Clark Bartram has earned his reputation as "America's Most Trusted Fitness Professional." In everything he does, Clark puts forth 100 percent in the hopes that he can benefit men and women who care enough about themselves and the people they love to do what it takes to "Live the Lifestyle." He graciously agreed to an interview with LoveToKnow Exercise about the AB Coaster.
Have you ever used an AB Coaster?
I actually own two Ab Coasters and am very familiar with the product. I have a great understanding of what it is and more importantly does. As a professional trainer, I understand the importance of getting my clients engaged in the activity I am asking them to do. This increases participation and eventually results. Due to the "coaster" type of movement, the "rider" or exercisee has fun while engaging all of their abdominal muscles from the "bottom up"
What attracted you to his product?
I first saw it at a trade show, I jumped on and went for a ride. I like it because of the very intuitive movement pattern. Any person who jumps on, novice or extremely fit, will naturally understand how the movement works.
Do you find the AB Coaster delivers on the promise of helping you work your core abdominal muscles in easy to perform exercises?
One hundred percent without a doubt.
What benefits do you find in using the AB Coaster versus other products?
I've already explained the aspect of the AB Coasters instinctive movement pattern and that anyone can use it, but from a more "how it works" perspective it hits the harder to reach lower abs first because of the "arc" movement, which requires the rider/user to engage the harder to activate lower abdominal area.
A basic floor crunch will never engage these muscles efficiently like the AB Coaster will; nor will many of the other infomercial type machines being sold by the millions.
Can you use it for core workouts alone to be sufficient or should it be a part of your overall exercise program?
Yes, you could have this be your only abdominal/core exercise. The seat disengages allowing the user to twist from side to side during the ride thus hitting the waistline as well.
What negatives are there associated with the product?
Honestly, I don't see any negatives at all, and no I am not a paid endorser of this product.
Would you recommend for it or against it? And why?
For it of course!
- It's fun
- The whole family can use it
- It's well built
- It really works
- It engages the user so they will actually continue to use it.
- Safe, no pulling on the neck etc.
I could go on but I think this drives the point home
Is the AB Coaster cost effective?
I think so, obviously money is a relative conversation. Some have more some have less, but if someone is in the market for a great abdominal machine that works, you cannot go wrong by investing in this great product. I honestly see no negatives with this product.
Learn More About Clark Bartram
As a professional fitness model, Clark has appeared easily on the cover of over 150 fitness publications and is considered one of the most successful models in the industry.
Clark has inspired millions of television viewers as the co-host of Kiana's Flex Appeal on ESPN, and currently shares his wealth of knowledge on exercise and nutrition as the host of American Health & Fitness, broadcast internationally. Adding to his massive television exposure, he now appears on Home Shopping Network and QVC selling home fitness products branded with his name.
Clark regularly contributes articles to national fitness magazines like Ironman, Fitness RX for Men, and Max Sports and Fitness.