Saturday, August 23, 2008

Exercise? Part V - why Interval training is better..

...continuation from my previous post on Exercises at Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

I told you about my personal trainer Mike Greary right? in my Part 4

Take a look at his latest comments.. I agreed 100% to his words (see my comments in earlier posting). Putting it here for your enjoyment... (thanks Mike!)

Well, after watching the Olympics for the last couple of weeks, I think I've found the Olympian with the absolute BEST six pack abs...

The winner by a landslide is:

Usain Bolt!

If you've seen a couple of the times he's pulled his shirt up a little, you'll see that he easily has one of the best sets of ripped abs in the world.

This is not a surprise, as 100 and 200-meter sprinters usually have some of the most impressive bodies in the world. Compare those strong healthy muscular physiques of world-class sprinters with the typically skinny, weak frail-looking physiques of marathoners.

That's one reason why distance running will NEVER be in my exercise repertoire!

Another is the fact that distance running at the same basic steady pace only trains your heart rate in one specific range the entire time instead of a hugely wide range such as in sprinting. A sprinters heart is always going to be stronger than a marathoners heart (unless the marathoner trains in higher intensity ranges as well for at least some training).

And the 3rd reason that distance running will never be in my exercise repertoire is the fact that it is BRUTAL on your joints pounding the pavement (or the treadmill) on a daily basis. I'll stick to sprinting on grass fields or hill sprinting, which will actually strengthen instead of tear-down the joints, when done properly.

As you can see from the incredibly ripped abs of Usain Bolt, there is a reason that sprints (and hill sprints) are included as some of the most important factors that I talk about in my Truth about Six Pack Abs program.
If you want lean, sexy, ripped abs... stop crunching and start sprinting!

Mike Greary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal TrainerFounder -


In the meantime, watch this simple bodyweight core workout.. simple.. no need special equipment.. everyone should do it. My extreme fav.. I do this almost every other day.. in the morning and at night! (quick one before I hit the shower!)

Easy right? what are you waiting for?


My other posts on nutrition:
Now I know your secret.. you don't eat rice..!
To Loose Weight, You Don't Have To Starve..!
Stay Good at 90% of the Time
What do you drink?
What Kind of Diet are You On?
What's Your Typical Breakfast?
What's my typical lunch/dinner?

Sher Khan.


  1. Came across your blog from Craig's site.

    Congrats for winning the TT challenge.

    Am glad to find a fellow Msian following TT workouts. I thought I'd never find one at all!

    I gotta agree with you that HIIT is better. And more interesting if you ask me. I don't remember enjoying steady cardio tho.

    Keep up with the good work man!

    p.s. I think I should direct this entry to my friends. Not many are too excited with joining the HIIT bandwagon.

  2. hi there, hey good to know that there's another fellow malaysian also into TT!! (been looking at ttmembers, but can't find anyone!)

    you're very true - none seems to internalise HIIT here, well at least to the circles that I know. Whatever it is.. it works on me!



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