Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Six Pack Shortcuts
1.What makes this program different from other exercise and nutrition programs?
The biggest difference is that Six Pack Shortcuts was designed to help you burn your belly fat and get abs by maximizing the Afterburn Effect, where else other programs are not.
The style of workout used in the course is called Afterburn Training - a very unique combination of weightlifting and high intensity cardio. The goal of Afterburn Training is to maximize your need to recover from your workouts, and therefore the calories you consume through Afterburn.
The advantage of working out in this style is that you'll be able to do VERY effective workouts in just 30 minutes or less. But be warned...this will be an INTENSE 30 minutes, and you'll have to exert far more effort than a traditional bodybuilding or cardio routine. However, if you are willing to train hard you can really see some KILLER results from Afterburn Training.
A second difference is that Six Pack Shortcuts also includes the Zero Willpower Eating System as a free bonus. Our eating system is unique because it's designed to make healthy eating as simple, convenient, and cheap as possible. Here's how it works:
Each week, you'll cook 14-30 simple healthy meals in advance. Then throughout the week, you'll just pop them in the microwave whenever you need a meal. You'll spend LESS time cooking and cleaning then you do now, and you'll spend LESS on food because the meals consist of simple whole foods. And our clients find it much easier to stick to than other diets that require you to count calories, cook complex meals, or follow convoluted nutrition rules.
The third key difference is that Six Pack Shortcuts is taught 100% through entertaining yet informative short videos. That means that you won't have to spend hours slogging through a boring ebook, and that you won't have the impossible task of figuring out how to do exercises from sketchy pictures and text descriptions. You'll find the videos are easy to watch, AND you'll find you learn more from seeing the workouts demonstrated on video rather than reading about them.
Want to learn more about how Six Pack Shortcuts is unique, and whether it's right for you? Then check out the Afterburn Training video! I give some free tips that you can use to start getting in shape with Afterburn training right there, and you'll also learn exactly how it's used in Six Pack Shortcuts to help you get in shape.
2. What is the Afterburn Effect?
The Afterburn Effect is more commonly known by its scientific name, Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption or EPOC. Unless you're a fitness nerd like me you can just call it "Afterburn" though ;)
Here's how the Afterburn works:
After your exercise, your body needs to RECOVER. You need to repair your muscle tissues, a replenish certain energy molecules inside your muscles so that they can do more work. And this recover consumes calories - which means that it can help you to burn your belly fat and get abs if you maximize it.
All forms of exercise trigger the Afterburn Effect to some degree. However, research shows that low intensity forms of exercise (jogging on the treadmill, doing crunches, etc.) trigger a very small Afterburn Effect, while high intensity forms of exercise (heavy compound weightlifting and high intensity cardio) trigger a MUCH bigger Afterburn Effect. By doing the right type of training, you can dramatically increase the amount of calories you are burning through Afterburn which will allow you to burn your belly fat and get abs faster.
Here's what others are saying about the Afterburn Effect...
"In a 1992 Purdue study, results showed that high intensity, anaerobic type exercise resulted in a significantly greater magnitude of EPOC than aerobic exercise of equal work output....the overall weight-control benefits of EPOC, for men and women, from participation in resistance exercise occur over a significant time period."
From Ask Men:
"While on the quest for fat loss, many people place far too much focus on how many calories they are burning during their exercise sessions, while forgetting to account for the calories that will be burned because of that exercise session -- after all is said and done. If you train in the proper way, you can actually greatly enhance the total amount of fat burned with your exercise program by taking advantage of these additional calories lost after the training program is completed.
...make sure you don't forget the important factor of EPOC during your next workout. If you plan your program right, it can mean the difference between coming in large and ripped by the end of your goal month, and being muscular, but not all that defined."
"Although there appears to be variation in individual responses, the positive news is that [calories burned through EPOC] can add up over time and may contribute to long-term weight management. Some evidence-based exercise options to maximize the exercise after-burn are presented in Sidebar 1. When working with clients who want to maximize energy expenditure through EPOC, focus on developing their training status so they can perform higher intensity exercise."
If you want to learn more about the Afterburn Effect and how it can help you burn your belly fat and get abs, be sure to check out the Afterburn Training video.
3. Besides the Afterburn Effect, how will Six Pack Shortcuts help me to get a ripped body and abs?
If you want to learn more about how you can start getting your ripped body and abs, check out this free video to learn more!
4. I'm busy...will this program fit into my lifestyle?
Six Pack Shortcuts was designed to be as easy and convenient as possible to follow while still delivering killer results. It's great for busy people because:
Now although I've made the program as SIMPLE and EASY to stick to as possible...realize that you WILL have to do some work to get in shape with this program. You'll have to do the 40-45 minute workouts, and stick to the eating plan I lay out for you.
But - I think that you will find the program is much easier to stick to than other exercise programs, and that you can easily fit it into a busy lifestyle. You can find out more about why I think Six Pack Shortcuts is the simplest and easiest way to get in shape from this free video: click here.
