What You Should Know
The Weider Ab Shaper is an abdominal support system that controls the neck while the user performs sit-ups or crunches. The model is similar to hundreds of other ab shapers on the market. We found no listing for the Weider Ab Shaper on the official website nor did we find the product for sale. It is likely that Weider pulled the fitness equipment from the market and redesigned it under a different name. Used models may be available in local second-hand stores. The average retail price for the Weider Ab Shaper fell between $40 and $50, depending on the retailer.
List of Ingredients
Abdominal support machine by Weider.
The Weider Ab Shaper works like any other ab machine. The user lies down on the floor and positions the neck on the neck rest. Using the handles on either side of the neck rest, the user pulls up, engaging the abdominal muscles. The neck is supported throughout the motion. Neck injury was common before crunches and abdominal machine support, thus the importance of supporting the neck during abdominal floor exercises.
Abdominal exercises are ideal for the dieter with a normal body fat percentage, but dieters with 20, 30 or more pounds to lose, will not see the effects of the Weider Ab Shaper. This does not mean the abdominal and core muscles are not getting stronger. It means the dieter must follow a healthy diet and cardio exercise plan to reduce body weight and fat percentage to see the effect of the Weider Ab Shaper.
The frame offers beneficial support, but there are so many details lacking from the program it is not a surprise the Weider Ab Shaper is no longer available. There are no tips on proper diet, no cardio exercise tips and no testimonials supporting better looking abs after using the machine.
- Supports the neck during sit-ups and crunches.
- Priced comparably to other abdominal shapers.
- No longer available for sale from Weider.
- Used machines are not backed with a warranty.
- Will not increase weight loss.
- Will not improve fat burn.
- Will not slim the waist.
One of the biggest myths in dieting is that abdominal exercises are equivalent to cardio exercises. The abdominals are one of the smaller muscle groups, so they do not increase metabolism like the leg and upper body muscles. The dieter would have to complete thousands of sit-ups to burn the same number of calories as a walk around the block. If the dieter is looking for a means of increasing metabolism and losing more weight, the Weider Ab Shaper is not the ideal solution as there is no diet or supplement information with the machine.