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Men’s Health: 6 Weeks to a 6 Pack: Sculpt rock-hard abs with the fastest muscle-up, slim-down program ever created!

July 24th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Men’s Health: 6 Weeks to a 6 Pack: Sculpt rock-hard abs with the fastest muscle-up, slim-down program ever created!

Are you ready to take your shirt off at the beach? Men’s Health: 6 Weeks to a 6-Pack will help you get there. It’s the magazine’s newest step-by-step program for losing belly fat and building abs that show! Drawing from the latest research in exercise physiology and nutrition, it provides the most cutting-edge advice and action plans for sculpting rock-hard abs by the time you hit the sand. What’s inside: workouts that can burn up 200 calories in just 8 minutes; dozens of science-backed secrets for boosting metabolism and targeting belly fat; core workouts that will whip anyone into shape; dozens of belly-shedding recipes and nutrition tips; and instructional photos of 50 all-time best abs exercises. Plus, a special bonus chapter: 100 world-class workout secrets from America’s top trainers. Edited by New York Times best-selling author of The Belly Off! Diet, Jeff Csatari, Men’s Health: 6 Weeks to a 6-Pack is designed to help you turn stubborn belly fat into lean, hard muscle.

Consumer Review
This is how you get a six pack
I’ve been training for about 9 years now and while I’ve never competed, I’ve dieted down to 5-6 % body fat levels just to see what it takes.

I bought this book simply because I like to get more educated in the field and found it very comprehensive and full of helpful tips and advice on how to get lean. The title is a bit misleading in that it can take longer than 6 weeks to see your abs depending on what kind of shape you’re in when you begin, but I think we all know that it’s just a marketing angle.

Getting shredded really is just a matter of arithmetic: you need to expend more calories than you consume. If you don’t follow this simple principle, no amount of crunches will matter. The bottom line is you need to restrict your caloric intake and exercise to burn more calories. When you do it right, your body burns fat and (for the most part) preserves muscle. You can also use fat-burning supplements to increase the number of calories your body burns each day, but…

Essential Abs: An Intense 6-Week Program (Men’s Health Peak Conditioning Guides)

July 22nd, 2013 Comments off

Title : Essential Abs: An Intense 6-Week Program (Men’s Health Peak Conditioning Guides)
ASIN : 1579542921

A 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 fine-tune your techniques for rock-hard abs in no time.


* The 11 commandments of self-improvement
* How much water you really need
* How to drop those lame excuses and get motivated
* The best ab exercises for sports
* Modifications that eliminate neck strain

Consumer Review
This Program Works
I am 5’9" 200, not a thin guy. Used a low carb diet to lose 10 pounds along with this program and in 2 weeks could see real results. My waist is smaller and I see definition in my abdominal area for the first time since my military college days, 35 years ago. The exercises are very well-described, not unusually difficult, and can be done on a living room floor with no equipment. You feel and see the results immediately. I usually complete the third level in 15 minutes. I have never written an online review before but was so pleased with this book and the results I felt that I should. For me it was money well-spent.

How To Get Six Pack Abs Working Out Only 3 Hours A Week

July 8th, 2013 Comments off

Title : How To Get Six Pack Abs Working Out Only 3 Hours A Week
ASIN : B0089PD22Q

You’re About To Learn The Secrets Celebrities, Bodybuilders, And Fitness Models Use To Get Abs And Stay “Photo Ready” Fit All Year Long. Even When They Don’t Have Time To Work Out!

Would you like to get ripped six pack abs without spending a lot of time at the gym? Well, you can do it in just 30 days with as little as 3 hours of total workout time per week.

Inside “How To Get Six Pack Abs Working Out Only 3 Hours A Week ” you will learn:

- The greatest secrets of the human body that will help you burn fat and build lean muscles simultaneously.

- Complete instructions for proper nutrition. No guessing and absolutely no starvation diets.

- The top three mistakes that prevent most people from getting six pack abs and how you can make sure to avoid them.

- Specific exercises that will force your metabolism to speed up.

- Unusual core targeting exercises that will give you superior results.

- Why crunches, situps, and leg raises have almost nothing to do with getting a flat stomach or ripped abs.

- Training routines that were specifically designed to boost your metabolism and maximize results in as little as one month.

- You will be able to match a training routine that specifically fits your current fitness level and quickly progress to those ripped six pack abs you’ve always dreamed of.

- You will also get links to Instructional training videos that will make sure you are doing the exercises correctly.

- How to achieve permanent fat loss while protecting your lean muscle tissue.

- And a whole lot more…

You will never need another book on how to lose belly fat and get the perfect six pack for as long as you live.

If you really want a body that you’ll finally be proud of, then you’ll need to stop procrastinating and take the first step. Get your copy now, change your health, change your body, and change the way others will look at you for the rest of your life.

