Has any one heard of and tried the six pack abs in 16 weeks workout?

  • auryn

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    May 26, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    Having done the 12 week Muscle Building and Strong and Lean workouts from here, I was wondering about the workout from http://www.iwantsixpackabs.com. It might not take me that long to get the results since I'm really on my way from the RJ workouts, but I just wanted to know if anyone's tried this other one.

    I know some of you guys do your own workouts or ones like the p90x, so I thought I'd ask about this one.

    I've seen some of the exercises on youtube and they've got some really creative takes on pushups and other things.

    If you've checked it out let me know. From what little I've seen, it may be good for folks that don't have 2 hours to spend at the gym.

    Anyway, enough rambling...


  • MattyC0709

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    May 26, 2008 9:32 PM GMT
    Hey, I can't see the workout, you posted the link badly. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 26, 2008 9:46 PM GMT
    Yes, it only took me 2 weeks icon_lol.gif
  • UncleverName

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    May 26, 2008 9:47 PM GMT
    Yeah, I can't click through the link either, and I'm too lazy to copy and paste. Wait, make that, I'm almost too lazy to copy and paste icon_smile.gif
  • MattyC0709

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    May 26, 2008 9:49 PM GMT
    UncleverName said... I'm too lazy to copy and paste. Wait, make that, I'm almost too lazy to copy and paste icon_smile.gif

    LOL! I forgot I can copy and paste the link!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • auryn

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    May 26, 2008 10:07 PM GMT
    ok, guys i fixed the link. thanks
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    May 27, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidYes, it only took me 2 weeks icon_lol.gif

    are you kidding? 'cause I've been working out for long and I don't have abs, maybe that's what i need.
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    May 27, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    That's great if it works - as I'm sure it does since Curious testified to it - but I do find their website misleading. For example, the main guy featured in the before/after section: at first glance, he looks overweight and out-of-shape but if you look closer, he's clearly been bulking up - his arms are super defined and thick with visible veins, his chest has definition - so this guy basically leaned down over the next 9 weeks to reveal his true physique. I am sure truly overweight people who haven't been working out/bulking up wouldn't see those kinds of results in that amount of time.
  • Squarejaw

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    May 27, 2008 4:28 AM GMT
    The standard method for getting before/after pic in fitness promos is to find an athlete who is injured or temporarily unable to stay at their fighting weight. Companies pay these athletes to gain even more weight. When their injuries are healed, they go back to their original diet or workout regimen, incorporating the sponsored product in some minor way. After a little while back at their usual healthy lifestyle, they look like they did before the injury.
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    May 27, 2008 4:40 AM GMT
    That makes sense sj, though it's incredibly frustrating because it really preys on the wishful thinking of people not yet experienced with working out and fitness, it also feeds into the myth of "magically fast results" that gets so many people in a neurotic (almost compulsive) fit to gets into shape only to deflate when they don't realistically see those kinds of results in the amount of time that they had hoped. It's basically a lie.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 27, 2008 5:01 AM GMT
    metropolitan said[quote][cite]CuriousJockAZ said[/cite]Yes, it only took me 2 weeks icon_lol.gif

    are you kidding? 'cause I've been working out for long and I don't have abs, maybe that's what i need.[/quote]



    Yes, I was totally kidding. Ab workouts work only if you have the good diet to go with it -- otherwise it's kind of a waste of time because those abs will be hidden under a little blanket. Good genes also help.
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    May 27, 2008 8:14 AM GMT
    I bought the six-pack, but it did nothing for my abs. icon_lol.gif
  • GQjock

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    May 27, 2008 9:59 AM GMT
    You should have a good healthy cynicism of anything that gives you a guarantee
    If it were that simple everybody would have great abs right?
    There's never a quick fix
    six packs take work and diet
    with enough genetics thrown in just to make the avg person crazy
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    May 27, 2008 11:28 AM GMT
    here's a helpfull and usefull reply from someone who used his plan :-).

    this is a workout that is based on total body workout 3x per week and it creates a huge boost in your metabolism. I had been trying to drop weight for years. this program sent my metabolism through the roof and i ate double my normal diet(still lost weight). You do feel your core getting stronger and tighter. For variety I stopped doing this program and started doing p90x and have not lost the kind of weight i did on the iwantsixpackabs.

    The best program is the one your currently on as long as you follow it and keep the diet clean.
  • auryn

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    May 27, 2008 11:01 PM GMT
    GQjock saidYou should have a good healthy cynicism of anything that gives you a guarantee
    If it were that simple everybody would have great abs right?
    There's never a quick fix
    six packs take work and diet
    with enough genetics thrown in just to make the avg person crazy


    Thanks guys,

    This is why I asked. I've been working out pretty regularly since October and haven't made the kinds of gains that I saw on this guy's website, though I can see me willy again for the first time in years. icon_wink.gif

    I think the idea of making sure to follow a sensible diet plan (something I haven't done quite right yet) along with the variety of exercises is why I was interested. I may not be the 130 lb guy I was 3 years ago, but I don't have the dunlap I gained in those years either.

    I appreciate your feedback (yes, even the comical ones).