Aside from the aesthetic challenges that excess belly fat causes there are also the health considerations. According to the Mayo Clinic, having a large amount of belly fat increases risks of:
• Heart Disease
• Some types of Cancer
• Type 2 diabetes
• Insulin resistance
• High triglycerides
• Low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol
• Metabolic syndrome
• Sleep apnea
Recognizing the challenges that his clients face in this area, Burbank, California based fitness trainer Scott Yonehiro developed a simple three step system to help shed unhealthy belly fat.
1. Morning Cardio on an empty stomach - The number one obstacle to obtaining a healthy toned midsection with washboard abs is that stubborn layer of belly fat. Regardless of the popular myths that circulate about spot reduction, the only way to remove this fat is to burn all excess fat off. Upon rising, one should drink a glass of water, get dressed, and begin a cardio workout. Doing this immediately after a long fasting period like sleeping overnight will force your body to burn fat stores as fuel. It is easiest if they have some sort of equipment at home like a treadmill or elliptical machine but if they need to run in the neighborhood this works fine too. The important thing is to reach their target heart rate and maintain it for at least 20 minutes working their way up to one hour.
2. No Starchy or Complex Carbohydrates after Six PM - This mistake sabotages more fat loss programs than any other. In plain English, after a night of sleep a belly full of carbs turns into belly full of fat. All meals after six should be non-starchy veggies like spinach, broccoli, and salads or high quality proteins like lean meat and protein shakes with low carb counts.
3. Only Train Abs One Time Per Week - Many on the quest for six-pack abs resort to training the abs every day. This is not only counterproductive but could also lead to over-training and injury. If someone has a moderate exercise program in place, they are already working the core and abdominal muscles in virtually every routine. Training abs along with the core one time per week for about an hour is all they really need to strengthen the abdominal muscles and provide a solid base that will begin to stand out as soon as they banish that stubborn belly fat.
About Scott Yonehiro
For over 17 years, Scott Yonehiro has been directly involved in the fitness industry. A former fitness model; Scott’s experience and expertise ranges from helping clients one-on-one as a personal trainer to coordinating entire teams of trainers as a head trainer and fitness director. He is also the creator of the Ballistic Body Fitness system, a nationally known 90 day extreme body transformation challenge.
Learn methods to lose 8 to 15 pounds in 10 days with a free working persons detox and weight loss jump start plan at this weight loss and fitness resource website at www.ballisticbodyfitness.com.
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Burbank, CA., based health and fitness company specializing in "Extraordinary Fitness Transformations in 90 Days or Less". And home of the "90 Day Extreme Body Transformation Challenge".