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Insanity Asylum Review Day 4: Vertical Plyo

“You have to go down to go up” is what Shaun T shouts during the fourth day workout of Insanity: The Asylum called Vertical Plyo. Plyometrics is a type of athletic training that can boost gains on vertical jump, quickness, and other forms of movement that require explosive power. Shaun T utilizes this type of training to create one hellish …

Insanity Asylum Review 3: Back to Core

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 1 doesn’t have an ab ripper workout like the second installment and other Beachbody products feature but it does come with a DVD called Back to Core. Back to Core focuses on, you guessed it, your back and core muscles. While for the purposes of this website, getting ripped abs, the lack of a direct abdominal …

Insanity Asylum Review 2: Strength Day

I have completed one week (actually more like a week and a half) of Insanity: The Asylum. In my initial review I went over the idea behind Asylum and reviewed the first workout of the program, Speed and Agility. Since then I have completed all of the other workouts except for Gameday and Relief (tonight’s program). The first week of …

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Does Swimming Build Your Abs?

Swimming is a great option for general exercise but is it good for building abs too? Well, to answer that question we must break it down into two answers. To achieve ripped six pack abs you will need a low body fat percentage and swimming is one of the best cardio workouts around to burn fat quickly while providing resistance …

How to Not Be Skinny Fat

Growing up I was always a pretty chubby kid even though I played sports. This was due to my poor eating habits especially when it came to having too many sugary drinks. When I reached high school, I decided one day that I was going to reduce and then eliminate soda completely. Eventually, I stopped drinking soda and lost a …

Visual Impact Muscle Workout Review

Visual Impact is an e-book program designed not only to get people into shape but to also help them achieve a certain aesthetically pleasing build, the so-called “Hollywood Look”. Before featuring this program from author Rusty Moore, I wanted to write a detailed and honest review of what this program entails and how I think it can be helpful in …

Exercising but Not Losing Weight? Six Reasons Why

For some people exercise produces immediate and highly noticeable changes to there physical appearance. However, others are not so lucky right off the bat and get stuck in the unenviable position of working out but not losing weight. Let me preface this preceding post by saying that if you are going simply by the number on the scale you may …

Books and Products for Ripped Abs

This section of the site will feature books, programs, and supplements that I have used or reviewed and utilized to lose fat and implement within my own training.  I will update this section periodically as I find new things that I like enough to put up here. Full disclosure: The links that I decide to place here may be affiliate …

How to Lose Love Handles Fast

Love handles can be extremely difficult to get rid of because this is usually one of the last places that seems to lose the fat as you are working your way down. The thing is that love handles cannot be gotten rid of simply by targeting the problem area with exercises as just with other areas of your body you …

Should Women Lift Weights? Hell Yes!

It is good to see that more and more women are turning to weight training as another means to shape their bodies beyond the usual lengthy cardio sessions and crunch after crunch while at the gym. However, there are still too many of you ladies out there that still have not embraced one of the most important fat loss tools …