Fitness experts often talk about the importance of developing your “core strength” or the muscles of your abs and back. The importance of these core muscles cannot be overemphasized because they are responsible for supporting your spine and keeping your body stable and balanced. Many exercises and exercise machines have been developed to target and strengthen these core muscles.
There are abdominal machines that target the abs and back exercise machines designed to build the back muscles. The Body Solid GCAB360 CAM Series Ab / Back Machine is a one-of-a-kind machine because it exercises the two major core muscle groups: the abdominals and back muscles.
Strengthening your core muscles makes your abdominal muscles strong and reduces back pain. Sit-ups, crunches, and crossover crunches target the abdominal muscles while back extensions work on the erector spinae that supports your back.
• One-of-a-kind dual-function exercise machine that lets users work two major core muscle groups in the abdomen and back
• Innovative plate-load design based on single-station health club machines
• Equipped with one-inch diameter plate post
• Full range cam design features an easy-to-use pop pin; allows full 26 adjustments to increase and control range of motion
• 30-degree position angle ensures precise, biomechanical movement
• Frame is constructed from 2-by-4-inch steel for greater stability
• Ultra-thick DuraFirm upholstery provides maximum comfort
• Adjustable lifting arm can be positioned to allow user to exercise both the abdominal and back muscles
• Measures 46” by 43” by 60” (WxHxD)
• Comes with limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
The Body Solid Ab/Back exercise machine is suitable for both home and commercial use. Weight plates are optional and do not come with the machine.
Body Solid GCAB360 CAM Series Ab/Back Machine – What Makes It Special?
Unlike most machines that target only the abdominal or back muscles, the Body Solid Ab/Back exercise machine develops both abs and back. You get the equivalent of two machines in one premium package.
You can control your range of motion with the use of a simple pop-pin that provides 26 adjustments for optimal abs toning and back strengthening. The multiple adjustments allow users to select the resistance levels that suit their fitness levels. Beginners can start with the lower levels and work their way up.
With the Body Solid GCAB360 Ab/Back Machine, users can enjoy a comfortable workout, thanks to the thick Durafirm padding. The machine is set at a 30-degree angle to provide the optimal biomechanical movement for maximum comfort while working out. This angle relieves the muscle strain that usually comes with floor crunches. The
GCAB360 ab and back machine allows the seat level and arm position to be adjusted to accommodate any user. This unique, high-quality machine is effective in strengthening your abs and lower back while keeping you comfortable.
Body Solid stands behind their products. The GCAB360 Ab/Back exercise machine comes with a Lifetime Warranty. When used exclusively for the home, this fitness machines comes with a lifetime warranty on everything, including pads, pulleys and cables.
Working Out With an Abs Machine
Abdominal machines allow you to work out your abs from different position. This adds variety to your workout and targets specific parts of your abdomen. Abs machines are equipped with padded seats and supports. Pin-adjusted weight stacks and movable parts give users the ability to work different areas of the abdominal muscles.
Some of the exercises that you can do on an abdominal machine include seated crunch, lever lying crunch, torso twist, and lying leg-hip raises.
When working out on an abs machine, always select a weight that is light enough for you to handle with ease. This ensures that you maintain proper form and avoid injury.
Working Out With a Back Extension Machine
It’s important to develop the strength of your back muscles because they support your spine and promote good posture. Strong back muscles help prevent back pain and the complications that come with having poor posture. Back exercise machines allow you to target the back muscles and increase your core strength.
You can find a variety of back extension machines in fitness gyms. The most common machine for back extensions is the Roman chair. Another popular type is the seated back extension machine where the resistance is provided by a pad against your back.
When performing a back extension exercise, always do it in a controlled manner to prevent injury. Increase the intensity and resistance of your exercise as your strength improves.
Body Solid Ab/Back Machine – Good Points
• Easy to use, even for beginners
• Offers effective workouts for abdominal and lower back muscles
• Can help relieve lower back pain
• Provides multiple adjustments in seat level, resistance levels, and arm positions
• High quality
• Lifetime warranty
Body Solid Ab/Back Machine – Weak Points
• Difficult to assemble; no clear instructions
• No documentation
What Customers Say
The Body Solid GCAB360 CAM Series Ab/Back Machine is an impressive machine and for $345 you cannot buy anything better than this product. Customers rate it a solid 4 out of 5 stars.
The quality is excellent and the machine works perfectly with a smooth motion and just the right amount of resistance. Customers say it’s effective for working out the back and abs, and it helps with lower back pain.
The only drawback is the lack of documentation. The machine does not come with clear instructions on how to assemble the product.
Other than the lack of documentation, customers cannot find anything wrong with the Body Solid Ab/Back machine. Customers say it is a very solid machine for the abs and back and they would recommend it to anyone.