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 several 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.
- 1 Perfect Ab Carver review
- 1.1 Ultra-wide wheel
- 1.2 Built-in resistance
- 1.3 Ergonomic hand grips
- 1.4 Ab Carver muscles worked
- 1.5 Using the Ab Carver Pro
- 1.6 Use on a hard surface or on the carpet
- 1.7 Padding for your knees
- 1.8 Assembly
- 1.9 A bit about me
- 1.10 Using the Perfect AB Carver Pro is a great way to build core strength
- 1.11 Related Posts:
First I will walk through the ab carver review and then I will share my story at the end. Thanks for tuning in!
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.
Perfect Ab Carver review
The Ab Carver Pro is built with an ultra-wide wheel, which 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 ab wheels 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 that 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 of 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.
Ab Carver muscles worked
The main driver for the exercise is the abs (rectus abdominis), but you also work the transverse abdominis (deepest ab muscles that wrap around your sides and your spine), as well as your internal and external obliques, which are the muscles on the sides of your stomach.
The nature of the Ab Carver helps you to engage not only core muscles but upper back, chest, and arms as well. Using all of these muscles together provides for a unique and just plain awesome workout.
That is one thing I love about the wheel, I feel it pretty much from my quads and hamstrings through my upper back 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 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 partway, 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 the 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 strengthen 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
- A very stable wide wheel
- Non-slip handles and wheel
- The knee pad could be improved
A bit about me
So, here’s my story, I have a problem, well; it’s really a back problem. 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.
My back problems started about 20 years ago. I have had many ups and downs over the years. I didn’t understand the value of building core strength until a pretty severe back injury in 2015. I have always been active and work out at the gym pretty frequently.
But, I had always ignored core-specific exercises because I deemed them “boring.” Stabilizing my core muscles was not high on my list of things to do at the gym.
I continued to lift heavy weights at the gym (well heavy for me anyway) and did so with bad form I later realized. In 2015 I had a bad back injury. This was when I discovered the value of core strength. I was out of commission for about 6 months as I was healing, and seeing a chiropractor twice a week.
I eventually got back to the gym, and to the point of pushing myself with the Perfect Ab Carver. Using the Ab Carver Pro has been a big help to my core strength. I started out slow, as I mentioned earlier because I didn’t want to hurt myself again.
Eventually, I got to the point of rolling all the way out and directionally as well. Using the Perfect Ab Carver Pro was a significant boost to my confidence as well. Now I use my ab wheel regularly.
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.
Using the Perfect AB Carver Pro is 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
I want to thank you for taking some time out of your day to stop by and read my Perfect Ab Carver review. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Perfect Ab Carver Pro
Durability - 97%
Ease of Use - 97%
Comfort - 97%