View Full Version : Abdoer
04-18-2002, 11:15 AM
Hey, I did a search on it and came up with nothing, so I'm wondering if anyone has used an abdoer with any great results. Is it really only one strength level and not adjustable? Thanks guys.
I used it for a couple months (Every other day, with 1 hr water aerobics on the off days).
My thoughts.. save your money. I don't use it now. I have gotten much better results doing my own routine of various ab crunches, reverse crunches in less time per day.
I have an ab doer still, I use it for weighted step ups, lol. Nothing More, Nothing less.
My waist size went down immediately using $3. weights from walmart.
04-20-2002, 02:11 PM
It only works your abs serratus obliques stuff like that, it cost 150 or so dollars. i dont know what your goals are but i dont recomend any of that type of equipment if you are serious about body building.
04-20-2002, 05:05 PM
Not to mention the fact that things like the ab doer only work the muscle at one particular position. What I mean is, IF you develop any strength at all it will only be at one specific angle, not throughout an entire range of motion (which is MUCH better).
I suppose those things are good for people who can't do anything better, like people recovering from certain traumas, but for those who are able, there are much better ways to develop abdominal strength.
04-21-2002, 03:45 PM
Well, I can get one for about 15 bucks. I thought I could add it in as a cardio...not to replace of course, but just add in. It seems like the concept of the abdoer is good, but maybe just the concept is better than reality.
04-21-2002, 05:12 PM
Maybe I'm being too harsh but I see all those things as just gimmicks. Companys are really good at cashing in on people's desire for a magic bullet that will solve their weight problems. I'd save my $15 bucks if I were you. I'm sure you already exercise and take your health seriously... if that's the case, the abdoer will do nothing for you; you're already way beyond it's benefits.
Just my 2 cents.
04-21-2002, 06:38 PM
My girlfriend's dad bought one. I tried it out. Um, you definitely will not be able to stay on it for at least 20 minutes (Cardio). Its boring as hell. Running is 10x more interesting than that.
Plus, it's not made as well as it looks on TV. The angles of movement aren't as smooth as they seem.
I used it for at least 10 minutes and felt no burn whatsoever.
I've actually tried my aunt's Torso Track as well. Its not bad, well I only tried it once. it seems as though your body would adapt to that movement however. The hardest resistance level is using your own body weight. Once you achieve that there's no more use for the machine.