What Our Customers Are Saying…
I own an original Abmat and I have to say it’ll be hard to choose it over the Athlos from now on. The build quality is great in my opinion. It has a premium feel and definitely is worth the investment. The padding is firm and supportive. After doing a side by side comparison with my Abmat, the Athlos wins on quality of materials used and craftsmanship. One thing that I really like about this mat is that it actually stays in place during your set. This became quickly apparent as I was plowing through the first 100 sit-ups I performed on them. Yes, I was able to plow through those sit-ups because there was less discomfort and stress on my tailbone. Well whaddya know, a product that does what it claims!
Do yourself a favor and get one. They’re that good. Coming from a guy that hates sit-ups that says a lot. I’m willing to bet that if you bring one of these mats to your CF box, you’ll be the envy of your friends and their tailbones. Admit it, every crossfitter loves showing off their new gear. 😉
I was in the market for a second ab trainer, had an Again Faster ab-mat before and it was decent enough but came across this Athlos Fitness mat at my CrossFit box. First I didn’t know what to make of the extra piece but once I knew it was designed like that to stop me from getting “assberries” and actually worked I ordered one. Athlos calls it a “Tailbone Protecting Anti-slip Pad”, but I’ve never been concerned about slippage, just butt burn from my insanely fast sit-ups (so fast it looks like I’m cheating when I’m videoed). But now, since using Athlos, no more unwanted sores.
Quality wise, the Athlos mat seems like it’s built really well, even better than my Again Faster ab-mat. I think the Athlos finish is nicer. We’ll have to see how it holds up after time and use. Another cool thing about this Athlos mat versus another abdominal trainer is I like to use them to practice handstand negatives and handstand pushups. This mat gives me three different heights to work with where as a traditional ab-mat only give me one so that’s an extra bonus. If you work your way down to just the Tailbone Pad (Butt Burn Saver) and can do a HSPU with that, you don’t have far to go. So if you’re looking for an abdominal trainer give this Athlos Fitness one a shot, your abs and ass will thank you.
This board works, that’s it in a nutshell. It’s the perfect angle, your tailbone isn’t going to be hurting because you’ve got padding under that, as well. You don’t slide all over the floor & my floors are slick laminate. There’s nothing underneath it to damage your floors, I checked that out first. It folds up small so you can shove it out of sight while not in use. Appears to be quality made, I’ve been using it for month’s now without any issues. The only problem I’ve had so far with it is, I have no excuse for not wanting to use it. lol This little thing is awesome, if you’re willing to do the work, it is also.
I have just received my new ab mat with tailbone protection and so far LOVE it! I had several “raw” spots at my tailbone from doing ab exercises on a hard floor, and had to stop doing those exercises due to pain and fear of infection. I think this will be just what I need so I can continue ab exercises! Others in my class have tried it out as well and are also sold on it!