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Top 6 Exercise Equipment for Abdominals

You flip through the remote and you will come across at least one piece of exercise equipment for abdominals. You go into a sports store and you wouldn’t even know where to begin; there’s just so many of them to choose from!

From all of these, I’ll help you narrow it down to the top 6 basic yet highly effective ab exercise machines. Using one or a combination of these will certainly get you a ripped six pack.

1. Exercise Ball. This has got to be the most fundamental tool you can get for building abdominal muscles. You can perform quite a few ab exercises on this one, making it really versatile and indispensable. Not only that. This exercise equipment for abdominals is very safe to use, too. This one is priced at around $19.99 excluding shipping and handling.

2. Ab Roller. When I first got mine, I couldn’t stop using it; it was quite exhilarating. Nowadays, you can see a lot of ab roller variations being sold on home shopping TV channels and online fitness stores. It’s become very popular because they claim to work your entire abdominal muscle group without straining your back and neck. You can order one online for just $29.99 excluding shipping and handling.

3. Ab Chair. There are a few of these exercise equipment for abdominals out in the market, but most of them are quite pricey. The cheapest would go for around $59.95 while some are priced as much as $249.99 excluding shipping and handling.

Putting the price aside, you’ll definitely be impressed by their designs and functionality. You can go for the ones with ankle braces, harder seats, or leg lifts. Just keep in mind that the more features they have, the more expensive they can be.

4. Ab Lounger. These look very similar to ab chairs, but are usually more simple and direct when it comes to design. This exercise equipment for abdominals costs a little under $100 excluding shipping and handling. It is folded for easy storage, frequently comes with an instructional video and other additional fitness tools, and its rolled steel frame can typically support heavy weights of up to 250 lbs.

5. Resistance System. This one’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. Its design and functionality allows a full range of abdominal workouts, including and most certainly not limited to side and reverse crunches. For only $47.82 plus $20 shipping and handling, you will get your very own Resistance System with a bonus DVD and 30-day money-back guarantee.

6. Bowflex. This next exercise equipment for abdominals has to be the mother of all exercise equipment. It works your midsection and the rest of your body as well, making it a complete home gym. The Bowflex Ultimate 2 with Ab Crunch Attachment is a pretty attractive piece; you’ll never want anything else, for sure. In one online ad, this one goes for about $1,849.99 with just an additional $1 for shipping.

Among these 6 great exercise equipment for abdominals, you’re bound to find one (or a few) that’s best for you.

How about you? What’s your preferred abdominal exercise equipment? Add your choice by sending your comments below.

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  • pam burch August 3, 2009, 11:32 am

    i recently saw an ab exerciser that was simple, one that has a pillow for the head and you use as you lay on the floor. It is an old one is it still available?

  • Travis Hunt August 4, 2009, 5:41 pm

    Hi Pam,

    Not sure I know about the ab exerciser you’re referring to…Your best bet is to keep your money, improve your diet, do some resistance training and cardio about 3 times a week. Ab exerciser trick you into thing “spot treatment” works when in fact, it doesn’t…Good luck :)

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