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Abdominal Exercises
Double Cable Rotations For Superior Abs
Prone Swiss Ball Rolls For Developing Strong Core Muscles
5 Sandbag Exercises For Rock Hard Abs
Trunk Twists With A Twist - Tighten Your Love Handles Now!
Bench Press Leg Raise Crunches For Lower Abs
Crunch Pulldowns For a Great Six-Pack
Two Exercises With a Twist For Rock-Hard Obliques and Explosive Core Power
Seated Les Raises - A New Approach To An Old Favorite
2 Dumbbell Swings For a "Steel Corset" Core
The Best Ab Exercise You Never Heard Of

Ab & Core Workouts
The New Method For Six Pack Abs
Build 3-Dimensional Abs In 2010
The Effectiveness Of Sand Bag Training For Abdominals
How To Get 6 Pack Abs & Lose Stomach Fat
Workout Complexes For Hardness & Conditioning
Old School Workouts To Develop Granite Hard Abdominals
The 3 Best Abdominal Exercises that Are Not Abdominal Exercises!
2 Challenging Exercises For Powerful Rock Hard Abs
How To Get Six Pack Abs Using Neglected Cable Exercises
Attack Your Abs With These Underground Power Moves
Killer Abs At Home In 12 Minutes

Recent Ab Training Articles
3 Unique Abdominal Exercises That Work Like Magic
Lose Ab Fat With 3 Non-Traditional Ab Exercises
The Top 55 Foods For Rock Hard Six Pack Abs
The Rise of SandBag Training
Develop Your Abs Through Heavy Strength Training
Cover Model Abs In One Workout Per Week
The Ultimate Secrets to a Flat Stomach and Six Pack Abs
Can You Really Lose More By Exercising Less?
Three Unusual Secrets For Awesome Abs
Super Sexy Swimsuit Six-Pack In 12 Weeks
The Best Exercises For Your Lower Abs Revealed
Bulletproof Your Abs And Injury Proof Your Back
The Truth And Secrets Of Getting Ripped Abs
Abdominal Fat Dangers
Abs Without Effort
Article Archives

Sports Training &
Conditioning
Punch Proof Abdominals: How To Get Abs Like A Pro Boxer
The 7 Sins Of Baseball Specific Core Training
The 2 Major Keys To Golf Conditioning Success
Core Training For Martial Arts: Abs Like Bruce Lee!

E-book Reviews
Firm & Flatten Your Abs
Brink's Bodybuilding Revealed
Gourmet Nutrition
Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle

Book Reviews
The Abs Diet

Website Reviews
The Facts About Fitness

Product Reviews
6 Second Abs
6 Popular Ab Machines Put To The Test

Interviews
Turbulence Training Interview
Abdominal Training Secrets

Healthy Recipes
Seared Turkey and Squash with Saffron & Apple
Quinoa Ostrich Chili
Salmon Citrus
Spinach Souffle
Stir Fry Veggie
Easy Tuna Recipes For Bodybuilders & Dieters

Ask the Ab Guru
Prone Swiss Ball Rolls For Developing Strong Core Muscles
Expansion Sit-Backs For Amazing Abs
Powerful Exercises For A Strong Core
Should You Train Abs To Failure?
The Core In Four Abdominal Workout
Correcting Bad Posture With Ab Training
The Truth About Ab Machines
Core Training: Legit or Just The Latest Fad?

Ask the Fat Loss Guru
Concurrent Muscle Gain & Fat Loss: Is It Possible?
The Amazing Abdominals Mistake
Foods That Burn Body Fat
How to lose loose skin after weight loss
Does eating at night make you fat?



Ab Articles Archives
by Amazing Abdominals.com


How I Got Ripped Abdominals For The Very First Time
By Tom Venuto, CPT, CSCS

I’ll never forget the very first time I got ripped, how I did it and how it felt. I’ve never told this entire story before or widely published my early photos either. Winning first place and seeing my abs the first time was sweet redemption.

But before that, it was a story of desperation…

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Tom Venuto Ripped Abdominals



Firm and Flatten Your Abs by David Grisaffi
E-Book Review by Tom Venuto

Abs! Abdominals! Your Six Pack! The Core muscles! No matter what you call them, everybody wants them! Whether you're training for sports, bodybuilding or just to look good on the beach; whether you are male or female, young or old, it doesn't matter. There's not a single person who doesn't want a lean, tight, fat-free, set of abs.

