The Ab Coaster is an abdominal exercise machine that claims to give you, "lean, sexy abs in the privacy of your own home." According to the marketer, the secret to the Ab Coaster is the natural arc motion, which creates a constant abdominal contraction. The study mentioned in the Ab Coaster infomercial was conducted by a researcher from Adelphi University. Check below for reviews of the Ab Coaster machine.
Average Retail Value
$399.00 (prices may vary)
27 Jun 2008 - Raymond of Pa., USA writes:
I’d say the Ab-Coaster is more so expensive than over priced if one factors in on top of this being a really well made, precise, piece of engineering and construction, the value of its amazing ease and convenience of use for this 57 y.o. man …True a bench pole and sturdy wall/doorway with some ab straps will give one a cheaper way of doing what this unit does, but for myself with the lower back problems I’ve encountered in my aging, waning physicality, and expanding mid section (especially over the past decade), the ab straps are now out of the question for me as I’m not much on taking any chances of throwing my back out in this renewed stab at getting even a semblance of my core back … So for anyone with the same concerns as I’ve expressed, and the disposable income to purchase for ease of use and convenience, the Ab-Coaster is for you … This unit is light enough (69 lbs) to have shipped to your work if necessary so as not to have to lose a day. It’s very easy to put together (all tools included), but take note not to cut the plastic restraining ties holding the glide seat before it’s completely assembled … What’s great about this unit is that it does exactly what it’s supposed to do, and that you can start out in small increments toward the stomach muscle curls that you do … I started out very slowly with short reps and was really impressed that I felt no strain at all in my lower back, just a wonderful burn in my upper stomach muscles … The instructions will tell you to kneel deep into the glide seat so that the tops of your feet fit snuggly against the rear of the seat (which works well for working your top ab muscles), but I’ve found that in order to work my lower ones I’ve had to move my knees back about 2” from the front of the seat … If you buy one experiment with the positioning, but be sure not to lean forward nor use your arms in pulling up your mid section as the instructions say, and it won’t take long before it’ll become easy to intuitively use this unit … Personally I’ve found the seat locks for working the obliques to be at an far angle that I don’t find comfortable, so I use the unlocked free style … What I find better about this is that it allows me a more rounded targeting of my oblique workout … While I now finally understand why/how most of us let our core go as we age, I’ve also come to fully understand all the problems that come out of it … There is a reason why it’s called the core … When I first started using this unit a little over a month ago I was still wearing my back brace – not anymore … I really like this machine, and I find myself just getting on it anytime I want to knock off a few reps … Not only am I regaining strength in my mid-section, but a better ease of movement is also being regained … In closing I bought the Pro for the padded seat and arm rests, and the faster shipping at $20. and it arrived within the time frame … Hope this review is helpful … Have a groovy day!
21 Jun 2008 - Stacy of LA, USA writes:
This is a nice, sleek product. I'm glad I got to try it since I was intrigued by the infomercial. However, if you have a stability ball at home, you can work these muscles by placing your palms on the floor and the ball under your shins or feet and doing jacknives (straight and side to side) or knee-ins with the ball. This is a very common move with a stability ball and it works. My guess is that the developers tried to duplicate this effective move with a more expensive piece of machinery that consumers would buy. Genius! If you have extra money and space to spare, buy the Ab Coaster. If you want the same great abs, get a stability ball and look up the exercises I mentioned online and start a good eating plan like the abs diet, etc. The eating plan that comes with the machine is what helps you lost weight, not the machine/exercises itself. Good concept but easy to duplicate on a much less expensive level.
4 May 2008 - Haven of Florida, US writes:
This machine works... if you use it! However it is WAY over priced. You can go to a fitness store or walmart and buy a bench pole and put it on a sturdy wall, and do the same motion! For 15$ .
22 Apr 2008 - Nellie of New Jersey, USA writes:
I love this machine. It arrived within 2 weeks, it was easy to assemble, although a second person would have helped to assemble the front end to the unit. I love the motion of this machine and it gave me a great workout. I used the video once, and now go on my own pace. I am on this machine for at least 30 minutes. At first I felt it more in my buttocks, but that was because I was not positioned correctly. Now I go back and forth on my positioning, one day for the stomach, the next day for the buttocks. Well done - thank you
9 Apr 2008 - Torsten of California, usa writes:
Being a nurse and bodybuilder for 30 years, I have always searched for a piece of equipment that would get the anatomy and body mechanics of abdominal training right. I purchased the ab coaster pro and have been using it for two weeks and must say that the design and engineering of this machine is nothing short of miraculous. A masterpiece of engineering and biomechanical perfection. Very easy to use but extremely effective in isolating the abdominal muscles. Well made and easy to put together. This machine is worth the price the first day you get it and hop on. The whole family has gotten excited about working out their abs, even the teenage boys who think that ab work is passe. I have nothing but praise for the development team who designed the unit. This will truly revolutionize core training.
3 Apr 2008 - Robert of TX, US writes:
I have used the Ab Coaster infomercial version for 3 months. It is by far the best ab machine I have ever used. It works every area of the Core with very high intensity. The first month I did not lose much weight because I did not make good diet choices. Even so, my abs were as if they had been "strapped in" - I looked thinner and felt better. Since then, I have lost weight and the intense contractions from top to bottom and obliques is something I look forward to every day (10 min).