The Ab Circle Pro is one machine, one exercise, that works out your the upper and lower portion of your abs, as well as the obliques (the muscles on the sides of your waist) all at the same time. The motion is the same as popular machines in gyms across the country – an exercise whose popularity is based on the results it produces. The Ab Circle Pro is a great way for both men and women to get a great abdominal workout.
I love how the Ab Circle Pro makes it easy to work off those love handles without putting strain on your neck. Doing crunches or sit-ups always includes the need to stabilize your head, which means the muscles of your neck are involved. And if you have to pay attention to not straining your neck, then you’re not paying enough attention to the movements that your abs are supposed to be doing! Instead of crunches and sit-ups, the Ab Circle lets you work your abdominals from a position that is similar to kneeling, where you’re using your abs to move your hips and legs from side to side instead of lifting your upper body.
Ab Circle Pro is More Than Another Ab Machine
What makes the Ab Circle Pro unique is that it’s also an aerobic workout as well. A combination of resistance training and cardio (or aerobic) exercise is the best way to lose belly fat. And the Ab Circle doesn’t only work your actual belly – think about your entire midsection. Do you have love handles on the side? Back fat? Or an entire spare tire? I know, these sound funny and look icky, but this kind of weight problem attacks more and more of us, especially as we age. That’s why it’s important to focus on losing weight around your midsection.
The Ab Circle Pro Video
If you’ve worked this kind of machine at the gym, you already know what it can do. So watch the video below to see how this machine compares to what you’re used to. Or, if you haven’t yet had the chance to do this kind of exercise, this video is just what you need to begin to understand the motion used and the muscles involved. (Video courtesy of YouTube.)
So the video says you can do this in just 3 minutes a day. That sounds great, but truly you’re not going to go from fat to hot by only exercising 3 minutes a day! Using the Ab Circle doesn’t take much time at all, but it should be part of a full exercise routine that includes resistance training with bands or weights, interval training that takes your heart rate up and down through several cycles, and 30 minutes of regular cardio (think treadmill, elliptical, bike, etc).
The Ab Circle Pro works the Whole “Core”
If you’ve ever taken a Zumba or Pilates class, you’ve probably heard instructors talk about “engaging your core”. The term core, in this context, doesn’t just mean your abs and obliques – it’s your entire trunk, all of your body minus your arms and legs. So it starts with your abs, but also includes your shoulders, back muscles, hips, and the upper part of your leg muscles that are responsible for allowing you to lift, open, and close your legs. The Ab Circle Pro has a small adjustment that, once made, allows you to work your buns and thighs as well. And the main movement also targets your back, because your back muscles are the opposite of your abs – when one contracts, the other flexes, and vice versa.
Health Risks Associated with Belly Fat
Losing weight in the midsection and tightening your abs is about more than just looks though. There are tons of health risks associated with the “visceral fat” that is most common around the waist. Visceral fat is the flabby fat right under the skin – as opposed to fat that is underneath the actual muscle, which is less common in the belly area.
Want to know the specific health risks you face if you have too much belly fat? Yeah, probably not. But you can’t fight an enemy you don’t know, so let’s find out even if it’s not fun!
- Cardiovascular and heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Type II diabetes
- Some types of cancer!!!
- High cholesterol
- Metabolic syndrome
- Sleep apnea (and who wants to have to sleep with one of those CPAP machines?)
So start thinking today about losing weight especially around your waist. Eat a good clean diet, drink lots of water, and use your Ab Circle Pro!