When you watch the infomercial for the Ab Coaster or visit the official website, this seems like a machine that can do practically everything and anything. But what is the truth? How effective is the Ab Coaster, really?
Well, before you get tempted beyond comprehension by the sleek bodies of the models in the commercial, let’s see exactly what this machine can and cannot do and whether it is really right for you…
First of all, let me just say that the Ab Coaster does work your abs. Of that there is no doubt. It simulates the hanging leg raise exercise and it does so quite well (although it is much less difficult to perform the exercise on the machine). So, you can get a stomach workout with this machine.
Second, the Ab Coaster has highly positive reviews as it is a sturdy machine that’s well crafted and may serve you for a long time. However, this durability comes at a cost as this is a big and heavy piece of equipment. It is very hard to move around and it takes up a lot of space in your home so don’t get it unless you’re sure that you have enough room for it.
Third, while the Ab Coaster does provide an abdominal workout, the variety of exercises you can do with it is limited which does reduce its effectiveness. Variety is important as it does help you to work your abs with different angles and forms.
Fourth, while the Ab Coaster is effective in terms of the workout it gives you, it cannot get you flat abs. No ab machine or stomach workouts can. While working out your abs can help to strengthen your muscles it does not help you to get rid of all the excess fat you have in your stomach.
Make no mistake, to have awesome looking abs, it is not enough to get strong muscles. You need to lose the belly fat for the definition of the muscles to show. Sure, having strong abs will make them look better but they will only look sculpted after you eliminate the fat.
To get rid of belly fat you need to workout your abs (with the Ab Coaster or without), train the rest of your body, and follow a healthy diet that helps you to burn fat. Until you do all that, you will never, ever have flat abs.
So, the Ab Coaster may be effective but it is not enough to get optimal results.