Your Best Abs is revolutionary in its approach, but the research behind its benefits has been around for years. The premise is simple: Train the abs as they are designed to work, not by doing crunches and sit-ups, but by properly bracing the core. The purpose of the abs is to resist spinal extension—to brace and hold, not to push and pull. YourBest Abs provides a way to sculpt the abs without damaging the lower back or any other part of the body. The holistic approach presented in this book includes warm-ups, cool-downs, stretching, strengthening, power training, and a nutrition plan designed to deliver maximum results. Whether performing upper- or lower-body moves, using core isometrics to stabilize the core is the deciding factor for performance enhancement. You can use core isometrics with any activity you choose. The research-based, martial-arts inspired strategies in Your Best Abs help to transform the body and train the abs from the inside-out, enhancing neutral spine alignment, strengthening postural muscles, and improving athletic performance. This book presents the truth about abdominal training and is a revolutionary way to a smaller waistline and stronger core. Whether a professional bodybuilder or weekend warrior, Your Best Abs will change the way you train your abdominals at home and at the gym.
About the Author
Tom Seabourne received his Bachelor of Science degree at Penn State University where he was a scholarship athlete and his Master of Science and PhD in Sports Psychology at the University of North Texas where he was the 2001 Alumnus of the Year. He was the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Fitness Educator of the Year finalist in 2005 and Guinness World Record holder for indoor cycling in 2009. Tom was inducted in the Taekwondo Hall of Fame in 2013 and in 2014 received the Piper Award, honoring him as the top professor of all colleges and universities in the state of Texas. He was a two-time All-American Athlete and a member of the U.S. Taekwondo Team and International Taekwondo Champion. In ultradistance cycling, Tom was the winner of the Race Across America (RAAM) Open West and finished in the top ten of RAAM. He was also the national 12- and 24-hour non-paced record holder, cycling 229 miles and 458 miles, respectively. Tom has been featured in Sports Illustrated magazine three times, most recently as Athlete of the Month. He has authored more than 200 articles in referee journals and has published 17 books. His focus on core training led him to produce videos and appear in an award-winning ab infomercial. Tom’s blogs and videos are available at www.ntcc.edu/live. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.