They've been at it again. It seems like every six months someone comes out with a new contraption to help you get rock hard abs without much work. The latest piece of equipment is supposed to help you do it in record time. Whether it will actually do that is another story. This review isn't about selling you on the Ab King Pro system, but rather about helping you avoid wasting your money on something that doesn't work.
Let's take a hard look at what the Abs King Pro claims to do and then look at what it will actually do. Once you break this down, you will most likely come away with the same conclusion I did. So, here we go...
The biggest claim being made deals with the range of motion the Ab King Pro will give you. The makers say the typical ab machine will give you only 90 degrees of motion while this will give you over 200 degrees. While it may be true they're giving you great range then the other gadgets on the market, it really is comparable to a standard sit-up. The truth is, there are going to be times when a smaller range of motion is exactly what you're abs need. One size does not fit all.
Let's look at some more claims they're making. It's true, adding in a fun piece of equipment to your workout can help break the monotonous routine and add a little more enjoyment. That could encourage you to work out when you really didn't want to do anything other than sit on the couch. But, that usually isn't enough to give you the long term motivation to keep going.
One nice feature normal at-home ab workouts won't be able to offer is the ability to add resistance. Resistance training is going to be the most efficient way to add muscle to any section of your body, including your abs. So, this is a definite positive. This is the advantage you will often have when using abs equipment at the local gym.
Let's look at some places where the typical Ab King Pro review shows some weakness. Most would agree, the padding you're sitting on as well as the entire frame isn't of the best quality. Many have described it as flimsy. It also appears to have a limited range of settings. That means, if you're body size falls above or below average, this could mean the system won't work for you.
The truth is, the only way you're going to get the six pack abs you're dreaming of is to eat the right foods (keep those carbs and fat down and get the protein levels up) at the right amounts as well as working very hard. The reason most people don't have rock hard abs is because it's very difficult to do. The same reason most people don't make a million dollars a year. It's not impossible, but it's not easy either.
If you've got an extra $150 to spend on a machine to give you firmer abs, it's probably better spent on a refrigerator full of healthy foods. When you've got that at your disposal you're far less likely to eat the wrong stuff. Combine that with a healthy does of crunches, sit-ups and leg raises and you'll be much better off.