Discover the Versatility of the Axle with this Plate Loaded Workout

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At first glance, you might just see the Axle as the Cadillac of Ab Rollers – when it is capable of so much more! It can act as a barbell, a planking tool, or a foot anchor to challenge the total body in ways the average ab roller falls short.

Weighing in at 11 lbs. – the Axle is the perfect weight for fitness enthusiasts of all levels to begin basic strength training techniques. As your strength level progresses, the Axle is designed to support the addition of Olympic-sized plates to the ends to increase the resistance level of your favorite exercises.

Olympic plates are a dual investment as they can be used with the Axle and alone as free weights to add more equipment functionality to your home gym space. Urethane Plates have beveled edges and gripping locations designed to facilitate strength exercises on and off the bar. Or if you prefer bumper plates, you can hold a single plate to add resistance to squats, overhead presses, Russian twists, and more!

There is no doubt the versatility of the Axle goes way above the bar – check out this sample workout featuring several combination movements using a plate loaded Axle.


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Want more workout inspiration – head over to the Axle Exercise Library to see more of the Axle in action. Follow along with the online videos or take a quick glance at some moves and get inspired to create exercises and movement sequences of your own!

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Elisabeth Fouts

About Elisabeth Fouts

Elisabeth serves as the Education Coordinator for Power Systems and is their primary content contributor for blogs and articles on a variety of subjects from personal training and group fitness programming to product spotlights and health club operations. She holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry from a personal trainer & group fitness instructor to regional level fitness management. Elisabeth is also a Master Trainer for PowerWave Master and holds industry group fitness certifications with ACE & Les Mills.