Hip Hop Abs: No More Crunches or Sit-Ups?

Hip Hop Abs

There’s a lot of us out there who want to get into shape but really hate the idea of exercising.

If this sounds familiar it’s time to take a closer look at Shaun T’s Hip Hop Abs workout program.

You don’t even have to leave your house to go to a gym.

Hip Hop Abs combines fun cardio, hip hop dancing with targeted ab sculpting moves to create a fun, fast paced, hip hop dance party in your own living room.

It won’t even feel like you are working out as you dance your way to a toned, flat, sexy stomach and burn away the fat.

Using Shaun T’s breakthrough Absolute Engagement technique, you’ll “Tilt, Tuck, & Tighten” your way to perfect abs.

Don’t think you can dance?

No problem!

Shaun T will guide you through all the moves.

There’s nothing too complex here, just fun, energetic, and easy-to-follow dance routines that really engage your abs.

When Shaun T created Hip Hop Abs, a workout program specifically designed to target your abs.

The Hip Hop Abs Workout quickly became America’s #1 fitness workout on TV.

Due to popular demand, he’s also created Hip Hop Abs™ Dance Party Series workouts, as well as the Hip Hop Abs™ Ultimate Results program and his most recent endeavor is the new extreme Insanity Workout.

Hip Hop Abs Includes…

4 Hip Hop Abs workouts to get you fit while having fun!

Hip Hop Abs:  Secrets to Flat Abs

Shaun T’s exclusive training techniques target your upper abs, lower abs, and oblique’s while you burn fat.

Here Shaun will share with you the secret of Hip Hop Abs — Shaun T’s Three Ts: “Tilt, Tuck & Tighten.”

(13 minutes)

Hip Hop Abs:  Fat Burning Cardio

Burn calories and lose fat with fun, hip hop dance moves and hit music you hear on the radio.

(30 minutes)

Hip Hop Abs:  Ab Sculpt

In this Hip Hop Abs workout Shaun reveals even more dance moves that will help to get that six-pack you’ve always wanted – without ever having to do even one single sit-up or crunch.

(25 minutes)

Hip Hop Abs:  Total Body Burn

Raise the roof with this total body workout that combines cardio, body sculpting and even more ab-dance exercises.

(45 minutes)

  • Step-by-Step Nutrition helps you make the right food choices, eat healthy and lose weight.
  • 30-Day Power Tracker to show you what days to do what routines over the next 30 days of the program.
  • Free online access to stay motivated and connect with other Hip Hop Abs users and get tips and advice to stay on track.

Hip Hop Abs also includes…

Hips, Buns, and Thighs

This extra workout helps to target other areas of the body all with the same fun hip hop energy of the ab workouts.

(25 minutes)

Results on the Run Diet Guide

Shaun T shows you how to eat healthy on the run and maintain the results you’ve achieved from the Hip Hop Abs workouts. Learn to eat guilt free at all your favorite fast food restaurants.

6-day SlimDown Plan

This plan will give you a jump start on your weight loss by helping you to lose up to 3 inches off your waist in the first week of using Hip Hop Abs.

Measurement card & tape measure

Track your weight loss progress with these tools and watch the inches melt away!

Last Minute Abs™

With this 5 minute ab routine you can always get a workout in!

Plus, you also get 3 extra Hip Hop Abs Routines…

Learn to Dance with Shaun T!

These Hip Hop Abs videos focus on exciting new moves from the hottest hip hop choreographers today.

  • Take It to the Dance Floor
  • Hip Hop Groove
  • Last Minute Dance
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The Insanity Workout Can Give You Insane Results!


Insanity was designed with one objective in mind:  get outstanding results FASTER than any other workout program ever created.

The Insanity Workout is a 60 day, extreme conditioning program that will completely transform your body—in a hurry.

Insanity is taking the home workout industry by storm and has definitely earned it’s reputation for being “insane.”

So, lets dig deeper here and get into the details.

How Does Insanity Work?

Using his college track and field training, combined with his experience as a professional trainer, Shaun T has created a unique approach to getting fit—fast.

The technique is called MAX interval training.

Unlike traditional interval training, Shaun T takes you through long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with very short bursts of resting.

During each workout, you’ll be switching between aerobic and anaerobic intervals working at your maximum energy level.

You can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour with the Insanity Workout program.

We’re talking unreal results in only 60 days. Check out the video to the left to take a sneak peak at the technique.

Insanity Workout Includes…

Insanity Workout Fitness Guide…

The Insanity Workout Fitness Guide is concise and to the point.

