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Oct 22, 2011

Your No-Hype Guide to Stripping Stomach Fat and Toning Those Abs!

Most abs books are a waste of your money. Mainly because if you've read one, you've read them all. So as a rule, I don't usually buy them unless highly recommended by someone else.
The Truth About Abs
But after reading The Truth About Six Pack Abs I couldn't wait to get to my computer to write this review. It was the best book on ab training that I've ever read and if you follow it, you will see results.
Note: Mike's book is an ebook (electronic book) so you will receive it by e-mail as soon as you order.
When I first skimmed the sales page for the book, I have to admit I almost didn't buy it because the copy looked a little hyped up and pitchy. It sounded like all the rest.
But what drew me in was that the author kept emphasizing the same points I talk about on this site when it comes to the myths on flattening your stomach so I became intrigued.

Still a bit skeptical, I purchased it anyway. However, I'm happy to tell you I was pleasantly surprised with its contents.

The Truth About Six Pack Abs is 106 pages of solid information on how to best train your abs. Not only does author Mike Geary recommend the proper exercises, but he discusses diet and offers meal suggestions as well. (I should also note that most of the book focuses on ab exercise and strength training.)

Mike is a personal trainer, which makes him a very credible source on the subject. I also liked the fact that he gives customers his email address and sends a helpful newsletter with great workout tips. He seems to genuinely want to help people and not just concerned about selling his book.
My Review

First of all, Mike begins by explaining the various sections of the abdominal regions. While this part did take me back to 7th grade science class, it really is important that you understand this because many people end up trying to work the wrong areas when they exercise. You really should know the basic sections of the abs.

My favorite part of the book was where he listed the best exercises for your abs (over 20 of them) AND he provided clear, color pictures so you can actually see how to do them.

I will tell you that most of the exercises he mentions are probably best performed in a gym, but if you have some weights, you can also do many of them in your home. He also shows you how to get the most out of a fitness ball - another great way to work your abs.

I learned a lot from Mike's book...much more than I expected to. For example, I didn't know that it's really best to do your ab training at the end of your cardio workout because the ab muscles stabilize your back and you can pre-exhaust them if you do your ab exercises first.

See? Ya learn something everyday! :-)

The reason I am recommending this book to my visitors is because it answers a lot of the questions about professional training that I cannot.

I get emails all the time about weight training, etc. and now I'm happy to refer people to Mike's book... especially since he has the credentials.

While my site does a good job of covering the myths, basic exercises and how to eat... this book dives deep into strength training, which is the most effective way to tone the abs. Cardio and dieting will burn fat, but strength training is what makes your abs and mid section solid.

Ladies, I hope you're not turned off by the fact this book focuses on terms like "strength training" and "six pack." If you want a solid mid section then everyone, regardless of gender, has to do some form of these exercises. I was glad Mike emphasized that.

When you see other women with rock-hard abs and toned middles, they most likely did more than basic crunches to achieve that look. You don't necessarily have to work toward a six pack, but you can use this book to simply flatten and strengthen your middle.

The term "strength training" doesn't necessarily mean weight lifting. You can also build strength by performing certain exercises on a fitness ball. As I mentioned, Mike shows you how to use those too.

From the best abs exercises to sample's all in The Truth About Six Pack Abs. If you buy one ab book this year, make it this one. It was definitely money well spent for me.

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