Stephen Cabral, CPT/CSCS is the author of Fatlossity as well as founder and director of FitLife by StephenCabral.com. The Diet.com video contributor has been an active member of the fitness and personal training community for over 10 years. His passion has led him all over the country in pursuit of continuing to further his education, certifications, and health & fitness philosophies.

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Fit Life with Stephen Cabral

by Stephen Cabral, Fitness Professional
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I'm really excited to announce that one of our earlier videos that demonstrate "The Best Ab Exercises You've Never Heard Of" just hit 1,882,000 views last week!

It was also previously voted as the #1 "How-To" video on YouTube.

The reason it's been so popular is because it shows people how to get great abs and a flatter stomach without all the crunches and sit-ups.

The difference is that the exercises I have Sarah go through are meant to not only get her a great looking mid-section, but also to burn the body fat off so that you can actually see your results.

One of the big secrets to my programs is that I eliminate all the smaller unnecessary movements and long cardio days in order to focus on the exercises that give you the most "bang for your buck."

If you only have 20-30 minutes a few times per week, I don't want you wasting time doing crunches, which will never help you burn off body fat or flatten your stomach.

It's been proven through research that it takes over 25,000 crunches just to burn off 1 pound of body fat!

So, needless to say, any crunches should be used as icing on the cake and not as the staple of your core and abs workout program.

Now, on to the fun part of how you can benefit by doing these exercises...

Here are the 4 exercises that you may not have heard of before, but will produce amazing ab and core results if you do them consistently:

#1. Barbell Overhead Squats
(At home you could use a broom stick or dumbbells instead)

#2. Resistance Band Low-to-High Chops
(I used a JC Band, but you can use any resistance band you'd like)

#3. Dumbbell Front Squats
(I recommend sitting back onto a chair or box to work on form - check out this video for more tips: Single Leg Squat)

#4. Kettlebell Turkish Half Get-Ups
(If you don't have a kettlebell you can use a dumbbell instead)

* Complete each exercise for 10 - 15 repetitions.

You can do all these exercises as a workout one day or add 1-2 to your current workout. Remember, these aren't traditional crunches, so don't expect the same burning sensation in your abs.

However, each set you complete will tighten and tone your stomach giving you better results in less time!

Here's the video:

Or view it here on Diet.com:
The Best Ab Exercises You've Never Heard Of

Definitely follow along with the video and let me know if you have any questions and keep me updated on your progress!

For more information on my 12-week workout, nutrition and weight loss system go to: www.Lose5in7.com

Committed to your success,

Stephen Cabral, CSCS, CPT, NS
Author of Fatlossity, Lose5in7 Weight loss System
Health Consultant for MTV, NutritionData, Diet.com, Gather, Edge

@ 2:40pm ET on October 22, 2009
Let me know if you tried this workout and how it went for you!

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