The ABDOQUAD ® is the recent development of the widely used AB-wheel.
What is the Problem of the AB-wheel?
The AB-wheel is popular in sports, because it can be used to train abdominal and torso muscles very effectively.
It is a small device that you can use at home, too.
However, it has two disadvantages, because the abdominal tension increases enormously towards the end of the forward roll movement: strong>
Training with the usual AB-wheel is dangerous!
Beginners suddenly get into this strong region towards the end of the forward rolling movement
and fall uncontrolled into the hollow back with the risk of injuring the back or overstraining the AB's.
There is a lack of different levels to intensify the training step by step.
For the same reason, there is a lack of transition between easy training (without effective training) and advanced training (with injury to muscles and lumbar spine).
Beginners often complain about painful abdominal muscles after a few exercises, and make a "Belly landing"- whereupon the device is put aside forever.
On the other hand, hardcore bodybuilders and fitnesstrainers like the AB-wheel - exactly because of its training intensity.
How does the ABDOQUAD ® solve this Problem?
Several devices try to get the risk of injury under control: some use springs or rubber bands, some have a brake, others stop against a wall.
Although all these measures relieve the abdominal muscles, unfortunately the unhealthy pressure on the spine remains, which itself has no training effect.
Therefore we do not use them!
Instead, the ABDOQUAD ® uses armrests:
When you drop your lower arms on the armrests, the tension arch is simply shortened, so that the pressure in your back is reduced immediately.
This does not exert any unnecessary pressure on the vertebral column.
Moreover, with the armrests we have further divided the training range between too easy and too advanced training.
For every training condition, there is a suitable training intensity.
Through the possibility to drop the arms - or even during the exercises lifting them and dropping them back again
- new levels are created within the whole force range for the training of abdominal and trunk musculature.
These different levels are essential. In particular, in exercises with a stretched body (that is to say, a great force),
training progress is possible only through a gradual increase in the force.
The resulting advantages are:
The ABDOQUAD ® makes the AB-wheel technology easier for beginners
Advanced bodybuilders can safely work harder
More effective training:
More comfortable training:
Additional exercise levels, which are not possible with the AB wheel; exercises of multiple devices are merged
Ball bearing fixed wheels give secure hold ("guided" movement)
Where do the advantages of the ABDOQUAD ® come from?
The central point is that, when using the arm supports, the elbow must be alternately stretched and angled.
This is possible only with oblique handles, because the handle axis of the hand is not parallel to the axis of rotation of the elbow.
The advantages of the ABDOQUAD ® over the known devices arise
from this combination of inclined handles with underarm supports.
Armrests reduce the risk of injury
Angled handles relieve the wrists
Armrests & oblique handles enable new training levels
The ABDOQUAD ®
is patented in Europe.
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The name ABDOQUAD ® is composed of abdomen = trunk and quad = four wheeled.