When ab wheels first came out, they were seen as just another fitness fad item by many professionals.
But then the studies started coming out. Study after study indicating that ab wheels were in fact incredibly effective at targeting your abdominal muscles, more so than almost any other piece of ab-related fitness equipment.
In this article we are going to take a look at the four best ab wheels that you can find online right now.
Ab Wheel #1 Syntus Upgraded 6-in-1 Ab Wheel Roller
Okay first thing’s first, about the name. 6-in-1 kind of implies that you are getting six different pieces of unique exercise equipment.
This is not the case. You get a really good quality ab wheel roller, you get a set of push up bars, and you get a jump rope. You also get a foam knee pad to place your knees on while rolling (trust us, this is an essential piece of kit).
Syntus (the company that makes it) estimate that there are six exercise variations that these three pieces of equipment offer.
Nothing wrong with that whatsoever, but thought we’d give you a heads up! The ab wheel roller itself is a great bit of kit.
It is durable enough to withstand a very heavy load. The handles are easy to grip and comfortable to hold. The knee pad is thick enough to save your knees, and the jump rope is good enough to be sold separately.
We’ve seen better push up bars out there, but for this price they’re definitely good enough.
Syntus also offer a 10-in-1 set and a 9-in-1 yoga set, but it is the 6-in-1 set that offers the most value for money in our opinion.
Ab Wheel #2 Fitnessery Ab Roller
Fitnessery may be one of the most ridiculous company names we’ve ever encountered, but their products are always high in quality, and cleverly designed.
The Fitnessery Ab Roller is no exception. Like the Syntus Ab Wheel Roller, the Fitnessery Ab Roller comes with additional gifts. In this case it is a free knee pad, as well as two free eBooks. One is about ab exercises, while the other is all about nutrition.
The product has a 2-year money-back guarantee, which is very generous for a product that is as low in price as this Ab Roller.
Obviously, the company has a lot of faith in the durability of their product. It is very high in quality to be fair, the wheel being stainless steel and covered in non-slip rubber.
The handles are covered in a non-slip EVA foam padding which will really improve your comfort while you train.
The knee pad looks a little rubbish compared to the Syntus version, but it will do a great job.
Overall, this is a fantastic ab roller at a very reasonable price.
Ab Wheel #3 Fitness Invention 3-in-1 Ab Roller Wheel
Have you noticed that so far, each product we’ve reviewed has been worded ever so slightly differently?
Number one was an ab wheel roller, number two was an ab roller, and this third product is an ab roller wheel. Odd!
The third ab wheel on our list comes from Fitness Invention, and it is by far the most stylish looking ab wheel on this list.
Even the packaging it comes in is super fancy. The black and white colour scheme is gorgeous, and the wheel itself looks very sleek and yet still durable.
As you’ve probably come to expect, the ab roller wheel also comes with bonus gifts.
A pretty decent knee pad, and an average looking jump rope. The jump rope has those thick handles which always look like they’re going to fall apart, but as a bonus gift they’re not too bad at all.
A nice weight to them, and the soft handles will save your hands over an extended workout.
Fitness Invention also offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you’re not happy (no questions).
They also offer a lifetime warranty as well as life-long customer support. Though in all honesty, how much customer support does an ab wheel require?
This is a fantastic ab wheel, it looks great, is well priced, and the durability exceeds expectations. Well worth a go.
Ab Wheel #4 Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro Roller
This final ab wheel is the Ab Carver Pro Roller from Perfect Fitness, it is by far the weirdest looking ab wheel on this list, but also the most popular.
The first thing that stands out when you look at it is the incredibly ugly shape of the design. It defies description!
The thing is though, you don’t buy ab wheels because they look nice. You buy them to work your abs!
The Ab Carver Pro Roller from Perfect Fitness does this better than almost any other ab wheel on the market. It is incredibly durable. Unless you throw it at a wall or off a bridge, it will survive until the end of time.
At this point there will just be cockroaches and Ab Carver Pro Rollers.
The Ab Carver uses a carbon steel spring which can help you to increase or lower the resistance.
Of course, there are ways to do this using a normal ab wheel (just reduce your range of motion). But this is the only ab wheel we’ve looked at that has this additional function.
Which will really help test those of you who have mastered the movement. Or those of you who are struggling!
The handles and the complimentary knee pad (you didn’t think they’d forget that did you?) may be oddly shaped in the same way that the Ab Carver is oddly shaped.
But again, there is method in the madness. The handles are designed for increased muscle activation and comfort, while the knee pads offer superior comfort while offering exactly the amount of knee support you require.
Any of the ab wheels on this list will give you a fantastic workout. It just depends what specifically you want.
The Fitness Invention ab wheel is without a doubt the most stylish looking ab wheel on this list.
The Syntus and Fitnessery ab wheels offer the best free gifts, and the Perfect Fitness Ab Carver is the most expensive yet best performing ab wheel on the list.