The Ab Revolution Third Edition- No More Crunches No More Back Pain
The Ab Revolution (TM) is not a bunch of exercises, but a sports medicine technique to straighten spine and pelvic angle to neutral, quickly stopping a major source of lower back pain. Part I teaches neutral spine for back pain control in every day life. Functional strengthening is built-in from the new healthier way you stand, move, and all you do. Part II includes fun and functional strengthening moves from simple to the toughest you can get because health requires movement! No forward bending that stresses discs or practices bent- forward posture. Change your knowledge of exercise, posture, back health, neutral spine, and what abdominal muscles really do. New Third Edition Expanded - 114 photos and drawings in 124 pages, gym-bag 6x9" size. Jam- packed with new and different concepts and exercises, explained step- by-step. By Jolie Bookspan, MEd, PhD, FAWM, the award winning scientist who developed this method. This revolutionary functional core re-training method is used by top spine docs, rehab centers, athletes, and military.
changed my life in a physical way
By thoeder sarsu "book maven" - July 2, 2007
It's not that i've never heard that you are supposed neutralise your back arch, but I had no idea why and i could never do it. I had attempted unsuccesfully to straigthen my back against the wall but quickly gave up. I was basically using my back muscles to unwind the large curve that I've had ever since i was a kid. Well, as it turns out, you are supposed to use your abs quite a bit and let some pressure off the back muscles.... I personally had no idea and the more I exercised for my back the more pain I was getting. At some point I completely gave up until I ran into an interesting article on the internet ( http://www.drbookspan.com/AbsArticle.html ). It was what my body was waiting for since I was a kid and nobody could ever helped me. Read it for yourself if you have arch related back problems (or any other posture problems).
You dont have to buy this book in order to get yourself fixed up, the website is just enough. However, out of respect for someone i consider... read more
Money well spent, refreshingly honest and no frills.
By Strtwood - October 22, 2011
In this text, Dr. Bookspan primarily focuses on RETRAINING the abs to MOVE your pelvis away from injurious positions and then to transfer the information to all daily and sports activities. It is a book that is written for the general public (including children who appreciate the cartoon illustrations) as well as seasoned health professionals. As a student of Dr. Bookspan, I have explained her method to many people and a few have had similar initial responses to the folks who have written negative reviews. These responses generally hinge on the perception that this isn't new information or it's a variation of the "same ole thing". The only possible way I can see that someone would infer this or that the book teaches to "suck in", "tighten the abs", or "do crunches"), is if they hadn't actually read the book but just thought something like "Oh, neutral spine, I know this, I learned this in, (Yoga, Pilates, Physical Therapist, Fitness Class, Chiropacter etc)!", or "Good posture... read more
By Gunter Rahim - September 11, 2011
I'm 49 and have lived with on-and-off lower back pain for most of my adult life. Many CT-scans, MRI's and doctors' reviews in the last couple of decades lead to a lot of advice focusing on bed-rest when the pain gets really bad. Having been an avid runner for some time now, my lower back pain caused me to not only cut back on running but nearly forced me to give it up all together. Dr. Bookspan's advice has been nothing less than a miraculous solution to a life-long problem. It is amazing to me that several highly qualified orthopods have not been able to treat (or more importantly, diagnose) me successfully while Dr. Bookspan's targeted advice on the correct pelvic posture, something so overtly simple, could almost instantly change the quality of my life. I listened carefully to her advice and can now run pain-free. Getting in and out of the car, sitting and getting up or simply just standing straight is a breeze. I am so utterly grateful to her.