Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I do crunches everyday where are my ABS?

This is an all too familiar question for Aaron and I. Almost every client that both of us have ever had wants to spend time focusing on their abs. While this in itself is not a bad idea, it is HOW people want to work their abs that is most troublesome, and is the purpose of this article.

Before we get started, I have a couple questions to ask. How many of you have fallen victim to buying an ab training product from T.V.? Next, how many of you have spent a large portion of your workouts on crunches, and crunch-like exercises? Finally, how many of you have had ANY success with these methods? If this sounds like you, don’t worry I guarantee that you are one of many. So, now that we have identified the problem, I am sure that your question to us is “What is the right way to train?”

Now before we can answer your question, we must first identify the problem. First of all everyone on this planet was born with a 6 pack. That’s right EVEN YOU, have a 6 pack. The problem is that it is covered up by fat, and the muscles are weak from non use. Now that the problem is a little clearer, and the question has changed. Now the million dollar question is, how then do we remove the fat from on top of the muscle? The answer to this is again not that simple. At Train Insane we rely on 3 separate factors to remove the fat from our clients.

1. Specific nutritional strategies, geared towards meeting the needs of each individual.

2. High Intensity Resistance Training

3. Utilizing our T.I.M.E (Train Insanes’ metabolic elevator) cardio training.

Now although some of you may still be scratching your heads, we have just given you 3 tremendous tools to get you in shape. When these 3 things are used together, and properly implemented into your routine, results are inevitable. The next time that you are in the gym you should ask yourself, am I using these 3 principles? If the answer is no, then you need to ask yourself if you are getting the most out of your T.I.M.E at the gym. Unfortunately trying to get to your fitness goals by doing a 1000 crunches a day, is like trying to dig your way to China with a spoon….YOU WON’T MAKE IT!


  1. Hah, this is such a common tale. I know that I was the same way when I first got interested in working out back in high school... Good stuff, guys!