The Complete Book of Core Training

The Complete Book of Core Training

The Definitive Resource for Shaping and Strengthening the "Core" -- The Muscles of the Abdomen, Butt, Hips, and Lo

By Kurt Brungardt; Mike Brungardt; Brett Brungardt

Hyperion Books, Paperback, 9781401307882, 351pp.

Publication Date: January 2006

From the author of the national bestseller The Complete Book of Abs comes the definitive book on the Next Big Thing in fitness--core training.
From the bestselling author of The Complete Book of Abs comes this comprehensive guide to a new movement in fitness: core training. The body's "core" refers to the muscles that comprise the center of your body: the muscles of the abdomen, lower back, butt, and hips. With the increasing popularity of yoga and Pilates--both of which depend on strong core muscles--the fitness community has turned its focus from the abs to the core. The Brungardt brothers' simple 9-week program is based on over 100 exercises and includes workouts appropriate for beginners and fitness enthusiasts alike. This book will help men and women of all body types and fitness levels to strengthen their core for better mobility, posture, and physique. Get ready to get fit.

About the Author

Kurt Brungardt has been a writer and personal trainer in New York for the last eight years. He is the author of the best-selling fitness classic "The Complete Book of Abs." He is also the host of one of the top-selling exercise videos, Abs of Steel for Men. He has written for and been featured in many exercise magazines and newspapers, and has appeared on numerous national talk shows. Kurt has trained a wide variety of clients ranging from athletes, actors, and models to businessmen and -women and senior citizens. He is a member of Strength Advantage, Inc. His body appears on the cover of this book and on the cover of "The Complete Book of Abs."
Mike Brungardt is on the board of directors of Strength Advantage, Inc. He is strength and conditioning coach for the San Antonio Spurs. As a member of Strength Advantage, he has given seminars at clinics for fitness educators in schools and health clubs throughout the country. He has worked with such professional athletes as ski racer Beth Madsen (1990 Rookie of the Year) and basketball all-star David Robinson. He specializes in the mental and motivational aspects of sports performance and is also coauthor of "The Strength Kit." He has been involved in the consulting and design of a wide range of fitness facillties. Mike graduated from Central State University of Oklahoma, where he wrestled and played baseball. He has nine years of coaching experience at Northwest High School, in Grand Island, Nebraska, one of the most successful athletic programs in the state of Nebraska during the eighties.
Brett Brungardt, a former strength and conditioning coach at the University of Houston and at the University of Wyoming, is on the board ofdirectors of Strength Advantage, Inc., a fitness consultation firm that advises professiorial and college athletes, coaches, and corporations in desiginrig fitness programs and facilities. Brett is the coauthor of    "The Strength Kit," a manual for planning strength and conditioning programs for all levels: scholastic, collegiate, and professional.
He is the autbor of numerous publications in the area of fitness. He has an M.Ed. in exercise science from the University of Houston and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.