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Day 46:Active rest & Abs

I mentioned it before, but you can shake up all aspects of your program for better results. For example, consider performing a different type of cardio today. It’ll get you out of your cardio rut, and it may help stimulate your body for better fat burning, in addition to boosting metabolism.

Continue to emphasize your abs as needed based on how they appear. Today, I’m recommending hanging leg raises, which is one of the most challenging abs moves. You can use straps, or you can grasp a bar with arms overhead—choose the version that allows you to really target lower abs. Russian twists help to really bring in that side-to-side look as you twist on stage. Consider how your abs appear as you perform each rep. Part of the purpose of abs training is to increase your ability to hold your abs tight for an extended period on stage or in photos.





Early morning cardio


25 minutes

Perform this session upon waking on rest days before consuming food.

Hanging leg raise



You can perform these with bent or straight legs—and you can add a hold crunch at the top for one second.

Russian twist


20 per side

You can place your feet on the ground, or you just allow your heels to lightly touch to stabilize your body and increase effort in your midsection.

Post-workout cardio


25 minutes

Perform this session at any time of day so long as it’s at least 3 hours or so after your previous session. Make sure you’ve had at least one whole-food meal between today’s cardio sessions.

TIP: If everything is going well but you feel a bit depleted, you can add a cheat food to your Meal 5 or 6 today. Keep your main meal clean, but add a 100200-calorie food that you’ve been craving. This can be anything from a big piece of cheese to a cookie—just make sure you don’t choose a food that encourages you to cheat beyond this amount.


When you’re dieting and following a challenging training program, you need to replenish valuable electrolytes and minerals that you lose through sweat. To help stay hydrated I sip on Hydra-Charge® throughout the day. Staying hydrated is vital to both your workout performance as well as your recovery when you’re dieting. Hydra-Charge provides key electrolytes, including calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. It also contains freeze-dried coconut water and is combined with SPECTRA, which contains a blend of fruit, vegetable, and herbal extracts for antioxidant support.*

FOR BEST RESULTS: While you can sip on it throughout the day, I recommend getting in a dose before, during, or after workouts, or at any other time to support general hydration. I go with at least 2 servings a day.

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