The Proform Ab Glider allows you to perform two different types of exercises. The machine will help to work the lower, middle and upper abs and the obliques. The ab crunch and circular crunch combination will help tone the core muscles, maximizing the amount of calories burned. We’ll take a look at how consumers rated this product based on its performance, assembly and ease of use.
Ab gliders are the perfect way of exercising your core and are the preferred method of training by many people. The ProForm Ab Glider takes comfort and practicality to a whole new level with its unique design and easy-to-use features. It can move in all positions and gives a good amount of workout to your whole body while emphasizing on your core muscles. To solidify the image of a great deal, this model also comes with additional items such as a Diet Plan Guide, and 3 Workout DVDs that will take your performance to the next level.
Overview And Features
The 180 degree track rotation and side to side motion will allow for swift lateral movement. The 180 degree track rotation in combination with the locking unit will guarantee smoother vertical movements. It will also effortlessly lock in position for vertical movement and will target the abs and obliques. Both of these movements can be joined for maximum calorie burn and the ability to gain more muscle.
A thing that truly stands out about this machine is the amount of pressure it can put on your body while you are training. If you are going for a sweaty ab workout, then this is a proper tool for your goals. In fact, gliders in general are intense in their way of exercising the body and this one is a great example to that.
Weights And Positions
With this glider you can burn more calories that other traditional ones just by adding a few extra weights. They have an easy way to pe put or taken out and are ideal for in-flight changes of your workout intensity.
The bad part is that you will have to buy them individually. Still, there is also adjustability of the position you will be working out in. By changing that, you can target either your:
- Oblique muscles
- Entire core
After you choose a certain muscle group to train, there are additional positions inside that one which change the difficulty level from beginner to advanced.
Construction & Design
This machine is built solid, featuring a comfortable seat and sleek design. The machine is sturdy and will remain in place, even if used on carpet. Additionally, this model doesn’t take up much space and it can easily be stored away. The small footprint allows it to easily be put in any place of your apartment or house without taking too much space as well.
The handles are made so that they don’t tire your hands too much and are specifically built to prevent discomfort while you are holding them. The seat has an inch and a half of cushioning on top of it making longer workouts far easier for your knees and legs to handle.
There are a few options for working out including front to back and side to side. You can interlock the machine in either of those modes or have it work in both modes simultaneously.
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The machine’s LCD monitor will assist the user in tracking their workout results. It counts the reps and the time you have been working out. Most people can use their smart devices for that reason but it is always a great addition to have your machine to it for you.
The included workout videos will demonstrate the different ways you can get better results from the Proform. For example, one video will show you how to tone your abs while another video shows you the different ways you can tone your arms and the last video will explain how you can make the most out of a three minute workout using the Profrom.
Overall, this Proform machine features two pieces of fitness equipment in one. Not only will you be able to get a great core workout, but you’ll also be able to do an intense cardio blast routine, in order to burn more calories. During a workout you’ll definitely feel the burn. Designed for both beginners and advanced users, this machine offers workout variety, which is something that’s definitely needed in order to stay motivated.
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Consumers noted that in the beginning of training with the Proform Ab machine their arms seemed to get a better workout than their abs, with muscle soreness the day after a workout. However, this simply means that the muscles in your arms are not in shape. This also means that your arms will become strong and toned, as well as your abs. After your first week of training you will notice a significant change in your stamina and strength.
Advantages & Disadvantages
- Excellent workout for your core muscles
- Very sturdy construction
- Fairly easy to install and move around
- A lot of weight and position adjustability
- Good price to value ratio
- Comes with instructional DVDs
- Extra weights are sold separately
- The glider doesn’t emphasize the workout on your abs alone like some others do
Conclusion & Rating
Few are the companies that manage to put out an attractive product while maintaining a relatively low price. The ProForm Ab Glider is a great deal for that very reason. It comes with a lot of instructional DVDs and an 8-week diet plan with no extra costs. What will cost you more are only the weights that you can add to make the exercising harder. Still, thanks to its high adjustability and practical construction it receives praises from the whole home fitness community. We gave it a score of four and a half out of five stars.