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Athletic abs : maximum core fitness training
Cole, Scott, 1962-
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Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2003]

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xiii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Building the core, find your center -- Stretching to strengthen, key flexibility exercises -- Burning off the fat, cardio training -- Eating plans, food choices to get ripped -- Total torso, work the core -- Core exercises, six-pack attack -- Back stabilizers, counterbalance for the abs -- Combinations, strengthen the support muscles -- Complete torso conditioning, slimming and toning -- Bodybuilding, muscles for power -- Advanced abs, alternative training.
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Attain the essential core strength that will result in rock-hard abs without doing endless crunches! Scott Cole, the fitness celebrity made famous on the Abs of Steel video, presents his revolutionary program to develop and maintain a sculpted midsection.

This workout can be done at home, and no expensive equipment is necessary! Rather than focus on endless repetitions of painful crunches, this program uses your entire body to condition your core. Athletic Abs combines principles found in sport training, martial arts, gymnastics, and yoga to isolate and develop the four abdominal regions. Not only will these exercises result in a chiseled look, they'll also increase your overall strength, flexibility, and balance. Plus, a special section combining nutrition and interval training will help you burn fat and showcase your abs.

In addition to starring in the bestselling Abs of Steel , Scott Cole has been named one of IDEA's top five fitness trainers in the world. He has been featured as a fitness expert on ABC, NBC, and HGTV and has written for USA Today , Men's Fitness , Shape , GQ , and Fit , among many others. He is currently one of the most sought-after fitness professionals in the world. Together, Scott Cole and cowriter Tom Seaborne, an elite cyclist and third-dan black belt, have over 45 years of experience helping thousands achieve their physical peak.

Whether you are looking to enhance your general fitness or improve your sports performance, the Athletic Abs workout will ensure that you achieve a powerful core of chiseled, rock-hard abs!

Author Notes

Scott Cole burst onto the fitness scene when he starred in the bestselling videos Abs of Steel , Millennium Stretch , and Discover Tai Chi video series. He has since been featured as a fitness expert in more than 300 magazines and television shows, including shows on ABC, NBC and articles in HGTV, USA Today , Men's Fitness , Shape , GQ , and Fit . One of the most sought-after fitness speakers in the world, Cole also has helped many celebrities achieve their peak physical condition. His clients include Christian Bale ( American Psycho ) and Gena Lee Nolan ( Baywatch ).

Scott Cole's professional accomplishments include being named one of IDEA's Top Five Fitness Instructors in the world, being an AFAA Notable, and presenting the Best Abs on Earth program at the Olympic Center in Moscow. He resides in Palm Springs, California.

Tom Seabourne, PhD , has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry. He has been featured on numerous television shows and in magazine articles, including Sports Illustrated as Athlete of the Month, Men's Fitness as Sportsman of the Month, and Men's Exercise as Mr. Fitness. Cycling and martial arts are among his chief interests. He holds several distance records in ultra cycling as well as a third-dan black belt in karate and taekwondo. He is also a two-time AAU national taekwondo champion.

Certified by the American Council on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine, Seabourne has written two previous books and more than 200 magazine articles. He resides in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Part I Trainingp. 1
Chapter 1 Building the Core: Find Your Centerp. 3
Chapter 2 Stretching to Strengthen: Key Flexibility Exercisesp. 13
Chapter 3 Burning Off the Fat: Cardio Trainingp. 47
Chapter 4 Eating Plans: Food Choices to Get Rippedp. 57
Part II Exercisesp. 63
Chapter 5 Total Torso: Work the Corep. 65
Chapter 6 Core Exercises: Six-Pack Attackp. 75
Chapter 7 Back Stabilizers: Counterbalance for the Absp. 107
Chapter 8 Combinations: Strengthen the Support Musclesp. 115
Part III Programsp. 123
Chapter 9 Complete Torso Conditioning: Slimming and Toningp. 125
Chapter 10 Bodybuilding: Muscles for Powerp. 171
Chapter 11 Advanced Abs: Alternative Trainingp. 185
Glossaryp. 201
Bibliographyp. 208
About the Authorsp. 209