A lot of guys want to lose belly fat and get six pack abs, but most men don't understand that the best method to go about achieving this lofty goal does not involve excessive cardiovascular exercise. Thomas DeLauer believes that the real secret to burning body fat and getting a proper set of abs is to use the principle of “time under tension” from his ShredFast workouts in Science Based Six Pack.
There has been quite a bit of scientific research that confirms that the time under tension is actually the key to building muscle. For example, in 2009 a Trans-Europe foot race was held, and looking at 44 of the subjects revealed that their fasting and extensive cardio training did help them lose some fat. However, these individual also experienced a 7% loss in muscle mass. On the other hand, the time under tension based ShredFast workouts effectively increase muscle mass while also burning fat.
During any weightlifting movement there are three different phases; the concentric, isometric, and eccentric. For example, during a bench press, the portion of time when the weight is being pushed up is the concentric, and then it is held at the top for isometric, and then the eccentric is the downward portion of the movement. The ShredFast time under tension training methods in the Science Based Six Pack workouts would have men maintain tension on the muscle for about 6 seconds total for each repetition. To break it down Thomas would recommend the concentric portion utilize 2 seconds, followed by an isometric hold for 1 second, and then a 3 second eccentric movement.
Following the ShredFast workout course in Science Based Six Pack will allow for more muscle isolation and a lighter weight. The tension on a specific muscle group is increased and this allows less equipment as well. The central nervous system will not get as much damage and you won't need lengthy repair times because heavy weights are not needed. The Science Based Six Pack workouts use full body movements to ensure more fat is burned and more muscle is built. Thomas DeLauer believes that the lymph system needs this type of work to burn fat.
Men can use the ShredFast Science Based Six Pack workouts at home in combination with the intermittent fasting portion of Thomas DeLauer's program to get fat loss results more quickly.