With all the systems out there for weight loss and getting ripped I’m always skeptical but when I see something that is truly different and unique I love to give it the ultimate test by trying it out on myself. When I first saw How to Get Ripped Abs by John Alvino I was intrigued because this was created by a guy that trains athletes and develops systems for them for peak performance. My whole life has been centered on peak performance and studying the best training available. I used this knowledge to become a state champion wrestler, top US Marine, and fitness trainer but I always seek out others to learn from as that what truly makes us improve. John Alvino has a lot to teach and he put together the ultimate training system in How to Get Ripped Abs.
Before going into the review let’s talk about the importance of keeping a lean waistline.
Stubborn belly fat has become not only an unsightly bulge around the waistline but a health problem that is a precursor to high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. The fat that accumulates around the waistline makes a person sicker, fatter, and unhealthier as it grows. It’s truly a trap that people have a hard time getting out of because the fat makes it tougher and tougher to get healthy. Unless you take control you could be on the way to many problems.
I had let myself go for several months and it was time to finally take control. My waistline was up and so was my blood pressure. I started my own program that I developed and lost 7 pounds in a month and was feeling and looking better but I was already bored doing my usual thing. I looked at all of the most popular ab programs and found How to Get Ripped Abs was the best fit for me due to the fact that it centered around intensive full body workouts, HIIT cardio workouts, and smart eating rather than a calorie deprived diet. I spent my first couple days reading through the entire systems which include the How to Get Ripped Abs book, Meltdown Workout Guide, Exercise Index, Diet Plan, and Recipe book. This system has everything you can imagine so that you succeed. I was excited to start this program. This was the boost I needed to do something new and interesting. The workouts looked challenging and I was ready to start.
As I was about to start the program I scheduled a time to speak to John Alvino personally to find out more about him and his system. He has his own gym in Morristown, NJ where he spends all his time training athletes. This guy knows his stuff. He isn’t the typical trainer you see in the gym following someone around with a clipboard and counting their reps on the thigh machine. John Alvino knows how to make guys hurt and gets them in shape. The How to Get Ripped Abs system is like having him as a personal trainer because the exercises are laid out with detailed pictures and
descriptions. Guys pay $500 to have a program like this put together and customized for them and he is selling the system for only $77. I was planning on promoting it if it worked well so I setup my website How To Get Ripped Abs Review and starting blogging my daily progress.
During the first week I immediately noticed two things. The workouts were much harder than I ever imagined and the amount of food I needed eat everyday was more than I have ever eaten on a fat loss plan. I was striving for 6 meals a day and was usually so full from the meals that I was only hitting 5 meals. I did not spend a single minute of my 5 weeks hungry. If anything I was constantly full. I was eating all kinds of great healthy foods and meals does wonders to optimizing your metabolism. I was losing 3 pounds per week and was only shooting for 2. I admit I started adding some cheat meals here and there but still kept losing 3 pounds per week. How could this happen? It’s the workouts that you do. Three days a week on How to Get Ripped Abs has you doing full body workouts super setting exercises and working at a face pace with high reps and short rest periods. I hadn’t pushed myself to such a point of pain since Marine Corps boot camp. These workouts were tough but that’s what I loved so much about them. The pain and self discipline to push so hard reminded me of wrestling practices and how much they could hurt but how much they rewarded me with a lean body. The other 3 days a week are spent doing very short HIIT workouts. I was jumping rope for 12 to 15 minutes or doing an elliptical machine for HIIT for 15 minutes.
During the 5 weeks I stayed on the 12 week program I lost 12 pounds effortlessly. My waistline shrank down and I did have several cheat meals. John Alvino was checking out my blog and caught me cheating and sent me a reminder that a better transformation would happen if I didn’t cheat. My excuse was that I was losing weight too fast at 3 pounds per week and wanted to slow it down. The truth is I still wanted my weekly pizza and was quite satisfied with 3 pounds of pure fat being melted off per week. You can see more details and read my 33 day log that I kept for 5 weeks.
I planned on running through the entire 12 weeks but I had to do some traveling and got sick. I took some time to rest and then ended up with some sinus problems so I ended up 5 weeks out of the gym. I lost 12 pounds and have not gained an ounce of it back so How to Get Ripped Abs melted the fat off permanently and without rebound like many diets do. Now it’s close to Thanksgiving so rather than go right back into the program I am going to just hit the gym 3 days a week through the holidays to stay in shape and work on building a few pounds of muscle. In March I am starting How to Get Ripped Abs again and will complete the entire 12 week program. There is nothing better for getting in shape and losing fat fast.
If you don’t feel like following a diet plan but could follow a 6 day a week workout program and would like to lose fat fast I would highly recommend How to Get Ripped Abs. If you can keep yourself eating healthy 80% of the time and follow the workout plan you will still lose a lot of fat until you hit single digit body fat. Once you hit the 10% or under it is necessary to tighten the diet to get the real Ripped Abs look but if you just want to drop 10-15 pounds to get in better shape start this program and you will lose the weight effortlessly. When I start back up in spring it will be to get shredded and get my 6 pack back. In all my years of experience there is not any other program I would choose instead.
