Powerline Plate-Load Ab Bench
You’ve never felt full abdominal range of motion like this. The new Leverage Ab Bench from Body-Solid delivers six-pack abs and well-developed obliques like no other machine! The specially designed curved back pad puts you into a deep pre-stretch position for exercise motion that ranges from 30° back of center to 30° front of center. The heavy-gauge 2” x 3” steel mainframe feature all-4-side welded construction for a rock-solid foundation. Extra-thick and durable DuraFirmTM back and seat pads deliver comfort and proper posture.
Crunch your way to a flat stomach the smart way! The chrome weight carriage accepts Olympic plates for minimal to maximum resistance. Extra-wide, sealed ball bearing pulley allows complete freedom of movement for oblique workouts as well. Infinitely adjustable back pad ensures quick and easy adjustment for all size users. Excellent for triceps extensions, too
Features full range abdominal resistance.
Full range motion starts at 30 degrees back of center to 30 degrees forward of center for a full range of exercise motion.
Curved back pad puts you in a pre-stretch position that allows more intense abdominal contraction.
You will get twice the results in half the time with a lot less work.
Extra-wide, sealed ball bearing pulley allows complete freedom of movement for oblique workouts as well.
Infinitely adjustable back pad ensures quick and easy adjustment for all size users.
Excellent for tricep extensions too.
|Good Excerise - Linda L. Higgins|
I enjoy this ab bench. It does what I thought it should do. I use this 3 times a week and I love it.
|It works... - M. Emerson|
The reason I bought this was to make it easier to do ab exercises with weight at home. It works very well for this purpose. The main thing is to make sure to set the backrest to the proper height so your back bends back slightly and it stretches the abs and gives a longer range of motion.
There are a few downsides I have found.. First this is not really a sturdy feeling bench, its very light and it almost feels like it could fall over while your exercising. Second, the triceps exercise gives me mixed feelings. Getting a full range of motion, especially the "stretch", is impossible for me. Then during the exercise the cable seems to rub on the back of my head which is more annoying than anything. Despite the ROM issue I was sort of surprised that I felt more soreness in the tris than I feel from other tri exercises, probably due to the newness of the motion. Like other Body Solid equipment I have bought the directions aren't step-by-step its the exploded view diagram. There isnt a lot to putting this together but I wish Body Solid would spend a few cents to put real directions in all their products.
Overall I'm happy with the bench as it allows me to go with weight-lower reps on abs with a better range of motion than other ab exercises. If you want to add weight to your ab workouts this will make life easier if you want to do high reps or something I'm not sure it would be worth the money, you might be better off using an exercise ball or something and save your $ and space in your gym.
|Great addition to any home gym - JuddM|
I just purchased this Ab bench...and it's great. It was not hard at all to put together and once assembled...it was easy to use. I was looking for a new Ab workout and this is great. I am still playing around with the amount of weights to add...but with the weight I've been using....I can really feel the burn when doing the crunches. As for the tricep workout...another great machine for that too. I guess if my triceps hurt today...I must have had a great workout yesterday. I would recommend this to anyone and the price was not bad either.
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