Abdominal machines have flooded the exercise machine market. And as long as our concern (and potential obsession) for flat stomachs continually grows so will the introduction of a confusing onset of machine choices. Unfortunately the truth is that achieving a flat stomach is virtually impossible with these machines alone.
As the fine print for these abdominal machines are read and if you listen carefully to the words that promote such machines there are always additional measures to be taken for results. Specifically eating a balanced diet and exercising routinely are part of the regimen suggested. If you really thought about it, even without the abdominal machines it is likely you will gain a flat stomach just as easily if you followed those suggestions.
This should prove to most people that abdominal machines are part of an end result, which is a fit body – not the end result that comes with picture perfect abdominal muscles. If we can get past the misconception that a flat stomach is what we are working toward, abdominal machines will finally be put into proper perspective. No pain no gain isn’t always true.
The ultimate goal with any exercise machine is to gain healthful, motivated, and consistent results. Abdominal machines should not be an exception. Keeping in mind abdominal machines only work as well as the person using it, creating motivation may be the only real help an abdominal exercise machine may actually accomplish. Alas, there is always a chance if you purchase a large enough piece of exercise equipment it can also serve as a place to hang your clean clothing until it gets put in the closet.
The Ab Curler, Fitness Balls, and The Total Gym are some of the proven abdominal machines that have lasted. From the totally flooded market the sheer fact most abdominal machines are not effective comes from the extremely small number of “proven” equipment. If you must purchase abdominal machines in order to aid in your motivation it is best to research on your own so that you are spending your money and your time wisely. You’ll be glad you did.