Something I saw on TV a couple months ago caught my attention. It’s called the Flex Belt. It’s made to tone, strengthen and firm your abdominals. As I watched the commercial, I was thinking it had to be too good to be true, but if I had access to try it out, I totally would. So I did.
The day the Flex Belt came in the mail, I was actually pretty excited (which was surprising due to the lack of faith I had in it). One of the first things I did when I got home was put it on the charger. I read the directions, went through the different programs available, and started my abdominal workout as soon as the magic machine was ready. At the first moment I felt its contractions, I bursted with laughter. I really didn’t know what to think of it. I couldn’t tell if it was tickling me or if I just wasn’t used to it (probably a little of both).
I began experimenting with its different levels and programs. I was actually amazed by the intensity levels it can rise to. The Flex Belt truly was working out my abs! Now, it wasn’t the same type of workout that I would get doing the ab machines at the gym, but I could definitely feel my muscles at work without me having to worry about making sure I put in the effort myself.
I continued to use the belt about every-other-day for a month. I loved the fact that I felt like I was multitasking. I could do the dishes or put away laundry or even watch TV all the while working out my stomach muscles.
So by now you’re probably wondering if I saw results or not. In all honesty, I didn’t see serious results. That may be due to the fact that I only used it off and on for a month. In order to see physical results, one would have to hold a very low body fat percentage (especially in their midsection) and continue to use the product on a consistent basis for several weeks at a time. As a certified personal trainer, I do not recommend this product as a tool for fat loss. I would, however, recommend it to someone who already has some visibility of abdominals who was trying to enhance them.
September 26th, 2012