“ Manufacturer: Unique Strength / Type: Fitness Equipment „
Recently I began a new fad, buying my own gym equipment for use at home. The plan is to save money on gym memberships whilst looking after (and therefore retaining the value of) the items I purchase - as a kind of investment for the future. Will this plan work in the long-term? Who knows. Having bought several items more related to the building of upper body strength I decided next to buy something which works the abdominals in a structured, guaranteed kind of way. This product, the 'Unique Strength U073' does exactly that - it is essentially a metal frame (with a head rest and two arm rests) which pivots at the physically correct angle for your body to build those ab muscles in the an efficient and straight-forward manner.
The material quality of the U073 isn't its strong point. The metal is not top quality, and it is painted in black paint which can sometimes chip if the device is scraped too carelessly along walls and floors. Though the metal is clearly a budgeted element, it does retain exceptional strength and will never bend, chip and fracture if the product is used and looked after with respect.
The plastic pads which rest your elbows are neither soft nor flexible. They are hard and textured ruggedly to increase surface grip levels. They are however fixed well to the painted metal and are positioned at the correct level to rest either your forearms or elbows.
There is soft rubber padding around the upper section of the framework along which you place your hands. This is excellent quality and has great durability - never tearing or fracturing.
You can use this product in a few ways, and it's all to do with where you place your hands - towards the bottom of the soft rubber padding, or towards the top. Where you place your hands determines how your lower arms sit on the plastic pads at the bottom. I don't think moving your hands does too much to alter the type of ab muscles you are accessing.
Gold coloured metal clips connect the two bits of framework which make up the simple structure. These are adjustable with use of tools to accommodate different heights and build types of people using the contraption.
I believe this machine works well to break down your ab muscles. Its main fault is its incapability of accessing the lower ab muscles, so generally you will need to use another exercising agent to give your stomach the full work-out it requires.
The Unique Strength AB Trainer Club Pro is designed for the fitness enthusiast who appreciates quality. Its rocking action perfectly replicates spinal flexion while completely supporting the head and neck. Manufactured with heavy duty steel tubing and wear resistant vinyl pads, the Club Pro is built to last.