The trouble is, getting great abs is not easy. Most people will waste years of effort and hundreds or even thousands of dollars on all the latest infomercial gadgets and diet gimmicks, trying in vain to obtain that ever-elusive lean, muscular six pack stomach, with nothing to show for their efforts

Click here to read the full e-book review


Dumbbell Abdominal Rollouts
By Nick Nilsson

If you're familiar with the ab wheel and the roll-out exercise, you'll know exactly what this exercise is all about.

This version of it takes the roll-out concept one step further...you're not going to rolling forward on a wheel, you're going to be "walking" forward on a rolling dumbbell into that fully stretched-out position.

Click here to watch the video article




Cover Model Abs In One Workout Per Week
By Craig Ballantyne, MS, CSCS

If you want cover model abs but don't have time to do thousands of crunches (not that it would do you any good), then check out Craig Ballantyne's  killer abdominal workout.

It's 6 exercises, and takes 15 minutes only once per week!

That's right, you really only need to hit your abdominals hard and direct once per week in such a targeted training session.

Click here to read this article



Abdominal Economics: How to train abs when short of time!
By Zach Even-Esh

When you’re short on time, there are a few things you never want to skip out on, and one of those “things” is training your abdominals.

I am always short on time, but I know the importance of having rock solid abs that can stabilize my core under heavy loads. If you’ve got weak abs then it’s only a matter of time before you get injured performing heavy strength training!

Click here to read more



NEW FROM CRAIG BALLANTYNE! Turbulence Training For Abs!

Craig Ballantyne, world-renowned trainer and Creator of Turbulence Training, has done it again! With the new release of "Turbulence Training for abs" Craig will show you how to burn belly fat, get a flat stomach and sculpt six pack abs. Best part: You can do it right in your own home without fancy equipment or useless informercial gadgets. What's more, there are no crunches and no long cardio sessions required. To learn more about this HOT new abs program, click the link below:

TurbulenceTrainingFor Abs.com



Two Flat Stomach Secrets For Women
By Holly Rigsby, CPT

Have you tried everything under the sun to get a flat stomach, only to come up disappointed? Have you fallen prey to all the gimmicks, fad diets and shameless infomercials promising you that elusive flat stomach that you desire?

Well fret no more, Holly will let you in on the two ‘secrets' that will help you shed unwanted fat and reveal your toned, flat stomach once and for all.


Click here to read this article



Eight Pack Abs vs. Six Pack Abs - What's The Difference
By Joey Atlas

One of the most often asked questions I get from guys is “Joey why is it that some guys have six pack abs and others get eight pack abs?

Is it their diet, their workouts or what?”

In a nutshell here’s the defining difference between 6-pack abs and 8-pack abs.

Click here to read this article



Abdominal Planks For Super Hard Abs
By Jayson Hunter RD, CSCS

If I had to pick on exercise that looks so easy yet is so challenging it would be the abdominal plank. I mean really all you have to do is hold yourself in a straight plank position. How hard can that be?

For those that have never tried this exercise before you are in for a wonderful surprise

Click here to read this article


Two Ab Exercises With a Twist For Rock-Hard Obliques
and Explosive Core Power
By Nick Nilsson

The muscles of the abdominals are always on the list of improvements people would like to make to their physique. I've got two exercises that can help you not only develop obliques that jump out of your abs and demand attention
but also help you develop rock-solid core power and strength.

Click here to read this article
 


Prone Swiss Ball Rolls For Developing Strong Core Muscles
By David Grisaffi

If you want to keep improving your abs, week after week, then here is another new abdominal exercise to add to your repertoire.

The Prone Swill Ball Roll is an exercise that can be done from beginner to advanced and will work your core muscles very effectively while spicing up your workouts! A great article from our ab archives.

Click here to watch the video article


Dumbbell Sit-Up Twists For A Powerful Midsection
By Darin Steen, CPT, WNBF Pro

Fitness lifestyle expert Darin Steen demonstrates in this exclusive abdominal exercise video, one of the best and most effective movement patterns that will have your abs, core and obliques screaming for mercy in a few seconds!

