I don’t know about you but I tend to get a little too comfortable in some of my exercise routines. I find this especially happens with core & ab exercises. I feel like I stop getting any benefit from them after a while. I am always looking to mix up my workout. A few weeks ago when I went to Orange Theory Fitness, I used a, new to me, toy the “Ab Dolley“. I do like my toys so in true impulsive fashion, I immediately ordered one.
The Ab Dolley is basically a round platform with 4 wheels that allows you to work your core at varying angles while requiring you to recruit those muscles to stabilize yourself. Because of the simple design, you can essentially perform an endless amount of exercises moving the platform at different angles and speeds. You can vary the exercises further by either placing your hands/forearms on the platform or switch it up and place your feet on the platform.
Because the wheels spin in all directions, you really have to recruit your core muscles to stabilize it and keep it from spinning away from you. The Ab Dolley site is definitely very “infomercialish” ( I made up that word) but does have some great demos on it.
I wanted to show you some of the new moves I’ve been doing with the Ab Dolley and thought the best way to do that was to create a very short video of a couple of my favorite moves. This is my first attempt at videos and I was a little nervous! So bear with me please.
In this first video demo I am starting with the basic move:
We did this next pike move in the Orange Theory class and I loved it! It’s a lot harder than it looks.
I’ve done some similar moves the my stability ball but it’s a little more challenging with the Ab Dolley and always fun to play with new toys. I’ve also used the Ab Dolley to do some hamstring work. I think you could really use it work lots of different muscles and completely mix up your routine.
I purchased the Ab Dolley myself and all opinions are as always my own. You can find out more on Amazon. This post contains affiliate links.
Have you ever bought anything that has an infomercial? New favorite workout toy?
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