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. (more…)
The London Olympic Games are quickly approach. Athletes are training their hardest to qualify for the U.S. trials, which begin today for swimming, and that includes four-time Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans. One product she uses to do that is the Flex Belt, an electronic abdominal toning device.
“As an Olympian in swimming, our abs and our core are really important to us, so an ab core workout is something I always do at the end of every workout. But I find that there are some things I traditionally cannot get. I can’t get my obliques really well, I can’t get my upper abs, I can’t get my lower abdominals, so what I find with the Flex Belt is that it really helps me get things that I might not get by getting down on the ground and doing traditional crunches and sit ups,” Evans said in an interview. (more…)
The Flex Belt
Who doesn’t long for a lean and toned core that produces a feeling of excitement rather than dread at the thought of donning a bathing suit?
Anyone who has stayed up past 11 p.m. or has risen before 6 a.m. has most likely seen infomercials for electronic ab belts. These belts claim to produce rock-hard abs by simply just wearing them. While most of us know that such a claim is probably exaggerated, ab belts are one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment.
But, before we get to reviewing them, here’s a little background information:
One of the most popular weight loss and fitness products this year is the Slendertone Flex Belt, an electronic muscle stimulator. EMS devices, like the Flex Belt, work by training the muscle fibers via electrical impulses that evoke the contraction and release response in the muscle. The Slendertone Flex Belt actually uses a patented muscle stimulation technology. You simply wear the slender device around your abdominals and it does the work for you.
NFL Allstar Jerry Rice says of the Flex Belt, “It works those muscles, tones them, makes them stronger, and it is very easy.”
If you’re interested in winning a Slendertone Flex Belt, a value of $199.99, and trying this fitness technology for yourself, enter your mailing address here.
Then, continue reading to learn more and watch a video about the Flex Belt. (more…)
If you watch television in the wee hours of the night or morning, you have probably come across the infomercials for electronic muscle stimulators like The Flex Belt or the Slendertone.
So just what are these fitness devices that combine technology with exercise?
Electronic muscle stimulators (EMS) are actually much older than you might think. The concept was developed back in the eighteenth century as a way to stimulate changes in the muscle for therapuetic medical reasons. EMS devices work by training the muscle fibers via electrical impulses that evoke the contraction and release response in the muscle.