The original Ab Doer featured a static (non-pivoting) seat and a simpler U-shaped bar, but it provided the same basic Multidirectional Technology, padding, and roller.
As its name implies, the Ab Doer Twist then added a swiveling seat and a bar with more bends for a greater number of hand and arm position possibilities.
Finally, the new Ab Doer 360 added the dynamic fluidity seat, which appears to use the same principle as a stability ball to continuously challenge muscles while maintaining balance.
The seat also features a comfort groove, which takes a cue from the bike seat industry to purportedly relieve pressure, while the front bump (called an abductor grip) can help you remain in place when sweating and swiveling.
Finally, a dual roller system was also added to the 360 to provide massaging action on both sides of the spine, along with another new bar design.
Workouts on Ab doer products
You can go through the list of free Abdobics workouts provided on John Abdo’s blog.
Exercises: Ab Doer 360 vs Ab Doer Twist
Ab Doer 360
- Core Support Columno
- Ergonomically-advanced design activates your core, back & spinal muscles in every direction giving you a stronger back & healthy posture!
- Contouring Arm Bars- Supports proper body alignment by reducing harmful compression on your neck, back & spine!
- Comfortable Seated Workout
- Your muscles automatically fire as they react to the Dynamic Fluidity Seat’s 360° movements for total body toning without high-impact aerobics!
Ab Doer Twist
1. BODY BOBS (Lateral Bending)
With a wide stance, and feet firmly on the floor, sit upright in the Starting Position (SP), then lean to the right side with your torso, pause momentarily, then sway all the way over to the left side in a lateral pendulum-like motion.
This motion effectively targets all of the midsection muscles laying emphasis to your obliques and lower back!
2. BODY BOOGIES
(Circular; Clockwise and Counter-clockwise)With a wide stance, and feet firmly on the floor,sit upright in the SP then lean forward bringing your chest towards your thighs.
Once your chest reaches this position begin to rotate your torso to the right in a circular fashion until you perform a complete circle with your torso and upper body.
Start with little circles that are slow and controlled, then as you warm up increase the size of each circle and its speed. Simply stop and rotate in the opposite direction to add versatility to your workouts.
This motion targets all the midsection muscles, while your legs and upper body receive incredible toning benefits at the same time.
3. FIGURE 8’s-
(Just like is reads; Figure 8’s)With a wide stance, and feet firmly placed on the floor, sit upright in the SP then start to move your torso and midsection so your hands scribe the Figure 8.
Ensure NOT to pull with the arms or hands, but let your abdominals and obliques do the work. Simply concentrate on making the most perfect “8” figure you can.
Once you master this figure, try reversing your motion to scribe a perfect figure 8 in the opposite direction.
Not only does this drill work all of the midsection muscles, it also places more emphasis on the obliques and abdominals!
4. STREET BRAWL-
(Getting crazy with The AB DOER TWIST machine)
With a wide stance, and feet firmly planted onto the floor, lean forward so your chest is closer to your thighs.
By radically pivoting your torso from side-to-side in short little intervals, try to punch your knees in alternating fashion; but be careful you don’t knock yourself out.
You can lift your chest away from your knees and still maintain a pivoting punching action to add multiple benefits to this exciting and highly effective motion.This exercise lays a lot of emphasis on the abdominals and obliques, plus you’ll feel your arms, shoulders and chest getting a terrific workout all at the same time!
(In-line skating in your living room) Activate the “Swivel-Action Seat”. Lean to your left side and extend your right leg to the right side of your body.
Pivot your body from left-to-right in a skating action with your legs, darting your left foot out then your right as your torso and upper body sway to the tempo.
This is an enjoyable yet highly-helpful motion that tones your abdominals, obliques, legs, hips, buttocks, arms, shoulders, and entire back!