Product DescriptionA six-pack of muscles or a six-pack of beer?For the average guy, wasting money on an impossible workout book for abs just isn’t worth it. But in Essential Abs, ab master Kurt Brungardt has created a simple routine that will bring maximum results– fast. His step-by-step, 6-week program shows you how to make ab exercises more effective by integrating them into a quick total-body workout. Whether you’re a couch potato or a fitness fanatic, Brungardt helps you . . . More >>

Essential Abs: An Intense 6-Week Program

  1. Patrick M says:

    This is an amazing book. Don’t listen to any of the bad reviews on it, because obviously those people didn’t challenge their abs with enough reps. It’s definately worth $10. 47. It comes with so much information on how to achieve a healthy body, and is really quite interesting. Definately my favorite Ab book and I would suggest it to anyone.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Lamb says:

    Having already achieved the first four chapters of the book may make my opinion biased. That written, it’s a great guide, with lots of photos, a well-directed course toward progressively more advanced workouts, and tips on whether you are doing the exercises correctly and how to make adjustments if you are missing the mark. Having been through a serious back injury and a very seriously fractured foot (AND NEITHER WERE FUN!), I read LOTS of rehab and exercise materials. Essential Abs is definitely the best excercise pub I’ve read. And, as a lanky female, it’s been a stitch to read a book written for men. A gentleman at my health club recommended it to me — and, he definitely looks in great shape. So, you just received a book review and a woman’s view on whether Essential Abs is worth putting your money where your stomach is!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. the workouts are good, but i feel this book is good for someone between 12% 0r 10% bodyfat
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Ah, I remember when my ab routine consisted of three rep sit ups tacked onto the end of a workout and my aerobics consisted of running across the gym parking lot get to the donut shop. I had a 28″ waist and standout abs for years until I begrudginly entered my 30s. It was like I could literally see my abs dissappearing but yet I remained optimistic, “Oh, they’ll be back. . . it’s okay. . . it’s all under control. . . ” And then by the time I got to 35 years old, they were gone.


    The sad thing about was I kept eating like I was 22 years old. Sure, I think I can eat another barbecued pork and potato chip sandwich with a chocolate shake and onion ring cream pie for desert. . . hey, don’t knock it till you try it. . . I was in this delusional state of mind that I was still the hot, buffed dude that chicks were staring at. . . they were staring at me cuz they were wondering why I was cramming my fat butt into 28″ jeans. . . give it up grampa. . .

    Boo hoo hoo.

    After I incurred a major injury to my lower back I realized I had to try and stay in shape. Everything else was in pretty good shape, but my ab area looked like I was smuggling kittens to a picnic. So I got this book.

    Great advice. Great routines. No stunning six pack. . . yet. . . but at least I can see a shadow. . . an outline of what appears to be a set of abdominals. . . so yeah, get it. . . really. . because the only reason why they call it middle age is because somewhere around 35-40, everything starts migrating to the middle.

    So get it and know that within every fat, lumpy, ugly caterpillar, there’s uhhh. . . there’s something that doesn’t have to be so lumpy. . . I was goin’ to say ‘butterfly’ but that didn’t sound macho. . . hey, macho rhymes with nacho. . . put down the nachos Mr. Macho and let go of your jelly belly and get a yummy tummy. . .

    wow. . .

    That wasn’t even manly. . .
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. I was a Teaching Fellow in Physiology in graduate school, did additional graduate study in biochemistry and at one time worked as a personal trainer. I am also someone who has had my share of injuries, including a herniated disk. When I reviewed this book, I did so through this lens and as one who has some direct knowledge of the area being explored.

    In my opinion, this book is a REAL jewel. It is short, but it covers a progressive, logical and safe routine for building outstanding abs. In addition, it includes good information about combining abdominal training with aerobics, weight lifting and reasonable diet tips.

    In addition to the above, the book is written in an easy to follow, upbeat manner. It is encouraging and provides enough detail on how to do exercises properly. This is probably the only abs book you will ever need.

    Two other books that may be of interest are: Back Care Basics: A Doctor’s Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief and Build Muscle Lose Fat Look Great: Everything You Need to Know to Transform Your Body. I recommend the former for people with back issues and the latter for people who want more in-depth coverage of weight training.

    Overall. . . this book is a GREAT place to start a fitness program that is easy to impliment, stick to and get good results. In my opinion, it’s all you need to get started and it will take you fairly far by itself. There isn’t any hype here, just good information packed into a small package.
    Rating: 5 / 5