Tristar Ab Coaster Max Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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When you’re laying on hard, uncomfortable floors, doing crunches and sit-ups, you’re causing unnecessary strain on both your back and neck. The best ab machine to improve your core, without causing so much stress, is the Tristar Ab Coaster Max. It gets you off the ground and gives you the tools to continue doing core strength training in a much more comfortable way. So, what makes it the best exercise equipment in it’s class? Let’s find out…

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Why We Like It – Tristar Ab Coaster MAX Review

Reduce the strain on your back and neck with this advanced core strength exercise equipment. Forget ab rollers and sit ups, this machine takes your core strength training to the next level.

  • Targets the entire core, not one location
  • Doesn’t strain your neck or back
  • More for experienced users
  • Heavy, bulky, takes up a lot of room
  • Strictly for ab exercises

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Forget ab rollers, sit ups, ab crunches—the Tristar Ab Coaster Max removes those worries and heads in a different direction. Rather than strain your back and neck, the Tristar Ab Coaster Max swivels and moves as you do to strengthen abdominal muscles, rather than let your neck and back take on the pressure. The Ab Doer 360 was similar in nature, but still required you to do most of the work. Because it targeted more than just lower abs—upper and mid too—in such a focused way, the Tristar Ab Coaster Max is one of the best ab machines around.


Since this is an entire exercise machine, naturally it’s bulky and heavy, with a dimension of 48.1 x 15.3 x 14.1 inches and weighing under 55 lbs. Fitness equipment like the Tristar Ab Coaster Max needs a fair amount of real estate to make use of so you wouldn’t want something like this in your home if it’s small. If you still want some kind of home gym, consider the Star Uno Ab Machine for an ab workout. It’s smaller and supports up to 8 different core exercises.


Because the Tristar Coaster Max Fitness Ab Machine is so good at its job, we can easily recommend this to anyone needing serious core strength exercises. However, you should understand two things: it’s strictly for core strength and it is not for beginners. It’s certainly easy to understand, but this machine is best suited for someone who wants to take their core strength to the next level. If you’re someone who wants to spend a few minutes a day working on their core, you’re better off going with a CAP Barbell. It isn’t worth spending $200 (free shipping) for a machine you only use for a handful of minutes a day.

Tristar Ab Coaster MAX Review Wrap Up

As far as core strength training is concerned, the Tristar Ab Coaster Max is the bee’s knees. It targets more than just the center of your core, and done so without causing strain on your neck and back by getting you off the ground. It’s bulky and takes up space, but only the least dedicated are concerned with those issues.

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