I’m one of the most skeptical guys out there. I’ve undergone myriad fitness programs, endured insufferable diet plans, eaten nothing but cabbage-based meals for weeks at a time. None of them worked! Before I tried Mike Chang’s Six Pack Shortcuts, I was just as skeptical as anyone else out there. But instead of closing my browser or tossing my money at his website and hoping for the best, I decided to do my own research first.
It took me several days in order to become convinced to even try the 30-day trial. Now, two years later, I’m still doing the workouts, I’m still ripped and I’ve never felt better! But I don’t expect you to take my word for it. Like I said, it took me weeks to even decide that Mike Chang’s Six Pack Shortcut was worth investing in. I wouldn’t take anyone else’s word for it, and I don’t expect you to agree just because it worked for me, but rather for the same reasons that eventually led me to try it out.
The very first thing I looked into was real reviews from actual users. I don’t mean the testimonials found under “Success Stories” on Chang’s website. Every fitness program will boast miraculous and astonishing results from their highest performing members; it’s what they do. While every person pictured on the website is a real person who really used the program and achieved the results shown, the disclaimer itself says “these results are meant as a showcase of what the best, most motivated clients have done”, not “average or typical results”. With this in mind, I sought out my own testimonials at online community forums.
I found a lot of people talking about Mike Chang and his multiple fitness systems, particularly his most famous Six Pack Shortcuts. I read countless comments from those who tried it and loved it, as well as a mass of critics who condemned the program, all under the same pretense that “there’s no such thing as a shortcut” in fitness or dieting. One person even said that he tried it, and that it was working for him, but he found it too boring. Perhaps he preferred spending hours in the gym each and every day. Whatever the case may be, the most interesting factor that separated the supporters from the genuine critics was that none of the adversaries to Mike Chang’s system had actually tried the program. The denigration was overwhelming, but as the saying goes, ‘don’t knock it till you try it’. The resounding conclusion to my studies was that of everyone who actually tried it, no one said that it didn’t work.
Next, I looked into Chang’s renowned “afterburn effect”, which has everything to do with how your body continues to expend calories after a workout is complete, based on the type and extent of exercise performed. As it turns out, Chang did his research too, because there have been multiple studies on the subject all proving the same thing, like this one performed in the Human Performance Laboratory at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, which explains how a 45-minute vigorous exercise bout increases metabolic rate for 14 hours.
I also noted that in Chang’s video, Burn Fat with the Afterburn Effect, he says that a person must train their body for at least two weeks before they can achieve afterburn results. Sounds like he’s just trying to reel me in for a few weeks before I decide to cancel and get my money back, right? Back to the research board I went, and once more found evidence proving Chang’s theory. This article in the New York Times explains how afterburn effect only works on those who exercise consistently. Dr. Glenn Kenny (professor in the School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa) studied the subject for years, but his tests on average people showed no elevated core body temperature or metabolism soon after a workout was completed. Dr. Joseph LaFargia (Exercise Physiologist, University of South Australia) tested experienced athletes, and the results were completely different, revealing an afterburn effect of up to 7 hours.
When the research and the genuine user reviews all came back positive, I was finally convinced that there was something to this Mike Chang guy. Since then, I’ve become yet another of his countless success stories.
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