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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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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 Boost Energy Levels: Increasing Energy Naturally

There seems to be a definite energy crisis in America and I’m not talking about Peak Oil. Energy shots and drinks are a huge market in this country and there is an endless variety of these products that promise you however many hours of energy by gulping down a list of stimulants. Now there are vitamins in these types of …

I Need Motivation to Workout: How to Find Motivation

Motivation is fairly easy to get for short periods of time. Unfortunately, getting a ripped set of abs takes a longer period of time than many people can keep themselves focused for. Once that initial motivation is gone it becomes easy to fall back into old habits both dietary and relating to your exercise routine. Breaking this cycle of hard …

How to Stop Craving Junk Food

The toughest part on your journey to getting ripped abs is often not the brutal workouts that you put yourself through but dealing with the cravings of sweets such as chocolate and other junk food that can single handedly derail your goal.  Cravings for food behave very much in the same way any other addictive substance makes someone crave it, …