Consumer Review
This is the real deal!
This book is not just another pamphlet with a bunch exercises. The author actually focuses a lot of attention on showing you how to make a lasting change. He covers everything from mindset to your diet and training. What I really like is that he actually shows you how to figure the right workout routine for you and follows up with instructional videos for how to do the exercises correctly. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to feel healthier and get a six pack.

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Abs Revealed

July 7th, 2013 Comments off

Title : Abs Revealed
ASIN : 0736086501

Chiseled abs, a defined midsection, and a powerful core require more than sit-ups, crunches, and the latest miracle diet. To achieve true six-pack success, you’re going to need a plan—one based on the most effective exercises and sound programming. You need Abs Revealed.

In Abs Revealed, award-winning personal trainer Jonathan Ross provides a complete program for strengthening, sculpting, and maintaining your midsection. More than a collection of exercises, Abs Revealed shows you how to fire your ab muscles regardless of your current fitness level, identify your goals, and develop a personalized workout program to fit your schedule with progressions built in for quick and clear results.

This results-oriented, step-by-step guide also includes more than 60 core exercises, ready-to-use workout plans, and advice on integrating abdominal development into cardio and strength routines. Moreover, you’ll discover strategies for applying the latest research on diet and nutrition to enhance and maintain muscle definition and tone throughout the year.

If you’re tired of doing endless crunches with limited results, let Abs Revealed show you a better way. With proven plans and personalized programming, it’s your step–by-step guide to six-pack success.

Consumer Review
This book reveals so much more than just your abs!
I’m reading through my copy of Abs Revealed and just have to say “WOW!” Love this book already and Ross’ professional and straight forward approach. This book is for men AND women (although the cover pic and “six-pack” success may intimidate some women) and really offers instruction for getting great looking abs, as well as better overall core strength, health and fitness. Ross taps in to his years of experience and expertise to craft a book full of ideas and innovative exercises that are easily modified to fit someone at any fitness level (which also means they grow with you as your own strength increases).

The first three chapters or 40 pages, cover Core Concepts including ideas about strength, stability, cardio and diet. I really like how Ross is able to articulate concepts so they are easily understood and applied to my every day life. He addresses myths and misconceptions in shaded highlight boxes and provides his “reality” answers, which are thoughtful and…

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ABS for Life: The No. 1 Solution on How to Get Six Pack Abs

July 3rd, 2013 Comments off

Title : ABS for Life: The No. 1 Solution on How to Get Six Pack Abs
ASIN : 1438256124

When you think of abs you most likely think of magazine models with abs so tight you could grate cheese on them! Your pessimistic side may also think of bland diets and endless hours in the gym. Therefore, you assume abs are reserved only for models, bodybuilders or Hollywood celebrities. Not true! This book is going to take your average body and turn it into something you never thought possible. Finally separating the facts from the fiction, the Abs for Life System is your complete body makeover manual to lose that unwanted fat and uncover those abs you never knew you had. The book features the Lean for Life Nutrition System which combines a unique carb rotation method, proven to get lean and stay lean. The book also incorporates The Lean Muscle Plan, which is a Weight Training System to build, sculpt and tone your entire physique. No stone is left unturned with the Abs for Life System, it is without doubt the most comprehensive Body Makeover System to date!

Consumer Review
The reason I like this book is because….
Fitness is a personal thing. It is a frame of mind and, for those reasons I will draw on my own years of experience with fitness for this review so that you can see where I am coming from. I joined the British army at the age of 15 and enjoyed a great career. I was regimental champion at middle and long distance running (mile, 1500m, 5,000m, cross country etc) and even passed SAS Selection just to serve alongside those elite soldiers. I also served with all three battalions of the Parachute Regiment. I retired from the army in 1993 and still work very hard at keeping fit. In May 2010 I turned 60 years old and I am still a regular visitor to my local Gym.

For far too many years, however, I thought good Abdominal muscles were achieved through hundreds of sit-ups and the degree of severity of those sit-ups. What started (many years ago) as a straight forward routine gradually got more difficult as the foot of my sit-up bench was raised more and more until I was doing 100…

The Complete Book of Abs: Revised and Expanded Edition

June 30th, 2013 Comments off

Title : The Complete Book of Abs: Revised and Expanded Edition
ASIN : 0375751432

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.Kurt Brungardt was at the front end of the abdominal obsession. His Abs of Steel video was a bestseller, and the original Complete Book of Abs, published in 1993, was considered the bible of midsection exercises for trainers and fitness enthusiasts. The obsession has only grown since then, manifested by dubious infomercial products, a burgeoning fitness-magazine industry promising readers great abs with almost no investment of time and effort, and (perhaps because of the shortcomings of the first two phenomena) a boom in the demand for legitimate nutritionists and personal trainers. Even Brungardt himself came out with a 1998 book, 3-Minute Abs, to take advantage of the craze.