If you want to melt the fat around your belly like a blowtorch then go buy How to Get Ripped Abs now. My How to Get Ripped Abs review is proof that it works for even a 38 year old guy that cheats on his diet. If a guy like me can lose 3 pounds a week you could probably do even better! You can read about each of my 33 days here at my How to Get Ripped Abs Challenge
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If How to Get Ripped Abs by John Alvino is too tough for you to start but want something that can help you put on a few pounds of muscle while taking off fat you should try the 10/10 Transformation by Chad Waterbury
I have enjoyed all of Chad Waterbury’s workouts and writing. I own his book Muscle Revolution and have to say that the muscle building workouts in there are the best I’ve ever seen. Chad Waterbury is ahead of the curve when it comes to strength and Mass development in athletes and bodybuilders. He puts out excellent workout programs with his state of the art theories on muscular development and recovery. He’s been the new guy on the block for the last couple of years but has been gaining notoriety quickly because his programs do something very important. They produce real and noticeable results!
Before I continue let me give you a quick bio from his website so you know this isn’t another run of the mill trainer:
Chad Waterbury is a neurophysiologist and author.
His training methods are used by a wide range of athletes, bodybuilders, models, and fitness enthusiast.
Chad is the director of strength and conditioning at Rickson Gracie Int. Jiu Jitsu Center in LA.
Chad is a regular contributor to the T-Muscle bodybuilding website.
Chad has a master’s degree in physiology from the University of Arizona.
Chad’s focus there was on the neurophysiology of human movement and performance. This lead him to make radical changes in the way he trains competitive athletes. His workouts are now shorter and faster, producing superior results in strength, power, and muscular development.
His eBook, the 10/10 Transformation, is a remarkable triumph of new muscle technology put to work. It’s designed to have you gain 10 pounds of muscle and lose 10 pounds of fat in 12 weeks. Your body weight will be exactly the same but you will look completely different by shedding a few inches off of your waist and adding 10 pounds of pure muscle to your physique. If you can shrink the waistline while beefing up the upper body you will be amazed at the difference you can make in your appearance.
The 10/10 Transformation by Chad Waterbury has several elements that appealed to me. As a fitness enthusiast I am always looking for a great routine that will give real visible results. Standard routines and diets are just plain boring. The 10/10 mixes everything up with challenge and change throughout. It includes a daily diet, daily workout routine, supplement regime, and tips for success. It is a very easy program to follow but you must be ready to commit yourself to some grueling workouts. The program divides itself into four separate three week programs. Your body will not be able to fully adapt to this which means you will get steady results for the entire 12 weeks. The first three weeks is fat loss, followed by 3 weeks of muscle gain, 3 more weeks of fat loss, and a final 3 weeks of muscle gain to add the finishing touch to your body.
By focusing exclusively on either fat burn or muscle gain during each 3 week period you can maximize your results, keep your body off guard, and keep your mind fresh without getting bored. During the 3 week body fat phases you will do 3 full body workouts during the week which vary the rest, rep, and the load of the weight. I did those on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They only take about 35 minutes but you will be in a full sweat and exhausted at the end. These workouts build muscle and burn fat. You do need to have a bit of conditioning under your belt to tackle these workouts because they will kick your butt. The other two days of the week you do a 20 minute HIIT cardio session. Total time spent in the gym is about 3 hours during the entire week. That’s not much time to drop 5 pounds of fat and get stronger at the same time!
During my initial 3 weeks I was a bit loose on the diet having 3-4 cheat meals per week rather than the prescribed 2 (yes you get to eat cheat meals, pizza for me!) At the end of the first 3 weeks I lost 1 inch off of my waist while gaining 2 pounds on the scale. I have found that every inch off my waist equates to 4-5 pounds of fat so I lost about 4 pounds of fat and gained 6 pounds of lean body weight. The difference in my physique was dramatic. You might be thinking that is a lot of mass to gain but I started using creating during that 3 weeks and typically my muscle cells volumize and I gain exactly 6-7 pounds once it is in my system so it was right on target. I lost close to 5 pounds and my muscles had more volume from the creatine.
I went right into the muscle building phase which is a nice change of pace. Waterbury uses something very radical called HFT or High Frequency Training. I trained each muscle about 5 times per week. The weight, reps, sets, and rest periods are changed up each workout so it keeps your body guessing and allows the separate pathways in the muscles time for recovery. I gained a stunning 8 pounds in 3 weeks. I was really sore the first week but got used to it. Part of my success was sticking very close to his diet which recommended a heavy amount of BCAA’s during the entire 3 weeks. High protein, supplemented BCAA’s, and rigorous workouts for 3 weeks put slabs of muscle on quickly. There are no cardio workouts during the 3 weeks because the body needs all of it’s time for rest.
After those 6 weeks I already had a big transformation in my body so the book was already well worth the price. I completed the transformation and can tell you it lives up to its name. The initial 3 week fat burning program is so effective that I have used that segment alone 3 more times during the course of the year when I want to drop 5-6 pounds quickly and gain some muscle.
If you’re looking for something that is extremely effective for fat loss and muscle gain then I highly recommend the 10/10 workout. The diet plan is simple to follow and easy enough for someone that doesn’t have any time to cook or prepare meals. It lays out every detail in this 1 simple book and leaves nothing to chance. The other thing I liked was you will now have 4 routines that you can use at anytime. If you want to lose fat you can pull out one of the two fat burning workouts or on the flip side gain muscle with one of the two 3 week muscle gaining routines. Look for more great work from Chad Waterbury in the future. In the mean time you can try his 10/10 Transformation here.