Commercial AB COASTER
The Commercial AB Coaster is a specialized piece of fitness equipment designed to target the abdominal muscles, particularly the rectus abdominis (the “six-pack” muscles) and the obliques. It is an upgraded version of the original Ab Coaster, typically intended for use in commercial gyms and fitness centers. Here’s an overview of the Commercial AB Coaster and how it works:
Design and Functionality:
- Seated Design: The Commercial AB Coaster features a seated design. Users sit on a padded seat with their knees bent and feet resting on a platform. The design allows for comfortable and controlled movements during exercises.
- Curved Track: The equipment includes a curved metal track with a moving carriage or sled that travels along the track. Users hold onto handles attached to the carriage.
- Knee Pad: There is a knee pad that provides support and stability for the user’s lower body. It allows the user to anchor themselves while performing the exercise.
How It Works:
The primary exercise performed on the Commercial AB Coaster is the “ab coaster” exercise, which is a type of abdominal crunch. Here’s how it works:
- The user starts in a seated position with their knees bent and feet resting on the platform.
- They hold onto the handles attached to the moving carriage.
- The user engages their core muscles and initiates the movement by lifting their knees and lower body upward while keeping their upper body stationary.
- The moving carriage follows a curved path along the track, allowing for a full range of motion.
- The user then lowers their knees and lower body back down to the starting position to complete one repetition.
- Targeted Abdominal Work: The Commercial AB Coaster provides a focused workout for the abdominal muscles, helping to strengthen and tone the core.
- Reduced Strain: Unlike traditional crunches or sit-ups, the seated design of the AB Coaster can help reduce strain on the neck and lower back, making it a suitable option for people with back issues.
- Variety: The equipment offers a unique and challenging way to work the core muscles, adding variety to your abdominal training routine.
- Adjustable Resistance: Some models of the Commercial AB Coaster may come with adjustable resistance settings, allowing users to increase or decrease the difficulty of the exercise.
- Commercial Durability: Designed for commercial use, this equipment is typically built to withstand heavy, continuous use in a gym or fitness center setting.
It’s important to use the Commercial AB Coaster with proper form to maximize its effectiveness and minimize the risk of injury. As with any exercise equipment, users should start with a weight and resistance level appropriate for their fitness level and gradually progress as they become stronger. Additionally, users with pre-existing medical conditions or injuries should consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider before using this or any other exercise equipment.