Hardstyle Abs

Hit Hard. Lift Heavy. Look the Part.

By Pavel Tsatsouline

Running time: 29 minutes

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How to Develop the Ultimate in Wrought-Iron Muscle, Mid-Section
Body Armor and Core Generation of Explosive Power

The sole goal of Hardstyle Abs is to achieve an extraordinarily strong mid-section. But not simply to swivel heads with your rippling “six-pack”. For, according to Pavel, your abs should be simultaneously weapon, armor and force generator. The six-pack is just a side effect of the coiled power with which you now operate.

Hardstyle Abs will give you impenetrable body armor—to withstand a direct hit of the greatest magnitude. Hardstyle Abs will give you the generative force to retaliate with a devastating backlash. And Hardstyle Abs will help you lift more weight than ever before—more safely.

After years of dedicated research and experimentation, Pavel has identified three "killer" drills, as all you need to achieve this level of mid-section mastery. Follow Pavel’s battle plan to the T and the results are guaranteed—noticeable within weeks, extraordinary within months. Pavel provides the laser focus. You? Simply obey the commands.

"Pavel's Hardstyle Abs gives the audience a quick but thorough education on why traditional "core" training programs are faulty then proceeds to give you breathing and exercise secrets to achieve both functional and aesthetically superior abs. The exercises are not easy, but Pavel gives a step by step routine that clients of any level can begin and have incredible results. I use these methods in some form with every athlete or client I work with."
—Peter Park, official strength and conditioning coach for Lance Armstrong

Abs for Shock and Awe

The highlights of Pavel’s HardStyle Abs program:
•    Why high reps have failed youand the "secret sauce" that will have your abs tuned for heavy action all day long and at a moment’s notice.
•    Hardstyle breathing—for explosive power and a bullet-proof waist.
•    The Hardstyle Sit-up—to generate an unbelievable contraction for superior results.
•    Internal Isometrics—the lost secret behind the old-time physical culturalists’ exceptional abdominal strength and development.
•    The Hardstyle Hanging Leg Raise—the final weapon you must master to channel the power of your every muscle into one devastating surge.
"My good friend Pavel is the functionally strongest pound for pound man I have ever measured and studied. This validates his approaches—they are not polluted by current trend, political correctness, financial gain or ego. Listen to his wisdom and you will be stronger and wiser. I did, and I am."
—Professor Stuart McGill, author of Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance
"I found Pavel’s HardStyle Abs DVD very informative. I really like the HardStyle breathing. I just started experimenting with HardStyle sit-ups and the internal isometrics. I am sure that others will find this DVD to be as useful and informative as I have. It should be in everyone 's personal DVD library collection for physical training."
——Dan Inosanto
And here’s the fuller menu of what you’ll get with HardStyle Abs:

Rigor Mortis, or why high reps have failed you

The 3 best types of ammo to put an end to "zombie" muscle—and for developing the explosive tone of an elite athlete
Want watery, bloated muscle OR cobra-like, "fist-of-fury" muscle? Know the difference and make the right choice
How to light up your abs like a Christmas tree—and make a power-packed present to your midsection every day of the year

HardStyle Breathing: how to shrink wrap your waist with an ancient martial arts technique

How to take advantage of the neural connection between HardStyle breathing and dynamic power generation
How to make your muscles dance like a block party on steroids
One method HERE will activate the TVA for solid, protective strength. But THIS other popular method could injure your back big time
How to safeguard and strengthen THIS vulnerable spot—and see a dramatic increase in training intensity
THIS is the #1, indispensable breathing method for forging your killer six-pack
Employ this ancient Karate secret to ramp up your strength not only in the midsection, but in multiple other lifts
How the patented RKC hip flexor stretch can optimize your ab-power drills
"Pavel's Hardstyle Abs is right on as always! Everything starts with a breath of air. Now with several abs exercises mixed with ancient Chinese breath control techniques, like internal isometrics , Pavel’s Hard Style DVD orchestrates your way to incredibility powerful abs to insure record breaking performances and a strong and heathy life."
—Louie Simmons

The HardStyle Sit-up: how to defeat your hip flexors and make your abs rule

The traditional sit-up hurts you and gives you pitiful results—find out why they should be fly-over territory
THIS major improvement to the original Janda Sit-up has been documented to generate significant extra power
The correct way to protect your back after performing Jandas
How to extract maximum muscle tension with the HardStyle Sit-Up
THIS cruel twist will further torture your abs when you have the strength to take it on
How to add greater elastic springiness to your abs—for a WAY more powerful midsection
THIS little-known secret helps elite gymnasts develop their amazing upper body strength
How to properly employ the pelvis—and see your strength gains skyrocket
How to create tension out of thin air—for a remarkable boost in your performance
Why the amazing Ab Pavelizer is worth its weight in gold—for a consistent, reliable boost in ab strength

Internal Isometrics: the secret of old time physical culturalists’ exceptional abdominal strength and development

How to get WAY stronger—without adding weight or reps
How the secret of "feed-forward tension" can improve your performance by up to 20%.

