Made a mistake in an email some time ago. I
talked about a man (in his 50’s) who flexed his
abs during Hindu Pushups and got a set of washboard,
six-pack abs for the first time in his life.
What was the mistake:
I was off by almost 20 years. In going through my archives
I found the link to the man who is so close to 72 that I rounded
his age upward.
If you missed that email you can find it again by going to
I told the man, Fred Romig, that he had just given away a tremendous
fitness secret. Certainly not the biggest of them all, but a significant one,
In the Magnificent Seven in Combat Abs for example, I talk about
the Back Arch With Forward Bend and Squeeze … as well as the
Dynamic Side Bend Stretch With Isometric Squeeze.
Like the Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener, these exercises involve
deep breathing and squeezing. And that’s why they are so damn
effective in helping people knock inches off their waistlines.
The other day I was watching a lady teaching some classical
dancing movements. She had a ‘killer’ body .. and as she taught
her students these stretches, she told them to simultaneously squeeze
the muscles being stretched – especially the abdominals. Doing so, she
said, ‘helps reduce unwanted fat.’
One of the many reasons why this is true is something called ‘intensity.’
Why don’t crunches work. Because there’s nothing much to them.
Conversely, why does the Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener work.
Because it requires an intense muscle contraction. Good news: It
only lasts two to five seconds – hence my constant harping of ‘five
Truth be told, if the contraction is intense enough, one second will
move you along the path to your goals. 72-year old Fred Romig only held
his contraction whilst doing Hindu Pushups for one second. Granted,
he did more than one rep – but the power that pores forth from that
one second of each rep, that’s the key.
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Here’s something else you should know, just in case: Got an email
from a lady who is laid up in bed for a few weeks due to an ankle
injury. She asked me what she could do to improve her fitness when
she couldn’t put weight on her ankle.
Well, provided your physician agrees, you can begin with deep
breathing and abdominal contractions. Then you can do the same
for the rest of your body. There are several legendary stories of
weak, sickly boys turning into strongmen by employing this method
of flexing while on the hospital bed. It’s not advisable for everyone,
that’s why you need to bounce this off off ‘el doctoro’ – but you’d be
surprised to find out how many people could be benefitting from this
Kick butt – take names,
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