The Ab Roller consists of a large, semicircular frame made of metal and plastic. There's nothing better than the Ab Roller for strengthening and toning abdominals. Unlike cheap imitations, the Ab Roller has a unique rocker design that perfectly mimics spinal flexion, while completely supporting your head and neck. You get a truly isolated abdominal contraction without the stress and strain of a typical sit-up.By placing hands on different parts of the frame or by changing your position, you can increase the difficulty and/or work different abdominal muscles.
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1 Mar 2008 - Amy of LA, US writes:
I own an Ab Roller and I love it! I must say, if you know how to use it it can be very effective, but some people talk about not being able to lift it off the ground. If you just lower your head on the head rest, it is easier to get yourself up. I don't think it is considered cheating because I can still feel my abs burning, but give it a try and see what you think. ;)
2 Oct 2007 - Brianna of Michigan, USA writes:
They had this in my apartments gym so I gave it a try. I had no Idea how to use it. Never got my head off the ground, and all I got was a sore neck. My roomie got a good chuckle out of my efforts though.
6 May 2007 - Chris of Connecticut, USA writes:
I've been using th AB Roller for 2 months. I've dropped one pant size & the size I'm in now are getting loose. I think the key is you should do it while watching the tape. I can't believe how many people I've talked to who don't even use the tape. The tape maximizes the work out. I experienced a little slipping with the unit but have placed a non slip exercise mat under the roller. I've really gotten into it so I do the 11 minute workout twice a day sometimes. I incorporate extra reps while doing the tape because she does them kind of slow on the tape. The tape is for beginners to intermediates so you have to try some things on your own. The final result is that it does work if you use the tape, do it at least once a day & try to eat right!!!
10 Mar 2006 - Dre of California, USA writes:
I found that this product is moderately efficient. I need to do a fair amount of reps beofore i feel any type of muscle fatigue. Personally i still feel that nothing works better than traditional crunches. I think this product may be targeted to help people with weaker abs, im 17 and do fight training so that could be a reason why this product does not work as effectively for me as it does for others.
28 Jan 2006 - Chris of Western Australia, Australia writes:
every gym i've been to uses these machines, and they do actually work. You just have to tense your abs.. subsequently, if you dont lose the fat that covers your abs by eating right, then its not going to do much for your definition. Dieting is the secret to that, but to actually work your abs so they are defined when theres no fat there, this is a great product.
23 Sep 2005 - Karen of Washington, USA writes:
I wasn't impressed by the abd roller. I received minimal results in 3 weeks...nothing to get excited about. I followed a menu plan from another fitness program and combine the workout with the abd roller to reach better results. The results I achieved were primarily from the other program and not a result of using the abd roller.
21 Sep 2005 - Jennifer of Georgia, USA writes:
My gym has one of these and I absolutely love it! Out of all the ab products I have tried, nothing works like good old crunches and this device helps me do more crunches by supporting my neck. I still have to do a lot of crunches, but without this machine, my neck and back start to hurt. I can really tell the next day when I have used this product. Great item if you need support for the neck!!!
22 Jul 2005 - Tom of New York, USA writes:
Used a nautalus machine for situps about 18 months at the gym. One day I used my daughter's ab roller and my abs were sore for a week!!! Worked better that a machine that cost thousands!!!!
10 Jul 2005 - Judith of Oregon, USA writes:
I watched the info commercial and thought it looked great, so I bought one - even with the extra arms. I never could get this thing to move. I think you might have to have really good abs to begin with. I had my friend try it and she couldn't move it either. I bought a non-skid pad for underneath, and same thing. After finally injuring my back trying, I gave up and took it back to the store.
22 Jun 2005 - Grace of Washington, USA writes:
The Ab Roller is a fun alternative to regular ab excercises. I haven't been a regular user, but that's because it keeps sliding back if I use it on carpeting. Still, I like it since it provides support for my neck and back. At least there is no way for me to mess up.
2 Jun 2005 - Kathryn of California, USA writes:
This product is great and it really works for me. I do lots more crunches than without the Ab Roller and it is so comfortable on the neck!
6 May 2005 - Miguel of Connecticut, USA writes:
The first week i used it, I lost Three pounds. I use it every die along with a diet.100% recommended,though you may move out of place more than a couple of times,but still recommended
20 Apr 2005 - Jo of British Columbia, Canada writes:
I have used this type of product at the gym and loved it. I just picked one up yesterday and I still love it. Yes my neck gets a little sore after doing it for some time, but what do you expect. I find I can do more crunches with this because my neck doesn't hurt as much, and it's easier. When I get lazy I stop using my abs and use my arms; they get a great workout too. Over all I think it's an affordable product that doubles your "crunch" time before getting a sore neck.
1 Feb 2005 - Kristin of Newfoundland, Canada writes:
I thought it was great! I usually find it hard to get motivated to excercise (I'm a bit of a couch potato), but I could keep on watching TV or listening to the radio and just rock and crunch! I was at it off and on for a whole evening!
- Megan of Canada, British Columbia writes:
I found that this product was okay. I do have minor lower back pain and it helps with that, however I found that sit-ups or crunches WITHOUT the use of the machine were slightly more effective.
- Andrew of Georgia, USA writes:
Really helped my gain my 6 pack back in less than 2 months after I grew a "spare tire." A++
- Erika of Illinois, USA writes:
I like the ab roller. I feel it more suits the needs of beginning exercisers or older exercisers with neck problems. For more advanced exercisers I feel this product would be of no use to because it limits the use of your neck and back. Experienced exercisers that know what they are doing are better off doing the old fashioned sit ups. It worked for Arnold.
- Laura of Georgia, USA writes:
A friend gave me this product after she was fed up, and I am having the same trouble. It seems WAY to big for me, and it really makes my neck and lower back hurt. The cushion behind your head moves; my head kept falling out of place because I was stretching so far with my arms. Too bulky and uncomfortable. I don't recommend.
- Julie of California, USA writes:
I have been using the ab roller for about two years and I have had terrific results. My abs have never been in better shape. I am, however having some recent back pain and the only thing I can connect it to is the ab roller.
- Dawn of Missouri, USA writes:
I attempted to use one of these in my local gym. I could not. It was extremely hard to use despite the detail instructions the gym provided. It became so tedious I think I sweated more attempting to use the machine than I did actually using the machine.
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