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Old 12-16-2007, 03:33 PM   #11
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Re: Abmat

Thanks guys,

I'm just not really sure about it. I would never have looked twice at the site if it wasn't for Crossfit but its an endorsement that is tough to ignore. I too am a big fan of the ab wheel and am currently working up towards full ab rollouts. It seems that the wheel is a toughie to beat but for the sake of 17 it is tempting to try it.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:45 PM   #12
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Re: Abmat

Originally Posted by Travis Hall View Post
The few occasion I do situps, thats what I use. Works fine.

In my opinion:
There are so many better core exercises then situps, why spend the money? But, if a person is going to spend money, then a better investment would be an evil wheel. Easily half the price and offers a much better workout that also hits the back.

I've always been surprised that CrossFit doesn't pay more attention to the evil wheel...
I had this very same conversation with several trainers... and none of them use the evil wheel! Of course when they saddled up and tried it they were floored! Used properly the evil wheel or the WOP (the Wheel Of Pain) is a hellacious tool that really complements the CF program.
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:25 PM   #13
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Re: Abmat

Just got an abmat for Christmas. Used it today and noticed immediate difference. Two things that make it recommendable (1) fuller ROM of abs than a normal situp with same leg placement and (2) somehow easier to get up to perpendicular with the abmat (I'm guessing momentum comes into play). My preference is always the full-to-floor GHD, but the abmat will now travel with me as a backup. Worth the $29 I.M.H.O.
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