We’ve all seen these various ab products on television and online that promise the whole world in a single convenient package. Likewise we often have a friend who got one of those “ab roller things” and either loves it, or hates everything about it. Is there a way to sift through the mixed reviews and find and honestly good product?
After all of that, maybe you’re still curious. Surely these products wouldn’t keep showing up over and over again if they weren’t selling, right? They must work for someone, or at the very least, for a certain subset of individuals. After all, you want the convenient workout from the comfort of your own home that you were promised.
There are two key facts you need to understand before you can adequately and safely shop for ab toning home workout equipment. Notice how your friends or colleagues may have referred to their “ab roller thing.” The first issue you’ll have to overcome is that these types of products are purposely made to be confused with other similar products on the market already.
This confusion causes consumers to lose sight of brand awareness and mistake a lower quality device for the patented original model of that type. Thus a lot of negative feelings over a product such as the Ab Roller Evolution, may actually be directed at a similarly designed knock-off product from China called the Ab Roll Extreme or the Ab Evolution 2.
Secondly, you really need to check the box for the safe use metrics of the device. Many ab toning home workout products are only rated for up to 220 lbs. Users reporting discomfort during use simply may not be part of the target demographic for that product or its safety guidelines. You can find this information on the manufacturer’s website or through a call to their customer service line.
I tend to stick to originals and real deals when it comes to products like this. If you are looking for an “ab roller thing” then consider the modern incarnation of the original product as produced by The Abs Company; the Ab Roller Evolution. It can easily be found on Amazon or at your local Wal-Mart store.
This is the original, the granddaddy of home ab toning equipment. The metal design offers the strength and stability to last through the toughest workouts; no shoddy ABS plastic mold parts on this machine. Due to these design decisions, the Ab Roller Evolution doesn’t fold up for storage, but it also doesn’t put your body at unnecessary risk for the sake of short term convenience.
Known for its best-in-class design that ensures proper form when doing your crunches, you can rest easy knowing any burning sensations in your back or abdominals are from working out and not from injury. The neck and spine support is especially well done and is a unique feature found only in the Ab Roller Evolution.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking this tool is only for crunches, indeed it can be used for a full body home workout including, but not limited to: push-ups, dips, crunches, and leg-raises. It includes a video series and instruction manual showing you what all is possible with this one piece of equipment. Even if you are already a seasoned fitness buff, the Ab Roller Evolution can be augmented with weight plates to take your crunches to the next level without the need for a trip to the gym.
Built to last and with your comfort in mind, what’s not to love about the Ab Roller Evolution. Even if you don’t believe me, look at it’s four star rating on Amazon, or it’s some six thousand user videos on Youtube. The Ab Roller Extreme fulfills all of its promises, which is more than we can say about their competition.