Ab Glider

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    Oct 03, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    Seriously? What do you guys think about this proform Ab glider?
    It works your abs above ground on a machine, combines different moves to target your entire abdominal section using the platform that turns 180 degrees.

    Would you recommend it; Why and why not?

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    Oct 03, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    MoeVersace saidSeriously? What do you guys think about this proform Ab glider?
    If you want to use it as a boredom breaker from your regular routines, go for it. It would probably be awesome.

    If you want to use it as a stand-alone ab-maker, you're an idiot.

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  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Oct 03, 2012 11:46 AM GMT
    I think it will definitely put a negative $500 in your bank account.
  • calibro

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    Oct 03, 2012 12:09 PM GMT
    no, tried it, didn't like it.
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:18 PM GMT
    my only suspicion is that it looks like it uses momentum a little too much. I'm suspicious of exercises that use lots of momentum...
  • daveindenver

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    Oct 03, 2012 12:49 PM GMT
    My gym has it. I like it. Yes you can cheat on it (momentum ) but you can cheat with just about any piece of equipment in the gym!
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    Oct 03, 2012 12:51 PM GMT
    It definitely chisels out...

    your wallet.
  • allatonce

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    Oct 03, 2012 1:17 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidIt definitely chisels out...

    your wallet.


    The consensus is in: you WILL pay money for it.

    You're welcome.
  • in_this_corne...

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    Oct 03, 2012 1:32 PM GMT
    How about the Ab Rocket...

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    Oct 03, 2012 1:57 PM GMT
    I prefer this for abs:

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    As a bonus, it cures baldness and increases sexual potency as well.

    When increasing your health and fitness by purchasing objects, it's important to purchase those objects which provide multiple benefits. Of course the ab glider doubles as a place to hang damp clothes to dry, but that's a function provided by almost all home exercise machines.

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    Make sure you post each potential purchase here on RJ or other similarly authoritative site for advice and end each post with "what do you guys think? Anyone tried this?" and you'll be hot in no time.
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    Oct 03, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
    I have the ab circle (someone in my apartment building was tossing it out) and it works surprisingly well..ab rocket is a joke...don't know about the glider, but I'd save my $... Probably can pick one up on eBay or clist...or maybe one of the guys on here has one they wanna part with.
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    Oct 03, 2012 4:17 PM GMT
    it looks like the guy in the pic is on a merry go round at the fair.

    I´d not bother.
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    Oct 03, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    HowHotKC saidI think it will definitely put a negative $500 in your bank account.


    Cost is $120
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    Oct 03, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    I prefer to leg lifts with medicine balls between my legs. Screw fancy, easily broken, cumbersome telemarketing mumbo jumbo. Your own body is your own gym!
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    Oct 03, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    MoeVersace said
    HowHotKC saidI think it will definitely put a negative $500 in your bank account.


    Cost is $120

    Going rate of a quick fix item? icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 03, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    JR_RJ saidI prefer to leg lifts with medicine balls between my legs. Screw fancy, easily broken, cumbersome telemarketing mumbo jumbo. Your own body is your own gym!

    Poor people are soooo creative.
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    Oct 03, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    I wouldn't buy one as a personal piece of equipment. I've used one at the gym. It's just another way to work the abs.
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    Oct 03, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    Are crunches THAT hard to do? Save your money.
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    Oct 03, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    I actually really liked this piece of equipment when I belonged to a gym that had it. By NOT relying on momentum and keeping my abs tensed throughout the movement I really did feel it. As with any exercise, it's all about maintaining proper form - without it, you're wasting time and/or working muscles you didn't intend to work.
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    Oct 03, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    Thanks guys on your opinions icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 05, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    I view this as a hip flexor workout more than an abdominal workout. Rectus abdominus is responsible for spinal flexion and not hip flexion. Bringing your knees from the starting point on this machine to about thighs parallel to the floor works the hip flexors. This is where most of the movement on this machine occurs. Yes the abs engage to stabilize, but they are only truly worked when the thighs come from parallel to the floor up to the chest--where the spine truly flexes. If you want this to be truly effective, you need to start with your knees 1/2 way up the rails. If you feel this deep down in the "lower abs," you are feeling the hip flexors working, not the abs. You cannot target the lower abs as there is no such thing, fyi.
  • Puppymuncher

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    Mar 13, 2013 5:21 PM GMT
    They have this at my school's gym. It's ok if you add weights to the bottom and work your obliques as well as the middle part of your abs. Not something I would buy for a home gym, but definitely not a bad machine to use.
  • Lucky350

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    Apr 10, 2013 8:38 AM GMT
    The one's at the gym really get that extra tone...

    I usually go for 3 sets at 50 (I have too much resistance)

    But if you're starting out, go for 3 sets at 25.

    You'll be so sore afterwards!!! =)
  • stee99

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    Apr 10, 2013 8:43 AM GMT
    But does it fold up for easy storage under a bed or in a closet?
  • gwuinsf

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    Apr 10, 2013 3:54 PM GMT
    I've used it at the gym. It's nice for a change of pace but I would never buy it. If you're going to have exercise equipment in your house, why take up that much space for that one motion.