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Ultimate Abs With CE Exam

Ultimate Abs With CE Exam

$135.95 CAD


Product Format
    The package components are as follows:
    • Ultimate Abs text
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    Ultimate Abs With CE Exam offers a science-based approach to abdominal training designed to help you guide clients to achieve the elusive six-pack. Featuring 113 of the best abdominal exercises, certified strength and conditioning specialist and fitness expert Gareth Sapstead provides programming that will help your clients achieve results based on the equipment you have available.

    Sapstead’s distinctive approach to delivering effective and innovative fitness content has made him one of the most followed fitness experts on social media and earned him the moniker “the Fitness Maverick.” In Ultimate Abs, he addresses the principles that underpin effective ab training and addresses the misconceptions surrounding abdominal training to cut a direct path to the most effective way to develop a six-pack.

    Filled with expert coaching cues and an abdominal exercise library like none other, Ultimate Abs is a must-have guide for achieving a killer midsection. Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Understand abdominal anatomy and the principles of injury prevention.
    • Apply simple concepts to assess your client’s progress.
    • Distinguish between abdominal training and core training.
    • Understand spinal flexion as well as spinal rotation.
    • Know the five variables that influence exercise progression.
    • Tailor your abdominal training exercises to best suit each client’s needs.
    • Help your client properly align their limbs and joints to best target the desired muscle area.
    • Work around injuries to avoid putting your client in pain.
    • Design workout programs that help your clients build ultimate abs.


    A continuing education course for strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, and other fitness professionals.
    Part I. The Scientific Approach to Ab Training

    Chapter 1. Ab-Building Principles
    Chapter 2. Spine and Abdominal Anatomy
    Chapter 3. Ab Versus Core Training
    Chapter 4. Using Cardio as a Tool
    Chapter 5. Four Ways to Track Your Six-Pack Progress

    Part II. The Exercises

    Chapter 6. Selecting the Best Exercises
    Chapter 7. Captain Crunch: Targeting Your Spine
    Chapter 8. Targeting Your Lower Abs
    Chapter 9. Targeting Your Obliques
    Chapter 10. Planks and Other “Anti” Movements
    Chapter 11. Exercises to Complement Your Six-Pack Workout

    Part III. The Programs

    Chapter 12. Body-Weight Ab Workout Programs
    Chapter 13. Home Gym Ab Workout Programs
    Chapter 14. Gym-Based Ab Workout Programs
    Chapter 15. Customizing Your Own Program
    Gareth Sapstead has a master’s degree in strength and conditioning science and a bachelor’s degree in sports and exercise science, and he holds the NSCA CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification. In the fitness industry since 2005, he has worked with elite soccer players, professional rugby union athletes, and teams across the United Kingdom and Europe as a strength and conditioning specialist. He has also trained Fortune 500 global executives as well as various high-profile clients, physique competitors, and plenty of ordinary people with “dad bods.”

    Sapstead’s name and articles have appeared on some of the world’s leading fitness and bodybuilding websites, including T-Nation, Muscle & Strength, Muscle & Fitness, and Livestrong, among others. He has self-published three books and coauthored The Complete Running and Marathon Book (published by Dorling Kindersley). He’s a published researcher in the field of exercise performance and has presented at numerous academic conferences. Sapstead also maintains a popular fitness blog at

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