The HardStyle Hanging Leg Raise: no sissies need apply

Why the HardStyle Hanging Leg Raise is THE best drill for supremely powerful abs
The dynamics of the Party-approved, legitimate Hanging Leg Raise—anything else will be a lame also-ran
How to master the Hollow Position—for the ultimate edge in the Hanging Leg Raise
THESE 4 steps will elevate you to elite-level muscular coordination and turn your body into an unbreakable chain
No bar? No problem! How to train for a righteous HLR and still scorch your abs—on the floor
Fighters, want to land a devastating strike, again and again?—then THIS is the world’s ultimate drill to make it happen
"Hardstyle Abs is a terrific resource for making your abdominals harder and stronger than they've ever been. Forget about the high-rep burn, Pavel's techniques will unleash explosive power from your midsection when he uncovers his breathing, sit-up, and internal isometrics secrets. And his Hardstyle hanging leg raise is one of the most challenging and effective strength exercises I've ever used."
—Chad Waterbury M.S., author Huge in a Hurry

Read Reviews For: Hardstyle Abs
Rated 9.77/10
Rated 10/10 If you like results you will love this!
By Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Head S & C Coach, Los Angeles Lakers / Los Angeles, CA, USA

Pavel has done it again! Be prepared to add your best secret weapon yet to your ab-building tool box. Pavel focuses on the little details that can be the difference between grasping for results and clutching results that you never let go of. If you follow the insights on this DVD you will be the one that all of your friends are asking how you got your abs to look so good!

Rated 10/10 Intelligent Effective Ab training
By Brett Jones / Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Hardstyle Abs Book and DVD

"One of the biggest mistakes I made in my training several years ago was removing direct abdominal training from my routines. Then having a ventral hernia repair (from a previous apendectomy surgery) with gortex mesh implanted a couple of years ago made it very clear how important intelligent strength training for the abdominals is for health and performance.
Hardstyle Abs is that guide for intelligent, effective strength training for the abs.
From breathing techniques to the Pavelizer to Hanging Leg Raises this is the way to strong abs you can use."

Brett Jones, Master RKC, CICS, CK-FMS, CSCS

Rated 10/10 The Foundation for Hardstyle Greatness.
By Jon Engum, Master RKC / Brainerd, MN, USA

Have you ever watched a fight on TV and found yourself so drawn in that your arms literally twitched every time a punch was thrown. As a fighter I have often found myself guilty of throwing involuntary punches during a televised event…maybe a little strange but true. When I watched the Hardstyle Abs DVD the same thing happened. It is so good that I was immediately drawn in and felt my Abs contracting just watching the program.

It has been said that you are only as strong as your weakest link and for most that is the midsection.

The general pubic defines fitness by a six-pack but the athlete knows the core has a bigger job to do than just look good. It has to stabilize the spine, be able to absorb a hit and transmit power. With Hardstyle Abs you can have a midsection that not only looks good but performs well.

Pavel’s Hardstyle Abs is a prerequisite for any aspiring athlete.

Hardstyle Abs – Get It –Do It – Master It.

Hardstyle Greatness is yours!

Rated 10/10 No distractions on this sure path to ab excellence
By Adrienne Harvey / Winter Park, FL, USA

This no-nonsense approach to abdominal training leaves a clear cut path and NO excuses. Having been bombarded with the usual fitness industry fluff and useless crunches of the past, the minimalist production and intense focus of the Hardstyle Abs DVD was a welcome change. Pavel is in great form, explaining and demonstrating every nuance of each exercise clearly. Don't be fooled, while he may make it look easy, these drills are not. As someone who really loves advanced exercises like hanging leg raises, I was looking for the next step. The big cues on this DVD are immediately useful, as well as the attention to subtle details—which are often the hidden keys to success. My clients will also appreciate the cues and drills which I will be able to immediately borrow for their benefit as well.

As with the Hardstyle Abs eBook, I had only seen some of this very advanced information at the RKC Level 2 Workshop and the Bodyweight Workshop last year. Being able to review this information in the DVD format was a great way to enhance the value and learning from those workshops. If you weren't able to attend, or are not an RKC yet, then this is extra required viewing if you're serious about training your abdominals. Great for men and women as well. The DVD is an absolute MUST for fans of Pavel's approach and techniques.

Rated 10/10 The Evil Russian is Back!
By Mark Reifkind / San Jose, CA, United States

Pavel goes back to the future with his latest DVD and E Book Hardstyle Abs. This reminds me of the early days of Pavel's writing with bleeding edge, state of the art information delivered in his classic no nonsense style.

