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Nice piece of simple equipment targetting a tough area of the body,
This review is from: Weider Abs Crunch Trainer (Sports)
I have always been hesitant about buying fitness gear as I see so many of them for sale in the local papers with words like .. only used once.
I have been going to the gym regularly for the last three years but I am not a great user of the machines more swimming, yoga , pilates. I know you have to build muscles by resistance training so I have done some sit ups on a similar sit up machine.
This is a nice relatively inexpensive piece of equipment and is not technical so nothing can go wrong or need maintenance. It takes up a small amount of space. Non exercisers always say the same thing .... surely you can just do sit ups anywhere.
I find them one of the toughest exercises along with press ups. Any help is greatly appreciated.
It is easy to use and comes with an explanatory leaflet which sets out the various levels of exercise from beginner to expert. It also has a DVD you can play on your computer.
I have started a few crunches and will try and do so many a day. It is sitting under the telly in my front room so it will be confronting me every day reminding me to do the exercise.
It comes out easily and easy to complete say fifty crunches before or after work. My stomach muscles and my ability to lift my legs is rubbish so there is room for improvement
I look forward to using it each day and get to expert level as soon as possible. It protects the shoulders and neck as they rest on the head rest whereas normally a sit up has you straining th shoulders and hurting the neck.
A great piece of fitness equipment for the price.
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Initial post: 25 Nov 2011 00:37:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 25 Nov 2011 00:38:32 GMT
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Posted on 28 Feb 2013 21:28:16 GMT
Nearly 4 years on, could you tell us how well this has performed for you?
Did it last and was useful?
Like you, I am rubbish at sit ups, crunch, press up etc.
I have tried a device similar to this at the gym where I just registered and it did help a lot. It won't give a 6 pack, but it is a great help for beginners, like stabilisers for learning to cycle, comes a time when you can and must do without in order to go further, right?
I am wondering if this device is right or of poor quality.
Thank you for your comments.
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2013 15:32:34 GMT
Peter Wade says:
It is not of such a high qulaity as the gym version as that is industrial strength but it would be very difficult to break and I am not a small person. You have reminded me to get back on the machine as it was languishing a bit in my back bedroom as my partner does not like to see things taking up space unless I am using them all the time.
I have gone back to it with a vengeance becuase of your reminder.I am still a regular member of the gym but do not do sit ups and press ups as often as I should. I will now push on
I still think it is a good bit of kit and I am ot suffering from buyers remorse only laziness
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2013 08:41:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Apr 2013 08:43:28 BDT
J. Baker says:
Hi. Just thought I'd throw in my experience. I've had one of these for years. I'm a member of a good gym but am weak-willed! I find that the Weider works brilliantly - it's amazing how strengthening the 'core' translates into much more upper body strength generally. This last week I've been blitzing the Weider: put on some headphones and listen to your favourite music (not too slow!) and 'crunch' in the sun! On 4 days last week I did 1000 crunches - in 100's or 50's - each day. It wasn't anything lie as hard as you might think! (I'm 62!) Just don't be in a hurry, relax and enjoy the music. I can really feel a difference now and am itching to get back to the gymn. This has got to be one of the best - inexpensive - single pieces of home equipment. Also, a niggling lower-back pain has all but disappeared. I think the problem was not my back so much as my stomach muscles which had turned to mush. Your stomach muscles must 'balance' your back muscles and spine I guess. Hope this helps! PS: they are available on Ebay.
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