I'm looking into getting an ab wheel to have at home. I want the cheapest and best quality one out there. I found these 2 on amazon, but I want to know what other people have seen with other types of ab wheels and what they think are the best kind (i want to keep it under $15)
here are the two ive found most highly reviewed:
what does everyone else think?
ALSO: are there any other reccomended home workout tools (like ab wheels) that are recommended?
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The ab wheel is an excellent ab stabilization exercise. It is not a lower back exercise, as some would have you believe. The reason they feel it in the lower back is because of improper technique. Only roll out as far as your abdominals can stabilize your trunk (preventing your lower back from arching). Can the lower back in a neutral position and your abs will be working heavily as stabilizers.
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Here is a prevention measure that you could have used, though. Do the rollouts in front of wall. That way the wall would stop you from going out beyond your strength level. As you get stronger, you could move farther away from the wall.
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1. Not true. They will build great stabilizing strength in your abdominals.
2. They only strain your back when you don't know how to brace your abdominals properly or you are rolling out to far for your current strength level. Shoulders...that will vary from individual-to-individual. If a person has healthy shoulders, it shouldn't be a problem.
3. Boring? This exercise is impossible to become to strength for. Do them from your feet and you will know what I mean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-6T-...elated&search=
Weighted situps and crunches are trunk flexion exercises. Different from an ab stabilization exercise like ab wheel rollouts.
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03-05-2012, 12:56 PM #25
I love the ab wheel. It comes highly recommended from the guys at musclepharm and as long as you have a decently srong core and use correct form it can transform your workout. I help train people part time and a couple guys who were really wanting the normal six pack really began to show results after 3 weeks of using it every other day. Don't get me wrong other workouts need to be thrown into your regimen but the ab wheel is a great addition to your workouts! Just make sure your core is ready for it....if not just stick to medicine ball crunches and decline weighted crunches until you can handle 3 sets of 10 to 20 reps with the wheel (kneeling). When you get really good try standing up too.
Workout to try with the ab wheel from the best of the best: Muslce Pharm Get Swole Workout and Diet. (Amazing)
Also just found ab wheel on bodybuilding.com for 7.50.
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before buying one, bare in mind you can get the same effect from using a barbell or 2 db's with some light weights on loose (ofc this is assuming you have any of this at home already)
also consider that this is just for strengthening and improving your core stability. As far as getting ab's goes, despite what anyone says...this WON'T give you abs, you already have ab's they just become visible at a low enough bf% it's all about diet/nutrition