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Crunch Machine Abdominal Exercisers

The abdominal muscles protect your organs, help you breathe, and act as stabilizers in virtually every physical motion you make. Using exercising machines helps to make the abdominal muscles stronger. Here are some things you should know about crunch machine abdominal exercisers.

What is a hip abduction machine for?

A hip abduction machine is designed to strengthen and tone the inner thigh and outer hip flexors. The exercise also targets muscles that support the stronger and larger quads, glutes, and hamstrings. There are five muscles in this particular group: the gracilis, pectineus, adductor brevis, adductor longus, and adductor magnus.

What is a Roman chair for?

The Roman chair is a piece of exercise equipment that is constructed with two pads: one larger, higher pad for hip region support and another smaller, lower one to be used for leverage. Using different positions on this machine, you can work on your hamstrings, hip flexors, and glutes.

Does a treadmill or ab crunch machine burn more calories?

How many calories you burn with either workout method depends on your weight and the treadmill speed or setting of the abdominal crunch machine. A person weighing 175 pounds will typically burn 84 calories by running for 20 minutes at 3 mph on a treadmill. The same person will usually burn 62 calories exercising on a crunch machine for 20 minutes. Examples of crunch abdominal machines are the AB Crunch machine, the Akonza Abdominal Core Power machine, and the Costway 5-in-1 Mulit-functional Twister machine.

What type of exercises can you do?

There are several exercises you can do on an abdominal exerciser, including:

  • Flat-back leg-lowering: Complete two sets of six to 10 reps. Rest for 30 seconds between each set.
  • Hanging single-leg lift: Complete two sets of six to eight reps. Rest for 30 seconds between each set.
  • Machine crunches: Complete two sets of varied exercises on equipment with 15 to 20 reps. Rest for 30 seconds between each set.
How often should you use these machines?

Consistently exercising on crunch exerciser equipment can develop, tone, and strengthen abdominal muscles. Many exercising regimes suggest you should work out three days a week by performing two sets of 15 to 20 repetitions for each exercise you can do on the crunching machine. You will need to rest your stomach muscles between each workout day. If you are unfamiliar with how to use an abdominal crunching machine, don't worry. New machines typically come with directions on how to use the device.

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