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Ab Wheel Workouts – A Great Way To Improve Core Strength

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What can a simple small wheel and padded axel do to your body? Simple! If you combine them together, they can make a very effective workout device, an ab wheel. Abdominal wheels are used for carrying out ab wheel rollouts which are not only great for your abs but offer other benefits too.

Increase your strength

Abdominal wheel exercises are terrific for your whole body-- not just your abs. How? The movement and overload is such that you will develop strength in your arms, shoulders, upper back, lower back, hips and thighs as well as, of course, your abs.

Increase your core stability

All the muscles in your midsection are called the core muscles; they are responsible for stabilizing your spinal column and preventing extraneous movements of your back. With an ab wheel exercise, you will get a strong core thus preventing back injury and improving your posture.

Lower your potential for back pain

Weak abs are commonly the cause of non-specific back pain. Abdominal wheel exercises can help you strengthen these muscles so they can provide a strong basis for the rest of your muscles and keep your spinal column properly aligned.

Improve your sporting performance

Running, kicking, jumping, throwing and punching are all reliant on a strong core. Ab wheel exercises are very effective in strengthening your core leading to an improved sporting performance.

Improve your coordination and mobility

Ab wheel workouts use multiple muscles and joints in synergy which will enhance inter and intramuscular coordination. Also, ab wheel rollouts enhance your flexibility and mobility with the large range of movements you will experience.

There are lots of high tech ab training tools around but when it comes to the benefits versus the cost, ab wheel exercises are really hard to beat. You can also see the video below for more ab wheel exercise benefits. Featured in this video is one of Amazon's best selling ab wheels, the CSX Dual Abdominal Wheel Roller. The CSX Ab Wheel is the only ab wheel in the market to include a thick knee mat in addition to its dual roller wheels and extra thick padded handles to provide you with extra comfort when you roll.