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I Don't Buy It: Ab Circle

I Don't Buy It: Ab Circle

Why yes, of course, I want a flat washboard belly in just weeks. Who doesn't? The problem is this $15 Ab Circle is not the way to make it happen. This foldable ab machine promises to target your entire core with its fun, swiveling, circular motion. It combines cardio and core work, and all it takes is three minutes a day, and "in just a few weeks — not months — you'll firm and flatten your stomach. We guarantee it."

Well I'm happy they got the part right that you need cardio in order to get rid of the layer of fat covering your abs, but what they got wrong is how much cardio a person will need in order to make it happen. Three minutes a day isn't going to do much. The Ab Circle is a total scam, and hopefully those looking to whittle their middle won't fall for it.

If you want a flat and toned stomach, work on getting at least 30 minutes of cardio a day. You can also follow an ab routine like this one to tone up, so when the pounds of fat start to melt away, it'll reveal your toned abs.

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haphazardness haphazardness 7 years
lol I don't think they make equipment for ex seals, you guys don't need it obviously! They're not all bad though even if they have very fake ads, I have had success (which for me doesn't mean losing weight since I don't have any anyway) on some
SEAL76 SEAL76 7 years
Almost every gadget that comes on the market makes outrageous claims. The celeb advertising it probably doesn't use it. Don't they have personal trainers? There is no substitute for hard work. I am a former US Navy SEAL. Running, swimming, bodyweight exercises are what we did in BUDS training. Granted we did it all day, every day but they worked. Guys who were overweight lost weight, skinny guys either stayed skinny but got stronger and the rest gained muscle and strenght. And we also gained cardio fitness. I wouldn't think that any of us have the time or inclination to do that now but a doing all of these in moderation on a regualar basis will help you reach your goals. You might need a pullup/chinup bar and maybe a dipping station but that is it for equipment. Check out Stew Smith's programs. He is a former SEAL and knows his stuff when it comes to fitness. Most of the gadgets that I have seen on TV I have seen in the trash on trash day or at yard sales. I think that speaks for itself. If you have to use equipment get a good sturdy bench and some dumbells. They work well. Do some running or walking and set realistic goals. We can't all look like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolet. Genetics do have something to do with it. And don't eat or drink crappy stuff full of sugar and carbs.
SEAL76 SEAL76 7 years
Just my opinion. However if we are just discussing this new gadget anyone should know that spot reducing is BS. As for Obama his actions past and present do not sit well with me. FDR tried the same things and they didn't work. Why do it again?
haphazardness haphazardness 7 years
and wow seal76, that is a very negative thing to say without any reasoning or supportive arguments...
haphazardness haphazardness 7 years
we just bought that, waiting for it to arrive :(:(what if you don't have much fat though? It will show your abs then won't it, because you don't have to lose fat first? I got my genes from my mum, we're both little (short) and petite people regardless of what we eat, and we will both be using it
haphazardness haphazardness 7 years
we just bought that, waiting for it to arrive :(:( what if you don't have much fat though? It will show your abs then won't it, because you don't have to lose fat first? I got my genes from my mum, we're both little (short) and petite people regardless of what we eat, and we will both be using it
SEAL76 SEAL76 7 years
Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people. They want quick fixes for everything. How do you think Obama got elected?
Feesje Feesje 7 years
Man, that looks extremely uncomfortable. And anything that promises weight loss in just 3 minutes should be banned from TV. There IS no easy way.
Feesje Feesje 7 years
Man, that looks extremely uncomfortable.And anything that promises weight loss in just 3 minutes should be banned from TV. There IS no easy way.
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
Lol, I love all the little letters throughout the video. Like "time for desired results may vary" and "results not typical. Beth ate a reduced calorie diet..."... Shouldn't they be showing the "typical" results then? What a scam!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I love the infomercials for these 3 minute a day workout gadgets. Most people probably do wish they could get flat abs that fast, but even if they DO help you define your midsection, you aren't going to see it if there's a big layer of fat over it.
cakeshinigami cakeshinigami 7 years
These commercials always make me and my sister laugh.
JulieJean JulieJean 7 years
Sure, that sounds about right. Three minutes a day to fix years of bad nutrition and laziness.
joy76 joy76 7 years
don't believe it, never believed in ab exercises. You need the cardio to get rid of the fat.
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