Follow Darin's ab video demonstration closely and never do countless boring crunches ever again!

Click here to watch the video article


Build 3-Dimensional Abs In 2010
By Nick Nilsson

This article is about how to train your abs in all 3 major planes of movement (frontal, sagittal and transverse) for complete upper and lowe ab  development.

These three unique abdominal exercises in the three major planes of movement will help you achieve the rock-solid, super-strong midsection you've always dreamed of! (Great ab exercise archive)

Click here to watch the video article

 


Bodyblades For Excellent Core Strength
By David Grissafi

Bodyblades are one of the most under used and beneficial core power and abdominal training tools ever designed.

They offer an innovative workout system which leads to quick & effective muscle strengthening, power development, core stabilization and ab toning.


Click here to read this article


The Dumbbell Push & Pull For Abs & Core Of Steel
By Darin Steen, CPT, WNBF Pro

This brand new video article from WNBF Pro bodybuilder Darin Steen shows you how this very effective abdominal exercise can build your abs and your core to the maximum of their potential.

Your abs and obliques will be screaming for mercy after just a few shorts reps of this amazing abdominal builder.

Click here to watch the video article

 
 


Healthy nutrition for a flat belly by summertime!
Q&A With Victoria Johnson

Victoria, My goal is to lose 20 pounds by summer. I am determined to get rid of this fat on my stomach and thighs before the great hot weather unveiling gets here. I  want my husband to stare at me in some hot shorts instead of everyone else at the pool.

Please help!


Click here to read this article

 


Dumbbell Abdominal Rollouts
By Nick Nilsson

If you're familiar with the ab wheel and the roll-out exercise, you'll know exactly what this exercise is all about.

This version of it takes the roll-out concept one step further...you're not going to rolling forward on a wheel, you're going to be "walking" forward on a rolling dumbbell into that fully stretched-out position.

Click here to watch the video article


The Top 55 Lean Body Foods For Rock Hard Six Pack Abs
by Mike Geary

In most of my Lean-Body Secrets Newsletters, I like to provide a healthy snack or meal recipe that not only is delicious, but also helps to get you closer to those hard abdominals that everyone is looking for. In this article, I'd like to give you healthy food ideas in a different way.

This time, I figured I'd just give you some ideas of what I stock my fridge and cabinets with.

Click here to read this article


Three Unusual Secrets For Awesome Abs…
That No One Ever Told You About

By Josh Henkin

If we look at the physiques of an Olympic marathon runner versus and Olympic sprinter what body would most people prefer? In my experience as a coach most people like the lean, muscular physique of a sprinter rather than a marathon runner.

In fact, marathon runners are known to have higher body fat levels than that of sprinters.


Read the 3 secrets for ultimate ab development


The incredible shrinking fat cell
Everything you want to know about fat cells & fat burning.
By Tom Venuto, NSCA- CPT, CSCS

Dear Tom: would you please try to explain in laymen's terms exactly how fat cells work and what happens when you start to burn body fat.

I heard a statement that the fat cell has to get moved into the muscle cell for it to be released or burned.

Thought you could explain a little better.

Click here to read Tom's answer
 


Physical Culture Abs
Developing Your Abdominals Through Heavy Strength Training

By Zach Even-Esh

One thing you notice when you see photos from strength athletes from back in the mid 1950’s and many years prior, is that these men had granite hard abs that were packed with muscle. I’m talking about heavily muscled abs that came as a result of lifting heavy weights, often times from a standing or bent position. You just don’t see abs like these nowadays due to the fear of heavy weights and the overabundance of machines that allow you to exercise while sitting or lying down!

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Bench Press Leg Raise Crunches For Lower Abs!
By Nick Nilsson

So who doesn't want to tighten up their lower abs...raise your hand. Not a single hand went up...I had a feeling!

Tighten those lower abs FAST with this extraordinary exercise. Not only does it hit the lower abs HARD, it takes almost ALL the stress off the lower  back when you're doing a leg raise movement!


Click here to read about this unique exercise
 


The Ultimate Secrets to a Flat Stomach and Six Pack Abs
by Mike Geary

With this article, Mike shows  you why you might be struggling to lose that stubborn stomach fat that is covering up your abs.

