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Core Exercises For Wedding Dress Ready Abs

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Planning on rocking a wedding gown that requires a perfectly flat tummy? Time to get to work!

Howard VanEs, M.A., who has been committed to wellness and fitness for over 26 years, has some awesome ideas for brides in his latest book, ABS! 50 of the Best core exercises to strengthen, tone, and flatten your belly (ABS). This author/trainer has a deep passion for wellness and a desire to help people learn about the many ways they can improve the quality of their health and lives through mind/body methods. His experience includes weight training, martial arts, yoga, stress management training and work from his previous role as a psychotherapist. For 21 years, Howard has been a dedicated practitioner of hatha yoga and has been teaching yoga for the last 16 years in the Bay Area of California.

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Brides and others obsessed with obtaining perfect abs can experience 50 of the very best abdominal and stomach exercises from Yoga, Pilates and other fitness modalities in the book, ABS! 50 of the Best core exercises to strengthen, tone, and flatten your belly. Each exercise has been carefully selected for their ability to produce quick results and are fun to do. ABS! goes well beyond old fashioned crunches and sit-ups to creating an extremely effective abs workout.

Whether the belly in question is on the soft side or one of a high level athlete, both will find a  great variety of ab exercises that will target all four major groups of abdominal muscles, categorized by easy, moderate and challenging – so it is great for all levels of fitness.

This book doesn’t make extreme promises like getting ripped abs in 6 days, and doesn’t recommend crazy diets that one will be dying to get off in a week, and there isn’t a lot of technical mumbo-jumbo — it is just jammed packed with highly effective ab and stomach exercises that will help strengthen, tone and get a flat belly – in a healthy way.

Benefits of ab and stomach exercises:

  • Prevent / reduce back problems & pain
  • Get a slim, strong, sexy, belly.
  • Improve energy
  • Enhance athletic performance
  • Better posture
  • Improve digestion
  • Prevents hernias

Chapters include: 50 of the best exercises for abs with photos and clear instructions, discussion of the many benefits of core exercises, overview of anatomy and more!

If the wedding is at least 6-12 months away, brides have plenty of time to implement the ideas in this book! That fitted wedding gown will only accent the bride’s fabulous flat tummy! Yay!

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