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The Flex Belt

A revolutionary toning tool for strong ab muscles.

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  • Headquarters: Galway, Ireland
  • Accessibility: Online
  • Diet Type: Electronic muscle stimulation
  • Gender: Male and female
  • Celebrity Endorsements: Lisa Rinna, Jerry Rice, Adrianne Curry, Janet Evans
  • Coupons
BACKGROUND

The Flex Belt is the only Abdominal Toning system cleared by the FDA for toning, firming and strengthening the stomach muscles. By wearing the belt for just 30 minutes each day, the devices promises to give you a more sleek and defined look in your abdominal region. What appears to be almost like a dream come true comes from the Flex Belt's ability to demand nothing from you. You simply wear it and the device stimulates the nerves in your stomach that force your muscles to contract and relax. The Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology is the same kind of technology that is used by physical therapist for patients who are unable to move their muscles themselves.

Several before and after photos are available on the site to show you the type of results people are getting. Some celebrity and professional athletes that use the Flex Belt include Jerry Rice, Janet Evans, Arianne Curry and Lisa Rinna. There is a disclaimer on the site highlighting that the Flex Belt alone won’t burn fat, but tones and tightens the muscles in your stomach. You are encouraged to follow a diet and workouts that engage the entire body for maximum results.

See the Official Flex Belt Web Site

PRO
  • It has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration
  • The Flex Belt uses a medical technique, EMS, that is clinically proven to stimulate and tone muscles
  • A convenient way to get in a quick abdominal workout
  • Technology based on 40 years of expertise
  • Multiple clinical trials proving that the product works without any physical effort which was part of the FDA clearance
  • Every Flex Belt comes with a belt extender to make it suitable for all waist sizes
  • Web site mentions you will need to follow a diet and exercise program along with the Flex Belt for maximum results
CON
  • Some may expect to lose inches without doing any dieting or other exercises
The Flex Belt Video Review

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DIET and EXERCISE

The Flex Belt web site does offer a bonus of 30 days access to the Flex Belt meal planner with your order. This meal planner is considered to be one of the most advanced of its kind. You simply log in to get started creating your meal plan.

For new users, the Flex Belt meal planner offers a tutorial on how to use the program. This system helps you look at your current diet and use the foods you love to fill in any nutritional gaps you may be currently experiencing. You will also be able to browse some of the meal plans that have been created by other members. You have the ability to create your own recipes, enter customized foods by inputting their nutrition information and track your goals. You are encouraged to include fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, plant proteins, and eggs and dairy in your diet. Each meal plan showcases one day of meals and includes all nutrition information and your calorie count for that day. Below is a sample meal plan that was created by another member:

  • Breakfast: Honey Nut Cheerios with milk and strawberries
  • Snack: Yogurt with almonds
  • Lunch: Fajita with chicken and vegetables; orange; carrots, celery, mixed salad greens with Italian dressing
  • Snack: Hummus with carrots; strawberries
  • Dinner: Chicken with spinach, broccoli and tomatoes

You are encouraged to follow some type of diet while using the Flex Belt to get the results you desire. It is noted on the web site that the Flex Belt works to tone your stomach muscles.

The device will not burn fat inches so you must do that through dieting and performing other exercises that involve working the entire body. Since the Flex Belt does not increase your heart rate or tone other areas of your body, engaging in additional forms of exercise is necessary to achieve overall fitness.

USAGE

You can wear the Flex Belt whenever you want: at work, at home, while you're exercising or making dinner. The belt contains three gel-pads that are pre-positioned around your core region. The pads cover the central abdominals and the external oblique muscles. When the belt is operating, it stimulates these main muscle groups, which then send nerve signals to other neighboring muscles so that they relax and contract as well. It is the constant relaxing and contraction that tones the muscles and gives them more definition and strength.

The user will feel a mild sensation along their abdominals while the Flex Belt is in use. The user controls how powerful the sensations can be. The intensity goes from level 1 to 100. As strength develops, the intensity should be increased.

It is recommended to wear the Flex Belt for 30 minutes each day for 4 - 8 weeks, or until intended results are seen. In order to maintain strength and tone, the user should then wear the device 2-3 times each week. The gel pads need to be replaced after 20 - 30 sessions.

CONCLUSION

It sounds a bit too good to be true: Get great abs while you cook dinner or take a nap. But that is the promise of the Flex Belt, the only FDA cleared abdominal workout belt that is meant to tone, strengthen and firm up abdominal muscles. From Jerry Rice to Weight Watcher's and fashion magazines, many are heralding this apparent incredible invention for being the dream product for any lazy exerciser.

