I saw the new TV commercial for Ab Rocket
, another abdominal exercise machine that promises to help you lose weight and get rock hard abs
- fast and with little effort. It provoked me into actually ordering Ab Rocket
to try it out for myself and to be able to write this review
. If you are thinking about buying the Ab Rocket
, either to get solid abs
or to lose weight you should definitely read this review
and then make an informed decision.
As a nutrition and fitness expert I knew more or less what to expect when I ordered Ab Rocket
, because all the ab
products I tried out and wrote reviews
about so far promised to be revolutionary, easy to use and leading to a slim body with solid abs
in no time.
Like most other weight loss and abs
products the Ab Rocket
comes with a low calorie meal plan, two very short exercise DVDs and an additional dance DVD. With shipping and taxes the whole order comes to $125, so the product should better be worth your money.
When the package finally arrived I was eager to try it out and substituted my regular workouts for the short 5 minute power workouts with Ab Rocket
. I have to admit I was glad to be able to use the excuse of having to write a review to cut down my workout times so drastically although I had gained some weight over the holidays.
However, just assembling the Ab Rocket
, especially the part of hooking up the springs, was a workout by itself and far from user friendly. During the first few workouts I sampled the DVDs and have to say they are nothing special and not different from other fitness DVDs. After having seen each of them two times however, I couldn't stand it anymore and did my Ab Rocket
workouts without instructions.
The workouts themselves ARE short, but I also had a hard time keeping my balance on the Ab Rocket
instead of being 100% able to concentrate on my abs
. Furthermore the workouts are TOO short, I wouldn't even get my pulsrate up when the workouts were already over. The massaging function of the Ab Rocket
I found to be irritating my back rather than bringing me any pleasure, which is only natural since whoever has heard of any sort of workout that is comfortable?
I don't know how often to repeat this message to all the people out there that want a flat tummy with solid, rock hard abs
: there is no easy way! A workout is supposed to make you sweat and to get your pulsrate up, only that way can you effectively burn calories. University studies have proven beyond the shaddow of a doubt that in order to get hard abs
, traditional ab
workouts without any equipment (only exception is the captain's chair) are suited best to get you results. However, you have to work out more than 5 minutes a day and also include a healthy diet and cardio exercises into your fitness programm or nobody will ever notice your hard abs because they are covered by a layer of body fat.
I am writing this review
after exercising with Ab Rocket
5 minutes a day for one week and the result is that I have gained two punds and I feel like my lower back and neck are more tense than usual. Today, I will send the Ab Rocket
back and ask for my 125 bucks, because it's totally not worth it. As usual with infomercial products, it will be more of a struggle to get my money back than working out with the "revolutionary equipment".