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No-Risk Abs : A Safe Workout Program for Core Strength
by Blandine Calais-Germain and Martine Curtis-Oakes


Overview - An illustrated guide to the anatomy of the abdominal muscles and how to tone them successfully without injury

- Presents the 16 most effective and safest abdominal exercises for great abs

- Reveals how common ab exercises, such as crunches, can damage the spine, pelvic floor, diaphragm, and internal organs

- Offers tips to get rid of belly fat--both superficial fat and deeper visceral fat

Presenting a new type of abdominal exercise program designed with the body's anatomical relationships in mind, Blandine Calais-Germain reveals the 6 underlying principles for working the abs efficiently, 7 exercises to get you ready, and the 16 most effective and safest abdominal exercises for a flat belly.  Read more...


 
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Overview
An illustrated guide to the anatomy of the abdominal muscles and how to tone them successfully without injury

- Presents the 16 most effective and safest abdominal exercises for great abs

- Reveals how common ab exercises, such as crunches, can damage the spine, pelvic floor, diaphragm, and internal organs

- Offers tips to get rid of belly fat--both superficial fat and deeper visceral fat

Presenting a new type of abdominal exercise program designed with the body's anatomical relationships in mind, Blandine Calais-Germain reveals the 6 underlying principles for working the abs efficiently, 7 exercises to get you ready, and the 16 most effective and safest abdominal exercises for a flat belly. Pointing out that ab exercises are not without risk, she reviews the most common abdominal exercises, such as crunches and leg lifts, and explains how to avoid injury to the neck, lower back, pelvic floor, diaphragm, prostate, and internal organs as well as how to protect these vital structures with appropriate abdominal work.

Exploring this often misunderstood region of the body in her trademark anatomical style, Calais-Germain details the muscular structures that make up the abs, revealing that strength alone is not the sole factor in a flat stomach. Including tips to get rid of belly fat--both superficial fat and deeper visceral fat--this book reveals how to get great abs, lose weight, gain strength, and build your core all without hurting yourself.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594773891
  • ISBN-10: 1594773890
  • Publisher: Healing Arts Press
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Page Count: 169
  • Dimensions: 10.02 x 8.06 x 0.42 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.24 pounds


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Books > Health & Fitness > Exercise
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-06-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Fitness buffs beware: "abdominal exercises are never without potential risk, because they place in motion the very core of our bodies," warns physical therapist Calais-Germain (Anatomy of Movement). Calais-Germain's latest book develops an abdominal routine focusing on a deeper understanding of the anatomical relationships involved: specifically the abdominal proximity to the vertebral column, the spinal cord; the abdominal cavity and perineum; the organs of respiration, circulation and digestion. Beginning with an extensive overview of the abdominal region of the body (this is not your everyday flat abs in five days book), Calais-Germain takes a straight-forward approach that reads like a medical guide but for a wider demographic. Readers will take away effective exercises but will likely leave behind some classics, such as "the crunch." This book is especially valuable for those who work with the elderly or who are returning to exercise after an absence. It would be very hard to go wrong with these moves. Photos/Illustrations. (May)

 
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