The Complete Book of Abs

Author: Kurt Brungardt
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780804181471
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

The Complete Book of Core Training

Author: Kurt Brungardt, Brett & Mike
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 1401307884
Release Date: 2006-01-11
Genre: Health & Fitness

From the author of the national bestseller The Complete Book of Abs comes the definitive book on the Next Big Thing in fitness -- core training From the bestselling author of The Complete Book of Abs comes this comprehensive guide to a new movement in fitness: core training. The body's "core" refers to the muscles that comprise the center of your body: the muscles of the abdomen, lower back, butt, and hips. With the increasing popularity of yoga and Pilates -- both of which depend on strong core muscles -- the fitness community has turned its focus from the abs to the core. The Brungardt brothers simple 9-week program is based on over 100 exercises and includes workouts appropriate for beginners and fitness enthusiasts alike. This book will help men and women of all body types and fitness levels to strengthen their core for better mobility, posture, and physique. Get ready to get fit!

The Complete Book of Butt and Legs

Author: Kurt Brungardt
Publisher:
ISBN: 0679754814
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Health & Fitness

A complete, illustrated guide to strengthening and shaping the lower body area introduces more than one hundred exercises and dozens of fitness routines and explains how both men and women can effectively tone the body. Original. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Essential Abs

Author: Kurt Brungardt
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1579542921
Release Date: 2001-05-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

Provides instructions on following a six-week program designed to help men integrate abdominal exercises into a workout either at home or at the gym, and suggests ways to build abdominal muscle for fitness or participation in sports.

The Complete Book of Abs for Women

Author: Kurt Brungardt
Publisher: Villard Books
ISBN: 0812969472
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Health & Fitness

Specifically geared toward the unique needs of women, more than one hundred exercises and specialized routines for developing abdominal muscles, including pilates-, yoga-, and dance-based routines for all fitness levels, are accompanied by information on diet and nutrition, and more than 250 photographs. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Big Book of Abs

Author: Muscle & Fitness,
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 9781623686895
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In this guidebook to health, the editors of Muscle & Fitness magazine provide a five week plan as well as tips and strategies to get—and stay—motivated in obtaining well defined and toned abs. There are more than 70 workout routines presented with full-color photos to guide readers in the best possible way to achieve the goal of that tight “six-pack.” Throughout all the fitness routines there are informative tips and fast facts to make sure readers are performing the exercise in the safest and most effective manner. Additionally, to complete the workout program, instruction in nutrition to ensure one’s body is getting the proper mix of protein or carbohydrates just when it needs them is included.

The Women s Health Big Book of Abs

Author: Adam Bornstein
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781609618216
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Health & Fitness

The essential diet and fitness guide to lean, sexy abs--including a results-driven 4-week program to lose weight, strengthen your core, and tone your entire body. Call it a spare tire, muffin top, or paunch. Men and women consistently cite their belly as their biggest problem area--and it is often the toughest final pounds to lose. Not anymore! Whether readers' eating habits have been affected by stress, their bodies have changed with age, or they're constantly doing crunches without results, it's time to blast belly fat the right way. Using the comprehensive, week-by-week eating and exercise plan, readers can lose up to 20 pounds in 4 weeks--and keep it off, forever. The Women's Health Big Book of Abs special features include: A delicious, easy-to-follow diet that includes satisfying carbs! A special section on the best pre- and post-pregnancy workouts Hundreds of tips on how to reveal a lean, flat belly and bikini-worthy body! Including a step-by-step, 4-week eating and exercise plan, easy-to-prepare recipes, and hundreds of exercises, The Women's Health Big Book of Abs is the ultimate guide to a leaner, fitter, sexier body--starting with your core.

