, join my notification list and I'll email as soon as you can place your order.

Conquer Your 6 Pack Quest - Top Secrets Revealed

It's Time to Begin Your 6 Pack Quest...

Razor-sharp 6 pack abs are the symbol of ultimate fitness and sexuality. Owners of such a perfect physique are admired by other men and desired by women. Building and maintaining such a body shows that you are strong, determined, and able to achieve any goal you set.

In June 2008, Vince DelMonte launched Your 6 Pack Quest, the ultimate program for developing the ultimate in six pack abs. In this package, Vince reveals the top training, nutrition, and psychological secrets he and the people he trains have used to build cover-model quality abs.

Millions of men strive for such perfect abs, but only a few complete the 6 pack quest. Vince DelMonte is one of those men. Starting out as a scrawny weakling of a child, DelMonte discovered the top secrets to carving the ultimate 6 pack abs and creating a body to be envied. As University-educated Kinesiologist, personal trainer and Canadian Fitness Model Champion, he has researched and tested the top secrets for conquering body fat and building incredible 6 pack abs.

I got my hands on the complete package prior to launch day, and am here to tell you what I found. The heart of this program is the 111-page No Nonsense 6 Pack eBook. In it, Vince lays out the entire plan, step-by-step, covering workouts, nutrition, and the all-important subject of motivation. While the results that people have reported from using this program are amazing, they're not magic. Wimps or people without true determination to complete this quest need not apply.

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You'll have to work hard to complete this 6 pack abs quest. You have to get your butt off the couch and sweat. You have to lay off the Friday night beer blasts, the candy bars, and the other crap you pig out on. That's why the first step in this plan is getting your head on straight and establishing the motivation to complete your quest.

But if you are determined and dedicated to success, this plan will show you how to get 6 pack abs that will be the envy of everyone you meet. It includes detailed workout guidelines starting from whatever level of fitness you are at right now. There's a complete collection of meal plans too. With these, you will eat five solid meals a day, chowing down on lots of great food while still shredding your fat and building that killer 6 pack.

Vince tackles the subject of supplements too. While stressing that supplements are not miracle workers, certain ones do have a place in the more intense parts of your quest. He cuts through the marketing hype in the fitness magazines and pinpoints the supplements that work, that provide a little extra boost for achieving the ultimate results.

Finally, Vince looks at the subject of lifestyle. Reaching the end of the 6 pack quest and developing a body that others envy is one thing. Keeping it for the long run is something else. Based on the simple question of whether any activity will move you closer to your goal or away from it, DelMonte addresses 6 pack destroying issues like eating out, sleeping, and dealing with stress in his typical no-BS manner.

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As if all this wasn't enough, DelMonte is giving a huge collection of bonuses to the first people who buy this program. In addition to the No Nonsense 6 Pack eBook, if you move fast, you will get these free bonuses:

  • Your No-Nonsense 6-Pack Workout DVD Series

  • Healthy 84 Day Meal Plans covering a wide range of calorie needs

  • The 16 Week 3 Day Metabolic Boost Program (for beginners or folks just getting back into it)

  • The 16 Week 4 Day Metabolic Extreme Program (for moderately fit people ready to start seeing their abs)

  • The 16 Week 5 Day Metabolic Overdrive Program (gives already fit folks the ultimate workout)

  • The 4 Week Bodyweight Program (30 minutes a day, 3 or 7 days a week to get you ready to lift weights)

  • The 16 Week Razor-Sharp Abdominal Cardio Workouts (this is no cardio you've ever seen before)

  • and much more, including free updates for life and an 8 week, no questions asked, money back guarantee

This package is amazing. But since Vince is only giving all the bonuses to the first 500 people who buy, you can't afford to wait around. I've also learned that the demand for this program is so high that Vince may be raising the price in a few days. If you are going to start your quest for 6 pack abs, do it today and take advantage of all the benefits of being one of the first. Click here and get started now!