From the Author
"What? Is this a book just on sit-ups? Who needs that?"
Here's a little secret from the author (me): 7 Weeks to 300 Sit-Ups is far from being a book just about sit-ups; with over 30 core-strengthening exercises, the programs in the book are dedicated to improving your posture, boosting athletic performance, burning fat and shredding your abs! The "300 Sit-Ups" name comes from the tests you'll be performing once you've developed amazing core strength.
"I've heard sit-ups are bad for your back, there's no way anyone should be doing them!"
Your poor posture, and weak back are to blame for your pain - not proper form sit-ups! Strengthening your hips, back, glutes, and abs are crucial for ALL sports movements - not just sit-ups!
From the Inside Flap
Pick an activity. Better yet, choose three. Let's say you went with "jogging", "jumping jacks" and"playing chess". What muscles do they have in common? That last one should mess up the results, right?
Every movement you make from the moment you get out of bed in the morning - actually, even the act of climbing out of the sack - uses your core. The muscles of your lower torso make it possible for you to stand upright, shift your weight, bend, twist, walk, or move in any direction.