After having twins, I tried getting my abs into shape by doing pilates and by doing a certain exercise ( you get on all fours, put your hips in neutral - inhale and let your belly sag - exhale and bring your abs in and hold them for 5-10 sec.). It brought my stomach muscles together in 2.5 to 3 months.
Then I wanted something to take it further. I got this one. I love that there are so many variation - even though it may be based off of one move its amazing how one small variation can make such a big difference.
Right now I'm still in phase one for "from baby to beach". I hope to soon be able to go to phase 2 and then the regular program.
I say that this is great. There are so many exercises in here that I've never seen before. I'm 21, but when I was going to school all you could do for abs is: crunches, reverse crunches, and cross-overs for the obliques.
Its really amazing how much abs workouts has evolutionized.
This might not be very good for someone whos very in shape, but for someone who is not, its a book to grow with and to grow into. Plus, great for post-partum bodies. I've noticed its improved my pilates. In just 3 workouts, I've noticed my abs have gone down quit a bit, my posture is better.
Plus, his recommendations for cardio are awesome and I've never seen them anywhere before. Right now doing 5 min slow, 5 min fast, 2 min slow, 5 min fast, 5 min slow is sooo good. I've improved in my conditioning so much already.
I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to strengthen and lean down on your abs.
My only complaint - how come he doesn't have a butt, thighs, and hips book for women?
- Paperback: 1 pages
- Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE GROUP; 1 edition (1 July 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812969472
- ISBN-13: 978-0812969474
- Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 2 x 23.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 612 g
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