Abdominal Exercise Equipment
by Patrick Austin
Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health
for a number of web sites including RealGM.com, Hoopsworld.com,
and Fanstop.com. He currently also covers entertainment and
sports for Vainquer magazine.
Abdominal Exercise Gimics
Wouldnt you love to have a perfectly toned set of rock
hard abdominals? Of course, everyone would. Thats 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, youll have that flat tummy youve
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.
Dont get suckered into buying an electric ab belt, or some
abdominal crunch machine. They dont 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? Its when you tell yourself, you only want to lose
weight in your belly or your thighs. Its impossible to do
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
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 shouldnt come as a surprise since the belts are predicated
on electronically stimulating the abdominal muscles.
Im surprised they were even allowed on the market.
But it gets even worse, a company that sold this useless abdominal
exercise equipmentAbForce 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 thingreduce
your body fat. The fact is, everyone has a six pack of abdominal
muscles. But, you cant 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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