Getting a flat stomach with lean hard rock abs is the in thing and will always be a measuring standard in terms of how much weight you have lost and also how sexy is your body.
When we talk about a lean body, the first thing that comes in the mind is the six-pack abs. There are many companies out there that like to make money out of this craze and one of the things that starts to pop up like mushrooms are ab equipments. But the funny thing is that there are so many funky and weird equipment that they claim that can help you get a six-pack abs. There are electric belts that send shock waves through your abs, special ab boards, rollers and many more. Some are so weird that they make me laugh not stop just looking at people using it.
When choosing ab exercise equipment, please, just stick to the basic. There is no such thing as getting a lean stomach by just sitting back on the couch watching TV or when you do your facial. The ab exercise equipment must work within the fundamentals of a weight loss exercise program. That means it just assist you and not replace the exercise.
So far, there are 6 abdominal exercise equipment that are identified and well known to help you get a nice set of ab muscles. Here are the six and how to maximize your exercise results with it.
Ab Exercise Equipment 1: Stability Ball
This is one of the best abdominal exercise tools available. This equipment is so good because besides ab exercises, it also can used as a tool for hundreds of others exercises that will help strengthen your abs as well. This ball is light and portable too because its inflatable. The primary exercises that you can do with the stability ball is stability ball crunches and also planks on the stability ball. Not to mention it is very cheap too.
Ab Exercise Equipment 2: Basic Mat
The basic mat is also another essential equipment for you to train your abs at home, in the gym or when you are traveling. Most of the time people give up doing abs at home because the pain on the lower back due to the hard floor. But with an exercise mat, you can do your crunches, bicycle crunches and reverse crunches with comfort. Again, the basic equipment rules! With this basic mat, you can also perform dumbbell chest press, dumbbell chest flyes and also lying triceps exercise.
Ab Exercise Equipment 3: Roman Chair (Ab board)
This equipment is usually available in the gym but if you want to have a bench for your home gym, this is an excellent choice because it also a fantastic ab equipment because you can perform Roman Chair sit ups, reverse crunches on decline bench and also Roman Chair twisting crunches. You can also do incline and decline dumbbell chest press on this bench.
Ab Exercise Equipment 4: Captains Chair (Vertical Knee Raise)
There is research that shows that doing Captains Chair knee raises is among the top three-ab exercise. This machine usually comes with a chin up bar and parallel dip bar. You can also perform hanging leg raises, which is another super abdominal exercise for the lower abs. This is also usually available in gyms. This equipment is quite big so unless you have a large space, you might want to skip buying this machine.
Ab Exercise Equipment 5: Ab Bench
This Ab Bench is suitable for individuals that have a condition called Lordosis in the lower back. Basically, the lower back have an excessive curve, which prevents the individual from performing a full crunching motion. To confirm this, try doing a basic crunch, if only your head and neck is able to crunch up but not your shoulder blades, no matter how hard you try, you might have this condition. So investing in an Ab Bench is an excellent choice.
Pick the best equipment among these 5 that best suits you. Combine weight training, diet and cardio exercise and you will definitely get the six pack abs that you have always wanted. Please, just forget about exercise equipment that promises you a flat stomach without exercise. All those electrical eqiupment and fat shakers do not work!