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Working Out
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This week's show is all about working out - how to get motivated and how to make the most of your time at the gym. Our special guest is fitness expert Mike Chang who became a You Tube sensation with his workout videos. He's got some great tips to share to help you get ripped!
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The Staying Young Show: Working Out
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Mike Chang
Mike Chang was that stereotypical out-of-shape guy. The sagging gut, the bat-wing arms, the only real line of definition being the separation between his lower and upper lip as the next handful of poutine makes its way down the hatch. Chang tried all of the tricks in the book; the so-called get ripped quick videos, the celebrity diets and workouts, hour after hour on the treadmill, nothing was working. They were just fad programs that talked the talk, but got suspiciously quiet when it came to results.

Instead of giving up or looking for the next big fad, Chang decided to find out why these programs weren’t working, omit the defective measures and insert criteria that actually achieved results. Around 2005-06, he began researching dietary needs and the inner workings of the human body, all while seeking knowledge from several mentors, including a personal trainer named Zach who had worked with various celebrities.

Before long, Mike had taken a whole new approach to dieting, exercise and life in general. He lost the fat, gained muscle definition and the long-sought six pack he had always yearned for. The women took notice, and Chang’s confidence was through the roof. Mike received his universally renowned ISSA Personal Trainer Certification and became a full-time personal trainer.

It wasn’t long before Mike Chang found his niche – you guessed it – ab training. He was becoming rather famous in his neck of the woods, known locally as the ‘Six Pack Abs Coach’. Chang continued to hone his system as hundreds of guys trained under him to achieve the same chiseled abdominal physique. Eventually, one of his personal clients named Dan suggested that Mike put his program online so that others could experience the same quick results. Together, Mike and Dan came up with the name “Six Pack Shortcut”, due to the workout’s rapidity of results.

Chang posted his first video on YouTube in March of 2010 (co-starring his good buddy Dan), and the response has been absolutely phenomenal. Chang now boasts multiple YouTube channels, hundreds of videos and just broke the “2 million subscribers” mark (across all channels). His Six Pack Shortcuts Channel alone draws 1.68 million of those subscribers with 222 million views and counting.

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