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    Ab wheel, muscles involved

    Just wondering, what muscles are used doing the ab wheel besides the abs? They promote it as being a good upper body workout. The motion kind of seems like a combination of a pushup at the top and a pullover at the bottom when your arms are extended and you have to pull yourself back up.
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    Arrow uhh

    I would also like to know the validity of this "machine" as ab machines are bashed very often as they should be i wonder if maybe this one can be trusted. I'll go out on the limb of flame and say: It feels like it works.
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    I dont think it's the most effective ab exercise but it's certainly sumthing to get u started. I used be skinny but not have much ab muscle so when I started doing that the upper portion of my abs (for the ppl who will point out that abs contract as a whole) got a lot bigger but then I had to go back and target my obliques and external abs and my serratus with different ab exercises. Basically u can keep it as part of ur ab workout but u need to do a lot more angles and variations to hit ur abs completely. And never overtrain ur abs and keep it proportional to the rest of ur body.
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    Ab wheels are great!

    If you got the dough, I suggest by "Bullet proof abs" By Pavel Tsatsouline.

    He go's into great detail on how to properly and safely use one of these(as well as a lot of other great exericses)

    Dont use the assited ones either, go for the cheap 10 dollar "wheel on a stick", the crappy manufacturing will make you develop more tension,and work harder.

    Once you can crank out some reps off your knees, try to do them standing from your toes.
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    Originally posted by TarvMan
    If you got the dough, I suggest by "Bullet proof abs" By Pavel Tsatsouline.
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