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Get Lean In 30 Minutes – Find out how in this Max Workouts Review

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Does the Max Workouts Program by Shin Ohtake Really Work?

I just finished my 16th week using 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! 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. So let’s take a quick look at my Max Workouts Review to see if the program lives-up to it’s claims.

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 want to get another perspective there are a lot of success stories on the Max Workouts website, so this is a good spot to look if you want to see what other folks have to say. 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 work. However, you do have to be committed to changing your current understanding of traditional workouts and how they relate to muscle-conditioning and fat loss. Let’s look at some of the highlights from Max Workouts.

Compound Exercises

The fact that, compound “multiple-joint”, exercises are better for conditioning muscle, building strength, and burning calories is nothing new. Still, the tendency to focus on crunches, machine workouts, and isolation movements is a commonly made mistake (and waste of time) for anyone looking to sculpt lean muscle and cut up. I’d speculate that a fair amount of the “personal trainers” out there still push this nonsense on their clients. That’s why I don’t use one myself. In fact, unless you’re looking to build a specific muscle, single-joint isolation exercises are potentially better for correcting muscle imbalance and counter-intuitive to weight loss and building more functional muscle like that of an athlete. (see this article).

Max Workouts uses the most effective compound exercises and groups them into wicked-fast, high intensity training (“HIIT”) routines you can use to maximize the “afterburn” process that occurs in our bodies after exercise: a metabolic process known as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption or (“EPOC”), which’s even more important for achieving a sculpted body than the numbers you see on a calorie burn calculator.


High Intensity Training has become the latest fad, but it’s so much more than that. We’ve learned over the years that working harder, for a shorter time period, will produce faster results in both weight-loss and muscle gain. HIIT involves a short warm-up, followed by alternating bursts of energy at maximum capacity; tempered by brief periods of lesser intensity, before hitting the high intensity stuff again for another short energy burst (learn more).

Shin Ohtake designed Max Workouts with HIIT at the core of the program, by utilizing quick “Dynamic Warmups” followed by progressive HIIT workouts that take you through 4 different levels of conditioning over the course of the 12 week program. Exercises are constantly changed throughout the 12 weeks, to avoid boredom and prevent your body from adapting too quickly, thus stalling your progress.


Known as the afterburn effect, Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) is a relatively new term in bodybuilding and fitness circles. EPOC is the process that takes place in each of our bodies after we’re done exercising. Combining HIIT and proper diet maximizes EPOC, giving us faster results. While many of us focus on how many calories we burn during exercise, fat burning and muscle-building takes place after you workout.

This process accounts for most of the calories we burn during the day. If this seems hinky to any of you, consider that you don’t get leaner as a workout progresses; you actually lose weight over the course of weeks and months of being on a consistent routine. Our bodies do break down fat for energy while we exercise, but the majority of fat is burned in the hours after our workout, while relaxing and sleeping.

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. There are tons of review articles all over the net from people who’ve already achieved success just with the diet information alone.

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. I don’t wanna give too much away about this guide. It comes free when you purchase the fully-illustrated Max Workouts eBook, along with a 4-week bodyweight exercise program and recovery guide to maximize your progress with the program.

  1. The bodyweight program is a cool bonus that you can use to switch things up now and again, if you don’t belong to a gym, or just prefer bodyweight exercises.

  2. All I can say about the recovery guide is that it’s written by a coach, personal trainer, former athlete, and Chiropractor! (Ohtake)

Does Max Workouts have a guarantee?

Yeah, of course. When you buy Max Workouts, you get 90 days to return it. No questions asked. 

Should You Buy it?

I haven’t tried every competing product on the market, so it wouldn’t be accurate to say that Max Workouts is the best of the best. However, it’s the most comprehensive I’ve seen yet; particularly with all the current add-ons like the nutrition guide, bodyweight exercise routine, and recovery manual. Spending less than $40 gets you the 120 page Max Workouts routine, and all the extras. No extra fees, charges, or upsells like you’ll find with other products.

So if you are looking to get fit like an athlete, Max Workouts delivers a lot of value for the money and it makes a great addition to you current workout series, but it is also a near perfect stand-alone.

The Ultimate Insanity Workout DVD List

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Shaun T. Insanity is still going strong in 2014

Is This Another Shaun T Insanity Workout Reviews?

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.

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The Max Workouts 90 Day Fitness Program – Is It Worth The 40 Bucks?

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Max Workouts 90 Day Fitness Program

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.

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Does Max Workouts Work? – Get Lean and Fit in just 90 Days

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Does Max Workouts Work?

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?

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Is Max Workouts Free? No, But Learn How To Get Started At Zero Cost

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Can You Get Max Workouts Free?

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.

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Workouts that get you lean and ripped – Max Workouts

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Which Workouts Get You Lean and Ripped?

Gone are the days where spending long hours in the gym is encouraged or considered a necessity for building your body.  Times have changed and busy people are not prepared to carve out a defined shape one bicep curl at a time.  Training and exercising in the current environment is all about getting the fastest results in the shortest period.

For this reason, the most popular training programs are those that have workouts that get you lean and ripped, can be accessed at any time, and can be utilized in the home when going to the gym is not an option.

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Max Workouts For Women – Get Fit With Girl Power

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Max Workouts for Women

For the ladies reading this, would you be offended if you noticed in a fitness resource, descriptions like ‘muffin top’ or ‘spare tire’?  What if that commentary then called it like it really is and reminded you that those are phrases for someone who is just plain fat?

Well, this is exactly the insight used in Shin Ohtake’s Max Workouts program, but it’s not done so in a taunting or ridiculing manner.

In fact, Shin reveals on his Max Workouts for Women website why fat accumulates and why it’s difficult to remove, and then introduces you to his system for getting back on the body shaping track and into your favorite pair of skinny jeans.

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Will A Pre Workout Drink Boost Your Performance?

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Why Use Pre Workout Drinks? 

There are a lot of fitness supplements on the market these days and you might have questions like: what supplements do I use before, after, or during my workout? Without answering these questions you can be left wondering what to do and how to properly use supplements for to help reach your fitness goals.

In this article we will answer some questions for you, with regard to preworkout drinks and we will reserve future articles to cover what kind of supplements you should use during and after your workouts.

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Why Are High Intensity Interval Workouts Good?

Are High Intensity Interval Workouts Good?

Are High Intensity Workouts Good?

You may have questions about what workout will work best for you or what type of work out is the best at burning fat and helping you lose weight. With so many different types of workouts, and ways to go about it, you can easily find yourself to be left guessing at what to do and where to start.

There is a lot of hype out there about High Intensity Workouts, which are also known as HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training. These types of programs can be found at cross-fit gyms and even on home DVD systems like the famous Beach Body workout series: “Insanity or P90X.

Like any fitness program you follow,  you should be well-informed about what a program entails before you leap head first into the course, but before we talk about that, let’s talk about what makes High Intensity workouts so awesome and effective.

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How to lose 10 pounds fast?

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How Can You Lose 10 Pounds Fast?


Like many you might be wondering how to shed a few pounds quickly or have looked for ways to lose 10 pounds fast. So today we bring you just that and take a look at how this can be done easily and quickly. There are a lot of information products, quick cures, and crash diet schemes out there that just don’t produce the results they promise.

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