He
 highlights for you the main points and strategies that he uses to make this program one of the most effective programs in existance for fully developing your abdominals as well as getting rid of that stubborn stomach fat that is covering them up.

Click here to read this article

 


2 Challenging Exercises For Powerful, Rock Hard Abdominals
By Zach Evan-Esh

No matter how hard you train your abs, you’ll never see what’s going on underneath if you have a layer of fat covering your abs! Is this news to you? Hardly! So tighten up that diet and focus on getting yourself a set of SERIOUS rock hard abs.

I am telling you now though, this will not happen through wimpy exercises. You’re gonna have to work your abs hard and challenge them like never before!


Click here to read more


 

To Burn Fat Faster, Try “REAL” Stair Climbing
By Virgil Aponte

Have you ever tried using the stairs at work or in your apartment building to work out? If not, then you have missing one of the best ways to burn fat quickly with a training tool that has been right under your feet! Remember, your abs may already be there, but what good are great abs if you can’t see them? Stair climbing is not only a great fat burning, abdominal-revealing workout, it is has been the secret training weapon of elite professional athletes and celebrities!

Click here to read this article


 

How To Get “Six Pack Abs” Using Neglected Cable Exercises
By Craig Ballantyne, MS, CSCS

Ask anyone for their top workout exercises to build six-pack abs and there’s no doubt you’ll get a long list of movements that involve you lying on your back. Not only that, but each of these ab exercise recommendations will require dozens, if not hundreds of repetitions to get results. So why then, do people who go to the gym choose these exercises instead of more efficient cable ab exercises?

Click here to read this week's feature article


 

Cutting Through The Hype Of Supplement Ads
By Nick Nilsson


You don't NEED supplements to burn fat or build muscle. The human body can function and make excellent athletic progress on nothing but quality food and proper training. But you CAN use supplements to help the process along. The real key is knowing what works, what is garbage, and when an advertiser is simply trying to take your money. Here's a hard-hitting look at the techniques that advertisers use to separate you from your hard-earned money. With this insider knowledge, you will never get ripped off again!

Click here to read the article


 

Super Sexy Swimsuit Six Pack: 12 weeks to Sexy Six-Pack Abs
By
Victoria Johnson

What Does Arnold Schwarzenegger and a Prima Ballerina Have in Common? The answer is pretty simple! Super tight concave awesome abs! I know… can you believe that? How in the world can dancer posses the same tight defined midsection as on of the greatest bodybuilders of all time... read on and I’ll share the secret with you.

Click here to read this article


The Turbulence Training Interview
By Tom Venuto, With Craig Ballantyne

Learn more about the fat loss training method that Men’s Fitness magazine called, "The most effective fat loss training system in the world." Craig Ballantyne’s trademarked Turbulence Training system is a new alternative to traditional training methods that was designed especially for busy executives, students or parents with young children. In this exclusive interview, you will read about the latest methods for time efficient training, secrets of interval training for fat loss, comparisons between bodybuilding training and "turbulence Training" and hear about the practical applications of the latest research on fat loss...

Click here to read the interview


The Hidden Dangers of Your Excess Abdominal Fat.
by Mike Geary

Did you know that the vast majority of people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat? The first thing that most people think of is that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly, is covering up their abs from being visible, and makes them self conscious about showing off their body. However, what most people don't realize is that excess abdominal fat in particular, is not only ugly, but is also a dangerous risk factor to your health.

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Politically Incorrect Fat Loss WORKS!
By Craig Ballantyne, MS, CSCS

You know who is your worst enemy in the fight against fat? Well-meaning fitness professionals that don't want to make you feel bad for being lazy and eating crap. That's who. They write articles about how "diets are bad", how you can lift soup cans and get fitness model arms, and how you should exercise in the nice and
easy "fat burning zone" to get results.

Basically, they give you what want o hear - plenty of excuses for avoiding hard exercise and strict nutrition..

Click here to read this article


Quinoa Ostrich Chili Recipe
By Dr. John M. Berardi, PhD and Dr. John K. Williams, PhD

For those among you who are bean averse, here is a chili recipe that replaces gassy legumes with quinoa. Why quinoa? Because it tastes great, and it is one of the most nutritious whole grains on the planet. Ostrich complements the robust flavors of quinoa, tomatoes, and spices.