It’s going to give you a little background on how the program was designed, and a full breakdown of what to expect from month 1 and month 2 of the program.

It outlines steps to get started and offers tips and suggestions to get you prepared for the intensity of the Insanity Workout.

The Insanity workout is a journey into transformation. It’s not for everyone. It will put your mind and body to the ultimate test.

If you’re dedicated and ready for the challenge, you won’t find any other workout system that will give you these kinds of results in such a short amount of time—period.

Insanity Workout Elite Nutrition Guide…

If you think working out alone (even at the intensity of the Insanity Workout) is enough, think again!

While exercise at any degree will get your body in better shape, you need to get a handle on your daily diet. This is where a lot of folks ultimately fall short.

And, lets also get something straight for the record.

This does not mean STARVE yourself!  In fact, not eating can actually have the reverse effect!

Eating several balanced meals a day actually engages your metabolism, allowing your body to continue burning calories.

On top of that, when you’re involved in an intense workout regimen, like the Insanity Workout, your body NEEDS fuel to perform at it’s best.

The bottom line is, you need to eat, but you need to eat the right way…

That’s where the Insanity Workout Nutrition Guide comes in.

You won’t be left in the dark wondering what foods are the right foods, or even how much and when you should be eating. We’ve got you covered.

The Nutrition Guide is a customized eating plan that starts with calculating your current caloric needs and then offers an extensive list of recommended foods, and provides daily meals and recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

It guides you through month 1 and month 2 of the program.

When you move into the second month, your workouts change and thus, so does your nutrition plan.

You won’t be stuck eating the same thing everyday either, it’s flexible and customizable to work for you. The Insanity Workout Elite Nutrition Guide, in effect, takes the guess work out of eating right.

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Is P90X For Me?


If you’re reading this, you’ve probably reached the point in your life where you know you’re ready for a big change.

You want to look better, you want to feel better and you need help getting there.

If you’ve tried the “starve yourself” diets, if you’ve bought gimmicky exercise gadgets that don’t work or if you’re sick of paying a gym membership that has recurring fees, then let’s dig in and take a look at why P90X is different.

What is P90X?

There are two necessary components to getting fit and staying fit:

To get real results, you can’t have one without the other! While this sounds simple on paper, as we know, it’s all in the details.

P90X was built on real science. It’s a home workout system that took over a year of intense research and planning to develop by leading fitness experts and nutritionists.

The goal was to not only address these two crucial components, but to a create a program that maximizes results and allows users to have an organized, effective, step-by-step game plan that works specifically for them. In short, no angle was overlooked.

How Does P90X Work?

The P90X workout system uses the training science of Muscle Confusion.

Over the course of 90 days as your body changes, so do the workouts.

The exercise portion of P90X consists of 3 Phases that continuously introduce new moves and routines into the mix.

This makes each stage of P90X as effective as the first (it also happens to keep you from getting bored of the same old thing!).

P90X offers this unique approach because research has found that results from traditional workout programs tend to trail off over time.

The more the body adapts to the same old routine the less effective it becomes. This phenomenon is known as the “Plateau Effect.”

By alternating between many different movements, the P90X workouts avoid this pitfall and challenge your muscles to continue to grow, increasing your results throughout the entire 90 days.

Take a look at the video to the left to get a better idea of how this works.


  • P90X Workout 3 Phase Nutrition Plan designed to give you energy and burn fat
  • P9OX Fitness Guide walks you through each phase of the system fully outlining each and every exercise in the 90 day workout schedule
  • “How to Bring It” video introduction to the Power 90X system explaining every detail to get you started

P90X Workout Guide

P90X was designed to be a flexible, easy to follow program for both men and women of varying levels of physical fitness. While the routines are nothing short of intense, the key is that P9OX gives you the ability to gradually increase your performance at your own pace.

You decide the number of reps and resistance you feel comfortable with during each exercise.

The P90X Workout system also includes more than one approach to choose from.

If you want to get absolutely ripped with a greater focus on strength training, you’ll want to follow the “P90X Classic” approach.

For a lean, long, sleek physique, with more of a focus on cardio, you’ll want to opt for the “P90X Lean” approach.

If you’re a fitness freak, you may want to try out “P90X Doubles.” It’s your choice, all 3 plans are fully outlined in the P90X Fitness Guide. While P90X does offer a lot of flexibility, be prepared to work for it!

With 12 extreme muscle-pumping, sweat-pounding workouts, P90X is going to push your body hard! From intense weight training and advanced Plyometrics, to Core Synergistics and Extreme Yoga, P90X has earned the title of being the most comprehensive home workout system available on the market.

