Commercial AB Crunch Machine – Definitive FAQ Guide

Are you looking for gym equipment that will help your clients to build six-pack abs? But you don’t know if the commercial ab crunch machine will give you value for your money? 

If you are, then this comprehensive guide is for you. It answers the frequently asked questions about the commercial ab crunch machine.

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What is a commercial ab crunch machine?

The commercial ab crunch machine is gym equipment for building your abdominal muscles.

This gym equipment also has other names. It is known as the vertical crunch – plate loaded ab crunch machine, machine ab crunch, or abdominal ab crunch. 

The commercial ab crunch machine works on your abdomen by targeting two muscles:

  • External oblique muscles that are in your abs.
  • Rectus abdominis muscles on the sides of your torso.

Exercising these two muscles will allow you to have a tighter belly and to build six-pack abs.

What are the types of commercial ab crunch machines?

There are three types of commercial ab crunch machines:

  1. Semi-recumbent commercial ab crunch machines
  2. Horizontal commercial ab crunch machines
  3. Seated commercial ab crunch machines

The semi-recumbent commercial ab crunch machine has an inclined backrest. This backrest offers you more comfort and stability on your back. 

Figure 1: Semi-recumbent ab bench (image src: Body Solid)

This commercial ab crunch machine will help you to target abdominal muscles. It also isolates muscles in the abdominal area. 

The horizontal commercial ab crunch machine is also effective. It will also help you to isolate muscles in the abdominal area.

This commercial ab crunch machine will help you to target and isolate muscles in the abdomen. 

The horizontal commercial ab crunch machine also targets and isolates abdominal muscles.

Figure 2: Horizontal ab Bench (image src: FitnessFactory)

Figure 3: Lower Abdominal Trainer (image: Yanre Fitness)

The horizontal commercial ab crunch machine is for both new and experienced users. This machine allows you to vary weights to suit the resistance level you can accommodate.

You will be sitting upright while using the Seated commercial ab crunch machine. 

Figure 4: Plate loaded commercial ab crunch machine with the horn at the back (image src: UK Gym Equipment)

Figure 5: Ab machine (image src: Yanre Fitness)

This position is effective in engaging all the abdominal muscles during a workout. At the same time, it keeps the trainer comfortable by making it easy to start the crunch.

What is the net weight of the commercial ab crunch machine?

A commercial ab crunch machine has a net weight that varies from 195 lbs (88.5 kg) to 559 lb (254 kg) kg.

The weight varies depending on the type, model, and size of the machine. Generally, the selectorized commercial ab crunch machines are heavier than the plate-loaded ones.

How much space does the commercial ab crunch machine take up?

Generally, the commercial ab crunch machine has a space-saving design. With this design, the machine takes space that varies from 1.34m2 to 1.8m2.

This space varies with the type, model, and size of the commercial ab crunch machine. 

Can you adjust the seat of the commercial ab crunch machine?

Yes, you can adjust the seat of a commercial ab crunch machine. But, the options you have for adjusting the machine will depend on its type and model.

You can adjust the seat by raising it, rotate it sideways, or doing both. 

To adjust the seat, use the pin change lock that you will find underneath the seat. This pin lock functions by locking the seat in a forward-facing position. But when you unlock it, it enables the seat to rotate from side to side. 

This makes the commercial ab crunch machine ideal for performing side crunch repetitions. 

While adjusting the height of the seat enables people of different heights to use it.

Will the commercial ab crunch machine come assembled when delivered?

No, you’ll have to assemble it yourself. 

Most of the gym equipment manufacturers will not ship pre-assembled products. Since this makes the shipping cost hard to afford.

Can I easily assemble the commercial ab crunch machine?

Of course, yes. The design of the commercial ab crunch machine makes it robust, easy to assemble and use.

You will also receive a manual that has easy-to-follow assembly instructions. That will help you during the assembly of the commercial ab crunch machine. 

Though, you also can hire a professional to assemble the hammer strength grip machine.

Can I get spare units for the commercial ab crunch machine?

Yes, the commercial ab crunch machine has a design that includes units you can replace. 

But if you have a particular need for any of the parts you can contact us for more information. 

What type of weights does the commercial ab crunch machine use?

The commercial ab crunch machine uses either weight plates or weight stacks.

In general, most plate-loaded commercial ab crunch machines use olympic-sized weight plates. That comes with a 2-inch center hole. 

