The Ab Carver takes an ab exercise that is widely regarded as effective and puts a product behind it. It is supposed to give you a lean and toned midsection, but how well does it really work, and is it more effective than doing these without a device?
This is from the same company that brought you other Perfect products like the Perfect Push Ups, the Perfect Pull Ups, and the Perfect Sit Ups. They’ve got a knack for taking traditional exercises and putting a simple device to them so that you’re able to perform them more easily.
The makers of the Ab Carver Pro claim that their product will help you develop a stronger core, getting that six-pack that you’ve always wanted. They say their ab gadget has a kinetic engine, which accentuates the workouts by adding spring-loaded resistance and support that is lacking when you try to do these unassisted. It means that as you extend outward it provides resistance, which engages your core, and on the way back up it provides assistance so you don’t throw your back out.
They also say that you’ll be able to work out the oblique muscles because it lets you slant to the right and left, activating the muscles on the side of the body. The grips are designed to fit nicely in your hand, which cuts down on the amount of strain on other muscles, and makes you feel more secure and confident while performing the exercise.
They are definitely riding on the success with their previously released products, and they also enjoy the benefit of positive word of mouth. It also has the added hype benefit of being designed by a former Navy SEAL, which most people equate to being fit and special ops-ready.
There are three different packages that you can buy. The basic Ab Carver package includes just a pair of knee pads so you can be more comfortable while on all fours, and goes for $40, or 2 payments of $20 plus shipping. The next step up is $60 total and comes with the Perfect Push Ups as well. The most deluxe package has all of that plus the Perfect Pull Ups bar and goes for $90
You will need to use this on a regular basis in order to see results, and you’ll need to commit to a diet plan and aerobic exercise if you want to get a six pack.
You don’t need an Ab Carver in order to do the exercise that it assists with. All you really need is a smooth floor and a towel. Then you simply slide your arms out until you feel the stretch and the burn in your core. Then you contract your core and return to the original position. What the Ab Carver does is gives you sturdy handles to hold onto, and assists you so that you can ease your way into ab training with the assistance it provides.
Those that are in the know about fitness and bodybuilding point out that this is simply an upgraded ab wheel. Ab wheels are basically wheels with handles that let you do basically the same exercise, but don’t have it the resistance or assistance, which is why most people don’t use them.
The verdict from users is that this is a well-made product that stands up to repeated use. Most people that have tried it out have pointed out that it works as described. It may still end up collecting dust from non-use, much like treadmills and other exercise equipment. It’s just human nature to buy a workout product in hopes of turning over a new leaf, only to have it taking up space.
Final Ab Carver Review
We’re giving the Ab Carver Pro our Thumbs Up rating, because this is a company with a track record or providing quality equipment at reasonable prices. We’ve seen knockoffs go for less but then they end up breaking down or not working as good as you expect them to. With the positive feedback it’s received, and the fact that it doesn’t include a lot of moving parts, just an internal spring, you can expect it to work as advertised.
This makes a nice addition to any home gym, and it’s easy to store away when not in use. Your abs are a muscle group you can work every day, and core work not only makes you midsection look tighter, it helps with things like balance and overall stability. It’s nice that you don’t have to do crunches and sit-ups, and can still get a solid core. With the included knee pads you won’t get calluses on your knees and this is a good all around package.
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