In this Perfect Ab Carver review, I will show you a fantastic tool that will help you not only improve core strength but can make your abs pop as well. This is a product I have been using for about 2 years now, and I can’t say enough good things about it. Please keep reading, and I will explain to you why I love the ab carver pro so much.
First I will walk through the ab carver review and then I will share my story at the end. Thanks for tuning in!
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Product Name: Perfect Ab Carver Pro
Rating: 97 out of 100
Summary: One of my favorite pieces of exercise equipment for building core muscles is the Ab Carver Pro. Simple to use, but definitely not easy.
The Ab Carver Pro is built with an ultra-wide wheel, which not only makes it look extra cool but provides a lot of stability. This ultra-wide architecture really provides for a solid feel, and you don’t feel like you are going to topple over, like with so many of the skinny rollers out there.
The wheel is made of a rubber material, which grips on to hard surface floors as well as carpet. I have never had a problem with this slipping on my hardwood floor. The Ab Carver rounds very well on hard floors when you extend out and roll to the right or left.
One thing I love about this ab roller, it provides a stable platform which allows you to comfortably and confidently roll out to the sides. You can cover the full range of abdominal muscles with this unique design.
Something that is very unique with the Ab Carver Pro, it is loaded with a Carbon Steel Spring, which they call the “kinetic engine.” This spring coils up as you extend and then springs you back, so it adds resistance as you roll out and then provides a small amount assistance on the return. This built-in resistance really helps to maximize your results.
There is no way to adjust the tension manually, but the farther you roll out, the more resistance will build up in the spring. This short video demonstrates how the resistance works.
Ergonomic hand grips
The handgrips are wide, thick and have a rubber material coating, which makes them very comfortable non-slip surface to hold onto. Each non-slip handle is clearly marked with an “L” for left and an “R” for right, so you are sure to use the unit the right way. I love how the handgrips are designed with an angle, and it feels great compared to other wheels with a straight handgrip. The grips are removable in case you need to transport or store the roller.
Activate a number of muscle groups
The nature of the Ab Carver helps you to engage not only core muscles but upper back, chest, and arms as well. That is one thing I love about the wheel, I feel it pretty much from my knees, on up and that is a good thing. This helps to work more muscle groups than a traditional sit-up, or crunch and burns more calories.
Using the Ab Carver Pro
As the folks from the Perfect Ab-Carver Pro say, it’s simple but not easy. I can definitely agree with this statement. This ab roller is a great product when used correctly, and you can use it if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced user.
For beginners, don’t try to do a full extension right away. You can use the roller close to a wall and use that as a stopping point. As you progress, you can move further away from the wall. The Ab Carver does require a lot of upper body strength the farther out you go, so be very careful. If you have a back injury, I would not recommend using any ab roller, until you have the strength to do so.
After recovering from my injury in 2015, I explain more below, I couldn’t use this for a long time until I built up enough strength to do so.
For more advanced users, you can move further away from the wall, or only roll out part way, not to full extension. When you get more and more comfortable, you can roll out all the way. Again, this does take upper body strength, so it is something you should build up to if you are not used to using an ab roller.
I use my Ab Carver Pro several days per week, but it’s taken me a while to build up to that point. I roll out in all directions, for a great core workout.
Use on a hard surface or on the carpet
I mentioned earlier that I use my Ab Carver Pro on my hard surface at home, but you can use it on carpet as well. The rubber material on the wheel makes this unit very versatile as far as using it on different surfaces goes.
Padding for your knees
The Ab Carver does come with a knee pad, but I will warn you it’s not great. Some people complain about it, and I typically use a foam stadium seat for my knees. I love the fact that a knee pad is included, but it will depend on the individual user whether or not you like it.
Not much to say here, assembly is a snap. You attach the handles to the wheel, and away you go.
- Great way to tone and strength core muscles
- Compact size can be taken anywhere
- Tension increases as you extend farther out
- A small amount of assistance when you roll back
- The ability to roll out to the left and right and not topple over
- Very stable wide wheel
- Non-slip handles and wheel
- The knee pad could be improved
A little background on me
So, here’s my story, I have a problem, well; it’s really a back problem. Yes, I have been dealing with back pain most of my adult life. I am always on the lookout for ways to build and maintain core strength so that I can help keep my back healthy.
This all started for me when I was just 26 years old. I literally woke up one day with shooting pain in my right leg. After several visits to the doctor and some physical therapy, it was determined I had a herniated disc in my lower back.
I dealt with this for about 6 months, with no pain relief and finally, the doctors told me surgery was the next logical step. I didn’t really know any better, and I just wanted the pain to go away. So, at 27 years old, I had back surgery.
The pain was gone immediately, so I deemed surgery a success. About 10 years later though, back came the pain. I had not done anything I could think of to cause my back to start hurting again. I went to a pain clinic and was filled up with pills that did me no good. More physical therapy, and more pills, nothing was working. Then one day I woke up and the pain was pretty much gone.
I have had some more issues over the years, but 2011 and 2015 are the times that really stand out.
In 2011 I picked my daughter up, and “pop” there went something in my back. After more visits to the pain clinic, more painkillers, and some epidural steroid injections, I was left again with surgery as my option. I was dead set on NOT having surgery again. I hobbled around for 16 months, some days barely able to make it from my car to my desk at work. This was a dark period in my life.
Again, I literally woke up one day and the pain was gone.
My wakeup call
Now it’s 2015, and I let my ego get the best of me, and I was doing things at the gym that a guy with a bad back should not be doing. Next thing I know, I am stuck with a blown disc and a sprained pelvis (SI joint). I was a mess.
I went to a highly recommended chiropractor, and that is what changed everything for me. This guy is a beast of a human being and has told me his back is more messed up than mine, but you would never know it by looking at him. After about 6 months of visits twice per week, I was ready to start working out again. This time everything was very different. Lightweight and lots of reps, focusing a lot on core muscles.
I tell you all of this, to let you know that the Ab Carver is now one of my favorite pieces of workout equipment. I didn’t just start using this overnight though. You have to be careful with any ab roller, especially with a bad back. I was not able to use one until my chiropractor gave me the okay, and even then I started slowly.
But, this is also a great way to build core strength.
For me, the Ab Carver from Perfect Fitness works pretty much everything from the waist up. This roller is great for abs, shoulders, upper and lower back.
I highly recommend if you are in the market for a way to improve core strength with a product you can use at home, or on the road, look into the Perfect Ab Carver Pro. For more information, or to purchase one of your own click the button below.
- Ultra-wide ab roller with built-in resistance and ergonomic handles to help maximize results of ab roll-out exercises
- Interior kinetic engine uses a carbon steel spring to provide resistance and amplify abdominal and arm workout
- Ultra-wide wheel tread offers stability when carving left, right or center for targeted work on obliques
- Ergonomic hand grips are angled to activate arm and core muscles; handles are removable for easy storage and transport
- Includes high-density foam kneepad for superior comfort; downloadable 21-day workout plan; 1-year manufacturer warranty
Last update on 2019-03-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
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