Why quinoa? Because it tastes great, and it is one of the most nutritious whole grains on the planet.

Click here for this delicious recipe
 


Body Wraps And Waist Wraps:
The Difference Between Losing Fat And Losing Inches
By Tom Venuto, NSCA- CPT, CSCS

"Body wraps" have been around for ages in the weight loss and spa industry. Claims include loss of body weight, loss of body fat, and loss of inches. Infomercials for rubber “waist belts" are also back on TV and similar claims are made for these types of wraps as well.

What few people realize is that there is a huge difference between losing fat and losing inches.

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Potatoes - Friend or Foe for a Lean-Body?
by Mike Geary

'd like to start a little discussion today about carbohydrates... and in particular, potatoes. One reason I wanted to mention this is because so many health and fitness professionals trash talk potatoes about being a bad carbohydrate choice because of the high glycemic index. Some even say such ridiculous things as "avoid any and all white carbohydrates".

Click here to read this article

 


Sandbag Training For Ultimate Abs And Core!
By Josh Henkin


Planks, reverse crunches, woodchoppers - all great exercises for improving abdominal strength. however, do these drills really answer our needs of core strength? At a fundamental level, they are great movements, but people often miss two key aspects of proper core conditioning: (1) In most daily activities, the role of the “core” is to maintain proper posture under load or stress. It is often to resist movement rather than producing it. (2) The core is more than abdominal training. Sandbags are the only implement that alters its shape while you lift it. This calls on far more demands from the entire body especially the trunk muscles to help stabilize the weight.Not only do sandbag drills help improve core strength, they also burn an immense amount of calories.

Click here to read more about Sandbag training for Great abs and core!

 


The Best Exercises For Your Lower Abs Revealed
By Christian Finn, MSc.


Some fitness experts will tell you there are distinct "upper and lower" abdominals, which need to be exercised differently.Others say that rectus abdominis (the six-pack look is the result of bands of connective tissue that "cut" into rectus abdominis) is just one muscle, and doing separate exercises for the upper and lower abs is a waste of time. So, who's right?

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Ask The Fat Loss Guru - Fat Loss And Alcohol Consumption
By Tom Venuto

What about alcohol? How does that fit into my burning fat program? I am not talking binge drinking, just one or two a day. Can I continue to drink and still get good results for fat loss? What if I am a regular drinker due to work and other social obligations?

Click here to read this fat loss column
 


Cover Model Abs In One Workout Per Week
By Craig Ballantyne, MS, CSCS

If you want cover model abs but don't have time to do thousands of crunches (not that it would do you any good), then check out Craig Ballantyne's  killer abdominal workout.

It's 6 exercises, and takes 15 minutes only once per week!

That's right, you really only need to hit your abdominals hard and direct once per week in such a targeted training session.

Click here to read this article
 


Two Ab Exercises With a Twist For Rock-Hard Obliques and Explosive Core Power.
By Nick Nilsson

The muscles of the abdominals are always on the list of improvements people would like to make to their physique. I've got two exercises that can help you not only develop obliques that jump out of your abs and demand attention
but also help you develop rock-solid core power and strength.

Click here to read this article
 


Thrash Your Abs With The Explosive “Primal Ab Circuit”
By
Elliott Hulse

Rip-up your midsection and set your metabolic dial to incinerate, with 5 explosive core movements done exclusively with cables? Not only am I about to destroy several ugly myths about core training but I am also going to hand you the keys to the most dynamic training circuit that has ever been designed.

If you are interested in having someone regurgitate the same old “core crap” that you are used to hearing with
a new spin on it, then don’t bother reading this article.

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Dumbell Whip-Arounds For Explosive Core Power
By Nick Nilsson

Play any sports? Want to improve your performance on the field or in the gym?

This simple rotational exercise will build TREMENDOUS explosiveness that will add yards to your golf drives, speed to your throws, and build devastating punching power for combat sports.

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What The New Low Carb Study REALLY Says
By Tom Venuto

A news media feeding frenzy erupted earlier this week when a new diet study broke in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Thursday, July 17th. Almost all the reporters got it wrong, wrong WRONG! So did most of the gloating low carb forumites and bloggers.