5. Can women do the Six Pack Shortcuts program?
Yes! In fact, about 30% of my clients are female right now. The truth is, getting in shape is 95% the same whether you're male or female, and Six Pack Shortcuts is a great way to get in shape for either sex.
There ARE some small modifications that I recommend that female clients make to the program though. This is why I include the "Female Workout Modification Worksheet" when you purchase Six Pack Shortcuts, so you'll know exactly what to switch up to build a feminine, toned physique. I also include unlimited 1-on-1 email coaching with the program, so you can ask a trainer if you have any other questions about how women should follow the program.
If you're a woman, you won't have to worry about getting excessively muscular or looking masculine with Six Pack Shortcuts. Your program will be designed to build you a slim, sexy body with a flat stomach and toned abs. Here's a video I made with my friend Shannon who got in shape using Afterburn Training, so you can see what type of female physique our program is designed to build:
Check out the Afterburn Training video for full details on how Six Pack Shortcuts can help women to get in shape.
6. I'm probably way older/younger/fatter/skinnier/out of shape than your average client. Will Six Pack Shortcuts work for me?
Yes! The program is designed to get results for clients of any age, gender, or fitness experience level. I have clients as old as 72 and as young as 16 who have gotten results with the program. I also have many clients who never exercised before they began Six Pack Shortcuts, and a few clients who worked out for decades before starting to train with me.
The reason the program can get results for anyone is that it is designed so that you can increase the intensity and make it more challenging as you progress. It's safe and effective for beginners to follow, and I show advanced guys how they can amp up the intensity so they can also get killer workouts in.
In addition to this, I make the program highly customizable. In the Advanced Coaching videos, I show you many advanced workout add-ons that you can do in addition to the base Six Pack Shortcuts workouts to help you progress towards your goals. There are fat loss workout add-ons, muscle-building workout add-ons, add-ons to make your more athletic and functionally strong...etc. You can pick what goal you want to accomplish, and customize your workouts to get you there as fast as possible.
And if you REALLY think your situation is unusual, remember the program includes unlimited 1-on-1 email coaching with my staff of trainers. You can contact them, and they can help you to design a routine that fits your fitness level, lifestyle, and goals.
I really do believe you can tremendously benefit from working out and eating right, and that I can help you do it through Six Pack Shortcuts. Watch the Afterburn Training video now to see how, and to see if Six Pack Shortcuts is right for you.
Mike's disclaimer: I'm a personal trainer, not a doctor or a medical professional. If you have a medical issue that makes working out or eating healthy dangerous for you, you should talk to your doctor before beginning Six Pack Shortcuts. I also recommend that anyone under the age of 18 or over the age of 70 talk to a doctor before beginning the program, even if you have no medical issues right now. The program should be fine for virtually everyone to follow, but it's always best to be safe and double-check that the workouts and diet will be safe for you if you're a teenager or if you're over 70.
Please also see my FTC Legal Disclaimer for full legal disclosure of typical results, testimonials, and risk.
7. How do I get the program? Is anything shipped to me?
The program is delivered through a series of short, entertaining, and easy to watch videos. You'll be accessing your training videos online through our members-only site. You can stream the videos instantly from anywhere with an internet connection - or you can download high quality versions to your computer that you'll have permanently.
This means that you'll get access to the videos instantly, and you won't have to wait for anything to be shipped to you.
Right now, we do not offer the Six Pack Shortcuts course on DVD. However, you can simply download the videos and burn them onto a DVD if you prefer to watch them on your TV or away from your computer.
8. I'm not from the United States. Can I sign up for the program?
Yes! Actually, only about 30% of our clients are from the United States, the rest are from many different countries around the world. Since the program is delivered through our online clients-only site, you can access your videos from anywhere with an internet connection. If you can watch our YouTube videos, then you can participate in the full course too!
However, the course is currently only available in the English language. I don't recommend that you sign up for the program if you don't understand English -- but if you can understand basic spoken English this program will be great for you. We are working on getting the course translated into a few different languages soon though, so I'll keep you posted on that.
9. How can I learn more about the program?
As I've written above, the best way to learn more about the program is to watch my free Afterburn Training video. You'll learn more about how you'll be getting in shape with Six Pack Shortcuts - and you'll get some killer free tips you can use to improve your workouts, even if you decide not to sign up for the program.
10. I have a question that wasn't covered on this page - how can I get it answered?
For the fastest response, give me a call! You can contact the Six Pack Shortcuts team at 1(800) 655-8576 if you calling within the US or 512-201-4651 for outside of the US. Your call will be answered by one of my senior trainers, who can answer any questions that you have about the program.
Our phones are answered live from 11 AM - 8 PM United States Central time, Monday through Friday. You can also leave us a message outside those hours, and we'll get back to you ASAP.
I look forward to training with you! And if you haven't yet, check out that Afterburn Training Video now to get started!