Stronger Abs and Back

Posted: 8th September 2010 by Darren in How to get ripped abs
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  • ISBN13: 9780880115582
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Product DescriptionBuild your center of power! Stronger Abs and Back shows how to develop the body’s most important source of energy and support–its core muscle groups. The abdominal and back muscles form the foundation for enhanced fitness and athletic performance. Featuring 165 exercises and packed with training advice, this illustrated guide is your training manual to rock-hard abs and strong supportive back muscles that prevent low back injury and pain. Stronger Abs and B. . . More >>

Stronger Abs and Back

  1. Carol Cratty says:

    This item arrived in great shape, and was shipped quickly.

    I have never been dissappointed when buying from Amazon.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. This is a very good book in which it guides you trough your training process. I like how it tells you where to start and what are you working in each exercise. So far this book has given me the idea on which muscles I have to focused to shape them up. I’ve enjoyed this book and read it in two days after work.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I found this book to be very effective in helping me develop my core. I was soon playing much better tennis. I consider this book to be my secret weapon in the sports that I play.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Because abs is one of my weak areas, I decided to get a book devoted to the subject. I haven’t thoroughly read all the contents yet but have at least skimmed everything and looked over all the exercises. Overall, this is looking like a very good book for its intended purpose.

    It starts with a good overview of why a “strong core” is important for many different reasons. This includes examples in sports such as basketball, wrestling, and running. The introductory sections also include some welcome primers on a few sports jargon terms such as automaticity plus coverage of abs and back physiology.

    The introduction also covers what NOT to do, e. g. some of the more dangerous Roman chair positions and also movements that can damage the back — very welcome and useful advice.

    The core of the book is sets of exercises and stretches in the areas of warmup/stretching/cooldown, trunk stabilization and balance, fitness, strength, and power. Each area usually includes exercises covering upper/lower midsection, obliques and back. The template for an exercise includes one or two photographs, a PREPARATION section describing the starting position, and then an ACTION section that tells how to perform the exercise. These descriptions are clear, concise bulletpoints that are very easy to follow. For applicable exercises, exact timings are given for holding positions.

    Some of the exercises require a pulldown bar, medicine ball, Roman chair, TheraBall, etc. But there are plenty requiring no equipment, especially in the fitness section.

    Lastly, there is a short but decent set of workout programs oriented towards one of fitness/toning, strength or power. Actually, I think this one of the weaker areas of the book, at only a few pages — could have used more information here. I liked the focus on doing a variety of exercises with low numbers of sets and reps but making sure to be consistent and do the routine regularly. This is a nice way to avoid boredom!

    Review entitled “More crunches” from 1998 is WRONG. Are we reading the same book here? This book has a lot more than just crunches.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. Being 54 yrs old and a racquetball player, I was experiencing lower back pain and tightness. I was doing situps and some back exercises at the gym, but was still having stiffness and soreness. This book demonstrates a proper regimen of working all of the abdominal and back muscles, thus avoiding injury to those under used muscles. I have reduced my back pain in one week. Right now as I sit at my desk I’m not feeling any pain. Developing my core is also translating into better balance on the court and more power. My 16 yr old daughter, who plays basketball is now joining me in some of the workouts.
    Rating: 5 / 5