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Core Strength For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-46406-9
364 pages
January 2009
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Core Strength For Dummies explores a number of workouts designed to work the different core muscles that stabilize the spine and pelvis and run the entire length of the torso. It also provides information on all of the tools and guidance needed to reach a desired fitness goal.
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Table of Contents


Part I: Core Basics.

Chapter 1: Finding Your Core Strength.

Chapter 2: Reshaping Your Core.

Chapter 3: Getting Started: Your Core Guidelines.

Chapter 4: Things to Consider Before Taking the Core Challenge.

Part II: Core Workouts to Help Sculpt Your Trouble Areas.

Chapter 5: Getting Started with Beginner Core Exercises.

Chapter 6: Getting That Six-Pack: Abdominal Core Superset.

Chapter 7: Core Workout for a Better Butt.

Chapter 8: Putting It All Together.

Part III: Developing Core Strength Using Accessories.

Chapter 9: Challenging Your Core on the Ball.

Chapter 10: Adding Weights for Core Strength.

Part IV: Adding Variety to Your Core Routine.

Chapter 11: Pilates Core Program.

Chapter 12: Yoga Core.

Chapter 13: Working Your Core While Exercising Other Muscles.

Chapter 14: Core Stretches to Help Whittle Your Middle.

Part V: Special Situations.

Chapter 15: Pregnancy Moves for Your Core.

Chapter 16: New Mommy and Me Core Workout.

Chapter 17: Exercises For Kids to Help Build Core Strength.

Chapter 18: Seniors Taking the Core Challenge.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Best Ways to Train Your Core.

Chapter 20: Ten Core-Conscious Dietary Changes You Can Easily Make.

Chapter 21: Ten Household Items You Can Use to Help Improve Core Strength.

Chapter 22: Ten Favorite Moves.


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Author Information

LaReine Chabut is a fitness and lifestyle expert, model, and mom. She is a lead instructor for America's #1 exercise video series, The Firm, as well as the author of Exercise Balls For Dummies and Stretching For Dummies. Chabut has appeared on the cover of such magazines as Shape and Health and has been seen on CNN, ABC, Extra, and Access Hollywood.
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