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3 Reasons Why I Love the Ab Wheel Roller (And Why You Should Too!)

27 Feb

ab wheel exercises An ab wheel is probably one of the cheapest exercise equipment around. As simple as it sounds, this exercise is difficult for most beginners. It works out your abs, arms, shoulders and back. You have to contract your abs the whole time to maintain proper posture.

So, does it really work? The simple, straightforward answer to this question is yes. It is one of the best exercise devices you can use to strengthen your core. Keep in mind that the main function of your abs is to stabilize your body. Your abs hold your core in place and keep you stable while you perform different movements such as throwing a ball, standing on one foot, reaching over your head, etc. Out of all the different gadgets and widgets out there that supposedly help you lose abdominal fat and get your abs in great shape, the ab wheel roller is one of the only pieces of exercise equipment that lives up to my standards.

And trust me, I have very high standards for my workout equipment.

The first time I used the ab wheel roller, I was so sore the next day I could hardly laugh let alone do another workout. This came completely unexpected because although I thought I got a great workout, I didn’t know I was in for such soreness!

However, you probably know that it’s great to be sore – it means you’re truly having a good workout. Maybe that time was a little “too” sore, but I’ve since learned my lesson.

Anyway, I want to give you 3 reasons why I love the ab wheel roller, so here they are:

Many people have benefited from using ab roller exercise routines but for individuals who are unsure what this is and how it works, we wanted to provide some helpful information. For starters, an ab roller is an affordable, easy to use and effective piece of equipment that is typically used in the home when working to tone and tighten the abdominal muscles. This device eliminates back and neck stress while allowing exercises to focus on core muscle groups.

Depending on the type of ab roller that you are utilizing; you would lie on your back, grip the hand bars (non-wheel) or grab the handles on the ab wheel roller while kneeling, outstretch your arms and place the wheel on the floor and then begin the routine. Each of these styles of exercise equipment has been so successful in helping people achieve their goals that as of today, more than 10 million have been sold throughout the world.

For the remainder of this article, we will focus on the non-wheel ab roller. The primary exercise is an alternative to the traditional method of doing crunches but again, without added stress on the body and with better results.

The following are the most popular and effective options.

• Basic Crunch – For this, you would lie on the floor, keeping your back and feet flat. Then, place your hands on the bar and relax your head on the headrest. For this exercise, simply tighten your abdominal muscles as you lift your shoulders off the floor about 45 degrees. Slowly, lower back down to the starting position.