1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Good Book, easy to read, inexpensive,
This review is from: The Complete Book of Abs (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this book and it is one that I have kept for years to be able to reference. There is a ton of information that a beginner getting into fitness can understand and learn about. This is one of the first books I bought when I started getting into fitness and it helped me by basically paving the way for my knowledge to be where it is today. It is not overly complicated and uses words that the regular person, who doesn't have a background in anatomy, can understand. I would definitely recommend this book. It covers everything from dieting/meal planning to working out to your daily life in general.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
An excellent book,
This review is from: The Complete Book of Abs: Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback)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... Read more
Old School Abs,
This review is from: The Complete Book of Abs: Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback)
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 I would give it five stars if some of the concepts for nutrition and fitness weren't slightly out of date (ca 1998).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.