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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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prairedawg

YES thats my plan:)

posted Oct 4th, 2011 4:32 pm


klinedestin

That might be a good way to go, i just don't want to starve in order to lose weight. SO, you think its comfy to wear while lounging on the couch?

posted Oct 4th, 2011 2:18 pm


userfile
tcasey

Did you all SEE the sample meal above? looks filling enough, seems totally doable - though am leaning more away from meat these days.

posted Oct 4th, 2011 1:17 pm


mcdana333

yeah, i guess it's pretty cool that some pro athletes use this..what level would you start it at, looks like anything above 50 is intense.

posted Oct 3rd, 2011 3:59 pm


superD

i SO want this!

posted Sep 29th, 2011 2:17 pm


BowTay

it says above that you get a meal planner with the FLex belt, so that's pretty cool. anything to make sure i;m eating balance d meals and not alWays taco bell should be a good step. :)

posted Sep 29th, 2011 1:39 pm


kissy123

I know somebody said not to even mention weight watchers, I don't know why not...it's worked for me every time I've done it which is about 4 but then I backslide...still it's a good one, and if I could just get myself toned while I'm doing it,thats why I'm looking at this. Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted Sep 28th, 2011 5:45 pm


CHOCOFOOL

What kind of diet works best tho?? I want to lose my tummy flab with this belt.

posted Sep 28th, 2011 5:29 pm


AAnderson

me too, whatever it takes is right! the cardio, the diet, the abs work...

posted Sep 28th, 2011 4:50 pm


prairedawg

THANKS for all the feedback! This is my year to get in shape am ready to do whatever it takes.

posted Sep 28th, 2011 4:06 pm


MariaB

diet and exercise diet and exercise diet and exercise. boring. but true.

posted Sep 28th, 2011 3:24 pm


mcdana333

well maybe put the belt on & go for a jog, i mean, i don't think sitting around all evening is gonna do you much good if you wanna loose weight. srsly, everyone wants teh easiest way out. you gotta MOVE it to LOSE it ppl!

posted Sep 28th, 2011 3:00 pm


klinedestin

Well, because we all like to take the easy way out, that's why...have to admit this kind of laid back ab exercise sounds awfully good to me, not lazy, just tired by the end of the day. Still looking for a diet and please dont say weight watchers.

posted Sep 28th, 2011 2:28 pm


superD

why cares if its easy if you ar working on yoru fitness?

posted Sep 28th, 2011 1:47 pm


userfile
tcasey

i just saw adrianne curry on youtube with this belt on. She looks incredible. Where do you get it?

posted Sep 27th, 2011 5:29 pm


BowTay

HOw about let's just focus on the FACTS, folks. I mean, looking at the list above, the pros clrearly outweigh the cons of using something like this ab belt.

posted Sep 27th, 2011 4:46 pm


AAnderson

I am ready to have a strong core thanks

posted Sep 27th, 2011 4:24 pm


CHOCOFOOL

WHAT YOU CALL CHEATING I CALL SMART! IF I CAN GET AN ABS WORKOUT WITHOUT CRUNCHING ON THE FLOOR I WILL!

posted Sep 27th, 2011 3:57 pm


prairedawg

my ABS a th beech hahahahahahhhahaha

posted Sep 27th, 2011 3:17 pm


kissy123

think it's very sad that we can't all talk about this kind of abs belt use without getting so upset...it's just another way to get toned/fit, being mean about it doesn't help anybody...if you don't want to use it, fine, but there are others who do, and that shouldn't be such an issue. No reason to call someone a cheater. I mean on the beach when you see abs, you dont really know how somebody got em...

posted Sep 27th, 2011 2:57 pm



 

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