Figure 6: Olympic sized weight plates with a 2- inch center hole (image src: Iron Company)

But, the pin-loaded commercial ab crunch machines use weight stacks. 

A weight stack contains rectangular-shaped weight-plates. Its plates come one on top of the other to form a stack. 

In the weight stack, the heaviest plates are at the bottom. Then there is a gradual decrease in the weights towards the top of the stack. 

The weight stacks vary in weight depending on the machine’s size and model. Generally, most weight stacks range between 190 lbs (65kg) to 220.5 lbs (100kg).

Figure 7: Weight stacks (image src: Great Life Fitness Store)

Is the weight selector pin on the commercial ab crunch machine magnetic?

Yes, the commercial ab crunch machine from Yanre Fitness uses a magnetic weight stack pin. 

This pin is also known as the weight selector key. It has a stretch lanyard which enables you to secure it on the commercial ab crunch machine. The magnetic feature allows it to stick on the plates.

Figure 8: Weight selector pin (image src: Wuxi Hanjie)

The weight selector pin varies depending on the machine’s brand and model.

What type of material is used to construct the commercial ab crunch machine?

The commercial ab crunch machine has a frame built from heavy-duty steel. But, the seat, backrest, and footpad are made from high-quality sports leather cushions.

Figure 9: Sports leather cushions (image src: Excel Fitness & Sports)

These cushions have a padding of high-density vinyl foam. That makes them more durable and comfortable while working out. 

Does the seated commercial ab crunch machine come with a footpad?

Having a footpad on the commercial ab crunch machine depends on the machine’s type and model.

The commercial ab crunch machine may come with or without the footpad. Other machines come with a design that includes a foot bar.

The commercial ab crunch machine at Yanre Fitness comes with a footpad. 

Figure 10: Commercial ab crunch machine without footpad (image src: Avon Fitness)

Figure 11: Commercial ab crunch machine with footbars (image src: Precor)

Figure 12: Commercial ab crunch machine with footpad

Is the commercial ab crunch machine resistant to abrasion and rust?

Yes, the commercial ab crunch machine is resistant to abrasion and rust:

  1. It is first spray-coated with polyethylene to protect it from rust and abrasion. 
  2. Then, a finishing coat is applied through electrostatic powder-coating. The coat is then permanently fixed using heat or radiation. This process makes the frame durable. It also makes it waterproof even in humid, tropical regions.

The durability of gym equipment will also depend on the materials used to build it. 

Yanre Fitness only uses durable and corrosion-resistant materials for commercial ab crunch machines. These materials include aluminum and carbon steel. 

Can I customize the commercial ab crunch machine with other color options?

Yes, Yanre Fitness has color options for customizing your commercial ab crunch machine. 

If you also want to customize your logo, please contact us, and we will be glad to assist.

Will the feet of the commercial ab crunch machine protect the gym floor?

Yes, the commercial ab crunch machine has rubber feet. The rubber feet protect the floor from abrasion and friction.

The rubber feet also offer shock absorption and prevent the frame’s base from sliding. 

What is the breaking strength of the cable used in ab crunch machines?

The commercial ab crunch machine’s cable has strength of 907 kg or 1905 kg for the 3.2mm and 4.8mm cables.

Is the commercial ab Crunch Machine stable?

Yes, of course. The commercial ab crunch machine is quite stable.

It has a base built from a heavy-duty steel frame. This frame makes it stable and prevents it from wobbling or tipping over. 

Does the commercial ab crunch machine come with any other accessories?

Yes, it does. The commercial ab crunch machine comes with holders for storing items. You can store your phone and water bottle while doing your reps.

Figure 13: Phone and Water bottle holders (image src: Technogym)

Does the commercial ab crunch machine come with an instructional placard?

Yes, it has an instructional placard. 

The placard displays large diagrams of the exercise positions.

Also, the placard displays a QR-code for video instructions you can watch from your phone. 

Figure 14: Instructional placard (image src: Technogym)

What is the cost of the commercial ab crunch machine?

The cost of the commercial ab crunch machines ranges from $ 500.00 to $5,100.00.

This cost varies depending on the type, model, and size of the commercial ab crunch machine.

Final thoughts

We hope you find this FAQ valuable. It’s our pleasure to address all your questions and concerns on the commercial ab crunch machine. 

If you still have some unanswered questions, please send us an email. 

Are you ready to buy our commercial ab crunch machine in bulk? Then contact us to get a quick quote today.