Best Tips for Losing Stomach Fat

I'm getting ready for my adventure trip to beautiful Iceland and leaving in a few hours...

we're going to be diving between tectonic plates in the silfra ravine (with 300 feet visibility underwater!), ice climbing on frozen waterfalls, snowmobiling on a glacier, riding ATVs through glacial rivers and ancient lava fields, caving in one of the most active volcanic areas in the world, and off-roading in a "super-jeep" that is capable of driving through rivers... and of course, experiencing the dining and nightlife of Reykjavik.

should be an action packed week! I'll try to post some pics on the site next week.

As I was packing earlier, I turned on my TV just to listen to something in the background. It turned out that one of those "ab belt" infomercials came on the TV and made me disgusted with their claims. I can't believe it's legal to lie to people the way they do on these infomercials.

I can't tell you how many times they claimed that you could "melt off layers of stomach fat" without doing any exercise or changing your diet. According to them, all you have to do is put on this ab belt once a day and you'll get perfect abs and lose all of your stomach fat in weeks.

These are blatant lies, yet I can't imagine how many people daily are falling for these scams and buying their junk belts that don't do anything.

So I wanted to send out a great article from an interview I did a while back that has some killer tips on the REAL way to lose stomach fat:



Feel free to email this link to your friends and family to share this article with them.

Talk to you soon,

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Author - The Truth about Six Pack Abs

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Media lies about the cause of Michael Jackson's death

Wait til you see this... supposedly the media is making up stories about how exercise may have been related to Michael Jackson's death.

Check out this quick video that a good friend and colleague of mine just made about this controversy...and make sure to watch through the entire video (it's short), because some important studies are shown mid way through:

Media lies about Michael Jackson's cause of death

Feel free to pass this link onto your friends if you find it interesting.

PS - I've been doing my dry suit scuba training this week preparing for a diving trip to Iceland next week... can't wait for the trip, but learning the dry suit diving techniques has been challenging (much harder than wet suit diving!). Hopefully I'll get some great pics of beautiful Iceland to share with you!

I'll be back in a few days with more Lean-Body Secrets for you.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Author - The Truth about Six Pack Abs
Founder - TruthAboutAbs.com & BusyManFitness.com

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The "morning rule" for getting lean permanently

Last week, I gave you the "1% rule for getting your perfect body", which showed that all it really takes is 1% of your available time dedicated to intense exercise to get as lean and strong as you want. It just shows how insane it is to hear someone complain that they "don't have time to workout".

This week, I'm going to give you the "morning rule" for getting in top shape permanently...

What the "morning rule" involves is making sure that you start every day by doing something very healthy for yourself... and by starting each day with a positive action that makes you feel good about doing this healthy action, it makes it harder to fall off the wagon later in the day.

This healthy action in the morning could be doing a good workout first thing in the morning or it could be cooking up an extremely healthy breakfast that gets you feeling great... or better yet, BOTH!

I've found that getting people to ingrain a healthy ritual first thing in the morning makes it easier for them to follow healthy habits the rest of the day.

After all, you feel so good from your morning workout and your healthy breakfast that you can't possibly even conceive of eating any of those donuts that your co-worker brought in... and you'll certainly find it easier to just drive right past the fast food joint and instead make yourself a healthy lunch because you want to keep the momentum going in the right direction from the great start to the day that you had.

This is yet another one of those small pieces to the big puzzle... but when you put all of these together, you eventually have the habits and rituals of a fitness lifestyle that works for you on a permanent level... So start tomorrow with a great workout, a super-healthy breakfast, or both, and make this a healthy daily morning ritual.

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I'll be back soon with more quick and easy-action fitness tips to take you to the next level.

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

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Author - The Truth about Six Pack Abs


The "1% Rule" for Getting Your Perfect Body

I call this the "1% rule" and when you really think about how simple this is, you will quickly realize that most excuses for not being in shape are pretty lame.

The biggest excuse that most people use as to why they struggle to get in shape is their perceived lack of time to workout and to plan healthy meals regularly. As you know, I'm not a fan of excuses and believe that if you want something bad enough, excuses should not exist.

The 1% rule means that it really only takes 1% of your given time every week to keep yourself in top shape...

Let's think about it in terms of your available time... if you dedicate only 25 minutes per day, 4 days per week to a good exercise routine, that's only 100 total minutes per week. Considering that you have 1440 minutes in each day multiplied by 7 days equals 10,080 minutes per week of total time.

So now look at those 100 minutes per week dedicated to exercise and divide that into the 10,080 minutes total that you have in a week, and that represents approx 1% of your total time in any given week.

1% of your time... that's it!

When you think about it in those terms... isn't it really ridiculous when you hear someone say that they "don't have time to workout"... it's actually almost comical that someone would claim they can't dedicate 1% of their time every week to exercise.

Keep that in mind the next time you hear someone say that they don't have time to workout and keep themselves in shape... then go ahead and call them out on it (in a friendly way, of course).

Personally, I actually do a lot more than 100 minutes per week of exercise, because a lot of my hobbies involve exercise, such as hiking, mountain biking, skiing & snowboarding in the winter, and other sports. But for gym workouts, I probably do about 100 to 150 minutes per week of weight training workouts.

However, even for people that don't have exercise related hobbies, four 25-minute high intensity, full body workouts per week can keep anyone in top shape if you're choosing the right exercises at the right intensity.

Here's a related article I did recently that helps with avoiding excuses and taking action:

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

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Author: The Truth about Six Pack Abs

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