I test ab workouts for a living — 3 best early Black Friday deals for sculpting your core

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If you're building a home gym, the best home gym equipment is non-negotiable. And if you're wondering how to build a stronger core, check out these three Prime Day deals I love. 

Despite the sales ending, I've been scouring for the best deals on ab equipment you can do from your mat, anywhere, anytime. And I think I’ve nailed it this time. If you enjoy building your ab muscles from home and sculpting a stronger core, these three deals are guaranteed to get your midsection trembling, and are still available for a limited time.

I've personally tried and tested each, so I can say with certainty that these shouldn't be missed.

3 Prime Day fitness deals for ab training

Vinsguir ab roller wheel was $33 now $25 @ Amazon

Vinsguir ab roller wheel was $33 now $25 @ Amazon
I've used this ab wheel and it tops many best ab roller guides. The wheel is wider (3.2 inches dual) and larger than many models, helping beginners master ab wheel rollouts more easily. The roller also comes with a handy knee pad. It's a total steal at 24% off.

P&BEXC balance board was $46 now $34 @ Amazon

P&BEXC balance board was $46 now $34 @ Amazon
Test your ab strength using a stability board and save 39% during Prime Day sales. Unlike the costly Plankpad that retails at $129, this board is a total steal at just under $30. It supports 350lbs of weight, is made from durable plywood and features slip-resistant additions to help you strengthen your core and posture and fine-tune motor coordination.

Funcode balance trainer was $100 now $56 @ Amazon

Funcode balance trainer was $100 now $56 @ Amazon

We love a balance trainer at Tom's Guide, and this is a steal at $40 off. The anti-burst design is made to withstand up to 660 lbs of training and features an anti-slip textured surface to boost drip during ab workouts. Stand, jump, or kneel your way to steel core muscles using two included resistance bands. 

I've trained with each of these Prime Day steals and you're in safe hands while training your core muscles. 

Each piece of equipment can be used in multiple ways, helping you train every major muscle group while strengthening your torso. What I love about each of these bits of fitness kit is that they can be used pretty much anywhere. You could head to your local park, your garden, or a home gym without sacrificing space. 

If you're ready to commit but unsure how to use any of the equipment above, we cover the benefits of balance trainers and why we think they're the most underrated gym equipment, and I detail my experiences of using balance boards (notably, the PlankPad, but I can tell you there's little difference between these brands).

Sam Hopes
Senior Staff Writer - Fitness

Sam Hopes is a level III qualified fitness trainer, level II reiki practitioner, and senior fitness writer at Future PLC, the publisher of Tom's Guide. She is also about to undertake her Yoga For Athletes training course. Having trained to work with mind and body, Sam is a big advocate of using mindfulness techniques in sport and fitness, and their impact on performance. She’s also passionate about the fundamentals of training and building sustainable training methods.  When she's not writing up her experiences with the latest fitness tech and workouts, you’ll find her writing about nutrition, sleep, recovery, and wellness.