Is the ab rocket / or similar type equipment the best way to get a flat firm stomach ?

Question by Andrew: Is the ab rocket / or similar type equipment the best way to get a flat firm stomach ?
I know diet and excercise including crunches and pilates are good but they are hard on the back to do alot the pressure etc. Please let me know the best equipment and or excercise diet routine. I am doing a couple of miles of jogging a day and 120 push ups a day to start. The ab rocket was 90 dollars canadian.

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Answer by fallenfairy
if you want to get flat abs and get back into shape i suggest you either buy the p90x program or the 10 minute trainer program. will do wonders for you body.

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2 thoughts on “Is the ab rocket / or similar type equipment the best way to get a flat firm stomach ?

  1. you can get the same results without a machine.
    Lay on a soft surface, like carpet or a work-out mat. Use as many different types of crunches as you can, like 20 straight, then 20 alternating your elbow to the opposite knee, then stretch out and lift your legs about 6″ and drop them 20 times, then lift your legs bent so your feet are still in line with the ground and reach for your heels, etc. etc.

  2. Nope, most of that equipment is pretty gimmicky. You’re on the right track with the cardio. You’ll have to shed some fat to get down to those abs. Crunches and sit ups can cause problems for a lot of people. I’m a huge fan of planks (see youtube). These static holds are incredible for increasing core strength. Front plate squats, Russian twists, and hanging jack knife crunches are three great exercises for building up your abs. Most ab equipment is designed to give you a mechanical advantage that really defeats/minimizes the purpose it was designed for.

    Good luck to you 🙂

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