I have tried a few of the ab products off of television and I have been less that pleased with them. Tried the ab rocker, the tony little deal, ab isolater I think it was, basically it was all about doing situps still. Now i see these things like the ab lounger and more of what I am interested in, the Body by Jake Ab Scissor. Are these products going to be any better than what I have tried in the past? The reason is, I have some bad discs in my lower back, and the Ab Scissor doesn't make you lay on the floor and do sit ups, maybe I wouldn't have to listen to my back pop every time I do a sit up. But does that piece of equipment really exercise you or is it just another TV sham? I have heard some people call him body by junk or joke, what are your opinions?