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Body-Solid GAB60 Adjustable Ab Board Review

​For years the Ab boards and Sit up benches have dominated the market and companies have competed in their attempts to deliver the best, most ergonomically refined and efficient design.

Today we review one of the more unique sit up benches out there – a design that offers a lot of innovations and is perfectly catered for both beginners and experienced ​weight trainers.

Body-Solid GAB60 Adjustable Ab Board
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This particle ab bench also featured highly when we compared it to the best sit up benches on the market in this article, which is worth taking a look at.

Body Solid is a tried and tested brand name, and their output was always praised. And their recent model, the GAB60 Adjustable Ab Board is certainly another solid output in the market of sit up benches. With some curious features and a reasonable price tag, this piece of equipment is definitely worthy of your attention. ​



​Where most ab boards tend to share a certain set of pre designed features, the GAB60 from Body Solid goes one step further and tries to slightly re-invent things. The center piece of this bench is its adjustable, 12 position support beam, which dominates the design and allows for an incredible range of adjustment – from near flat to extremely inclined angles – giving you the option of the ultimate challenge.

​With perfected dimensions, sturdy construction and mobility, this bench fits almost every criteria.

Body-Solid GAB60 Adjustable Ab Board
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One noticeable oddity concerning the design is the prominent main support beam on which the bench itself slides. Tall and bulky, it takes a lot of space height wise and visually looks clunky – a fact which might not suit every user. But in all honesty, looks are the least factor – it’s the efficiency that matters, and GAB60 lacks none of it! With this model, the road to the perfect six pack is shorter than ever.

​Build

​The overall quality of the build is very high, with a 2 x 2 inch main frame that ensures sturdiness and removes the possibility of wobbly exercises. The bench itself, as well as the 8 inch foam rollers are all perfectly ergonomic, and covered with black leather and Dura Firm padding. The rollers are also oversized, and all of these add to the overall comfort which can only be praised.

Body-Solid GAB60 Adjustable Ab Board
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The entire bench can be moved out of way with the help of two integrated wheels, ensuring an easy and no-effort moving about.

Both with the padding, and the added plastic caps throughout the bench, every risk is completely removed and the comfort put at the highest level.

Needless to say, this bench is robust and durable, almost to the point where it becomes ungainly. Even so, you will have no worries about quality – Body Solid went all in.


Pros

  • Comfort, as we all know, is always a priority for sit up benches, and Body Solid always puts high priority on the design of the padding. The GAB60 is highly comfortable to use and with the oversized rollers the positioning of the calves is perfect, with no chafing of the ankles.                        
  • With a great range of adjustability, this ab board utilizes its functional design to deliver perfect efficiency. Give yourself a challenge with the extra steep setting, or, if you’re a beginner, use the default incline. Whatever the choice, efficiency is perfect.                                                                      
  • GAB60 comes with a reasonable price tag considering the quality, and will fit in everyone’s budget. If you’re looking to focus on your abs, or simply add into your home gym, this ab board will work both ways, and will certainly give you the bang for the buck.

​Cons

  • Owing to its refined design, this sit up bench needed a sturdy build. And with those two combined, the end result was lack of foldable option. With its fixed design, the GAB60 can be somewhat clunky and take up your space. The wheels allow for it to move, but it will still be on display. That is why it is best considered as a piece of your home, basement or garage gym.                                                
  • Simplicity often works well, but in this case it takes away from what could have been an efficiently multifunctional design. With only the specific focus on ab exercise, the designers left out a possible addition of more modular designs and foldable additions.

Summary

Although simple and straightforward in its uses, the GAB60 perfectly does the task for which it was designed. Efficient, well built and finely adjustable, this sit up bench is a great choice for beginners and pros alike.

And if you add the reasonable price tag, you will quickly realize that when the market of ab benches is considered, this model from Body Solid is certainly up there among the best.