My new semi-fasted morning workouts for lean abs

I've changed my exercise routine up recently to go along with the change in seasons now that spring has sprung, and I'm amazed at the results so far!  Here's what's been going on...

We've had a much warmer than normal March here in the Rockies, so although we're usually still getting pounded by snow in March and I would be enjoying some of the deepest powder days of the season, this March has been quite different and we've seen nothing but sunny skies and 60-degree weather.

So that means my normal outdoor fun exercises of skiing and snowshoeing from the winter have been replaced with wind sprints and mountain biking the last couple weeks (along with my normal weight training workouts at the gym 2-3x per week). 

I've only gone on a couple mountain bike rides so far, but the majority of what I've changed the last couple of weeks is getting back into wind sprints now that the local soccer field near my house no longer is covered in snow.

And man oh man... I'm always amazed at how fast the body fat levels drop once I start incorporating wind sprints back into the routines... any minor winter fat stores that built up just start melting away like crazy, and the abs start becoming more visible by the day...

The cool thing is that I've come up with a new morning protocol that involves "semi-fasted" sprints and I'll explain the nutrition tricks I've been using too...

Here's a blog post on exactly how this "semi-fasted" morning exercise works and the nutrition tricks that go along with it:

The "semi-fasted" morning routine to get single-digit body fat

I know that perhaps you might not be able to do the exact type of routine that I describe on that post, but hopefully you can take the information and adapt it to your specific morning routine that works best for you.

And don't forget to get out of that stuffy gym at least a few times a week and enjoy some outdoor exercise!

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer