"I’ve used quite a few different ab rollouts devices over my years of training however, the Extreme Ab & Arm Wheel from Ken Frederick is one of the most versatile and effective ones I’ve ever used. Here are several of my athletes and clients including Austin Meadows, Leslie Petch, Matt Jordan, Jarius Wynn, and Ben Lai and clients demonstrating different progressions. Besides crushing the core and targeting the entire musculature of the abdominals the unique design and mechanics make it quite taxing on the upper body including the chest, triceps, lats, shoulders and more. It’s also incredibly adaptable and versatile and can be modified for a number of fitness and strength levels. In addition, the neutral grip position makes it much more shoulder friendly as it allows more natural centration and packing of the glenohumeral joint in comparison to ab wheels that use a pronated overhand grip.
The most basic variation where the athletes kneels on the ground and keeps the handle tips facing away from them is a movement that most intermediate trainees will be capable of (although advanced athletes will still feel it). Flipping the ab roller so that the tips are facing towards you (as well as progressing to the feet) makes the movement exponentially more challenging giving even my strongest pro athletes and bodybuilders a run for their money. In this video I have several of my pro athletes and clients demonstrating the different variations starting with more basic movements and progressing to more advanced ones. If you’re looking for a simple and economic piece of training equipment that provides incredible bang for your buck, you can’t go wrong with the Extreme Ab and Arm Wheel."
-Dr. Joel Seedman, PhD, www.advancedhumanperformance.com
"I am loving the Extreme arm and ab wheel so far! I even loaned it to a friend for the weekend so he could see how awesome it is! The alternate grips offer a completely different feel for this movement than the standard ab wheel and my obliques and lower abs were completely lit when I finished! I definitely felt the movement in my arms and shoulders as well and loved being able to change the grip options throughout! So happy I found this item... I actually saw it recommended by one of the strength coaches I follow on IG but I can’t recall who. If I come across the post again, I will let you know!! Awesome product! Keep up the great work!"
"I like using the the wheel with the handles pointing up. It seems to be a more comfortable position for my shoulders and I can focus more on working my ab muscles. It almost seems that the ab and arm wheel makes doing roll outs easier. The instructions were good and the wheel is very well made. I am going to try some other positions and exercises over the weekend. Thanks for the follow up!"
"I received the ab and arm wheel today and I am very pleased with the product. I was a little worried about the neutral grip affecting my forearm, but after trying it out it seems to be fine. I'm hoping that it helps strengthen it. The neutral grip takes a little getting used too but feels great and I find, like a lot of people have said, that it affects the muscles differently than the normal grip. I like the fact that I can do both with your wheel. The neutral close grip pushup is also a nice feature. And what I like about it is that it not only works the core. If you concentrate on squeezing the muscles while pulling yourself back up, it gives the upper body and arms a great workout and it doesn't take long to do. Your wheel is going to keep this 50 year old in shape for some time to come;) Thanks for this great product Ken!"
-Rick Gorge, Ontario, Canada
"I've had two workouts on your ab Extreme wheel and I really like it! I did 50 using ab extreme and then finished using ab Carver. I figured I would make sure that I'm doing smart prudent progressions. The lateral challenge was definitely impressive and the form challenge and lateral tri-cep definitely wins over the ab Carver. Or for that matter any ab wheel!
Your device, unlike traditional ab wheels has long arms so exercise band could easily be wrapped around the bars to add resistance to exercise. I will definitely not be returning the extreme ab and arm wheel!"
-Margo Lydia Le Chat, Certified Master Fitness Trainer, Certified Plant-Based Nutritionist, N.A.S.M - I.S.S.A - A.C.E
"This cool gadget's neutral hand grips are designed to cause less stress on the shoulder and it did just that. Super effective exercise that won't over exert my fighters shoulders before sparring and more isolated engagement in the core which will ensure for a more engaged and stronger core. Thanks Ken!"
-Dominique Graham, Sports Performance Specialist, ChampTime Fitness
"I think your device is absolutely awesome, especially for anyone who is wanting to develop grip/forearm strength. For anyone who is planning on getting into the military and is wanting to increase their pull-ups, the Extreme ab and arm wheel will facilitate not only a strong core but stronger forearm and grip strength. The Extreme ab arm wheel is conducive to recruiting the core and forearm muscles for deadlifts and clean and jerks. The extreme ab arm wheel is definitely an improvement on the traditional ab wheels! They say you can't improve on the "wheel "but you did i ! Thanks so much!
Plan on progressing to 100 in 2 weeks or so. I am enjoying the challenge and the knowledge that I am recruiting way more muscles than I was previously on other ab wheels. Your device is much more comfortable for my hands I do not feel the pressure in the middle of my palm as I did with the traditional pronated grip."
-Margo Lydia Le Chat, Certified Master Fitness Trainer, Certified Plant-Based Nutritionist, N.A.S.M - I.S.S.A - A.C.E
"I like it a whole lot. It’s built like a tank so I don’t have any reservations about putting my whole weight onto the handles, and I really notice the difference between the conventional horizontal grip and the different neutral grip options. Thanks for bringing such a high-quality product to the market."
"I have only done a few trial workouts so far but the neutral grip is perfect and I feel the burn in both my arms and abs. I am just a beginner and don't yet do full roll-outs but I am now motivated to do more. I am extremely impressed and satisfied."
"I received it yesterday, and it's really well made, solid, it'll last. Already so pleased."
"There are many who claim to have a great ab roller, but the Extreme ab and arm wheel combines the comfort of positioning the arms in a neutral position allowing for those who yearn for the next level of arm and ab exerciser to create multiple exercises in one seemingly simple instrument, but with a complex number of exercises."
-Jude Massillon CSCS
Sports Performance Group/Energice/Rolpal"Its pretty phenomenal! I'm impressed with the build quality, I was not expecting it to feel so high quality. The neutral grip is really challenging. Thanks for producing such a top notch piece of exercise equipment!"
"Noticed several things right out of the box:
The product feels very sturdy
The single wheel design makes you focus on balance
The wheel seems of high quality - should last a long
The handles diameter and length are perfect
As for the first experience in using it, I decided to do 10 reps of 10 from the knees to kick things off
Started with the traditional grip for first set
the single wheel design made me focus more on balance, but once again the product felt sturdy
Second set I went with the long neutral grip position
could immediately feel the difference in both the abs / triceps / and lats
Third set I went with the side neutral position
this grip position started to really fire up my entire torso
Forth set I decided I would go for the long vertical neutral grip position
immediately upon turning the handles up at the end of the extension, I could feel my abs kick in at another level...
So I decided to finish the last six sets using the long vertical neutral grip position... and I can say by the tenth set, my body was feeling the difference...
I can definitely say, this is apart of my workout regiment.. will check back with you after 6 weeks of usage."
"As a former 2 sport division 1A college athlete from a family with a long legacy of athletic success, I am always looking for that new work out edge. I tried the Extreme ab and arm wheel and was blown away by the results. It is portable enough to take on my travels and easy enough to get a killer workout in my office and at home. I have seen amazing gains in my strength and body tone in as little as 10 minutes a day!"
-Ray Leonard Jr.
"I will tell you that your wheel is the only one that gets used at the gym, and we have every variation of ab wheel there is . It's simple, basic, and is key in developing functional balanced strength."
-Kenny Sellers, Power Lifter
"I'm loving it! Fully extended, the movement feels like half of a skullcrushers and half of a hammer curl. I don't feel my shoulders at all (which are my genetic strong point) and my low back involvement is minimal. Awesome piece of equipment!"
-Sam Lackey, Health and Fitness Specialist, Capital One
"I have gotten to know your wheel very well as it has been kicking my A$$. I must say it's a quality piece of equipment. When I buy stuff new I try to get top of the line Ie. Ivanko plates and bars, Iron Grip dumbbells. I can honestly say your arm and ab wheels are right up there. I'm a very happy and satisfied customer with your product. It has the functions, and quality I was looking for. I intend to use it till my abs give out on me, and will recommend it to everyone in the fitness community."
-Steve Ramsey, CFO Superior Float Tanks LLC - http://www.superiorfloattanks.com/
"I used it today and I really like the neutral grip options. They allow me to work around a bad shoulder. I found your product on my email google plus and saw your website. I am excited about your product and the ability to be able to do ab rolls without pain."
-Ron Davis CK-FMS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
"I really enjoy the Extreme ab and arm wheel. Its very comfortable for my shoulders and wrist. The stability required is intensified. I got the hang though in no time. I love the ability to brake at any portion of the movement."
-IFBB Pro Brandon Curry, 2013 Arnold Classic Brasil Champion
"I've loved it so far. I didn't realize how the different grips and motions could have so much of an effect."
"Thank you once again for letting me use your product. First off the construction of extremeabarmwheel was top of the line, strong, sturdy and built to last a life time. I used the wheel 4 days a week for 4 weeks straight. I felt immediate results in my tricep region. The isometric training that I was getting from being able to stabilize myself on the wheel was giving my arms a great burn. The second place I felt the burn was the lower abdominal. While in the fully extended position the lower abs are targeted and stressed, this is crucial because for any of us who have ever worked out before, we all know the lower abs are a muscle group that is very hard to hit!
I started out being able to do about 15-20 consecutive roll outs the first week or so. I eventually worked my way up to about 30-35 roll outs at a time. I supplemented my regular gym workouts with 40 roll outs a night total. The roll out definitely made a noticeable difference in my frontal shoulders, tricep and brachial strength as well as giving me a great abdominal burn! It was easy on the back and shoulders due to its innovated pronate grip that other ab wheels don't posses.
I was very pleased with the overall quality of the extremeabarmwheel and the level of workout the wheel gave me. As a former D-1 football player, I came into this trial run thinking that the extremeabarmwheel was just going to be another easy workout that wouldn't have any noticeable effect on my strength. I was wrong! The wheel will present a challenge for any athlete (or non-athlete) that wants to give it a try and increase their overall strength!"
"Mr. Frederick thank you very much! Your ab wheel is the best one on the market. It gets heavy use at my gym. Comfortable handles and better overall workout. That thing is the truth."
Clay Burwell - Owner High Performance Gym
"Ab and Arm Wheel is awesome! Finding it great for lacrosse players strengthening forearm muscles!"
Max Calder - President, Full Circle Fitness
I learned about your wheel from my Sensei Mo. He is training me & I have fallen in love with your wheel. I'm 340 pounds & your wheel is the only thing I enjoy doing."
"Yes, and my abs and shoulder have come out more and I feel stronger. My favorite is plank core movements. Now I am training my private students with the wheel. One of my students will be ordering one this month. He loved the ExtremeAbArmWheel so much that he offered to pay me double the money for my wheel."
Professor Mahaliel Bethea - Founder of the System
"Ken just writing to tell you how challenging your product the Xtreme Ab and Arm wheel is. This product takes the AB wheel of old to a whole new level. We recently had a pro boxer at the gym and as you know these guys can really work the Ab wheel. Well as other fighters looked on they too had to take the challenge and try the Xtreme Ab wheel for themselves. Well the general consensus was "Great" where can I get it ?
The horns as I call them are great for beginners and can be used as training wheels for stopping or gaining control on the way down to a horizontal plank position. For the more advanced the horns could be held "Take the bull by the horns" and relives the elbows a bit and brings the arms in closer to the body for a stronger base.
I personally believe this is the best abdominal exercise wheel ever made. The components are very tough and I believe I will have mine in use for ever.
Thanks for inventing and producing the best abdominal exercise piece of equipment ever."
Richard"Army" Maguire - President, Ageless Strength AthleticsAgeless Strength Athletics, http://www.agelesstrength.com/
"I was fortunate enough to use the EXTREME AB WHEEL, and although I have tried ab wheels in the past, I was skeptical when I took this one out of the box. Right out of the box, the EXTREME AB WHEEL feels "heavy duty" and constructed with quality. The bar has a great grip and the wheel turns very smoothly. The unique aspect of this tool is the shape of the handles. The "bull horn" shape of the handles makes it unique to the user because ab roll-outs can be performed with the wrists in a neutral position. This was touted by the manufacturer, so I had to try this out myself! I was excited and within minutes, I was on the floor performing ab roll-outs with various grip angles that were safe and hit different muscles!
Most of my clients have shoulder issues that prevent us from performing ab-roll outs with ease. However, with the special handle positions, we were able to maximize our core and workouts with little to no modification. The "stop" feature (turning the handles) is a great add-on with this tool and really allows the user to focus on core strength when performing the roll-out. Its also a great tool for push-ups and dips!"
John Izzo - NASM Personal Trainer, www.TrainerAdvice.com
"The Extreme Ab and Arm wheel has been an excellent addition to our facility. The George Washington University Strength and Conditioning facilities accommodate 440 plus athletes and 23 sport teams. The number of athletes and the limited amount of space requires that we use time and resources efficiently. The ab and arm wheel allows us to build core strength with limited space within a lifting circuit or at the end of the workout to help develop the rectus abdominus, transverse abdominus, and external oblique. The Ab wheel also allows our strength coaches to program exercises in different ranges of motion and in different planes of motion. Athletes learn how to concentrate on their core muscles and can feel results immediately. My baseball athletes benefit from the strength adaptations in the extensor and flexors muscles of their forearms. They can feel their forearms muscles being activated as they complete a set of 15-20 repetitions. I could not be more excited about this product and the benefit it provides for utilizing space and time efficiently, teaching our athletes about how to activate their core, and strengthening the arms, as well as the core. I am looking forward to adding additional wheels to our programming."
Paul L. Berry Jr., M.S. Strength and Conditioning 2012 Candidate, USAW, CSCS
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach - George Washington University Department of Athletics
"I have got great results from the Extreme Ab & Arm Wheel. It is easy to use and you can work out from your home. I have noticed more definition in my arms and core area from using the Ab and Arm Wheel. I have been working out for over fifteen years and I feel this equipment is an excellent tool to develop core strength and stability. I would highly recommend incorporating the Ab and Arm wheel into your workouts."