Just remember that all it will do is firm your abs. If you don't do any other kind of physical activity or if you eat cupcakes all day, don't ask for your refund back if you're not noticing a six-pack on your torso.

DietsInReview.com is an affiliate of The Flex Belt and is compensated for sales of this product. This review is not influenced and remains our own opinion.

See the Official Flex Belt Web Site

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superD

you better walk far, and fast, to count as cardio, i'd rather just run myself.

posted Oct 10th, 2011 5:06 pm


BowTay

WELL if walking is considered cardio then i am ready to nail that as my new workout routine! :)

posted Oct 10th, 2011 4:49 pm


CHOCOFOOL

re: cardio, i think we need like, 30 min, 3-4 times a week, but, i'm no expert. i feel like anything i can squeeze in during the week is good, and any strength training or abdominal work, is like, a bonus.

posted Oct 10th, 2011 4:40 pm


kissy123

the belt looks pretty slim, form-fitting to me. i bet you could wear it under your clothes without anyone noticing. not a tank top, but you know... taking a walk with it, great idea.

posted Oct 10th, 2011 3:21 pm


FastRunner2

I too like the sound of the flex belt! can you see it under your clothes? i'd like to wear one when i go for long wAlks.

posted Oct 10th, 2011 3:05 pm


mcdana333

I am still not sure what's the good level to start at if 115 is intense, i guess ppl need to experiment on their own to find out...I'd probably try levl 25

posted Oct 10th, 2011 2:23 pm


prairedawg

All I really need to be happy is just a little more muscle tone and a lot less FAT.

posted Oct 7th, 2011 4:11 pm


AAnderson

I'd be happy with a 4pack ;)

posted Oct 7th, 2011 2:51 pm


klinedestin

um not me, but good for you if thats what you want to do. like i said before, i want to zone out on the couch and watch Days & still get my abs workout. 115, sounds toooo intense. i mihgt start below 50 & see how that goes. BTW I just saw Lisa Rinna on their site I LOVE her!!! Billie Reed is my idol ;) & i thought she was so awesome on DWTS. iinspiring. i always wondered how she stayed so fit for her age!

posted Oct 7th, 2011 1:22 pm


superD

Okay then me up on level 115!

posted Oct 6th, 2011 5:10 pm


CHOCOFOOL

not a big fan of gyms either, esp for ab work. i know there a re a lot of cool videos and stuff, but, this belt just seems more like ,a no brainer. im like i'll try anything once.

posted Oct 6th, 2011 3:58 pm



tcasey

WE have to keep our goals in mind, if you ask my opinion, or we wil never get anywhere. THough, I'm still very far from mine, feel like 've tried about everything. I totally jumped on the ATkins craze about a decade or so ago and you know, it was okay, but it wasn't long before i was back to my old habits. Trying to stay on a vegetarin diet now, even considering raw foods tho, that seems a little extreme. I'm thinkng now it might be more about balance, with diet and wth exercisng. Course, I don't like gyms or nothing, that's anohter part of my problem. Want to find as many things to help me out n the home as possible, for abs, cardio, maybe even some meal delivery, if I can find something reasonalbe. I feel like a t this point, whatevers gonna make life easier, is the only thing that's gonna WORK for me in th e long run.

posted Oct 6th, 2011 2:57 pm


BowTay

150, huh? Sounds like agood goal! I want abs finally.

posted Oct 6th, 2011 2:23 pm


MariaB

I saw a guy online wearing this at like level 115 he could not handle it. I think it goes up to level 150!

posted Oct 5th, 2011 9:47 pm


superD

that's WEAK. set me up on 50!!!

posted Oct 5th, 2011 4:48 pm


kissy123

for me, it probably would be as low as possible, i have like, zero strenght in my abs right now. am looking at this to build 'em up though, becuase it seems easier than trying a Pilates video.

posted Oct 5th, 2011 3:53 pm


mcdana333

starting level? anyone?

posted Oct 5th, 2011 3:11 pm


AAnderson

sit ups are too easy to skip,, i agree, i think it would be cool to just wear this thing. I want to feel what its like. From what ive seen its fierce

posted Oct 5th, 2011 1:42 pm


MariaB

All i can say is, using this kind of belt beats the heck out of doing SIT UPS. I never do those anyway.

posted Oct 4th, 2011 6:03 pm


CHOCOFOOL

AM READY TO TONE IT!

posted Oct 4th, 2011 5:14 pm



 

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