How to Purchase an Abdominal Exercise Machine

By: Donald Saunders

In my sister's younger days she had unbelievable abs because she was particular about the food that she ate, limited her fat intake and did countless ab crunches each day and, though it was hard work, the results were well worth the effort. But all of this changed following the birth of her first child when she swiftly went extremely soft around the middle, had visible love handles, and could not seem to rid herself of the flab no matter how many diets she tried.

As if that was not bad enough she found that she was not able to do ab crunches anymore as a result of severe chronic back pain. She was not prepared however to live with being out of shape and so she resolved that it was time to check out a few abdominal exercise machines.

Abdominal exercise machines are designed specifically to home in on the abs during exercise and nearly all machines mimic normal crunch exercises but are much easier on the body. For example, almost everyone does crunch exercises while lying on the floor with their hands behind their head which puts them at risk for back and neck injuries. Luckily, this is not a risk with abdominal exercise machines since they place limits on your motion and force you to maintain good form to work with the machine. Consequently these exercise machines are just about foolproof and allow the rest of the body a break while you work on your abs.

My sister had seen a number of late-night infomercials for exercisers but was not willing to purchase one based solely on what she had seen and heard on TV. She had no wish to hear what actors and professional bodybuilders were being paid to say but wished to hear what ordinary individuals had to say about these exercisers based upon their own personal experience.

So she looked online and found many third-party consumer reviews for some of the best known abdominal exercisers. She wanted to discover which machines were well-constructed, easy to use, and actually worked on sculpting the abs and which machines would just be a waste of time and money. Also, she wished to find those websites where she could purchase the more popular abdominal exercise machines at the lowest prices because the machines are expensive and any discount that she could find would be a help.

One thing that she said to me was that she was pleased to have read the internet reviews because one of the machines that she had her eye on had not been very well received by the reviewers. It would seem that this particular machine has a couple of major problems that she would not have discovered in advance of buying it. Consequently she bought a machine that was quite a way down her list of possible machines but which had nonetheless received great reviews.

The best news is that now that she has bought her machine she can work on her abs three or four times a week without the back pain that she had previously without it. Very importantly, she is starting to witness a reduction in her waist and should soon be happily back in shape again and feeling much more like her old self.

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