Ab wheel dimensions
Product: - Wheel diameter: 18.5 cm
- Handle diameter: 3.2 cm
- Handle length: 10 cm
- Total length (assembled): 29cm
- Length: 19 cm
- Width: 9 cm
- Height: 19 cm
- Product: 540g
- Product in its packaging: 670g
Maximum weight supported:
Why choose an ab wheel?
The Ab Wheel is an essential exercise accessory for strengthening your abdominal muscles. It both works out the surface muscles (the famous "washboard") as well as the deep muscles (thanks to the core workout it delivers). It particularly improves your posture and strengthens your abs.
Note: it may seem easy, but ab wheels are a very tough strength training accessory!
Learn all the secrets of this ab wheel
The product development team working on this wheel is comprised of athletes engaged in weight training. They had the (somewhat diabolical) idea to offer two workout modes with this wheel: stable or unstable. The instability deepens the muscle work that's already significant with an ab wheel.
The wheels don't leave any marks on the ground. Basically, a super-smart little product.
Correct Ab Wheel use
To avoid risk of injury, take care to contract your abs and not arch your back during the entire exercise.
If you're just getting started with the Ab Wheel, don't try to push yourself too far forward. To prevent too great a range of movement, train in front of a wall or door that will stop you.
The Ab Wheel is not recommended for those with back problems or who are not used to working out their abs.
Accessorising an Ab Wheel
If you're just starting out with a wheel, use a training band in stable position. Place one end of the band between the wheels and the other end behind one of your legs. The exercise is simpler, but still very effective.
If you're just starting out with weight training, choose the progressive ab wheel with an elastic (ref: 8556755).
If you're worried about marking your floor, you can practise on a mat, but the wheel is made to be non-marking.
Tips from our coach for correct ab wheel use
Ab wheels are a very demanding accessory, and it's important to protect your back by engaging the abs. I recommend never hollowing the back, and beginning with short sets so that you don't overwork your abs.
Wait until you are comfortable with the stable version before trying the unstable version - it's much harder!