"The One You Fitness Center is always searching for innovative ways to help clients produce results. The Extreme ab and arm wheel is an excellent way to gain core strength and work forearms and shoulders without pain."
AJ the trainer - Owner/COO at The One You Fitness Center, Allentown Pa., www.theoneyou.com
"The trainers, and clients found the variety of functions of theExtreme ab and arm wheel to be very unique and useful."
Bryan Stefanik, Director of Sport Performance - Power Train Sports Institute, www.powertrainsports.com
" I am 50 years old and have worked out all of my adult life. I travel for a living and I have literally used every piece of exercise equipment in the most state of the art gyms throughout the United States. In addition, I have been a certified personal trainer and have an appreciation for the benefits of exercise and exercise physiology. With all of my exposure and experience with fitness and equipment, I'm still a bit old school and feel most at home with free weights and good old fashion effort. It is rare that a single piece of equipment comes along that can provide such big results in such a small package. I have had great success with the Extreme Ab and Arm Wheel. It provides a great work out! It allows me to build muscle, stretch as well as provides muscle confusion for outstanding results."
Ted Bunch - Long Island, New York
"The Extreme Ab/Arm Wheel, is a phenomenal invention. It not only makes it easier to core wheel exercises for optimal core training. I really like the idea of the two "kick stands" at the ends of the wheel in that not only does it provide greater support for training my core by taking strain off of my shoulders, it also serves to build up biceps, triceps and shoulders as well."
Prophecy Workout, www.prophecyworkout.com
"The Extreme Ab and Arm Wheel is the preferred ab training device of Head Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jason Sargus, of Brazen Boxing and MMA."
Jason Sargus - Brazen Boxing, www.brazenboxing.com
"I have incorporated the Extreme Ab & Arm Wheel into the team workout sessions for the various Juniata College student - athletes remaining on campus over the summer break. The Ab & Arm Wheels handle configuration and sturdy construction has allowed our athletes to perform a variety of exercises designed to improve the essential components of physical fitness needed for the ultimate goal of enhancing sports performance.
I have found the Ab & Arm Wheel to be an excellent tool for safely working total body and core strength, stability and flexibility while protecting the shoulder complex. Because of these positive results received from using the Extreme Ab & Arm Wheel during our summer training cycle, we plan on incorporating the Ab & Arm Wheel into all of our sports teams future workouts."
Doug Smith, MS, CSCS, NASM- PES, USAW Senior Coach - Strength and Conditioning Coordinator - Juniata College Fitness Director
"I have had good results in the six short weeks that I have been using the Extreme Ab & Arm Wheel. My stomach muscles are stronger and more toned, and I’m getting definition in both my shoulders and arms, particularly the triceps. I have even lost some weight. The wheel is easy to use, sturdy, and well balanced. The exercises take only a few minutes a day and they are an excellent complement to my running and weight work. I am very pleased with this purchase because it is more effective than I had expected."
"As a certified personal trainer, I am always on the search for new ways to maximize my workout routines and the Extreme Ab & Arm Wheel was just what I needed to strengthen my core muscles. The results were visible very quickly especially in my abs, arms and latismus Dorsi (back muscles). I've trained group of clients in a 90 day fitness challenge and successfully incorporated the Extreme Ab & Arm Wheel; I am excited to have seen the changes in my clients. I plan on purchasing more Extreme Ab & Arm Wheel's for the next 90 day fitness challenge."
Extreme Ab & Arm Wheel Lover, Casey Hutchison - Afaa Certified Personal Trainer
"The Extreme Abdominal Arm Wheel is an innovative approach to core training. Its multi-functional grip is very accommodating, and allows for interesting and effective variations of the traditional movement pattern. It’s a great “carry along” piece, and a nice addition to any home gym or commercial facility."
Tim Argiriadi - Victory Sports & Fitness
"I work with a personal trainer at home and he was really jazzed when he saw the roller and immediately started my torture with it. So yes, it definitely meets my expectations and he will probably get one for his clients at the studio. It works great.
FYI, I found your product because when I do a search for things, I look first for products Made In USA, so thank you for that as well. I'm looking forward to the results I achieve, but I know too, it will be a painful process. It WILL be worth it."
"As a Fighter Trainer and Exercise Physiologist, I find the Extreme ab and arm Wheel to be the best in the category because it protects that should joint while allowing the Fighters or Athlete to work the Core and the Abs in a Safe manner."
James B. Jefferson M.E.S. C.P.T. C.S.N.