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Sit-ups Are Stupid & Crunches Are Crap: How to Strengthen Your Core, Get Great Abs and Conquer Back Pain Without Doing a Single One!

Sit-ups Are Stupid & Crunches Are Crap: How to Strengthen Your Core, Get Great Abs and Conquer Back Pain Without Doing a Single One!

by Dr. Todd Sinett


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It’s time to change the way you think about, and exercise, your abs. Dr. Todd Sinett, a second-generation chiropractor and certified fitness trainer, explains why you should never do a sit-up or any version of a crunch ever again! Sinett’s innovative new book—which includes a detailed exercise routine (illustrated with photos) and a meal guide—teaches healthier and smarter ways to get great abs without compromising your back and neck anymore. Sit-Ups Are Stupid and Crunches Are Crap, based on the science of flexion, addresses the key issue of core imbalance and the resulting (and totally unnecessary) pain. Dr. Sinett shows how achieving core balance will transform your flexibility, breathing, and digestion—and, yes, get you the abs you’ve always wanted. Great abs no longer have to equal great pain.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732491243
Publisher: East End Press
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Todd Sinett is a NYC-based chiropractor and founder of the integrated medical center Tru Whole Care and a renowned back pain expert who has helped thousands of patients lead healthier, pain-free lives. His unique three-pronged philosophy for back pain focuses on identifying and treating the root cause of the pain by examining the structural, emotional, and dietary factors. His comprehensive methodology challenges the current mainstream approach to back treatment, which focuses on the symptoms of pain alone.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Diagnosis: Core Imbalance 7

Part 1 The Theory why Sit-Ups are Stupid and Crunches are Crap

1 Abs: Why We Want 'Em and Why We Need 'Em 17

2 The Anatomy of the Abs 23

3 The Business of Abs 29

4 The Concept of Referred Pain 35

5 Busting the Abs Myths 39

6 False Indicators of Health: BMI and Weight 49

7 Don't Forget About Posture: Your Core Depends on It 57

8 Healing Your Core 63

9 The Backbridge Breakthrough 67

Part 2 No Pain, Big Gain!

10 The No-Crunch Core Plan 85

11 Aerobic Exercise 89

12 Strength Training 95

13 Core and Ab Exercises 109

14 Healthy Eating 181

15 Flat Ab Meal Plans 197

That's a Wrap! 215

Index 219

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