Equipment: Ab Roller
The sit-up is one of the most revered workouts, as far as exercise routines go, and for good reason: it trims the fat away from your abdominal area, and generally makes your midsection
The sit-up is one of the most revered workouts, as far as exercise routines go, and for good reason: it trims the fat away from your abdominal area, and generally makes your midsection more elegant to look at – if not sexy. Unfortunately, as with most hardcore exercises, the sit-up is one of the most devastating workouts for your back. The more sit-ups you perform, the worse off your spine is, since the action goes against the spine’s natural flow of movement.
The Ab Roller was created as a solution to this problem. Its relatively simple design makes it one of the most effective home exercise machines today, and is still reaping praises for the effective benefits it provides for all of its users.
The reasoning behind the Ab Roller is simple: the movement generated by your body while using the Ab Roller isolates all the exerted pressure, making sure that the only area under fire is your lower torso – your abs, to be exact. The machine’s simple design lets you perform properly aligned crunches, or go all the way with oblique lifts to train both the lower and upper abdominal muscles.
And the best part is, the frame takes away the strain from your lower back. The Ab Roller has a patented rocker design that mimics spinal flexing and encourages proper alignment, helping you achieve total benefit from your workout. At the same time, it also effectively supports your neck and upper back with its cushioned headrest and armrests, absorbing most of the shock of the movement required to perform a complete sit-up. This lowers the strain of the workout on your lower back, thus rendering your average sit-up as healthy and harmless as a baby. There’s also additional elbow support for added comfort.
The Ab Roller’s frame is made of heavy duty steel, and has a limited lifetime warranty, giving you many years to enjoy its workout benefits.
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1 5 stars by Beth out of on December 28th 2009
Pros: This product is the best piece of equipment I have ever owned!! I ACTUALLY use it every day and the results are incredible! Love it!!
2 5 stars by AnneLouise out of on October 8th 2008
Length of ownership: 0-1 day
Pros: My local gym does and I use it every other day. It is wonderful.
Cons: Not one thing.
3 5 stars by Sarah out of on August 5th 2008
Length of ownership: more than 1 year
Pros: This is my 3rd Ab Roller, they are so addictive!! My first I decided to give away because I didn't know how much I'd miss it, and the second my kitten destroyed with her claws. The Ab Roller rules! This one is for keeps. Thanks "As On Tv"