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The Best Abdominal Exercises You've Never Heard Of
The Best Abdominal Exercises You've
Never Heard Of
By Nick Nilsson - Review
One thing about Nick Nilsson's books is that you know they come with a guarantee card! No matter how advanced a trainee or how much of a 'know it all' you consider yourself, I'll bet a white elephant when backing my opinion that Nick knows something more - which fortunately he is willing to share.
In the case of "The Best Ab Exercises," it is not only a lot more, it is downright shocking. Till about a month ago, Nick had been very quiet for a while; I received no mails from him from over two months and I deduced from this lack of correspondence that he had altogether disappeared from the face of the earth. Then suddenly one day I get a mail from him and he say's 'I've got an ab book done, I'd like to know what you think.'
If you've read Nick's first book "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of" then you've probably realized that Nick holds some expertise in ab training. "The Best Exercises" hold some fantastic ab exercises, and I sort of expected his new ab book to be pretty good.
The book is not good. It's fantastic! There are fifty five exercises in there [ editors note: the latest update brings this to 77 exercises ] (for the upper abs, the intercostals and obliques, the lower abs and exercises that work everything at once!) and each and every one of them is brand new. As a matter of fact, I'll bet that white elephant again that you haven't ever found a single one of them elsewhere. You know why? Because they've been created completely new. They've been made from scratch.
Most of the exercises are contorted poses and I've been wondering where the inspiration or the ideas for the structure of the exercises came from. I've come up with two hypotheses.
I believe Nick might have spent those quiet months locked away in a torture chamber. His crime was definitely hideous for he was tortured by his captors; I have visions of lavish quantities of sulphuric acid being poured onto his bare chest and abdomen while his arms and legs were tied in odd positions and at very peculiar angles to his body.
As he twisted and writhed in pain he might have learnt new methods for contracting and stressing the abdominal area. He escaped a little over a month ago and, after suffering sleepless nights and nightmares bolting upright in the middle of the night clutching his abdomen while cold beads of sweat rolled down his forehead, he decided to compile this book to get the incubus out of his system. Plausible?
My second guess is that Nick is just plain crazy. He spends his entire life in the gym in an 'Einstein like daze' three fingers cupping his chin while the index finger taps his cheek slowly as he wonders 'What new whacko piece of freaky movement can I create that I will call an exercise?
Yes, the exercises are definitely freaky. In fact Nick himself warns the read...
The Best Arm Exercises You've Never Heard Of
The Best Arm Exercises You've
Never Heard Of
By Nick Nilsson - 2 Reviews
The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of
The Best Exercises You've
Never Heard Of
By Nick Nilsson - Review
Probably Nick Nilsson's best book yet "Best Exercises" is a most amazing collection of exercises that you absolutely must get your hands upon. True to its title, "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of," the exercises are not variations of exercises you've already tried in the gym. They are brand new exercises that somehow were missed when the world of bodybuilding was created. Can you imagine not having the bench press as a pectoral exercise? Can you imagine the amount of gains you would miss if you never worked the squat? Well if you haven't yet gotten your hands on "Best Exercises," you are cheating yourself out of immense gains.
When I first heard of "The Best Exercises" I must admit I was skeptical. I knew there would be some interesting information in it for sure, but would I really need it? If they were merely variations then would the book be worth it? I can now tell you my expectations of "The Best Exercises" were totally off the mark and I am glad for it, GLAD you hear!
Take, for example, the upper and inner chest, which was always a horribly lagging body part of mine. Like most bodybuilders, I've had few problems in developing my outer and lower chest but I've never managed to get good pec seperation and till a few months ago you could still count the ribs under my nonexistent upper chest.
I had searched for years for a good exercise with which I could hit my upper and inner pecs. Oh yes, I tried incline presses and V bar dips! They were good but not good enough. "The Best Exercises" gave me two brand new exercises to fit the purpose! With one of the exercises I am able to get an excellent contraction right in the region of my upper and inner pecs just below the neck. The other one stabs me with a sharp dart of delightful pain squarely in between my upper pec cleavage!
There are such exercises for every body part: triceps, traps, hamstrings, and wings, you name it. "The Best Exercises" gives you a brush to reach those "hard to reach" places when you step in for a shower. And though there is no radical training principle or bodybuilding fundamental involved, I cannot but help call Nick's work revolutionary. How Nick came up with those exercises, I don't know. One must really need a "Hannibal Lecter" like twisted brain to do so!
To add to this every exercise has tips and tricks, on the difficuilties you might encounter, how to counter them, and make the exercise better. Show's that Nick worked the exercises in and out before compiling them into the book. I know the exercises are safe, therefore.
But for a few small glitches I would have rated "The Best Exercises" as a classic.
Yes, there are fifty three exercises in the book all right. But take it from me, you won't be able to use al...