P90X Nutrition Guide

The P90X Nutrition Guide is headed up by author and nutrition expert Carrie Wiatt.

What you’ll find is a detailed, customizable eating plan based on your current weight and caloric needs when you start.

The Nutrition Guide, like the PX90 Fitness guide, is also broken down into 3 phases that carry you through the entire 90 day program. It will have you eating healthy from day one, taking the guess work out of what to eat and when.

Not sure what mix of protein, carbs and fats are good for you?

Or what snacks, dairy products and even what condiments you should be eating?

No problem. The P90X Nutrition Guide not only offers an extensive list of recommended foods, but also provides daily meals and recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

There are even vegetarian alternatives as well.

For protein ideas, you can also checkout this site for a list of the 10 best protein powders to use in conjunction with P90X.

If you think you’re going to be feeling hungry, think again! The P90X Workout system is not a “starve yourself” diet. In fact, when you first start the program, you may have a hard time eating everything on your plate!

“Making the Nutrition Guide”

It’s all about eating the right foods and eating enough food so you have the energy your body needs to do the P90X workouts.

Following the P90X Nutrition Guide is just as important to your success with the program as the daily workouts themselves.

Learn more about P90X here.

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Should You Use Workout Videos?

Workout Videos

Workout and exercise videos are used by more people looking to lose weight than ever before.

You can visit just about any website about health and fitness and see hundreds of different kinds of workout videos and courses.

Before you run out and buy one for yourself, let’s take a look at why so many people are using them, how to choose the best one for you and the optimal way to achieve success using them.

The Benefits of Using a Workout Video

The primary benefit of workout videos is the convenience of working out in the comfort of your own home.

Going to a gym is an ideal place to get in shape but unfortunately, exercising along a hoard of people is not for everyone.

Gyms can be very intimidating especially for those just starting out or those who aren’t already in great shape.

Many newbies prefer to exercise in private.

Another big benefit of these videos is you can workout at a time best suited for you.

You just pop the workout video into your DVD player (or stream it) and you’re ready to go!

You can basically work out at your own convenience without having to get ready, drive, park and deal with other people!

Another great benefit of workout videos is they can add some variety to your workout routine.

There are so many different types of exercise videos these days, you can vary your workout quite a bit.  Nowadays, there are yoga videos, resistance videos, Pilates, dancing, aerobics, cardio, boxing, HIIT, and so on.  The choices are virtually endless!

How to Choose a Video/Program

If you’re just starting out, the vast number of available videos can seem overwhelming.

Here’s a couple f things to keep in mind before you choose one.

First of all, be sure to choose something that seems interesting to you.

Instead of forcing a particular exercise that you hate doing, pick one you like.

For some that might mean cardio-focused, for someone else that might mean yoga.

If you like to dance, pick one of those.

Like we said, the choices are endless.

You can even pick a “multi-discipline” series that incorporates a number of different exercise styles.

Another factor you may want to consider is the physical demands of the exercise video.

If you have bad joints or pain, you may want to avoid high-impact exercises.

If you’re obese or pregnant, you also may want to avoid those programs that are too high intensity.

Remember you can always start out slow and progress to more strenuous programs as you progress.

It’s probably a good idea to talk with your doctor or physician to get their opinion.

Finally, you may want to consider the price, setting, music and qualifications of the instructor before buying any exercise video.

There are wide ranges in these things depending on what your preferences are.

Some of the Most Popular Workout Videos

Here are a few of the more popular workout videos right now:

  • Brazil Butt Lift
  • Ashley Borden 6 Weeks To Sculpted or IGNITE
  • P90X, Insanity and anything by BeachBody
  • Natalie Jill’s Rev4 Rev It Up
  • Bikini Body: Absolution
  • Element 5 Day Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Daily Burn
  • Hip Hop Abs
  • Jillian Michaels:  Various
  • Cardio Pump
  • Belly Beautiful
  • Kathy Smith:  Total Body Toning
  • Just Walk

Of course, this is just scratching the surface of that’s out there.

Once you’ve decided on an exercise program, the main way to get the most benefit is by mentally committing to it for a reasonable amount of time.

Most people tend to use these things a few times and then quit.

That’s the sad truth of the fitness world.

So don’t be one of those people who tries a certain video a few times, gives up and then buys something else (and then repeats the cycle).

You’ll get the most benefit by competing the entire program for at least 4-8 weeks.

Just follow the directions/program laid out by the product you bought.

Once you’ve finished it, you can evaluate your results and move on from there.

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