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Old 12-13-2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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I wish for a 6 pack. Does anyone know if those electric ab machines really work or are they just a hoax?
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Haven't even heard of them, but they aren't worth it. Stick with weighted crunches, cable crunches, hanging leg raises, and the like.
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I wouldn't spend any cash on devices like that.
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This is from almost 10 years ago, but I imagine that they have not improved their machines or proved their claims...

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Save your money, change your diet, do ab/core movements with resistence.

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I'm sure that exercise is far superior...and a lot cheaper.
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I have no doubt that they do some kind of benefitial stimulation. They used them on me when I went through therapy and rehab for my back injury. But I eventually moved passed electrical stimulation to actual movement as I progressed.
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I have no doubt that they do some kind of benefitial stimulation. They used them on me when I went through therapy and rehab for my back injury. But I eventually moved passed electrical stimulation to actual movement as I progressed.
If that's in reference to what I said I was joking.

They're about as useful as a Shakeweight!
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If that's in reference to what I said I was joking.

They're about as useful as a Shakeweight!
I knew you were kidding, just wanted to relay my experience. The PTs only use them until the patient is ready for actual exercise.
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