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Kurt Brungardt
Exercise & Fitness
Villard; 1st edition (May 25, 1993)
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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.

Already a fitness classic, The Complete Book of Abs, is the definitive guide for abdominal toning and strengthening. Kurt Brungardt has been a writer and personal trainer in New York for over a decade. He is the author of the bestselling fitness classic The Complete Book of Abs. He is also the host of one of the top-selling exercise videos. ore about Kurt Brungardt. The collection of abs exercises is comprehensive, and the multi-phase, multi-level ab routine is so much better than most fitness programs that you'd find in a book. No one who's serious about working out should be without i. . I also love their coverage of wellness. they just outline their view of healthful living.

Автор: Brungardt, Kurt Название: The Complete Book of Abs Издательство: Random House (USA) .

1998 Язык: ENG Издание: Rev ed Иллюстрации: B&w photographs Размер: 2. 6 x 2. 4 x . 2 cm Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade) Рейтинг: Поставляется из: США Описание: A fully updated exercise programme to provide the trim, toned stomach that everyone wants.

Kurt Brungardt is one of America's best-known personal trainers. He is the creator and host of the best-selling video Men of Steel: Abs of Steel and author of four workout books, including The Complete Book of Abs and 3-Minute Abs. Библиографические данные. Essential Abs: An Intense 6-Week Program Men's Health peak conditioning guides.

About Kurt Brungardt. KURT BRUNGART is one of America's top personal trainers and authors. He has written nine books, including The Complete Book of Abs, The Complete Book of Butt and Legs, and 3-Minute Abs. He is also the host and writer of the bestselling video Abs of Steel for Men. show more.

The first guide ever to cover every single possible exercise for shaping and strengthening abdominal muscles--from traditional situps to weights and machines to gymnastics, yoga, and dance--this book also includes specialized programs for back-pain sufferers. 300 photos.
  • Stonewing
This is a great book. It gives you all the information you might need to develop strong abs and core. It answers questions such as how often you should work your abs. But it also shows you around 100 exercises from which you can develop your own workouts. It also offers routines for you. It shows you how to do each exercise.

The routine section suggests how many exercises to do and how many reps and sets. No matter what your level, this book will work for you.

One thing I especially like is that it gives exercises that are safe for people with lower back problems. Each exercise lists whether or not it is safe for those with bad backs.

I can't think of anything that's been left out of the book and all of the information seems to be accurate.

I did one of the ab workouts for those with a bad back. My abs are in good condition and I can't seem to find a workout that gives me the pump or burn. Well, good news. This one did. If you do the workouts as prescribed and according to your own level of ab fitness, you'll be pleased and rewarded.
  • Diredefender
Top-notch book. Filled with practical and useful information on everything to do with the abs.
I found it revealing that if you are just doing crunches you are wasting your time. The author explains how the abs are made up into 4 main muscle groups. To simplify - lower abs, upper abs, and 2x obliques. He then goes on to say that all these groups need to be worked to have great abs and also because working only 1 group can have negative effects. He then splits the exercises into 3 main groups: 1)Lower Abs 2)Obliques 3)Upper Abs. For each group he explains numerous exercises with excellent photos and practical information such as degree of difficulty and amount of danger to lower back. There is also a 4th group for combination exercises. There are so many exercises you will never run out. There are also sample workouts at different stages of experience. The diet section is nicely done too although a bit outdated (1992) in that it advocates high carb content without too much differentiation between types of carbs. That is only a minor negative though - this is the book if you want to firm your abs.
  • Gann
Bought the book 20 years ago in high school. Wanting to tone up again, and couldn't find the book. Not surprised it is now digital, and still rated very highly. I recommend the digital version so you can tap on an exercise to see the demonstration photo. With the book, you end up doing a lot of flipping between the routine pages, and the demonstration pages.
  • Bajinn
This book can help you get yourself together. As with most fitness books, This book has a good plan set out before you. You really have to have extreme focus to get ABS like the guy on the cover but the average guy can use and understand this book and get results. ABS are the most important muscle group and should be a focus atleast one day a week and you should hit them everyday as they can recover quickly. Ken Brungardt has alot of good books and has help me alot of the years with my fitness goals. Nothing really groundbreaking here but more like everything you really should know stuff. You will go back to this book often.
  • Bine
This is an old school abs book. The exercises have increasing difficulty and their is a diet plan. I would not try all of them in one day. For a beginner this is a great book but the advanced levels are available for those into really sculpting their abs. I would give it five stars if some of the concepts for nutrition and fitness weren't slightly out of date (ca 1998). A lot has happened since I graduated from high school.
  • Hugifyn
I was looking for a book that gave a variety of ab exercises and this book definitely has that. This book shows which abs are worked in each exercise, describes how to correctly perform the exercises and gives the possible affect the exercise can have on the back. There is also a good introduction on wellness and diet. I have been using it regularly to add diversity to my ab workout.
  • fire dancer
This book is a good book. It offers many types of exercises; it gives a difficulty level and a risk level associated with the back, which helps people to determine if they can perform each exercise. For each exercise it explains well how to perform it plus it has trainer's tips .This book has many routines for every single level you want to achieve, for different week periods. It has a section on nutrition with sample menus,also. This book is very useful for men and women.
I would pick up a TRx or RIp60 and find a trainer. Or get the TRX app and start with that. But I have scoliosis in my back so i cannot do regular ab's. But if you want to get ripped... lol this works. You have to go for the more advanced crunches though. My routine was for about 1h every day or 5 times a week. I got ripped.