Many people have heard of The Truth About Six Pack Abs as it has become the best-selling abdominal development program on the internet. However, commercial success does not guarantee that the program works. In this article we attempt to provide a realistic review of the program answering some of the most common questions people have when considering using it.
Where did The Truth About Six Pack Abs come from?
Mike Geary created The Truth About Six Pack Abs program after struggling for years to obtain a rock-hard midsection. Like many people, he had tried all sorts of gimmicky supplements and ab gadgets with no success. Then finally he decided to pour through the actual reams of literature available on the subject to find out the truth about how people can develop an iron midsection.
In the process Mr. Geary became a nutritionist and trainer and a top expert in the field of abdominal development. He then developed The Truth About Six Pack Abs program to create a no-nonsense approach so that others who are where he was years ago can also learn how to become more toned in the stomach.
Do I need to buy any special equipment or supplements to benefit from the program?
There is no special “ab gadgets” or miracle supplements that one will need to purchase to complete this program. In fact, there is one workout in the program that is specially tailored to people with absolutely no equipment at all.
However, to benefit from the greater variety of exercises Mr. Geary does recommend the purchase of a set of adjustable PowerBlock dumbbells and a stability ball. And if you do have access to a gym, there are sets of exercises that can make use of much of the equipment that is available there for even more improved workouts.
Will I have to do ab exercises all day on this program?
The answer to that question is surprisingly no. In fact, Mr. Geary only recommends working on abs roughly 2-3 times a week for 5-10 minutes a session. The reason why is because most people do not have trouble developing abdominals, rather they have trouble losing the fat around the mid-section so that anyone can see the abdominals.
As a result, Mr. Geary’s program is a comprehensive approach to both developing abs and reducing the body fat percentage down to that 10%-12% level necessary for the abdominals to show. That means more time spent in the gym to burn calories and boost your metabolism instead of just targeting the core. A comprehensive nutrition program is also discussed with a number of sample menu plans.
How easy is the program to implement?
If you are looking for a magic bullet with no work or discipline to develop abs, you are not going to find it here, or anywhere. You are going to need to do two things (1) change the way you eat, if you have not already and (2) get in a habit of implementing the exercises outlined in the book.
It depends on how badly you want that six packs, if it is possible or not. Bad habits can be broken, if the goal is important to you enough. But according to Mr. Geary, genetics or some sense of fatalism is not an excuse. He claims that anyone can have these type of results, if they are willing to put forth the effort.
Will this work for women?
The title of this book is probably a bit unfortunate in that it makes it sound like this book is only targeted at men. The fact of the matter is this is a program for women as well. One of the topics the book addresses if the fear by women that they will become too toned working out with weights and begin to look like a man.
Mr. Geary goes into detail about how difficult it is for women to ever look like men without taking steroids or other artificial means. The fact is a good tailored weight program will make women look more toned and not like a muscle bound freak.
How is this Different From Other Abdominal Programs?
I have read many different books on the subject of fitness and surprisingly learned several new things I had never encountered before. For example, I learned that several of the common ab exercises incorporated into the popular P90X program I love so much, could actually injure my back. Mr. Geary is also the first person I have read make a compelling case that cardiovascular endurance training could actual hurt people in their quest to lose fat.
On the nutrition side, the approach that Mr. Geary takes is a very balanced approach, similar to the nutritional advice given in Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle course. As both courses are written by trainers, it is not surprising that there are similarities there. One difference is that Mr. Geary suggests that cardiovascular exercises done in the morning are not generally a good idea.
Additionally, he provides one of the best rationales as to why a low carb diet, which is widely known to help people reduce weight, can actually hurt in the development of muscle and lean body mass.
What do the users of the product say?
One important piece of information is experiences of those people who have tried this program. While I am sure there probably are people who bought it and got no results, particularly those who were not interesting in exercising, what I found compelling is that a lot of the reviews include comments from regular exercisers who commented on this making a big difference in their workout. Here are some selected examples:
Does this method of obtaining rock hard abdominals really work?
Given that everyone is different, the fact is you are never going to know until you try it out. However, there is a promotion on the product now where one can try it with a risk-free guarantee. If after 60 days it does not work for you after you have followed the program, then you get your money back.
Now in addition to the program guide, you get access to a free membership site to support you in your goals, a free DVD “The 5 Keys to Guaranteed Fat Loss,” and four motivational audios to help you achieve your fitness goals. Please, note that since this is a digitally delivered ebook, it is important that one goes the official website to buy the product to make sure that one is eligible for the money back guarantee.