Core Training Anatomy: An Insider's Guide to Building a Strong Core [With Poster]
We all want flat stomachs. But what if the only six-pack in your life is one consisting of beer or soda, not rock-hard muscle? Or what if you're well on your way to fitness, but you just can't get rid of that gut? You don't have to do hundreds of sit-ups each day, and you don't have to give up all your favorite foods. If you devote yourself to the right exercises -- and learn why they're the right exercises -- you'll work your core muscles correctly and begin to build a fabulously fit body.
In "Core Training Anatomy," health and fitness expert Dr. Abby Ellsworth gives readers the tools they need to embark on a journey of flat-belly fitness and health, from basic movements to information on how to build a complete exercise plan. With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations of starting positions and movement paths, it's like having your very own personal trainer. You'll learn what to do and what not to do in order to get results and avoid injury.
"Core Training Anatomy" brings a new dimension to workouts, helping readers target this pesky problem area-and helping them stay on the path to health and fitness.
Abigail Ellsworth has her doctorate of Physical Therapy from Slippery Rock University and is a Certified Pilates Specialist. She is the owner of the Pilates, Therapy and Wellness Center of Westchester where she blends her rehabilitation background with her Pilates knowledge to provide a Pilates based physical therapy approach. Abby studied the classic Pilates style in Pittsburgh and New York, and has published several research studies regarding the muscle activity of the body and the most effective types of movements. She has lectured for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT), and is part of the monthly health lecture series for Scarsdale, NY. Abby enjoys drawing from her physical therapy background for her keen eye for postural compensations, alignment and movement impairments.