Come to think of, almost everyone interpreted this study wrong

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3 Ab Exercises for Sexy Strong Abs
By Joey Atlas

The right core exercises can mean the difference between great progress and definite results with your abdominal/core training program or not getting any results at all. class="header"> The following exercise article can serve as a core training primer for beginners or they can be added or substituted into your current core workout routine.

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One Arm Suitcase Style Deadlifts For A Rock Solid Core
By Nick Nilsson

This extraordinary exercise will tighten up your waist, build a rock-solid core AND target your grip strength like no other.

It's also one of the most functional exercises you'll EVER do for your abdominals and your overall balance

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How To Get Rid Of Ugly Belly Fat
By Victoria Johnson

The location of manifesting Fat on Your Abdomen (abs) is more dangerous than fat on other parts of your body.

Your abs are sheath of muscles that support your upper body, activates trunk flexion (bending forward), trunk rotation and they hold your internal organs in place.


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Barbell, Kettle bell, and Dumbbell Complexes to Take Your Body to a New Level of Hardness and Conditioning.
by Mike Geary

If you've been looking for a different training technique to break out of a rut, eliminate the boredom, and bring on new results, "complexes" may be just what you've been looking for.

This type of training is excellent to work a huge amount of musculature in a short amount of time, and definitely takes your workouts to a whole new level of intensity.

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Make 2007 YOUR Year—Achieve your Weight Loss Goals
By Christopher R. Mohr, PhD, RD and Kara I Gallagher, PhD

Overweight and obesity are worldwide epidemics. Current statistics show that 66.3% of the American population is overweight and 32.2% obese. But you have the opportunity to make a change and not be a statistic! Sure, it’s easy to think you’d like to lose weight. Before you can get started however, you need to decide to make it happen.

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Fitness Fads Come And Go, But The Swiss Ball Is Here To Stay
By David Grissafi, The "Abs Guru"

What’s hot in the world of abdominal and core training today seems to change as fast as the latest clothing styles.

New gurus, new infomercials, new machines – today’s fitness marketplace is all about “what’s new.”I often write reviews about the latest, greatest ab and core training gadgets, usually debunking most of them, but this time I'm actually going to do the opposite.

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Foods That Burn Fat: The Top 10 Lists
By Tom Venuto, CPT, CSCS

Anytime the topic of discussion in my blogs, articles or newsletters has turned to my own personal grocery shopping list, there has always been a spike in interest. It seems that many people are not only curious about what foods a natural bodybuilder eats to maintain single digit body fat, but they also want to be taken by the hand and told exactly what foods to eat themselves while on fat-burning or muscle building programs

Click here for the top 10 fat burning foods



Old School Workouts To Develop Granite Hard Abdominals
By Zach Even-Esh

Underground gyms started a long time ago. Back in the day, often referred to as the “Golden Era”, there were gyms underneath bars, taverns, in basements, backyards and in warehouses. Nothing but barbells, dumbbells, benches, gymnastic rings and other gymnastic type apparatuses covered the floor.

There was no such thing as fancy or pretty training back then. Training was kept simple and results were big in return.

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Why you shouldn't train your abs to failure. PLUS: 3 keys to smarter abdominal training.
By David Grissafi

Training with progression and intensity is important, but unless you’d like to trade a nice set of abs for a bad lower back, I’d strongly urge you to re-evaluate the concept of training to failure, especially when it comes to core and abdominal workouts and especially if you’re not a bodybuilder.

Read the main reasons you shouldn't train your abs to failure and a few tips for smarter abdominal workouts!


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Crunch Pulldowns For a Great Six-Pack
By Nick Nilsson

Nick Nilsson shows you how to scorch your Rectus Abdominus (Six-Pack) with the Crunch Pulldown. It will hit those abdominal muscles in a way they've never been hit before!

This is NOT your standard cable crunch! Use with caution as it will build you a set of amazing abs!
 

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Post Workout Nutrition & Nutrient Timing - The Latest Research
By Will Brink


Breaking Research: Will Brink reports the latest findings on pre and post workout nutrition, straight from the 2006 International Society For Sports Nutrition annual conference. If you're an athlete, bodybuilder or sophisticated dieter, you probably already know that it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat it that gives optimal results. New research is now confirming that consuming the right foods at the right time can definitely have positive effects on your body composition...

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Dumbbell Crawling - An INSANELY EFFECTIVE Abdominal Exercise That Will Leave You Crawling On The Floor... Literally!
By Nick Nilsson

Looking for an abdominal exercise that will trash your entire core in a way you've never experienced before? This one will do it...

It's an exercise that hits not only your abdominals and core but your shoulders, back and chest as well!

Click here to read this article


The Ultimate Secrets to a Flat Stomach and Six Pack Abs
by Mike Geary

With this article, Mike shows  you why you might be struggling to lose that stubborn stomach fat that is covering up your abs.

He
 highlights for you the main points and strategies that he uses to make this program one of the most effective programs in existence for fully developing your abdominals as well as getting rid of that stubborn stomach fat that is covering them up.

Click here to read this article

 


2 Challenging Exercises For Powerful, Rock Hard Abdominals
By Zach Evan-Esh

No matter how hard you train your abs, you’ll never see what’s going on underneath if you have a layer of fat covering your abs! Is this news to you? Hardly! So tighten up that diet and focus on getting yourself a set of SERIOUS rock hard abs.

I am telling you now though, this will not happen through wimpy exercises. You’re gonna have to work your abs hard and challenge them like never before!


Click here to read more


A Surprisingly Killer Exercise for Rock Hard Abs and a Strong Core
by Mike Geary

Most of the time when people think of abdominal exercises, they think of crunches, sit ups, hanging leg raises, and other various abdominal exercises that you do either on the floor or in a hanging position. But what if I told you that one of the most effective exercises for building chiseled abs and a strong core is actually done in a standing position and is thought of by most as "just a leg exercise?"

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How to Maximize Your Metabolism
By Craig Ballantyne, MS, CSCS

You cut calories and you exercise. You do exactly what the articles say - Your calories out are greater than your calories in. You should be losing fat. But if you aren’t, perhaps you’re still not paying attention to an often forgotten factor of fat loss - your metabolism. Your metabolism is a measure of how many calories you are burning each day. But did you know that the food, exercise, and lifestyle choices you make every day have a significant impact on your metabolism?

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Correcting Bad Posture With Abdominal Training
By David Grissafi

David: Thank you for your Q & A column – I always look forward to your next installment. I have a question about posture and your abs! I have a very swayed back, and that seems to affect the shape of my abs. My brother is in very good shape and he has the same problem, though not as noticeable as me. Do you have any suggestions on how to correct this, keeping in mind that I play hockey once a week year-round and work as a heavy truck mechanic? I just can’t seem to focus and start a workout regimen.

Click here to read this week's "Ask The Ab Guru" column
 


Seated Hanging Leg Raises - A new approach to an old favorite.
By Nick Nilsson

The hanging leg raise is an excellent abdominal exercise. This variation is not only easier on your lower back but helps to remove the hip flexors from the movement, all the while increasing the contraction on the abs. This exercise targets the abdominal muscles with an extremely intense contraction. The range of motion of the exercise is short but the tension on the abs is excellent.

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Killer Abs At Home In 12 Minutes
By Craig Ballantyne, CSCS


Give me 12 minutes, two days a week and I'll show you how to get killer abs and take your mid-section muscularity to the next level. This “abs at home” program doesn’t require anything other than a Stability Ball, which is cheap, yet effective for sharpening up your abs into shredded condition. And not only is this “abs at home” workout great for building cover model abs, it’s also easier on your low-back than doing an endless number of traditional sit-ups.

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Attack Your Abs Intensely With These 2 Advanced Power Moves!
By Zach Even-Esh


Zach Even-Esh - the Underground Strength Coach - teaches you how to attack your abs intensely with these two advanced power moves! Beginners need not apply -- these are Zach's favorite ab exercises that not only blast the abs, but also work the hip flexors which improves running speed. All in all, these power ab exercises will get you one step closer to a granite-hard waistline that's as strong as it looks!

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Vibration Platform Training - Is There Something To It?
By David Grisaffi

Dear David, I was just reading about the Power Plate Vibration machine in a magazine. Apparently Madonna uses it to strengthen and build her muscles, and there was also a positive article about this in the Daily Telegraph. These machines cost at least 2,600! They say it can do in 10 minutes what you would get from an hour of weight training. It was developed years ago from technology used by the Russian astronauts to stop muscle wastage when they were in space. Have you heard of this and do you think it could do what it claims to do? Not that I can afford to buy one, but I might try a class if there is ever one this offered this way

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The 7 Deadly Sins Of Baseball-Specific Core Training
By Jon Doyle, MA, RTI, CSCS


 In order to develop explosive baseball power, it is vital to train your entire midsection, or core. It's a myth that doing traditional crunches will help you attain a strong, athletic core. You need to perform exercises that are specific to baseball; exercises that work every muscle in your midsection. If you focus on just doing rectus abdominal exercises and not the entire core, you will surely develop a muscular imbalance which will lead to injury. Read on to learn more about this and 6 other deadly baseball (and sports) training sins...

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2 Dumbbell Swings - Could This Be The Most Effective Core-Power Exercise EVER?
By Nick Nilsson

What if I told you that, without even moving your abs at all, you could get one of the most intense ab workouts you’ve ever experienced? It's true. You see, oftentimes, the best movements for the abs involve very little bending or flexing of the trunk at all. This is especially true of the exercises that target the deeper core muscles (the transversus and the obliques), which are responsible for stabilizing and transferring power through the core. I know, you're probably wondering, “how the heck can you develop your abs without moving the abs at all?” Well, I’m going to tell you exactly how this is done and believe me, the first time you try this exercise, you’ll never look at your ab workout the same way again!

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7 Great Exercises To Bullet Proof Your Abs And Injury Proof Your Back
By Kyle Battis, NSCA-CPT, CSCS, ATC


 Everybody wants a nice, well-defined mid-section and in this article I am going to show you some powerful ways to train your abdominals that will also injury-proof your back. You see, many people train their abdominals in ways that do not improve the health of their spine - and it shows! Did you know that 80% of Americans are estimated to suffer from back pain in their lives? In fact, most abdominal training programs I see people performing actually lead to more back pain and an increased risk of injury. If you want to improve the health of your back while developing bullet-proof, lean abdominals then read on.

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Ask The Ab Guru: C-Sections, Lower Ab Flab, And Abdominal "Pooch Belly" (And What To Do About It!)

After pregnancy, the body needs to normalize and it takes 9 months or more to get back into physiological balance. This balance is not just hormonally-related but also related to body weight, proper posture and normal muscle tension. If all of these things are not in balance, you will tend to have inflammation that inhibits the inner (muscular) unit and you will have a higher incidence of abdominal wall and inner unit dysfunction. Obviously, C-sections do not help and can make things more challenging. However, if you address several issues (that most people never even think about), then you may be pleasantly surprised with the change in your body fat level and especially the muscle development and they way your abdominal area begins to go from "pooch belly to "flat, washboard abs"...

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475 Pound "Former Fat Guy" Transformed By Bodybuilding Lifestyle
By Rob Cooper

My name is Rob Cooper. In 1990, I tipped the scales at 475 pounds and my waist was 55 inches. Over the next two and a half years, I lost 288 pounds, dropping to a low of 187 pounds, and fitting into a size 38 pair of jeans. But I wasn’t finished yet… In the years that followed, I took up the bodybuilding lifestyle and slowly but surely added over 50 pounds of lean muscle while dropping even more body fat. That brought my total fat loss to over 300 pounds. Today, I weigh 240 pounds of lean muscle and I’m in the best shape of my life. Here's how I did it.

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Core And Abdominal Training - Great Abs!
By Jeremy Likness

Abdominal training is very misunderstood. Many people place a lot of emphasis on abs without understanding how the abs function or why they are even training in a certain way. Let’s explore the correct way to train abs for the results that you want... Great Abs!

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"Snap" Your Abs Back After Pregnancy
Beautiful Pre and Post Pregnancy Abdominals
By Victoria Johnson


Motherhood is one of life's most special, joyous, and rewarding experiences. Your life will become exciting, spontaneous and filled with amazing new experiences. To ensure your maximum enjoyment you will need to prepare your body for the physical, biological and emotional changes that will occur.

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