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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, September 25, 2006
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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

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Go-to book for Abs, September 6, 2007
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Jay Rice (Wilmington, MA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Complete Book of Abs: Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback)
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... Read more

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best, June 16, 2017
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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.

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