Re-Reading : HardStyle Abs

Great book.


Great book.

This week I found myself chatting with a friend about abdominal work, and ended up diving back in to Pavel Tsatsouline's excellent HardStyle Abs. For the uninitiated, a couple of paragraphs from the main page to explain what it's all about :


The sole goal of Hardstyle Abs is to achieve an extraordinarily strong mid-section. But not simply to swivel heads with your rippling "six-pack". For, according to Pavel, your abs should be simultaneously weapon, armor and force generator. The six-pack is just a side effect of the coiled power with which you now operate.

Hardstyle Abs will give you impenetrable body armor--to withstand a direct hit of the greatest magnitude. Hardstyle Abs will give you the generative force to retaliate with a devastating backlash. And Hardstyle Abs will help you lift more weight than ever before--more safely.

Pavel Tsatsouline's HardStyle Abs.



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