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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Once again, Pavel reveals the raw fundamentals that bring the "A-ha" moments to the rest of us, revealing the "hidden in plain sight" subtleties that make the supreme difference between years of blind-struggle and CERTAIN success.
If you have the means to get both the e-book AND the DVD, by all means do so, since each one is the absolute perfect complement to the other.
Watch the DVD, then read the book, rinse and repeat.
If you have Pavel's other great works, such as the Naked Warrior, Power to the People, et al, you'll absorb this material into your arsenal at an accelerated rate, and you'll reap the benefits for the rest of your life.
Coffee or no coffee. Your choice Comrade,
Excellent information and instruction, its Pavel, what else would it be?
There are however 2 things that cause me to rate this below 10. One- the book is not yet released on paper, and Two - the sound quality is less than it could be. At several points in the video the audio is very difficult to pick up and when Pavel is demonstrating and explaining movements there is crackling that makes it difficult to understand what is being said. Otherwise, excellent information, and a program that I am going to incorporate into my KB sessions.
This DVD and the book of the same title show the Chief doing what he does better than anyone else: Simplifying complex information and refining it into family-sized portions that are easily scalable to any level.
i work out with ab work
It is typical Pavel; a no nonsense training approach that gets the job done. There is no doubt that I will use his techniques with the athletes that I train. If you want powerful, Hard Style abdominals, this DVD will get you there in the most efficient, safest and fastest way possible.
First of all Hardstyle Abs provides an excellent refined and distilled tutorial on Hardstyle breathing which will significantly boost your power in any strength endeavor.
Pavel then goes on to provide the critical step by step elements and progressions I've never seen before to achieve full toes over head hanging leg raises and many of its variations. Can’t wait till I’m strong enough to cycle through hanging L-sits to toes over head hanging leg raises. He also includes some some stretches to help keep the strength flexible.
Highly recommended for anyone who recognizes the critical importance that strong abs play in any movement requiring power in sports, in exercise, in anything.
Once again Pavel reveals simple and effective exercises to acquire the core strength needed to be as strong, or as fast as you would ever want or hope to be - a true platform upon which to build your fitness and strength goals...the catch: they are extremely hard to do well. The answer is to grow your abilities slowly, using the progressions Pavel illustrates in his book and DVD. Anyone can start on this movement path and grow their skills and strength with the tools Pavel lays out so simply and concisely. There is no time to waste - LEARN IT... and EMBODY TRUE STRENGTH...
Pavel does it again!
Immediately applicable tips & progressions I used in my first workout & with clients after watching the DVD.
Simple, to the point, great information to get results! Just add practice, that's it, nothing else needed.
I knew that when some of this information was presented at the RKC 2 that this was going to be a great tool for increasing strength. There are many programs available on the market but Pavel has taken all of the guess work out of abdominal training and has provided the template to make your abdominals incredibly strong. The instruction is concise, direct and has appropriate regressions and progressions to help anyone of any level provided that they get off of the infomercial device and follow the well laid out instructions.
The sections on breathing and flexibility for abdominal training is worth the price of the disc and the regressions for the hanging leg raise are going make a lot of people stronger.
I have noticed strength increases in my press and weighted pistol after plugging the material in the book and video into my training regimen.
If you are serious about improving and will not be seduced by gimmicks, then follow the plan.
Have watched the video and read the Bulletproof Abs book, and must agree with many of my fellow RKC Instructors - groundbreaking material! ABS and CORE training have been beaten to death in the last 20 years, and you might think that every angle has already been covered. Honestly, I can't recall any other material that gives so much practical information than Pavel's new book and DVD. If there is anything I can compare it to, it is like Enter the Kettlebell.
Hardstyle ABS is a must have DVD. Clear explanation, step by step progressions, practical and immediate useful information that anyone can apply to have more than a beautiful six pack. Frankly, It is the best abdominal training resource that I have ever seen and I am convinced that it will help any person and coach solve their abdominal problems!!!
This is another wonderful product from Pavel and Dragon Door that will become the standard in no-nonsense abdominal training. So if you are serious about getting stronger and getting real results, then study this DVD!!!!
Yoana Teran RKC Team Leader, CK-FMS
One of the things I love about Pavel's teaching is that he has a way of dispelling myths and focusing people on what truly matters. No sissy crunches and mindless and endless amounts of low intensity garbage reps, Pavel teaches you how to get the most out of your abdominal training through just a couple of solid movements. If everyone in this society just practiced what Pavel teaches , we would be a nation of strong, courageous and super functional people.
Hardstyle ABS is super easy to understand and digest and will leave you MOTIVATED to try these new moves. The bonus section is exceptional with the addition of the Full Contact Twist and Hallow Rock and are alone worth the price of this DVD. Combine this with the breathing instruction and Hanging leg raise and you have a SOLID abdominal training program that doesn't require a lot of time or endless reps! I am personally very excited because I know these techniques are going to help me improve my "human flag" training, a very difficult feat of strength. Do yourself a favor and get this DVD and better yet, do the techniques and teach them to everyone you know!!!
Bravo Pavel!!!!!! Mission Accomplished!!!
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