Hi, I’m Michael Barney, inventor of the AbDominator. The idea for this unrestricted core workout came very late one night. I awoke suddenly with one of those “Eureka!” moments. For the longest time, I had been struggling to rebuild my core. After almost 8 years of military service and a lifetime of competitive athletics, I had to undergo four knee surgeries and one lower-back surgery, all within two years. I was accustomed to being in great shape, and rehab although was good, it still left me unable to do the workouts which I relied upon so much — especially the ones that hit my core. I thought, there has to be a simple way to get a workout that hits my entire core.
At the gym, those old ab dollies and wheels produced the workout I needed, but with great effort. The ab dolly, with its swinging wheels, made it too difficult to change direction. The ab wheel only let me go forward and back, limiting the muscle groups I could hit.
The inspiration for the AbDominator came when I was going through some old computer junk in a box, and found an old mouse that used a roller ball. With the roller ball, I mused, the mouse could move in any direction. I went to bed that night with the concept in my head. Then, at three in the morning I snapped awake with the idea for the AbDominator. Like the roller-ball mouse, the AbDominator relies on unrestricted, multi-directional movement to give you a complete core workout. Whether you’re an elite athlete, physical trainer, gym owner, or someone who’s just trying to get in shape, the AbDominator is a must-have piece of equipment.