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No-Risk Abs

A Safe Workout Program for Core Strength

Blandine Calais-Germain

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Description

Presenting a new type of abdominal exercise program designed with the body’s anatomical relationships in mind, Blandine Calais-Germain 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. She 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.

Publishers Weekly Review

Jun 13, 2011 – 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.
No-Risk Abs
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  • $17.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Published: May 18, 2011
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
  • Seller: Inner Traditions International LTD
  • Print Length: 176 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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