No-Risk Abs by Blandine Calais-Germain
A Safe Workout Program for Core Strength

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An illustrated guide to the anatomy of the abdominal muscles and how to tone them successfully without injury

• Presents the 16 most effective and safest abdominal exercises for great abs

• Reveals how common ab exercises, such as crunches, can damage the spine, pelvic floor, diaphragm, and internal organs

• Offers tips to get rid of belly fat--both superficial fat and deeper visceral fat

Presenting a new type of abdominal exercise program designed with the body’s anatomical relationships in mind, Blandine Calais-Germain reveals the 6 underlying principles for working the abs efficiently, 7 exercises to get you ready, and the 16 most effective and safest abdominal exercises for a flat belly. Pointing out that ab exercises are not without risk, she reviews the most common abdominal exercises, such as crunches and leg lifts, and explains how to avoid injury to the neck, lower back, pelvic floor, diaphragm, prostate, and internal organs as well as how to protect these vital structures with appropriate abdominal work.

Exploring this often misunderstood region of the body in her trademark anatomical style, Calais-Germain details the muscular structures that make up the abs, revealing that strength alone is not the sole factor in a flat stomach. Including tips to get rid of belly fat--both superficial fat and deeper visceral fat--this book reveals how to get great abs, lose weight, gain strength, and build your core all without hurting yourself.
 

About Blandine Calais-Germain

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Blandine Calais-Germain is a dancer, dance instructor, and physical therapist. Renowned for her movement-based classes on anatomy, she is the author of several books, including No-Risk Abs and the bestselling Anatomy of Movement. She lives in Limoux, France. Bertrand Raison studied dance and the Pilates method with Jerome Andrews in Paris as well as with Merce Cunningham in New York and Japan. He currently teaches at Physiotonics Pilates in Paris.
 
Published May 12, 2011 by Healing Arts Press. 175 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Fitness buffs beware: "abdominal exercises are never without potential risk, because they place in motion the very core of our bodies," warns physical therapist Calais-Germain (Anatomy of Movement).

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