Some health and fitness experts out there are still recommending situp and crunches for those trying to reveal their abs.
Situps and crunches don’t work. In fact, they do more harm then good. But all that is for another time and another article. Instead, lets get right into Yuri Elkaim’s program:
What is the Metabolic Compounding Effect?
Yuri’s program is based on the Metabolic Compounding Effect. According to Yuri, this is something activated in your abs when you perform a series of exercises in a specific sequence. It is based on the notion that that the more muscles you activate, the more calories you burn.
I agree with this statement. If you’ve ever seen high-class athletes (especially gymnasts). They don’t intend to look amazing. It’s the training that gets them there because they are engaging a large amount of muscle within a training session.
Most of us simply don’t engage that many muscles within a single session. This is why full-body workouts are recommended on a fat loss plan over a split-body plan. Train more muscle in a single session, burn fat faster.
Yuri’s plan is broken down into 3 phases: build, sculpt, and burn.
The build phase focuses on strengthening your abdominals through core stabilization movements. Many of you will actually need to build muscle underneath your belly fat. Crunches and situps don’t do much to strengthen and build up your abs.
The sculpt phase provides advanced movements for increased isolation of various parts of your abs. This is in contrast to the first phase, where Yuri targets the general abdominal region, trying to get your body to work in synergy.
Finally, the third phase is where you start training at a super high intensity level to burn off stubborn belly fat. You will alternate between full body movements such as burpees and kettlebell swings with ab-specific drills.
Overall, this build-sculpt-burn system is quite ingenious. Most trainers (if they’ve actually graduated past crunches and situps) use burn workouts with their clients. They might even implement sculpt-style workouts.
I’ve yet to see trainers start off with strengthening their clients’ abs, building and activating muscle. High intensity workouts should only be done towards the end, when you’re bodyfat percentage is lower and your abs are strong enough to handle more advanced exercises.
Pros of Amazing Abs Solution:
#1 – The set of workout videos helps you effectively implement the Metabolic Compounding Effect in a step by step manner.
#2 – You’ll save money on expensive personal trainers. Yuri is your coach and provides you with the workouts his clients pay $250 per hour for just a fraction.
#3 – The workouts can be performed with extremely simple, basic equipment. The first phase is mostly bodyweight movements. Second phase you will need a stability ball. Third phase requires akettlebell or dumbbell.
#4 – Each workout video is follow-along. This also shows you that Yuri himself is in incredible shape. He’s done the plan and now he wants to show you.
Cons of Amazing Abs Solution:
Only drawback is that this is a completely downloadable plan. Each video took me approximately 5 minutes to download. There are 12 main videos to download, plus additional material.
If you plan to download everything at once…it’ll take some time.
Who should purchase Amazing Abs Solution?
If any one of the following describes you, then you should absolutely definitely order Amazing Abs Solution now:
- You want some challenging abdominal workouts to add to your current fitness plan.
- You want to reduce your belly fat and are looking for a done-for-you plan.
- Your current abdominal workouts are not helping you with your goals.
- You suffer from back or neck pain due to situps and crunches and are looking for better training.