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    Kurt Brungardt(Author)

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A six-pack of muscles or a six-pack of beer? The average guy doesn't want to waste money on an impossible workout book to trim his waist. He wants a simple routine that will bring results - quickly. That man, maybe thick in the middle and wondering where to start, need look no further than ESSENTIAL ABS by abdominal specialist Kurt Brungardt, author of the best-selling ABS of Steel for Men video. Brungardt has collaborated with the experts at Men's Health magazine, the most trusted name in men's health fitness, to create a step-by-step, 6 week programme that can be used by couch potatoes and fitness fanatics alike. The programme is divided into two three-week modules that shows readers how to integrate ab exercises into a quick total body workout, making the exercises more efficient, effective and fun. With 95 sharp how-to photos, ESSENTIAL ABS takes the drab out of ab, takes the jelly off the belly and makes every crunch count.

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  • PDF | 144 pages
  • Kurt Brungardt(Author)
  • Rodale Press (18 May 2001)
  • English
  • 6
  • Science & Nature

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  • By R1KZ on 15 August 2011

    Unlike other books that I have read, this is fantastic. I am only into my 3 week of doing my abs training but already I can feel a difference. I think it is very important to understand your body before you start working on it. That's where this book really come into it's own. It helps you to understand the muscle groups you have and then from that define excersises that will work that muscle group.I am no expert at weight lifting or even ab training however, if you follow each tip within the book you will see result. However, I must stress that the only way to achieve results is by doing the work. There is no shortcuts sadly. In addition to this, it is important to understand what your aims are? If you generally want to tone, then I think this book will help, however if you want to build real big muscles then do the same excersies but stress the muscle you intend to work on. (You will see results quicker this way). Doing the excersise correctly is only one part of it. Two essential things that help on a great scale is your diet (including drinking plenty of water) and sleep. I really cannot stress how important these three factors are. If you stick to them you will see results quickly. Just as an example... I have been doing this for a 3 weeks or so now and I have managed to increase my chest size by about 4 & half inches. so results can be gained however, at the price of hard work.Also, if you want to build the rest of your body it is a good idea to get the Essential Chest and shoulders and Essential Arms. These will also show you some good tips and tricks :-).Overall, great book especially if you point the time and effort in :-)

  • By S. Brittain on 30 April 2010

    This is the second copy of this book I've bought - lost the first one in a house move. Gives some very good exercises but as with all these things you really have to put the time in. THink it's good the way it pushes you to do aerobic exercise as well because the reality is that it's no good having a six pack if it's buried under 3 inches of fat.It is a 6 week programme but he gives you continuation exercises as well.Have the books on Chest and Arms as well and like his style - I'm not an exercise addict but it gives useful techniques that mean you get a workout and build muscle within spending all evening, every evening at the gym.I'd recommend it

  • By Alex C on 23 October 2007

    Big fan of Mens Health and this book is like the mag, full of easy to follow advice. And it really works. Haven't quite got a six pack but I'll get there!

  • By Kabir Orlowski on 27 May 2009

    I am after week 5 of the programme and hell, I saw it coming a couple of days ago - nice ridges on my tummy, well when I contract and in favourable lighting ;), but it's definitely there. So, it does work.The book it pretty much straightforward and easy to follow. I have altered it a little, for example from week 1 I was using extra weight for some crunches, and also did more than one set. On the other hand, due to time constraints I didn't do as much cardio/fat burn as suggested (20-30 minutes 3 times a week), so that probably slowed things down in my case. Already after week 1 I felt my back stronger and started walking more upright, which felt great!This book is full of good advice, definitely worth a try!

  • By Moe on 20 March 2011

    I have been doing taekwondo for 7 years but I was not concerned about six packs or muscle size. I do not do taekwondo now anymore and sneak in to the gym 3 times a week trying to keep a good level of fitness as far away from the weights as I can. Personally, I like structured work outs rather than inventing ones when I am in the gym and I bought this book in the hope that it will give me a structure to follow. Was really happy with the very well presented information in the book and the plan seems ok so far. It's been only two weeks now and I definitely improved which what I care about, it wouldn't make any difference to me if I get the six packs after the six weeks programme. I am improving and feeling it that what matters i guess. Would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy simple start.

  • By Alexander Muravitski on 30 October 2003

    Well, I have this book for two month and you know what? IT DOES WORK. It makes you work very hard. You start with easy exercises, but when you're getting used to go to the gym more-less regularly (approx. in 3 weeks after you've started the program), Kurt adds more and more difficult ones and then you can't stop, as you see the results and you're becoming very challenged. I think Kurt is a very clever guy and I would go to his classes if I lived in the states.:-) I'm not a gym guru and not mad spending my entire time in there, but three hours a week in the gym really changing your life (sorry for banality). I would suggest to use it in complex with two other books: Essential Chest and Shoulders: An Intense 6-week Program (Men's Health Peak Conditioning Guides) , Essential Abs ("Men's Health" Peak Conditioning Guides) and Essential Arms (Men's Health Peak Conditioning Guides) .

  • By StephenM on 9 December 2010

    Its a good book and the programme is easy to follow, getting more difficult as the time goes on. I completed the programme and was happy with the results.However this book alone will not get you the abs on the cover, you need to supplement it with a good book on nutrition and a full exercise curriculum. To be honest I'd recommend getting a complete book like the body you want in the time you have by Men's Health.

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