My abs shrank….

After doing MyBodyTutor for 120 days my diet has completely changed in a way I’m very satisfied with. However my six pack has been slowly fading away…meaning I CAN still easily see it, but it’s not quite as defined as when I was doing MBT.

My body fat is still pretty low, so that’s not the problem. Sadly, I know exactly where I’ve slipped….I stopped doing the ab exercises Adam made for me.

Nisch Nisch.  If I’m doing 98% of the work to stay fit, why not do that extra 2% to be REALLY fit??

I’ve been doing Bikram Yoga one day, then biking the next….and somehow stopped doing the ab exercises (which honestly take very little time).

The issue is clearly I haven’t been pushing those muscles to grow (they looked so much better when they were being exercised regularly).

The solution is clearly to start doing them again!

In case you need a refresher:

Bicycle Situps: 3 sets of 20

Knee Bends: 3 sets of 20

Foot Reaches: 3 sets of 20

Checkout the six-pack exercises for more info.

UPDATE (8-19-2010):

Adam (founder of MyBodyTutor) emailed me shortly after this post:

Instead of setting a daunting goal of doing them every day – which is over-training anyway – aim for 2-3 x per week. If you trained your abs 2-3 per week for 15 minutes a shot, it’ll be all you need.

-Adam

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    Blog posted on: August 19, 2010

    8 comments on “My abs shrank….

    1. Mike Roberts

      Hey man, just discovered your blog yesterday (via a tweet from Tynan about your homeless experiment) and it is fast becoming one of my new favorites. I know I am really enjoying a new blog when I find myself going back and reading through a ton of the posts, Your stuff is really different and entertaining. Keep at it and I’m looking forward to all your new stuff

      ~Mike

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      1. Neville Post author

        Thanks Mike, glad you enjoy the blog!

        By the way, I’m TOTALLY JEALOUS of the big-ass fonts on your site. The next re-design of this blog will be easier to read.

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    2. Fan

      Please, no more gut pictures.

      The other day one of my buddies came by and noticed that I was on this site. He said “whatcha lookin at”. I said, “oh, it’s this interesting Financial Blog that I’ve been following for a long time.” Then I quickly explained the homeless experametn, selling water, house of rave etc etc. When I started randomly clicking on posts, pictures of you showing your stomach kept coming up. I was then told to keep my “gay sites” to myself…not funny.

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    3. Josh

      You’re always trying new things. So I’d like to recommend a quick and easy experiment for you- concerning getting in shape.

      Get a 35lb kettlebell and do one exercise (swings, snatches, etc) as soon as u wake up (stretch or do some jumping jacks first to warm up) and before you go to bed. The most important thing (besides good form) is to do this TABATA style. Google it and download the app tabata timer or use the website. Takes only 4 minutes, but holy $h!t will u feel this and notice a difference.

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