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Abdominal Exercise Equipment

"Most of the abdominal exercise equipment on the market today is pure junk."

Abdominal Exercise Equipment
by Patrick Austin

Mr. Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health for a number of web sites including,, and He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.

Abdominal Exercise Gimics

Wouldn’t you love to have a perfectly toned set of rock hard abdominals? Of course, everyone would. That’s why abdominal exercise equipment is such a big seller(a billion dollar industry). People see infomercials and news ads with promises of the perfect six pack. All you have to do is buy an ab belt, rocker, or swing. In just a few short weeks, you’ll have that flat tummy you’ve always dreamed of.

Unfortunately, most of the abdominal exercise equipment on the market today is pure junk. Click here to read trustworthy abdominal exercise equipment reviews.

Don’t get suckered into buying an electric ab belt, or some abdominal crunch machine. They don’t work and will never work, no matter how many times you use them. The fact of the matter is, you cannot spot reduce on any part of your body. What is spot reducing? It’s when you tell yourself, you only want to lose weight in your belly or your thighs. It’s impossible to do that.

One of the most infamous abdominal exercise equipment scams was the electronic ab belt. This was supposed to be the ultimate flab-fighting weapon for even the laziest individual. All you had to do was strap it on and let the electrodes shock your stomach until it was flat.

Obviously, such a thing was pure fantasy. These belts did nothing to help you develop a nice set of abdominals. In fact, there were many injuries reported from using this abdominal exercise equipment. That shouldn’t come as a surprise since the belts are predicated on “electronically stimulating the abdominal muscles”. I’m surprised they were even allowed on the market.

But it gets even worse, a company that sold this useless abdominal exercise equipment—AbForce Inc.—were just total crooks. There were numerous reports of people ordering the belt, and never receiving it. Or, the belts would fall apart and the customer would send them back never to see them again. This company would give out phony telephone numbers as well to deter people from asking for their money back.

If you really want a great set of abdominals, you need to do one thing—reduce your body fat. The fact is, everyone has a six pack of abdominal muscles. But, you can’t see them under the layers of body fat most people have. Once you reduce your body fat, you will see your midsection.

To reduce your body fat, you should throw out those useless pieces of abdominal exercise equipment and focus on eating a healthy diet and starting a cardiovascular exercise routine. A healthy diet and exercise are the only sure-fire ways to reduce your body fat enough to see your six pack.

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