The Complete Book of Shoulders and Arms

Author: Kurt Brungardt
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
ISBN: 0060951664
Release Date: 1997-05-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

For men, broad shoulders and muscular arms are the archetype for strength and power. For women, the sagging underarm is one of the most common trouble spots. For both, defined deltoids make the waist appear smaller and separate the arm from the shoulder, creating an athletic and healthy look. Body-concious modern fashions make training the shoulders and arms a priority for everyone. The Complete Book of Shoulders and Arms is the definitive resource to train these muscles safely. Each exercise is illustrated in detail, ranked for difficulty, flagged for lower-back risk and accompanied by explicit instructions and specific training tips to achieve optimal results. The exercise routines are based on the most current research in sports medicine/exercise physiology and were created by top strength coaches, athletes, personal trainers, exercise physiologists, doctors, physical therapists and nutritionists. Programs are designed for everyone from the novice to the advanced enthusiast, for the corporate executive with time-crunched schedules and for the senior concerned with wellness.

3 Minute Abs

Author: Kurt Brungardt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060952709
Release Date: 1998-03-24
Genre: Health & Fitness

Outlines an abdominal exercise program based on 3-minute daily workouts, and includes stretching routines and nutrition tips

The Men s Health Big Book Getting Abs

Author: Adam Bornstein
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781609618742
Release Date: 2012-12-24
Genre: Health & Fitness

The essential diet and fitness guide to lean, ripped abs—including a results-driven 4-week program to lose weight, strengthen your core, and chisel your entire body Call it a spare tire, muffin top, or paunch. Men and women consistently cite their belly as their biggest problem area—and it is often the toughest final pounds to lose. Not anymore! Whether readers’ eating habits have been affected by stress, their bodies have changed with age, or they’re constantly doing crunches without results, it’s time to blast belly fat the right way. Using the comprehensive, week-by-week eating and exercise plan, readers can lose up to 20 pounds in 6 weeks—and keep it off, forever. Including a step-by-step, 4-week eating and exercise plan, easy-to-prepare recipes, and hundreds of exercises, The Men’s Health Big Book of Abs is the ultimate guide to a leaner, fitter, sexier body.

Bollywood Abs

Author: Neil Frost
Publisher: SPN Fitness
ISBN: 9781467906616
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Bollywood Abs is the first book of its kind! A complete Abs and Fat Loss System designed for the Asian Male! Author Neil Frost travelled to the heart of India to design a System that would help transform the bodies of literally thousands of Asian Men! The System incorporates a unique Healthy Indian Diet Plan with over 100 'fat busting' recipes for meat eaters and vegetarians, Western variations, a Fully Structured Program that will build lean muscle mass, 30 of the Best and Most Effective Abdominal Exercises, Fat Cutting Strategies, Meal Planners and much more. Bollywood Abs offers YOU the unique chance to build your Best Body in just 12 weeks!

Six Pack Abs

Author: Matt Roberts
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0789493489
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Health & Fitness

In these four pocket-sized guides, fitness celebrity Matt Roberts helps target the body parts that men and women most want to sculpt, tone, and shape. Each book contains structured workouts that combine special resistance exercises, cardio workouts, and stretching techniques that are guaranteed to help readers increase energy, self-confidence, and become more physically fit.

Stronger Abs and Back

Author: Dean Brittenham
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 0880115580
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Health & Fitness

Ancient Greek and Chinese leaders have stressed it for centuries, but only in the past decade have fitness and sports conditioning experts emphasized the development of abdominal and back muscles. Now we have the science to support the argument that the body's stability and power comes from its center. Stronger Abs and Backshows how to develop the body's core musculature for maximum fitness and athletic performance. Strong abdominal and torso muscles will enhance physical appearance and mobility as well as contribute to the prevention of low back pain--the most common physical ailment in the industrialized world. Because of its extensive benefits, Stronger Abs and Backapplies to a broad readership: office workers who stiffen up while sitting at a desk all week; weekend warriors who play 36 holes on a free day at the course; serious athletes who want the utmost power to perform closer to their potential; and coaches who develop training programs with the best and most comprehensive fitness level of their athletes in mind. The book features 165 exercises for developing flexibility, strength, and power. It also shows how to select and sequence these exercises in a 24-week sample program for abs and back development.

Men s Health Best Abs

Author: Joe Kita
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1594862893
Release Date: 2005-10-21
Genre: Health & Fitness

An authoritative reference draws on the latest practices in abdominal muscle anatomy, exercise, and sculpting, providing more than fifty photographed exercises that explain how to target the upper and lower abdominal muscles, strengthen the lower back, and lose weight. Original.