With all eyes focused on the ultrafeminine, chiseled waist…
With all eyes focused on the ultrafeminine, chiseled waist, Julie Grau searches for the definitive ab workout.
Around this time, my husband finds a photo of himself from the summer before. In the photo his is shirtless. He is convinced he looks like Thomas Beatie, the pregnant man. As a supportive gesture, I relinquish eight square feet of our 1,100-square-foot apartment and give it over to the Ab Coaster—a favorably reviewed fitness machine that works the elusive lower abs in the efficient manner of that iconic yet incredibly difficult exercise, the hanging leg raise.
Kneeling on a moving seat, you bring your legs up to your chest along a curved run of “track” (the coaster part) and crunch the abs from the bottom up, as opposed to typical crunches that work from the top down. The company’s VP, Sean D. Gagnon, a clinical psychologist, gives us an effortless demonstration and swears that ten minutes a day on the Ab Coaster answers all of his ab needs. “May I see your abs?” I say somewhat sheepishly, but I’m sorry, it was a question begging to ask. My husband wants to fall through the floor. Sean, too, but he obliges and lifts his shirt. He’s got a bona fide six-pack all right. I thank him, usher him out the door, and go for a ride on the coaster. It’s hard, but I can do it. Wheeee! There is satisfaction to be had in succumbing to its jockish charms. It awakens a little competition between me and my husband. I catch him sneaking onto the machine at odd hours. My husband’s results are quickly apparent to the naked eye. I have to look a little hard for mine, but I know they’re there. I can feel it.
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The Ab Coaster® helps you trim and define your waistline and includes…
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The Ab Coaster® helps you trim and define your waistline and includes a Complete Workout System DVD with a meal plan to help your achieve results quickly. Features all-steel construction, digital workout counter, 3-position adjustable seat, quick, easy assembly and holds up to 350 lbs.
“The instructions help you use your abs, not your arms for the workout. Overall the Ab Coaster is easy to assemble, a joy to use and does not take up much space.”
Mark Cauthers, Fort Bliss, Texas
“I recommend this because of the ease of use and the effectiveness. I toned my lower abs greatly—the little “pooch” is gone after just 4 weeks of use.”
Cathy Parrish, Trussville, Alabama
Bottom line: Quick and easy to assemble, and the included DVD and menu make it a simple, effective program to follow.
Kate Bowen, Product Test Editor
Award-Winning Ab Coaster for Home Use.
The Ab Coaster® is an award-winning professional fitness product…
The Ab Coaster® is an award-winning professional fitness product that is being used by gym-goers around the world, elite athletes and even the US Military, and is now available for consumers who wish to whittle their waistlines at home. Fitness enthusiasts at every skill level can now get that abs safely, efficiently, and on their schedules.
The Ab Coaster helps to mold and shape the waistline by working the lower abdominal first—which fitness experts agree is the most effective way to achieve lasting results. Users being in a kneeling position and curl their knees up toward their chests in a smooth motion, limiting strain to the neck and back. The Ab Coaster is a unique, patented machine that works the entire core, including hard-to-lose love handles.
Flat abs have long been desired from a cosmetic standpoint, but there are very real health implications associated with love and spare tires around the middle. Doctors warn that excess weight in the midsection could be a predictor of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some types of cancers. Americans, wishing to lose the weight once and for all, are turning to the Ab Coaster for effective weight loss and slender waistlines.
The Ab Coaster is the winner of the Global Innovation Award at the renowned FIBO international trade show for health and fitness. FIBO is the largest fitness exposition in the world and the coveted FIBO Innovation Award is selected by industry experts in the area of health and sports science.
The Ab Coaster is used in training regimens of professional and collegiate athletes around the world, including the Pittsburgh Steelers NFL football team. Olympic double-gold medalist gymnast Peter Vidmar credits the Ab Coaster for helping him maintain his physique, and both the US Navy and US Army have stocked Ab Coasters in gyms in bases around the country.
Now consumers can train like the professionals do.
Training Tools. Riding the Ab Coaster
Yeah, yeah, you’ve seen ‘em all, from the Abdominator to the Ab Solution…
Yeah, yeah, you’ve seen ‘em all, from the Abdominator to the Ab Solution, on those restless nights when the TV was your last ditch cure for insomnia. In late-night infomercials. You’ve heard the exultant promises of perfectly coifed models with the sculpted midsections and wondered who was actually gullible enough to buy this, the latest abserciser of the week? SO have I, and yet here I find myself giving enthusiastic approval for the latest, much to my surprise. It’s called the Ab Coaster, and I had the opportunity to give it a test drive at this year’s Health+Fitness Business Expo in Denver, Colorado.
The machine resemble what your might expect a hovercycle to look like when they start building them. They best way to describe it is a cross between a leg curl machine and a seated crunch device. However, this letter gem works your abs like nothing else I’ve ever used before in over 25 years of training. The Ab Coaster’s movement is pretty much a hybrid, somewhere between a hanging leg raise and a crunch. You pull leg pads along an armature that resembles a leg raise, but the track’s curve avoids the straight back syndrome that often plagues the exercise, curling your torso inward, as in a crunch. The result is a unique movement that hits every inch of your midsection. The leg pad can also be adjusted to allow for asymmetrical pulling, which is great for oblique work.
Kelli’s Review: Ab Coaster
This product is perfect for clients with lower back challenges…
This product is perfect for clients with lower back challenges as well as advanced athletes looking for a stronger and more defined core. The motion is smooth, biometrically correct, and comfortable and provides a complete abdominal workout. Feel the movement throughout the abdominals, including the hard-to-target lower region. There are three models to choose from for home and commercial use. www.abcoasterclub.com
Kelli Calabrese, Editor
Equipment Review: AB Coaster
The AB Coaster developed by the same individual who created the Ab Roller…
The AB Coaster (developed by the same individual who created the Ab Roller) is undoubtedly one of the most effective ab machines ever built. Not only is it easy to use, targets the abs better, it also improves the user’s core stability all at the same time. The AB Coaster is THE abdominal unit, and our HEAD OF THE CLASS Winner (ab specific units) for the third consecutive year!