Ab Exercise Machines

Should you buy one? Plus, how ab exercise
machines can actually be dangerous!

Those informercials for ab machines make me sick!

WAIT! Before you hit the back button, trust me you’ll want to read this…

Commercials and infomercials advertising ab machines want you to believe that a machine can give you sexy toned abs.

If you have low body fat already, yes they can help. If you’re a man, your body fat needs to be around 10% for ab muscles to be seen. For women, somewhere between 14 – 18%.

If your stomach is flat or near flat, check out a variety of ab machines and equipment here.

However, if you have some flab around your abs, lose fat with a balanced exercise and nutrition program before you buy a machine.

Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer and author of The Truth About Abs, says this: “Ab exercises like crunches, sit-ups, and ab machines are the LEAST effective method of getting flat six pack abs.”

He is dead right.

(Click here to check out The Truth About Abs)

Pros and Cons of Ab Exercise Machines – And How They Can Actually Be Dangerous!

The benefits of ab machines are…

They add variety. Using ab equipment can challenge your muscles differently than what they may be used to. That’s a plus.

They can add some fun to your ab routine. All routines can become stale after you do them for awhile. Using some new equipment can take the boredom away from doing those same ab exercises you’re used to.

Ab exercise machines isolate your abs. Ab machines are usually made to target just your abs. If you have low body fat and you really want to sculpt and define your ab muscles, isolation is a good thing.

The downside of ab machines is that they can’t strip the fat off your stomach. You can develop ab muscles by using machines and equipment, but you won’t spot reduce fat away from your stomach. Spot reduction is impossible without surgery.

Also, overuse of ab machines can lead to muscular imbalances, and that’s dangerous! You see, your ab muscles and lower back muscles work together when you move or lift things.

Ab machines work your ab muscles. If your abs become significantly stronger than your lower back muscles, this imbalance can lead you straight down a path to injury my friend.

Now you should have a clear idea on whether you should buy an ab exercise machine or not!

Here are a couple of resources that will help you get rock hard abs:

Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle - Currently, this is the all time best selling fitness ebook online. I have a copy, and it's worth every penny you pay for it.

The Truth About Abs - Fat burning foods, workouts and motivation techniques. You can try it for just $4.95.

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