Abs Exercise Machines: Big Problem With Ab Machines and Your Abs

January 20th, 2009
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I hope you are being faithful to me, and your ‘AtlaStyle’ exercise sessions…

I have to tell you what happened today…

We have a typical fitness center in our community. A full circuit of machines with weights stacks, some benches with dumbbells, a line of cardio equip., and some more free weights – NOT how ‘Joey Atlas’ would have advised them to put the place together… anyhow…

While my creation, The Bodyweight & Band Family Home Gym, is being built for our house – I’ve been using our community’s fitness center for some of my workouts (I get lots of stares, glares and questions – when everyone see me doing all this bodyweight stuff and not lifting an ounce of weight or touching a machine with a weight stack on it.)

There is a tiny mat/stretching area – and I was going through one of my 20 minute Abs/Core routines from my dvds: http://www.AbsofStoneCoreofSteel.com – and a woman was about 6 feet away from me, using this massive ‘abcrunch’, body-folding unit…

When I stopped for second – she asks “What do all of those exercises do?”

I reply – “They all target your abs and core in a balanced and safe way – while bringing results better than any machine.”

She says, “So those moves are better than this thing I’m using?”

I say, “Exactly.”

She says, “I find that hard to believe. Because this machine is made for the abs and stomach area.”

I reply, “Please dont take offense to this, but how long have you been using that machine?”

She says, “3 or 4 times a week for the last 5 months.”

I say, “Has your midriff changed at all?”

She says, “It’s stronger, but it still looks he same.”

I say, “So are you going to keep doing it – or look for something that will bring you the changes you are looking for?”

I also went on to explain why machines like this simply cannot stimulate and properly engage the hundreds of muscles in the female abdominal, core and lower back region – and that the unnatural, repetitive motion can often leads to injuries and setbacks.

She smiles and says – “OK – can you teach me your routine?”

I say, “Yes – and then some… Just go to: http://www.AbsofStoneCoreofSteel.com you can get my world famous abs and core program right from the site. I’ll be teaching you via the DVDs – and then you can come in here and tell others how to do things right – and get results.”

She was totally excited – she couldn’t even wait – she dashed out of the fitness center and said she was going to order her dvds asap.

Encounters like this are very fun – and I always welcome them.

It’s much easier when I go somewhere as an ‘unknown’ and nobody knows my background – but its also fun to feel like a celebrity and have clients and subscribers recognize me in public and politely approach me and say, “Hey, aren’t you Joey Atlas? OMG, I have your programs – and your stuff is amazing – It’s so cool to meet you in the flesh!”

My kids get a kick out of that stuff when they are with me.

Remember …

“Don’t be like everybody else… Be YOU… be FIT… be SEXY!”

Your trainer for life,

Joey Atlas

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Lower Body, Core, Abs and Cardio Exercise COMBINED

September 9th, 2008

Lower Body, Core, Abs and Cardio Exercise COMBINED

- by Joey Atlas
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As you know – I love exercising outdoors – and today was one of my favorite workouts. I do this once a week for my legs, butt, hips, thighs, abs, core and metabolism boosting, calorie burning cardio.

I woke up at about 7am when my 4 year old, Darah, came in and climbed up on the bed to wake me up… I brushed my teeth, got my running shoes on – saw the girls out the door – then hit the pavement…

I did a brisk jog for about 1.25 miles AWAY from the house – broke a nice sweat – saw some other morning exercisers as well…

Then turned back TOWARD the house…

…and did 30 walking lunge touch-downs (15 per side)…

- followed by 50 brisk walking steps
- followed by 30 all-out sprint strides

…then I kept repeating ’til I got home:

- 30 walking lunge touch-downs…
- followed by 50 brisk walking steps
- followed by 30 all-out sprint strides

Now – depending on your fitness level…

…you can vary this many ways… For example, if you are an out of shape beginner…

You can do a brisk walk for 3/4 of a mile – AWAY from the house…

Then turning back toward your house, you can do modified, half-range walking lunges with a shin touch-down – 10 to 20 reps for starters…

Then you follow those with a brisk jog for about 20 to 30 strides…

…followed by brisk walking for about 50 strides…

You’ll only appreciate the effectiveness of this mini-workout AFTER you’ve done it. Let me know how you like it…

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Don’t forget to leave me your comments below about the leg, butt, hip, thigh, abs, core and metabolism boosting, calorie burning cardio workout I’ve outline above for you…

Your trainer for life – your trainer forever says…

“Don’t Be Like Everybody Else… Be Fit!

joey atlas

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