The ab wheel is one of the most popular and affordable abs exercise equipment in the world.
Although it is stated that this devide can also help to develop and tone arm and shoulder muscles, its true function is the way it works the abs.
The Ab Wheel (also known as an exercise wheel), and what you see in the picture is in fact a double wheel installed for extra durability is very simple to use,
and can be worked with at home, although I would try to avoid running it on expensive carpets as it may damage the fabric.
Ab Wheel Exercise
The Ab Wheel has really one fundamental exercise which is easy to perform.
You begin on your knees, holding each of the grip handles with one hand.
You then roll the wheel forward away from your knees and slowly lower your upper body to the floor while extending your arms over your head. Your knees never leave the floor, and you roll the wheel away from you until your upper body is just shy of touching the floor. You return to the starting position by contracting your abs muscles and arching your back.
Is it an effective workout?
I love the ab wheel for a number of reasons:
- It provides a killer workout in a short time.
- It works the core muscles and the outer abs muscles
- It's affordable
- It's simple to use
- It can be used at home.