While the DVD is great there is SO MUCH amazing information in the e-book that that should NOT be missed. The perfect companion guide.

I consider myself an expert in abdominal training having been an Elite Gymnast, competitive bodybuilder and almost Elite level Powerlifter and I learned TONS from this DVD. Making the complex simple, this is Pavel's gift and he's at his best here.
Get this DVD, that is all Comrades.

Rated 10/10 I will finally be able to understand my notes
By Dan John / Taylorsville, USA

Pavel's new DVD does me a huge favor: I have heard him speak on the Hanging Leg Raise at least four times. Every time I get home, I pull out my notes and realize that I have a jumble of phrases and terms like "pecs" and "lats" and no reference. Finally, there is a DVD that I can stop and put together the pieces of what I consider the best "anterior chain" move one can do. As an Olympic lifter, I think the way Pavel explains the HLR is the same exact insight that Tommy Kono, perhaps the greatest lifter of all time, uses to finish every workout. It will build your abs, certainly, but it will also do wonders for the lower back.

So much of what Pavel explains in his work literally has to be seen. Words, and I am a fan of them, only explain so much. The section on stretching in the new DVD is classic Pavel: he rolls, slides, wiggles and taps himself into position. The clues, and be sure to saw it like Peter Sellers would have our favorite Inspector say it, need to be seen. The simple use of the off hand on the Hip Flexor stretch needs to be seen and tried.

I'm a big fan of this DVD. Clarity is the issue in ab training. You can do a LOT of reps, but get little besides a sore neck and back from doing those high reps. Pavel, once again, leads us into greater depths with the area of the body most commonly screwed up. Two thumbs up from me.

Rated 10/10 AK47 of Abs Training
By Shaun Cairns, Senior RKC / Somerset West, South Africa

Pavel and DragonDoor introduced us to the AK47 of training, i.e. the kettlebell. Now they have done it again by giving us the AK47 version of abs training; simple yet highly effective. The 3 core movements are well explained and the progressions to perfect these movements have been well laid out so that no matter where you are in your training you will find that progression where challenge and success are optimised. A must have resource.

Rated 10/10 Brutal...Blunt...Brilliant!
By Dustin Rippetoe / Guthrie, OK, USA

Like all things Pavel, Hardstyle Abs is brutal, blunt and brilliant. In Hardstyle fashion, it provides the tools anyone needs to gain a functional mid-section by embracing the “inch-wide, mile deep” philosophy. Hardstyle Abs offers no easy promise but for those who choose to pursue this simple (not easy) protocol will be unable to fail.

If you liked the brutal effectiveness of Naked Warrior, ETK and Relax into Stretch then you will love HARDSTYLE ABS. If you didn’t like the above masterpieces you probably not reading this review anyway. Hardstyle Abs is to Bulletproof Abs that Enter the Kettlebell is to Russian Kettlebell Change…a distillation and refinement of a paradigm into a “DO THIS” protocol.

The three pillars of Hardstyle Abs are:

· Hardstyle Powerbreath and Supplemental/Scientific Stretching---train abs (or prepare them for training) anywhere…anytime!

· Hardstyle Sit-ups…A classic Pavel drill that has some new shine and insight. Make use of training partner or utilize the Ab-Pavelizer if your methods scare away potential workout buddies.

· Hanging Leg Raise. Can you do them? Want to do them better? A series of regressions that are included to make this brutal drill accessible to all levels or use the included advanced variations for those hard comrades looking to hone their abdominal strength mastery.

Rated 10/10 Incredible if you want ROCK SOLID ABS!!
By Lauren Brooks / Encinitas, CA, USA

After going through Pavel's Hardstyle Ab DVD, I'm blown away by the no fluff content in this DVD. He gets right to the point with how to build an ab shield. From proper power breathing to incredible progressions from the most simple abdominal exercise to the most challenging exercise. Having rock solid abs will carry over in to all of your aspects of training. I am anxious to start implementing this in to my training. The breathing tips alone are a goldmine! Pavel hits a home run again!

Rated 10/10 Your last guide to serious ab training
By Paul Daniels / Orange County, CA, USA

They say the sign of a genius is making the complicated look simple. Pavel's genius delivers once again. The HardStyle Abs DVD and ebook is your last guide to serious ab training. Don't just look strong, be strong.

If you are just getting started this is your no nonsense approach to rock hard abs.

If you are working on getting stronger this is your road to getting there.

The nuggets contained here will make all the difference in your training. I could not wait to get on the bar after watching DVD and referring to the e-book. The immediate results were amazing.
Once again Pavel has set the bar. So don’t just sit there, get on it! If you want rock hard abs then you gotta do it HardStyle

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