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What Machines Can You Use In The Gym For Abs?

Posted by Walter Rush on

When you go to the gym, you want to make the most of your workout time. And if you're focusing on getting your Abs in shape, then you will want to use the machines that can help you reach your goal quickly and efficiently.

machines for abs

Here is our list of recommended machines that you can use in the gym to get your best Abs!

The Pull Up Bar

With a pull up bar - you can perform a variety of exercises for every inch of your Abs.

Just to name a few:

  • Leg Raises
  • Knee Raises
  • Around The World
  • Toe to Bar
  • Windshield Wipers

Check out our You Tube video on an excellent Ab exercise using the Pull Up Bar.

Ab Benches

No doubt that Ab benches have been around as long as gyms have been around.

And just so you know, they are not just used for sit ups. Ab benches are an extremely valuable tool for working out your abs. The variety of exercises one can do include:

  • Reverse Crunch
  • Incline Leg Raise
  • Decline Sit Ups
  • Russian Twist
  • And so much more

In fact, you'll find so many different exercises that you can do (not just for your abs) on an Ab bench. If you haven't used one before, you'll wonder why!

Stability Ball

It may seem like a simple exercise tool but it's an excellent source of exercise for your Abs.

The types of exercises you can with a Stability ball are very similar to what you can do on an Ab bench. Crunches, leg raises, Russian Twist, etc.

Of course, you perform them on the floor on an exercise mat or carpeting.

Some gyms offer Stability Ball classes and of course, a simple search on You Tube will produce dozens if not hundreds of ab exercises using these great, versatile and very inexpensive exercise tools.

Check out our Youtube video on how to do simple leg raises using a stability ball.

Roman Chairs

The Roman Chair is again, another simple exercise machine that can produce amazing results when you're working on your abs.

It's one of the best pieces of exercise equipment available that can give you a slim waist and tone your muscles and strengthen your lower back, all at the same time.

The top 3 exercises you can do for your abs on a Roman Chair are:

  • Crunches
  • Hyperextensions (this also benefits your lower back)
  • Isometric Glute Holds

Roman Chairs are NOT for first time beginners - we recommend you get help from a personal trainer before you use this hard core piece of gym equipment. After all - there's no point in injuring yourself while you're trying to get in shape!

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