With all that going on, it seems hard to believe that there’s anything new to say about abdominal exercise. Indeed, this revised version of The Complete Book of Abs doesn’t really try. There is a new prebeginner midsection routine, which leads into the more advanced exercise regimens described in the original book, and a handful of new exercises. But other than that, the expanded sections are in nutrition (several new pages of recipes) and total-body fitness (new photos demonstrating exercises for body parts other than abs).

Still, the original package is a terrific deal: more than 100 exercises, numerous training routines, and lots of basic information about exercise and diet. Each abdominal exercise is rated for difficulty on a scale of 1 to 3 and how risky it is to the lower back. The routines are complete and thoughtfully compiled, and there’s not a bit of advice in the entire book that isn’t scientifically legitimate. That’s why this book–in either edition–remains indispensable for those serious enough about fitness to need information that goes beyond the basics. –Lou Schuler END

Consumer Review
ABS-solutely a MUST!
Many bodybuilding enthusiasts hate working out their abs. The abs are arguably the least fun to work out. Having said that, the abs are the first part that catches the eye – whether washboard-ripped or flabby. More importantly, from the point of wellness, the abs are the most important part that needs to be kept strong. The abs are the centre of the human body and hold up the entire skeletal structure. If you have only time to work out one part daily, make it your abs.

I have been using The Complete Book of Abs for 2 years now. It was a fabulous gift from a friend, a fitness buff. Let me just say that this is THE book on working out the abs! This book tells you why one should work out the abs; describes the muscular and skeletal anatomy in respect of the abs; the nutritional aspects; warm-up, stretching and other support exercises; the specific exercises in respect of the abs, and the different systems and routines one can incorporate for various purposes. In other…

The Men’s Health Big Book: Getting Abs: Get a Flat, Ripped Stomach and Your Strongest Body Ever–in Four Weeks

June 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Title : The Men’s Health Big Book: Getting Abs: Get a Flat, Ripped Stomach and Your Strongest Body Ever–in Four Weeks
ASIN : 1609618742

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.

The Men’s Health Big Book of Abs special features include:

  • Quick effective routines that replace boring, painful crunches
  • Manly (and healthy) recipes that take less than 15 minutes to prepare!
  • Hundreds of tips on how to emphasize muscle definition and six-pack abs!

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.

Consumer Review
good information for starters
I like the book and the kindle version is very well done, as usual.

The book content is below my expectations since this is a book for starters, the information is good and well organized, the workouts are ok but it does not have the advanced specific abs workouts I was looking for.

I mean, if I were starting this would be a great book but for my fitness level and knowledge and my expectations the book would not be very useful if it weren’t for the general body workouts.

ABS! 50 of the Best core exercises to strengthen, tone, and flatten your belly.

June 18th, 2013 Comments off

Title : ABS! 50 of the Best core exercises to strengthen, tone, and flatten your belly.
ASIN : 0615726240

Are you ready for a stronger, sleeker, slimmer belly? If so, then this book is for you!

Introductory special – includes a free bonus audio (see below).

Experience 50 of the very best ab and stomach exercises from Yoga, Pilates and other fitness modalities. They have been carefully selected for their ability to produce quick results and are fun to do. ABS! Goes well beyond old fashioned crunches and sit-up so you can have an extremely effective abs workout.

Whether your belly is on the soft side or you’re a high level athlete, you’ll find a great variety of ab exercises that will target all four major groups of abdominal muscles, categorized by easy, moderate and challenging – so it is great for all levels of fitness.

This book doesn’t make extreme promises like getting ripped abs in 6 days, doesn’t recommend crazy diets that you’re dying to get off of in a week, and there isn’t a lot of technical mumbo-jumbo! When you purchase this book you will get highly effective ab and stomach exercises that will help you strengthen, tone and get a flat belly – in a healthy way.

Benefits of ab and stomach exercises:

•Prevent / reduce back problems & pain

•Get a slim, strong, sexy, belly.

•Improve energy

•Enhance athletic performance

•Better posture

•Improve digestion

•Prevents hernias

•And more!

Chapters include: 50 of the best exercises for your abs with photos and clear instructions, discussion of the many benefits of core exercises, overview of anatomy and more!

Get a FREE BONUS audio “Yoga for a strong core” workout when you order this book; a $9.95 value. A download link is provided on the about the author page in the book.

ABS! is written by yoga and fitness expert Howard VanEs, author of 5 yoga/fitness books including ”Ageless Beauty & Timeless Strength” and “Beginning Yoga: A Practice Manual.”

Consumer Review
Great guide!
What a terrific addition to the library of anyone who practices yoga! Clear instructions with great photos for an effective abs workout. No more excuses for me to not work on my abdominal muscles every day!

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