The Flex Belt Abdominal Toning Belt is a new form of a type of product that has been around for decades. These products have typically been shot down for being ineffective, but the manufacturers of this particular model insist that it is a new technology that is highly effective.
Wear the Flex Belt Abdominal Toning Belt Everywhere and Anywhere
The claim is that this new and improved version of this product will allow the wearer to be able to use it in many ways, such as:
- At work
- Watching television
- Walking the dog
- And even while doing another workout
Supposedly, whenever it is used, it will cause the ab muscles to be accessed and exercised. It claims to be “100% medical science”.
How It Works
The Flex Belt uses technology called Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and has FDA clearance as a class II medical device that can be sold directly to the consumer.
This product features three pre-positioned, medical-grade GelPads, which cover the central abdominal muscles and external obliques. Signals from the belt extend to the nerves where they are most concentrated. These nerves spread out to reach all the abdominal muscles (including those muscles beyond what’s covered by the pad) and works all the muscles simultaneously, causing them to naturally relax and contract.
That said, if real results are wanted, it is recommended that a user should not simply sit and hope that the Flex Belt will do all the work. Instead, it may be able to help to enhance the benefits of abdominal exercises that a dieter is already doing. Simply wearing the belt without any additional exercises won’t contribute much to the fitness of the individual.
The advertising for the product claims that it will not only help individuals to tone the muscles when they don’t have fit abs, but it will also help people who are already in shape to be able to give their muscles greater definition. It does seem as though it would be more beneficial for those who are already in shape than for people looking to lose weight.
The reason is that while the muscles may be toned, the device does not actually burn fat. Therefore, the layer of fat will remain overtop of the toned muscles so that any potential benefits of the device will not be visible. For people who have already eliminated the fat around their middles, they may have a chance of using the product to enhance their regular exercises and give their abs a little bit more definition than could be achieved on their own.
What to Consider Before Buying the Flex Belt
First and foremost, this machine targets only the abdominal muscles. In order to lose weight and to actually achieve toned abs, it is important to work out the entire body through both cardio and strength training. The Flex Belt provides neither of those types of exercise.
Do not expect that by just wearing this belt, or the company’s other products (The Flex Mini and The Flex Arms) that fat will magically melt off your body and toned muscles will appear. You still need to engage in conventional weight management strategies, such as adhering to a healthy calorie-conscious diet and engaging in regular cardio exercise and strength training.
The Flex Belt is not ideal for everyone to use. This product has been designed for healthy adult men and women. Those who should not use this device include:
- Pregnant woman
- Women who have just had a baby (wait until 6 weeks after giving birth or 3 months after cesarean section)
- Individuals with heart problems, including those fitted with a pacemaker
- Diabetics who require insulin injection
- Individuals with cancer, especially if cancerous lesions are present on the skin
If you have any concerns about using this device, be sure to bring these up with your healthcare provider before using it.
At the time of this Flex Belt Abdominal Toning Belt review, the cost of the product was $199.99, which is more expensive than many other products in this category. However, it is still cheaper than many pieces of home gym equipment.