Let’s be real, everyone wants a set of toned, washboard tight abs to show off. If someone tells you otherwise, they are lying to you.
Unfortunately for many of us, that coveted six pack is as elusive as ever; and we hop from one workout to another or cycle through miracle pills and ab machines hoping to strike luck on something that actually delivers on its promise.
In this brutally honest Wonder Core Review, I reveal the truth about this ab workout machine to help you determine if it’s the best investment to make before shelling-out the dough.
We will discuss everything you need to know to make the most informed decision possible and I provide you with alternatives should the Wonder Core System turn out to be something other than what you are looking for.
I promise you, that this Old School New Body Review, is by far the most accurate and complete assessment of the program on the planet. This is a long read, so sit back and really take the time to go through the entire article.
My goal is to provide you with the most in-depth information available so that you can determine if this program is the best fit for you and hopefully prevent you from wasting money.
If you are serious about getting in shape and read-on, this article will help. Otherwise click the back button and go on your merry way. I don’t want to waste the time of anyone who does not what to get in great shape and potentially knock years off their current look and feel.
Otherwise, if you are ready to take fitness to a higher level or just lose some stubborn fat, and or build lean muscle. Read on!
How many diets have you wasted your time – and money – on? Probably more than you’d care to count. And even if you’re eating all of the healthy foods that fitness “gurus” recommend, you’re still carrying around that gut you’ve been trying to get rid of for years.
What if I told you it’s not what you’re eating, but when you’re eating that’s the problem?
Thirty minutes of non-strenuous ab-defining contractions is all you need to achieve the washboard abs you want. This isn’t a gimmick or another pill. It is all done by the FDA-cleared Flex Belt. We’re going to provide the most thorough assessment, so you never need to read Flex Belt reviews again – you’ll know it all.
Many of us are already pressed for time as it is, so why bother wasting an hour or more in the gym. Seriously, its not worth the time, or cash investment to pack-up your things, cart down to the gym, fight over the equipment, 3 to 5 days per week. Programs like Focus T25 promise to deliver results in 25 minutes from the comfort of home.
If you are in a hurry you can check the official T25 website by clicking here, but if you have some time to stick around read through this article. It‘s packed full of up-to-date information about T25.
In this review, I cover; what the program is about, the phases, Pros, Cons, and benefits to help you determine if this program is the best one for you.
Before we get into the review. let’s take a look at the creator of the program.
This is hardly an Insanity workout program review, but I often get a lot of questions about what is included in the Insanity workout and where a listing of the DVDs can be found. I pulled together a quick, but comprehensive summary of all the Insanity videos that you can expect to find in the program. It’s worth noting also, that the DVDs are available separately from Beach Body and Amazon if you find one or two favorites.
Max Workouts Review: Does This Program Really Work?
I finished the 16th week of the Max Workouts routine and figured now is as good a time as any to review it for you folks. First and foremost, you can consider this a fat loss product. Max Workouts can definitely help you build muscle, but it’s not really geared toward building Phil Heath, Jay Cutler, or (gasp) Marcus Ruhl kind of muscle! My Max Workouts review goes into the juicy details where others don’t dare to go. Be sure to read through the entire article for the facts about this program.
One of the things that inspired me to purchase this program was because; it doesn’t promise that you’ll get “six pack abs in 30 days”. Even for men and women that are already reasonably lean, 30 days isn’t very long to get ripped – and not very safe either!
Most of us aren’t stupid either, so when you see ridiculous claims, you know the author is just trying to take your money and run.
The 90-Day Ultimate Fitness Program?
Touted as “The 90-Day Ultimate Fitness Program”, the Max Workouts eBook cover promises that anyone can achieve some pretty awesome goals, if they follow the workout routine and complimentary add-on manual: “New Lean Body Diet”.
Anyhow, enough of the fluffy introductory stuff: I’m going to break this product down for you as efficiently as possible, telling you a bit about the what makes it unique, and the core principles that went into the making of this all-encompassing workout routine and lifestyle guide.
What Makes Max Workouts Different From Other Fat Loss Programs?
If you haven’t heard about Shin Ohtake and the methodologies he’s outlined in Max workouts, I can assure you that I’ve reviewed the entire thing, including fact-checking the details he’s feeding us: The routines really can work. However, before you run off to by this program, read through the rest of this article because, I have laid it out for you so that you can find out first hand if this program is right for you.
Let’s look at some of the highlights from Max Workouts.
Shin explains the Afterburn Effect in this short video here:
Diet Guide (New Lean Body Diet)
This is free add-on that’s being offered with the product currently. I’m not sure how long they’re going to offer it at no extra charge. This is one of the best deals that the folks at Max Workouts have offered since its release, and the results of a clean diet are well known to most of us already.
Ohtake goes into detail about how sugar keeps you fat, how many of the foods found in a western diet are jam-packed with sugar (even though they’re marketed as “healthy”), how to battle inflammation in the cells of your body (which keep us fat by curbing our body’s post-workout recovery), how to curb your cravings for the bad stuff we all love to eat, and much more.
