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    What do you guys/gals think of ab wheels?

    I'm in the Northeast and gyms are not opening anytime soon. My current ab routine at home is growing stale. A buddy of mine recommended me an ab wheel but I personally have never used one. I've always viewed them as a gimmicky way to train abs. I've always relied on different variations of leg raises, laying down, hanging, etc.

    Anyone have any positive experiences with ab wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverpricedCreatine View Post
    I'm in the Northeast and gyms are not opening anytime soon. My current ab routine at home is growing stale. A buddy of mine recommended me an ab wheel but I personally have never used one. I've always viewed them as a gimmicky way to train abs. I've always relied on different variations of leg raises, laying down, hanging, etc.

    Anyone have any positive experiences with ab wheels?
    I would opt for variations of planks.
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    I’m not a big fan of the ab roll. I find that it uncomfortably stretches my torso on the way down, feeling my ribs popping through my skin. This motion is opposite of what an ab crunch is, because you are not crunching but expanding the torso.

    On the way up, I find I use mostly my shoulders and legs to pull up. I have a shoulder injury so it makes it very uncomfortable. I find I like to use a bench and do leg raises, or sit sideways on it and use two dumbbells to hold my feet down while I do a regular crunch. Much more comfortable and it targets the abs much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Monsterone View Post
    I’m not a big fan of the ab roll. I find that it uncomfortably stretches my torso on the way down, feeling my ribs popping through my skin. This motion is opposite of what an ab crunch is, because you are not crunching but expanding the torso.

    On the way up, I find I use mostly my shoulders and legs to pull up. I have a shoulder injury so it makes it very uncomfortable. I find I like to use a bench and do leg raises, or sit sideways on it and use two dumbbells to hold my feet down while I do a regular crunch. Much more comfortable and it targets the abs much better.
    Then I'm going to keep it old school. Thanks! Saves me $20 anyways.
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