Body-Solid Gut-Blaster Slings (AAB2)
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- Ab slings designed for toning, trimming, and conditioning of the entire abdominal area
- Ideal for suspended leg raises and oblique exercises
- Works the abdominals without straining the lower back
- 10,000-pound-capacity solid steel carabiners attach to any chin-up bar
- Includes two heavy-duty woven nylon slings
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Efficiently work out your abdominals without straining your lower back with Body-Solid Gut-Blaster Slings (AAB2). These ab slings are designed to suspend users above the ground for leg raises and oblique exercises, encouraging superior toning, trimming, and conditioning of the entire abdominal area. The slings can even be helpful for bad backs by helping stretch back muscles and decompressing the spine. These abdominal slings are made with 10,000-pound-capacity solid steel Fire and Rescue locking carabiners that attach to any chin-up bar. The heavy-duty woven nylon slings are attached to the carabiners via steel grommets, ensuring the slings stand up to rigorous use. Each sling measures 16 inches tall and 8.5 inches wide with a 1-inch pad for added comfort while you exercise. Body-Solid Gut-Blaster Slings are an ideal pairing for the Body-Solid Functional Training Center (GDCC200) and the Pro Power Rack (GPR378).
Tone, trim, and condition your entire abdominal area without straining your lower back with this pair of Body Solid Gut Blaster slings. The slings--which are designed to attach to a chin-up bar or door gym via the solid steel, 10,000-pound-capacity carabiners--suspend your body gracefully above the ground, where you can perform leg raises and oblique exercises with confidence. In fact, the Gut Buster slings can actually help reduce back pain by stretching the muscles and decompressing the spine. Each sling measures 8.5 inches wide, includes a 1-inch-thick pad for comfort, and carries a lifetime warranty.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 30 x 3 inches; 3 Pounds
- Item model number : AAB2
- Department : Unisex
- Date First Available : August 6, 2003
- Manufacturer : Body-Solid, Inc.
- ASIN : B0000BV0Z9
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Before buying new straps I did a lot of online research to find straps that would be safe to use. The deciding factor was contacting a local fitness equipment store that supports many of the local area fitness centers. They told me that they sell only the Body Solid slings to fitness centers. They said they never heard of any problems with them at any of the centers. Because the store was temporarily out of stock on them, I ordered the Body Solid Slings from Amazon. This morning they arrived and my only regret is that I didn't buy them in the first place. They are well made of heavy nylon and have a strong and sturdy feeling to them. The carabiners have a screw type locking mechanism that should ensure that they don't open up during use. The arm slings are longer and wider than the Perfect Fitness straps and provide much firmer stability during use and their extra thickness keeps the straps from squeezing against your arms like the thinner Perfect Fitness straps do. The construction quality was excellent. There were no stitching or riveting problems as reported in a few of the other Amazon reviews. The hanging length of the straps was perfect for my set-up but I expected that because I checked the straps' dimensions before I ordered them. I have only used them during one workout session so far (just got them today) but I did multiple sets of bent and straight leg raises and also twisting side leg raises. During each set they felt completely secure and, as mentioned earlier, were noticeably more stable than the Perfect Fitness Straps. The one recommendation I do have to improve them is for Body Solid to provide some sort of pad on the inside of the upper part of the carabiner where it contacts whatever bar you hang it from. I cut pieces from an old bicycle tire tube and slid it on each one. Worked great and should keep the carabiner from gouging the bar over time. This probably wouldn't be a concern to most people, but it is to me. Only time will tell how well the slings hold up but based on my initial impression, and what the local fitness equipment supply store told me, I'd expect them to last a long time. They are more expensive than many other straps on Amazon but you should ask yourself what value you place on not injuring yourself. I should have known better than to trust my safety during a suspended body weight exercise to a cheap product, but luckily I got away with it. Please learn from my lesson and buy the best quality straps (or any other type of exercise equipment) you can afford.
I have not received anything from Body Solid, Amazon, or anyone else for this review. I regret being so negative on the Perfect Fitness Straps. They were very satisfactory up to the moment they broke but I inspected them before every use and there were no signs of impending failure. The one strap failed without warning. I believe that if Perfect Fitness made them with heavy duty nylon instead of whatever they use now, they'd be a great product too. But until they do, I wouldn't trust them.
I am a 6-2, 180lb male in excellent physical condition for my age. I attach the straps to a 7ft chin up bar that is part of a chin up/dip station exercise tower. With your weight on the slings, the bottom of the slings will be about 65 inches off the floor. For my height it's about perfect. If you do use the slings on a tower like I do, please be sure to adequately weight the base of the tower to keep the tower from tipping over when using the slings, particularly during side twist and straight leg raises. I am 100% satisfied based on my initial use and would most highly recommend the Body Sold slings to anyone looking for a quality product to use for ab/core training.
Bottom line: I love the slings! However, the carabiners are in the recycling bin where they truly belong. I recommend the slings if you're into pushing your abs to the next level of your core strength routine.
1. The seam on one of the slings that forms the loop for the carabiners started coming apart
2. There was a notable tear in the fabric next to one of the round pins that hold the loop.
The rest of the craftsmanship was not impressive either. These straps are priced on the higher end of the same product family, and I expected the higher price to be backed by a rock-solid quality. I was sorely disappointed.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 27, 2018