10 Minutes To A Flatter
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Ten minutes... 15 to 20
reps... no equipment...flat tummy!
Thats all it takes to sculpt your
sagging stomach. Forget about costly gym memberships that'll never be used.
Dont even think about expensive equipment that'll quickly become dusty
Its time to flatten your tummy with
Shawn Phillips, author of the bestselling ABSolution (High Point Media).
When it comes to awesome abs, he's the man. Take one look at the 38-year-old
fitness experts abdominals and the terms six-pack abs and washboard stomach
immediately leap to mind.
With more than 20 years under his belt,
Phillips is a familiar figure in the fitness field. And he comes from good
pedigree -- his brother Bill is the bestselling author of Body for Life
(HarperCollins), a book many consider the bible for body reshaping. It's
Shawn's turn to shine with ABSolution, the logical next step for anyone
who has done Body For Life (BFL). And if you aren't familiar with the BFL
approach, ABSolution is still a great starting ground, Shawn says.
ABSolution is a practical
solution that comes from my years of experience weeding through the junk and
the noise, he tells eDiets from his Colorado office. Its getting down to what
really works. Everybody is looking for that one thing that works, but there
isn't one thing. That one thing is everything.
Were breaking it down to a
simple formula and thats the focal point formula, which refers to the abs
as the focal point of the body. The abs are what we focus on to determine,
are we in shape or not in shape?
The most important muscle you need to flex
to get the tight-and-toned tummy youve always wanted? Your mind! Shawn
says mental awareness is instrumental to the process of getting in shape.
Thats where his three Ds come into play: Decide, Define and
Decide! You need to make the
decision that this is important. Set it as a goal. Practice mentally so you are
committed to and aware of your desire and goal.
Define! You need to reduce body fat
and do things to get yourself into lean, optimal health. That includes proper
diet, supplementation and cardiovascular exercise.
Develop! Develop the muscles of the
body -- not just the abs, but the whole body. You should be developing muscles
Instead of focusing on the results while
you are training, you should be concentrating on how you hold your body, how
you breathe, and how the muscles contract.
And contrary to popular belief, it's
quality not quantity that counts in the long run. Shawn is a firm believer in
Focused Intensity Training (FIT). Focusing on the exercise at hand will
increase the intensity so that you get the most benefits from the move.
Thats what makes ABSolution different from the rest.
One of the most common obstacles people
encounter on their journey to shaping up is the myths of ab training. If
youre one of those individuals who believe you need to perform 100 reps
to firm your abs, you are in good company. Its a fallacy that has been
perpetuated throughout time. But the reality is that even for the best abs you
only need to do 15 to 20 reps of an exercise, which takes 10 minutes tops.
Shawn suggests working the abs two to three times a week at most.
ABSolution isn't loaded with fancy
fitness lingo or unwieldy scientific explanations. Its a book that gets back to
the basics and offers easy-to-follow instructions that everyone can follow.
Shawn wants readers to come away with three things: clarity, confidence and
course of action.
I want people to come away with
clarity of what does work and what doesnt work, the confidence that you
can do it and the best course of action on how to do it," he says. "This is a
step-by-step guide for creating the best body and the best abs.
Are you ready to make Shawns solution
your ab solution? Use these three exercises to get started. Remember to follow
the fitness gurus tips and recommendations... and dont exceed the
By the second or third week,
youll have a greater awareness of your midsection," Shawn says. "There
will be a tautness to it. Its invigorating to people... the beginning
feelings of body transformation. Im still a big believer that in the
12-week commitment. Thats what it takes to get you from point A to point