Synopses & Reviews
Anyone who works out knows that abdominal exercises have progressed light-years beyond the basic sit-up. In fact, a whole new generation of ab exercises and machines have advanced abdominal workouts to new levels of sophistication, designed for maximum efficiency to provide the trim, toned midsection that everyone wants. But how do you put the exercises together into a routine for your specific physique and needs? The Complete Book of Abs
shows you how.
¸ The first ab book for everyone--from beginners to fitness professionals
¸ More than one hundred ab exercises--from traditional crunches and sit-ups to such cutting-edge techniques as corkscrews and hanging knee raises--drawn from diverse sources, including gymnastics, yoga, and the martial arts
¸ Includes the "Fifteen Minutes a Day to Ultimate Abs" system, which will take you from an undeveloped stomach to a rippled washboard look in six months
¸ Dozens of favorite and new routines from America's foremost coaches, trainers, and bodybuilders
¸ How to be your own personal trainer and put together your own routines
¸ The most up-to-date information on diet and nutrition, including a personal
template to maximize diet-exercise efficiency
Already a fitness classic, The Complete Book of Abs, is the definitive guide for abdominal toning and strengthening. No one who's serious about working out should be without it.
A new and updated version of the bestselling exercise book with more than 130,000 copies in print.
Since 1993 and the original publication of The Complete Book of Abs, a whole new generation of ab exercises and machines have advanced abdominal workouts to new levels of sophistication. Kurt Brungardt, star of the bestselling video Abs of Steel for Men (and cover model for this book!) now brings you a fully updated exercise program to provide the trim, toned stomach that everyone wants.
The Complete Book of Abs is the first abdominal exercise book for men and women, from beginners to fitness professionals. It includes more than one hundred ab exercises, from traditional crunches and situps to cutting-edge techniques such as corkscrews and hanging knee-rises, drawn from such diverse sources as gymnastics, yoga, and the martial arts.
Featuring Kurt Brungardt's specially designed system "Fifteen Minutes a Day to Ultimate Abs", which will give you that rippled washboard look in six months, the book also includes the most up-to-date information on diet and nutrition. Lavishly illustrated with more than three hundred photos, The Complete Book of Abs is the definitive resource for ab exercises and a fitness classic for the ages.
The updated version of this bestselling exercise book features Brungardt's specially designed system, "Fifteen Minutes a Day to Ultimate Abs", plus the most up-to-date information on diet and nutrition. 300+ photos.
About the Author
has been a personal trainer in New York for seven years. He has trained a wide range of individuals: Olympic and professional athletes, celebrities, Wall Street executives, and senior citizens. He is a member of Strength Advantage, Inc. He created and hosted the bestselling video Abs of Steelfor Men.
He grew up in Kansas, was an NCAA intercollegiate wrestler, and now lives in New York City.