While, the addition of a nutritional guide is a nice feature of any fitness program, I find that all too many just fall short. The reality is, that this book feels and reads more like filler material to help round-out the workout into a full program.
Don’t get me wrong, the information is useful if you can find the time to read through the droning science behind everything. What I like to see in a diet program is something that is clear, easy to follow, and easy to stick with. Most people will find the vast array of data tables contained in this guide to be of little real value.
I had to force my way through reading the book, only to toss it aside and just stick with my Paleo plan, which is far easier to follow and easily more effective. You just can’t go wrong with a Paleo diet and with so many options available to you in the nutrition space, the Lean Body Diet just does not cut it. Free or not, you will have to look elsewhere for your nutritional needs.
Does Max Workouts have a guarantee?
Yeah, of course. When you buy Max Workouts, you get 90 days to return it. No questions asked.
Pros and Cons of Max Workouts
I have outlined what I like least and most about the program, to help you get a better idea if Max Workouts is something you should add to your fitness regime.
Price. The roughly $40 price tag places the program in the lower cost range in comparison to other similar products.
Clear exercise instruction pictures. Shin demonstrates the exercises in clear form. This is helpful for anyone who is just learning.
Fitness approach. The exercises and routines outlined in the program are effective and will help most people lose weight and build lean muscle if they follow along
Minimal equipment requirements. Even though you will benefit most from using free weights, all you really need is a set of dumbells to complete the main course.
Timing. The exercise sessions are efficient and last only 30 minutes each.
The workouts work equally well for men and women.
The program is sold as a complete package. The lack luster diet guidelines from the Lean Body Diet book fall short making this more of a workout series than a total solution.
While the exercise demonstration pictures are clear, you have to pay an upgrade fee to get video demonstrations. This is a recurring $19.99 fee mind you. Most other programs available in the $40 and above range typically have video demonstrations without the hassle of recurring fees.
The workouts are flat out boring. It’s not that they aren’t effective, the routines are just dull and no fun to do. I am not saying that they aren’t challenge; they just feel like a grind. I had to force myself through the program and I won’t be doing another round. There are too many other offerings available that challenge you, but are fun to do as well.
This program also has no staying power. What I mean is that when you are done. You are done. Unless however, you join the Max Workouts Club for $19.99 per month where you will gain access to forums and new workout videos. Don’t get excited though, because the forums are like a ghost town. Even though customer support is quick to respond, there are not enough active users to make posting in the forums worth your 20 bucks per month.
The program is based on the Tabata method, HIIT, and the afterburn effect. The truth is, that NONE of these items are specific to Max Workouts. These are methods that are used in a multitude of programs such as Focus T25 and Old School New Body. Both are wildly different from Max Workouts and, and each other for that matter, but they deliver results based on the same principles.
The main course contains all of the workout routines, the intro, and instructional pictures. However, it is brutally unorganized. There are no cheat sheets and you will spend time flipping back and forth between pages or scrolling up and down to figure out what to do next. Some clean, printable workouts, would be a great feature. Sadly, they don’t exist.
What’s The Bottom Line?
On the surface, this program seems to be a steal for around 40 bucks. However, the disorganized material, the woefully inadequate diet guide, and the need to force your way through the dull workouts, just make it too tedious and boring for the long term. The recurring monthly fee for the optional Max Workouts club is just too high for the lack of value it brings to the table.
Overall it scores about 2.5 out of 5 stars. I believe you can find better workouts in this space for less cash. For example, Old School New Body works great for men and women at about half the price.
The days of long workout sessions at the gym have lost their appeal. The new trend in exercise is one that closely follows the pattern of life – fast, busy and flexible. Static routines no longer cut it, and training just one body part is now tedious and time-consuming.
People want and expect simple, workable steps that yield noticeable results quickly. This was also the thinking of Tokyo-born Shin Ohtake, the creator of the Max Workouts 90 Day Fitness Program, a system designed to help anyone achieve their performance goals in faster time with more efficient training.
With so many fitness and exercise programs on the market, it’s difficult to know which one to take on and potentially risk losing both time and money with nothing to show for it. Now more than ever online shoppers are relying on the reputation of programs and the reviews of others to guide them into making a committed decision.
The selected workout schedule on offer must not only be time-efficient, it must also produce noticeable results within a very short time frame. One system that claims to meet these requirements is a popular high-intensity training program for getting lean and ripped within just 90 days. As appealing as that sounds, it is reasonable to ask the question; does Max Workouts by Shin Ohtake work?
It is not uncommon for fitness experts with detailed training programs to offer snippets of free information. Very often, these freebies are cleverly used as teasers to entice us into wanting additional information that will help us achieve our goals. In order to do that, we are then persuaded, sometimes even tricked, into purchasing their main and often very expensive product.
While this technique is the norm for many health-related products, there are times when we are given advice about max workouts freely, and that free information is stellar in its own right so that it can be applied without the need for immediate additional packages. Shin Ohtake’s ‘Lean Body Kick-Start’ strategy is one such program.