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Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel

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Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel
 
2.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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4.0

Works for me!

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from USA

Comments about Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel:

While reviews are typically a matter of opinion, not fact, I find most of the negative comments about this product to be wildly inaccurate.

I have used this device on hardwood floors, tile, gym mats and currently use it on carpet and it has never skipped. It does require a certain degree of force and strength to begin with. So if you're unable to apply the pressure required to steady it then you're going to have issues. I do the advanced workout with it that includes my obliques and whenever I use it, I feel it in everything from my grip, forearms, upper arms, shoulders, chest and abs.

Long story short: If you're not seeing results or it's too difficult to operate or too uncomfortable to use, then chances are you're not doing it right or not strong enough to operate it correctly or just being a diva (male or female) by expecting your workout to be comfortable. Comfortability and results do not go hand in hand in a workout. If you're comfy while working out, you're not doing it right and/or you're never going to see satisfactory results. Hence the phrase "no pain, no gain." I'm sure you've all heard that one.

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2.0

No thanks!

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from Puyallup, WA

Comments about Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel:

The Everlast standard duo exercise wheel is not what I expected it to be. It is so hard to use! I like a challenge when exercising, but this is just awkward and no fun. It will still get some use from time to time, but it is one of my least favorite pieces of exercise equipment. When you are on your knees and rolling back and forth with this thing it does work your core, but unless you are just super strong it is hard to pull back. It rolls pretty well, especially with weight on it. I just don't like how weird it is. You feel like you are going to fall over when you use it. My kids think that this is a fun toy that they can mess around with. It has pretty much become more of a toy then something that we exercise with. I don't recommend wasting your money on this exercise wheel. I did have another exercise wheel that would spring back so that it wasn't as awkward, but these exercise wheels just became a problem for me. I would pick something else.

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1.0

a waste of money and time

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from Westfield, PA

Comments about Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel:

i am a young boxer who is very familiar with exercise and workout routines and tools you use for them this machine does absolutly nothing my advice is save your money start doing a set of pushups and situps in the morning and night jog 2 times a week and skip rope increase each of these by a few numbers every week and you will shed weight in no time with a good diet

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4.0

Give it some time - it will give back your abs

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from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel:

Alright, to start with, I need to remind all, that there are practically no "Instant Fixes" in this world. And to add, that setting impossible goals is a bad idea most of the times. With that out of the way, let's get to the wheel.

It's scary and it looks impossible in the beginning for most of us. This is why your initial approach to this wheeler needs to be with patience in mind. There's no jumping into it, there's more understanding and feeling of this simple exercise gadget. 

THE GOOD: Nice price. The double wheel-ness provides better stability while rolling it. It's a welcome feature, cause if you read any other reviews, one wheel action is too tough. The wheel exercise involves a few major muscles in your body working in succession and these are hard to exercise routinely muscles - like lower abs. Easy to transport and take with you to a trip. Easy to store anywhere!!! 

THE BAD: wheel needs hard wood floor or similar hard surface to work it's promise. Any other rough/uneven or soft/carpet like surface will make you hate it. Handles are not very well padded and require some getting used to. Improper use of the wheel may cause you potential back injury. 

This is a great exercise gadget. It's a must have and a must know how to use one. From many reviews it is clear people have very little idea of "how to". I have been using it for a few years and one of the great advantages of it is - no need for SPACE!!! All you need is a soft pad for your knees and a meter and a half before you - THIS IS IT! The Wheel has to be used on a hardwood floor (or similar hard surface) NOT on a soft carpet . You start it on all fours with your arms on the wheel handles and your knees apart and on the pad (for comfort). Tightening your abs, carefully roll the wheel forward to the point from which you can return back to the initial pose, with some effort (but not strain). Through the exercise there are two major areas to pay attention to - your abs and your arm-shoulder lock. Both of these areas have to be tight during the movement of the wheel. As you progress and start feeling stronger, try to open your arms farther away from you. You will feel the pain and it will last for some time - your ab muscles are building. During the exercise the "pulling" power is your stomach, not your arms... or making any jerking movements to roll back (so , no cheating). The ultimate STAGE 1 goal - fully extended arms and your nose nearly touching the floor and pulling back to all fours (repetitive action). STAGE 2 is for the experts only and is REALLY hard, but I've seen it performed. The same exercise done from your feet (not knees). You should not try it until you can perform STAGE 1 at least 100 times consecutively. Personally I got it to 60-70... or 3 sets of 50 in each. It feels great!

Final word: With a few minor glitches (read THE BAD) this Everlast Duo wheel has a full potential to give you your stomach muscles back. Make a simple gaol and go with the flow. Take your time and enjoy the progress, cause it will come. Recommend this wheel to those who don't look for simple solutions (which unfortunately almost never work) and ready to commit to some time a day for a work out.

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2.0

This two wheeler won't be driven by me any time soon!

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from The heart of , NY

Comments about Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel:

***Quick View:*** I am the queen of exercise gadgets but I just don't get this one at all. It is a tad better than my first one but it's still essentially useless for me and hurts my back.

***Me and my Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel***

So, I had a junky exercise wheel and hated it but, when I saw the **Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel**, it looked so much sturdier and more solid that I just had to try it. Well, it is sturdier than the old wheel, I will give it that. But the same issues I had with the old wheel cropped up. You are supposed to get down on the floor, grasp the handles and roll your body straight out and then slightly to the side to work your abs. For one, you need a TON of space to completely extend your body. For another, the thing skips especially over a rug and all that pressure is put on my hands and back. To try to get the thing to veer for a side (oblique) workout, I practically have to force it and that again hurts my back. I just do not have the patience to drive this thing. Perhaps on a hard wood floor, it would glide better but my knees would be bruised. This isn't a good gadget for me - or anyone really.

***My Viewpoint ***

Well, I guess you can imagine that I am not going to praise the **Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel.** I don't like this method of ab work and I honestly don't feel it is effective. You need tons of space and a very strong back as well as strong arms to use it and it's just wacky. This one is a tad better than my old one, which I will also review, but it still is only a ***2 star ***gadget. Bypass this type of wheel. I honestly don't believe anyone really gets a lot of benefit out of these things.

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1.0

Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel

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from Gettysburg, PA

Comments about Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel:

The Everlast Standard Duo Exercise Wheel is difficult and awkward to operate and you must have plenty of space on a hard surface floor to use it.  It does not glide very well and I end up being frustrated and giving up on it.  The only upside is that it is relatively inexpensive but why pay anything for something that is only going to sit in the closet.

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