Spanish, German, and French versions of Truth about Six Pack Abs

Just a quick note today to let you know the websites for the German and Spanish versions of The Truth about Six Pack Abs...

Spanish Version is here:

German Version is here:

The French version is coming soon!

-Mike Geary


My car accident & backyard ab workouts

Every now and then life throws something at you that really makes you appreciate (even more) everything you have in this life...your family, friends, and everything you take for granted on a daily basis.

Well, just 2 days ago, one of those incidents happened to me... My father and I were in a car accident. It's the first accident I've ever been in.

I was out in Pennsylvania visiting my parents for a few days, and my dad and I were coming back from an afternoon of fishing...

We were driving down a hill in my dad's pickup truck and all of the sudden a large truck carrying sewage (one of those vacuum trucks that pumps out port-o-potties) blew through a stop sign and side-swiped us, hitting us on the back rear passenger side, causing us to do a 180-degree spin (nearly flipping our truck), wrecking my dad's small trailer and small boat, and totaling his Chevy Silverado.

Luckily, nobody was injured except a couple minor bruises. The impact hit just a few feet behind me as I was sitting on the passenger side, so it was only a split second away from possibly causing much worse injury.

The driver of the sewage truck, who was at fault in the accident, looked like a female version of Don King (remember Mike Tyson's promoter with the wild puffy hair)... yeah, needless to say, she was a scary looking character!

Anyway, if you've ever been in a car accident, you know it's one of those things that makes you realize how precious life really is, and how it can be hanging on a thread sometimes, where a split second one way or the other could take life away from you.

Take the opportunity today to really give some appreciation for everyone you love in your life, and always remember how pointless stupid arguments over small insignificant things really are.

My backyard ab workouts:

While I was visiting my parents over the weekend, I decided to revisit my youth -- one of the chores that I used to do in the yard growing up, that is also a great full body and abs workout. And that was...

Splitting fire wood! (the old fashioned way... with an axe instead of a machine)

I saw that my dad had some big logs out in the yard that needed to be split for next winter, so I thought it would be fun and be a good workout to get out there and jump right in.

What a great full body workout... and a killer abs workout for that matter too!

I did about an hour and a half of wood splitting, and it felt great. I try to really get some muscle into each axe drop, which I noticed really contracts the abs hard, as well as working the lats, shoulders, and forearms pretty hard too.

As weird as it may sound to some people, I really enjoy hard work like that... maybe it has to do with my upbringing doing manual labor and working all 4 years during my college years for a landscaping company (70-hour weeks every summer)... but there's just something I love about being outside and doing hard work.

So as much as I talk about gym workouts, sprint workouts, kettlebell workouts, etc in this newsletter, I just figured I would bring back the point that you can also get great workouts outside simply by doing some good old fashioned yard work.

On a related note to ab workouts, here are 3 of my favorite "non-abs exercises" that also simultaneously work the abs super hard!

Check it out:

Feel free to pass that article on to your friends and family that may want to try those exercises.

Til next newsletter,
Don't be lazy... be lean.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder - &

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How to Screw with People at the Gym (Funny stuff!)

I usually try to fill these newsletters with all sorts of tips, healthy recipes, and good resources for fat loss, muscle building, good health and more...

but sometimes I feel like we all just need a good laugh. This cracked me up...nothing like screwing with people at the gym for some good comedy...

Feel free to fwd this video to your friends and family that could use a good laugh today!

I'll be back in a few days with the regular fitness tips newsletters.

Have a great day!

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer


450 lbs of pure lard, a 1-lb cheeseburger, and 5 sodas

Pure Laziness...

Before I start on the 450 lbs of lard story...

I've got a quick rant about laziness that I noticed at the airport today.While catching my flight from philly to san diego today, I was taking the walk down one of those LONG terminals to my gate, and I came to one of those conveyor-belt walkways to help you walk faster through the long terminals.

My pet peeve on these things is when lazy people think this is some sort of "amusement park ride" and just STAND on the walkway conveyor! Are you serious?!?

I see this ALL the time at airports. How lazy have some of us become that we can't WALK on a "walkway". I think that some people don't understand that the sole purpose of these is to WALK FASTER by combining the conveyor with your walking, and not to just stand there to save you from walking at all.

Anyone that is overweight and stands on an airport walkway for a "ride" instead of walking deserves to be fat... because that is just pure laziness at it's worst!Alright, enough of that rant.

450 lbs of Pure Gluttony (and selfishness)

So here's the story about 450 lbs of lard, a 1-lb cheeseburger, a plate of fries, and 5 sodas...I went to dinner last weekend with some good friends and I have to say that we were all astonished and disgusted at the gluttony we saw at the table next to us.A man that had to weigh about 450 lbs was eating at the table next to us with his wife and 2 young kids.

This man was so overweight that his stomach fat actually hung almost all the way to the ground as he sat in his chair. Now don't get me wrong, IF this man sincerely wanted to change his life, I would be more than willing to help and try to help him overcome whatever in his life has led him to become so overweight.

My problem is that he was certainly NOT trying to lose any of this weight...And this is NOT a genetics issue... this is all about lifestyle.

As I munched on my lean ostrich burger... we sat there in astonishment and watched him devour an entire 1-lb cheeseburger (if you've seen half lb burgers, then imagine how big a 1-lb burger is!), along with an entire plate of greasy fries, as well as guzzling down no less than 4 or 5 sugar-laden sodas (as well as eating some of his kids food too).

He obviously doesn't care that he's about 300 lbs overweight... he certainly wasn't trying to improve his health with this monstrous display of gluttony, eating probably over 4,000 calories in one sitting.

But the WORST part of this whole thing is that he's utterly SELFISH for being that far overweight. Yes, that's right... it's downright selfish to be THAT overweight.

The whole time I couldn't help but feel so bad for those 2 poor little kids that are probably going to lose their father due to health problems in a few years... or the wife that could be a widow at any time now... all because of this man's selfishness and obvious lack of care for his health.

I wondered about his relationship with his kids and how he can't play sports with them or do other things that I remember so fondly from my youth...

He could barely walk for that matter, so I can't think he can throw a ball with his kids, take them on a hike, or teach them how to swing a bat or a golf club. I have so many fond memories of my youth spent playing baseball and hockey with my dad, going on fishing trips, and doing other active things with him.

I feel bad that those kids with the 450-lb dad will never get to experience those types of activities with their dad.And it's frightening to wonder what types of habits those kids are learning by watching their dad eat 4,000 calories at a sitting at their meal times. What bad habits are they going to pick up in their lives by seeing lifestyle examples like this on a daily basis?

...Some food for thought for sure.

I'll be sending out a newsletter in a few days that explains some research on infrequent overeating and how "planned cheat days" actually increases your fat burning hormones and can revamp metabolic rate during periods of calorie-reduction. The key term is INFREQUENT overeating.

Look for that in the next few days. To finish up for today, here's an article that's been a popular one here on my site about changing your taste buds to eat healthier:

Til next newsletter
Don't be lazy (or gluttonous)... be lean.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder - &