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.
If you want to save time and money, separate hype from
truth, and bypass years of trial and error, then you must
educate yourself in two critical areas: (1) abdominal
exercise, and (2) fat burning nutrition. You can't get great
abs without both! That's where the new Ebook, Firm And
Flatten Your Abs, (2nd edition), comes in.
Firm and Flatten Your Abs
goes beyond conventional crunch routines and there's not a
single sit up in the entire book. Much of the program is
based on developing a strong, powerful, injury-proof core.
The "core" refers not just to the abdominal muscles,
but your entire trunk musculature, including deep muscles you can't
see (like the Transversus Abdominis, or TVA)."
Why should you care about muscles you can't even see? Good
question, and there are many good answers. Among many other reasons,
you must strengthen your core in order to stabilize the spine and
eliminate low back pain, which 80% of us will suffer from at some
time in our lives.
If you're an athlete - recreational or competitive - core
strength means better performance on the playing field. If you're a
non-athlete, greater core strength means more efficient and safer
performance of regular, day to day activities. If you know anyone
who blew out their back lifting boxes or simply doing work around
the house, you know what I'm talking about.
Firm And Flatten Your Abs has a long track record as one of the
best selling ebooks on the subject. It's been a Top 10 best seller
for over 4 years! However, this second edition really blew me away.
The 2nd edition has been completely revised, edited and tripled in
size from 60 to 180 pages. In fact, when I told David how much I
enjoyed the new edition of his ebook, he asked me if I would write
the forward and I gladly agreed!
The exercise descriptions and ab workout routines are definitely
the strong point of the book and they have not changed at all from
the first edition with the exception of new exercises being added
into the mix (why change something that already works so well?)
You may be wondering exactly what's in the book, so here's a
The foreword, written by Tom Venuto, explains the
difference between training for "form" (looks) and
training for "function" (strength and performance) and how
it's possible to train for both - a revelation of extreme importance
for the bodybuilder, the athlete and weekend warrior alike. This
sets the stage nicely for the rest of the book.
The first chapter is a short introduction and welcome
message from the author, David Grisaffi
The second chapter is called 15 abdominal myths. On
David's website, www.FlattenYourAbs.net
he says, "This problem (misinformation) is so bad today, that
my job of educating people has become like digging a trench in the
sand with a sewing needle. Before I can even begin to teach the
TRUTH about getting muscular abs and losing fat, I have to UN-TEACH
all the LIES, MYTHS and RUMORS." That is exactly what David
does in chapter two.
The third chapter is anatomy and physiology of the core.
This chapter might seem a little dry to some people, but if you've
never heard of tranvsversus abdominis, multifidus, or psoas muscles,
then this is essential reading.
The fourth chapter explains how to set up the perfect
abdominal and core conditioning routine. Sets, reps, tempo, rest
intervals and everything else you need to know to put together a
workout program that works is all there.
The fifth chapter is the real heart of the program - The 7
levels of core and ab workout routines. It's not just the fact that
you're given 7 routines instead of just one that makes this chapter
so valuable, it's the fact that each routine increases in difficulty
step by step to accommodate increasing levels of fitness.
The sixth chapter continues in the heart of the program
with descriptions and photographs of more than 50 abdominal and core
conditioning exercises. I can guarantee you, that unless you are a
veteran exerciser or fitness professional, you have never seen the
majority of these exercises before. If you are bored with crunches,
sit ups and leg raises, you are going to LOVE this!
The seventh chapter is called, "Top 15 nutrition
secrets to flatten your abs." People who already have my Burn
The Fat, Feed The Muscle e-book will no doubt be familiar with most
of the principles in chapter 7. However, a brief tutorial on fat
burning nutrition is an absolute must in any good book about getting
six pack abs. Because, as the saying goes, "abs are made in the
kitchen, not just in the gym."
The eighth chapter, "Ask David Q & A," is a
real gem. This is the part of the book that has been expanded the
most since the first edition. David gets thousands of questions by
email every month and he has take the most frequently asked
questions and compiled them right here in chapter eight.
The ninth and final chapter is a brief resource directory
of recommended products and services. This includes online personal
training, e-books, audio CD's and equipment
So now you know what's in the ebook, but you also maybe wondering
about the exercises and whether you need any special equipment to do
them. Good question, since not everyone wants to train in a health
club. Many of David's exercises can be done with just your body
weight. Others require a stability ball (swiss ball), and a handful
can be done with a cable apparatus you'd find in any gym. This means
you can train at home or in a gym, whichever you prefer.
So who will benefit from this Ebook? Well, just about
anybody. The information applies to you if you are overweight, if
you suffer from low back pain, if you are recovering from c-section,
hernia or abdominal surgery, if you're pregnant or post-pregnancy,
if you're an athlete, or even if you're a bodybuilder like me.
The principles in David's Ebook are scientifically tested and
proven. A graduate of the prestigious Chek Institute with a total of
six certifications, David has the credentials and has done the
research to back up his claims. He spends every day in the trenches
practicing what he preaches as a personal trainer and strength coach
for clients as diverse as housewives to professional boxers and
In summary, Firm And Flatten Your Abs is a groundbreaking
e-book because it is about form and function, not just form. Stated
differently, David's program will help you develop abs that are
every bit as strong and functional as they look. Why settle for a
lean, attractive and sexy waistline when you can have that as well
as the strength, stamina and injury-proof stability of a
professional boxer, Greco-Roman wrestler or a world class gymnast?
That is what separates David's program from the hundreds of other
abdominal and core training books, DVD's and classes that clutter
the fitness marketplace today.
To get more information, visit: www.FlattenYourAbs.net