The dream of a six-pack
An ab trainer is the ideal training partner for a flat stomach and defined abdominal muscles. Defined abdominal muscles require hard and regular training. An ab trainer supports you optimally. In addition, an ab trainer supports you in the correct execution of the exercises and the movement sequence of an ab trainer is very back-friendly. Train your abdominal muscles easily and effectively with an ab trainer in your own home gym.
- Buy ab trainers
- Ab trainers - with success to a six pack
- Why is a flat stomach important for my health?
- What are the advantages of training with an ab trainer?
- Which muscle groups does an ab trainer work?
- Who should buy an ab trainer?
- What should I keep in mind when exercising with an ab trainer?
- Is an ab trainer alone enough to flatten the abdomen?
- How do I get a six pack?
- Test an ab trainer
Buy ab trainers
An ab trainer for the home is ideal for strengthening the abdominal muscles. In your own four walls, you can train with an ab trainer in the smallest space and get closer to your dream body step by step. From beginner to professional - a HAMMER ab trainer is relevant for every athlete who strives for stable abdominal muscles in combination with a strong back.
Ab trainers - with success to a six pack
With the ab trainers from HAMMER you can train your abdominal muscles easily and effectively at home. A flat stomach is not only desirable, but is also an important factor for a stable core and overall body stability. Together with the back muscles, the abdominal muscles form a kind of corset that protects the spine during every movement.
Ab trainers are ideal for building up your abdominal muscles. They give you the optimal sequence of movements and protect you from strain. In general, ab trainers can be divided into abdominal rollers (an ab roller supports the rolling movement of the upper body while lying down) and leg-lifting devices (imitating leg lifts). With both types you can effectively train your straight and lateral abdominal muscles and get closer to your dream of a flat and muscular abdomen. The link to the 4 most effective abdominal exercises for your six-pack workout can be found further down in the text.
Why is a flat stomach important for my health?
So-called "visceral fat" (also called intra-abdominal fat) tends to accumulate on the abdomen, surrounding the internal organs and especially your liver and pancreas. They not only increase the circumference of the abdomen, but also release fatty acids and hormones, some of which are pro-inflammatory. As a result, the more belly fat you accumulate, the more harmful substances enter your body. In the long term, this increases the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or dementia. Regular abdominal exercise is therefore not only healthy, but also important:
- It burns calories
- Reduces your body fat
- Strengthens your spine
- It reduces the release of harmful substances
What are the advantages of training with an ab trainer?
Training with the ab trainer is easy. Our AB roller is particularly suitable for beginners. The movement sequence with this fitness device is back-friendly and your abdominal muscles are trained in a targeted manner. Make sure that your legs are bent and your feet are on the floor. Advanced exercisers can also raise the heels and tighten the buttocks during the workout. The head is on the neck pad. To start the exercise, roll the upper body off the floor and briefly hold the tension. Then return to the starting position in a controlled manner. As a beginner, perform 1 to 3 sets per exercise. To improve, you can later increase the number to 3 to 5 sets. Each set consists of 15 to 20 repetitions.
In the following video, our HAMMER expert Felix gives you various tips for effective abdominal muscle training so that you can avoid unnecessary detours and thus reach your fitness goal faster.
Which muscle groups does an ab trainer work?
In general, the abdominal muscles consist of four muscle groups: the superficial, the lateral, the anterior or middle and the deep abdominal muscles. An abdominal trainer supports you in building up your abdominal muscles, i.e. for building up muscles in the abdomen. In addition, when you train your abdominal muscles, whether with an abdominal roller or an abdominal trainer, you strengthen the entire torso musculature. This means that your back muscles are also strengthened and you can prevent back pain. The ab trainers from HAMMER give you the sequence of movements for abdominal muscle training so that you can protect yourself from incorrect strain or training errors.
Who should buy an ab trainer?
Do you dream of a washboard stomach, a six-pack or a flat stomach like those of top models or top athletes? Then you should start abdominal muscle training at home. Abdominal muscle training is hard, sweaty work, but if you do the exercises with the abdominal trainer or abdominal roller regularly, it will pay off in the long run! A good abdominal workout should involve all the muscles in the abdominal area, i.e. the straight, oblique and transverse abdominal muscles.
What should I keep in mind when exercising with an ab trainer?
The following 10 points will support you in training with the abdominal trainer and should remind you of what you should bear in mind when training your abdominal muscles:
- Quality over quantity: perform the exercises slowly and in a controlled manner.
- Training variations: your abdominal muscles consist of four muscle groups. Don't forget to train all muscles equally.
- Regularity: Do the exercises regularly, preferably 3 to 4 times a week.
- Breathing: Do not tense up and breathe in and out in a controlled manner.
- Regeneration: Muscles grow during regeneration - give them enough time for this.
- Back training: With a you should also train the counterpart to the abdomen in order to achieve optimal training results.
- Combine endurance and strength training: Increase your basal metabolic rate through regular endurance and strength training and reduce your body fat faster.
- Nutrition: A beautiful, flat stomach is the result of a combination of exercise and proper nutrition.
- Sleep: In addition to your training sessions, you should also make sure you get enough sleep.
- Motivation: Stay motivated and keep your goal in mind. This makes abdominal training fun!
Is an ab trainer alone enough to flatten the abdomen?
A beautiful and flat stomach is the result of proper training and a healthy diet. It's not just a question of "how much" you eat, but above all "what" you eat. Sugar, fast food, crisps and foods with simple carbohydrates and fat make it difficult for you to achieve a washboard stomach. Alcohol, pasta and flatulent foods such as cabbage or pulses should be left on the supermarket shelf. Vegetables, tofu, fish and eggs, on the other hand, help keep your blood sugar levels stable and keep you full for a long time.
How do I get a six pack?
It's the trademark of every beach body: the six-pack. Defined abs are the goal of many. But six-pack training is hard work. It doesn't work without regular training. But it is worth it! A good abdominal workout trains the entire abdomen. Our fitness experts have put together effective exercises for you to strengthen your abdominal muscle groups.
Test an ab trainer
Not sure yet? Then you can also visit our HAMMER partners and test the abdominal trainers on site.