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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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MariaB

Are you freaking NUTS? There's no "cheating" going on here, just smartness, using the latest technology, which is maybe something you should think about, I bet you still have your nose in the carpet with push-ups and crunches, get over yourself! What ever works WORKS I say.

posted Sep 27th, 2011 2:23 pm


superD

no way! I am cutting calories, doing cardio and dieting right! this is only a tool to boost progress

posted Sep 27th, 2011 1:52 pm


mcdana333

Whatever you have to tell yourself; i bet people would still find excuses to be even lazier. This is a total cheater's tool, just shut up and admit it!

posted Sep 27th, 2011 1:30 pm


CHOCOFOOL

seriously, no excuses for not exercising the abs with this. i wish i could find something this simple for resisting chocolate.

posted Sep 26th, 2011 5:55 pm


klinedestin

Busy mom syndrome...but looks like I can still do something for myself, fitness wise, even when I'm going full tilt with. DIet still NO.

posted Sep 26th, 2011 5:35 pm


userfile
tcasey

yoga is cool but who has the time. this i can do at home at my own speed

posted Sep 26th, 2011 5:05 pm


MariaB

I'm tired of always working out so hard, I mean like yoga Tune Up can only fix so much, think something like this would be a BIG improvement on what I'm doing already. Have read good things online about EMS technology sh*t works.

posted Sep 26th, 2011 4:42 pm


BowTay

naval piercings are hot!

posted Sep 26th, 2011 4:10 pm


prairedawg

Well I am so far nowhere near having a good time exercising, time to really consider this abs belt...I SO WANT to get a good looking belly, and then get my belly button pierced, you know, so I could wear one of those little diamond studs that sits right in the middle, SO sexy, sigh, so that's my aim and I guess I could keep doing these same old crunches forever but honestly I'm still not toned the way I want to be...not!

posted Sep 26th, 2011 3:36 pm


mcdana333

that's a funny way to put it, must be what i have too! i know i need to do more cardio to burn off some flab & maybe this for more definition/

posted Sep 26th, 2011 2:27 pm


AAnderson

Well there is, I have one. :( wish I could get a strong sick pack fast

posted Sep 26th, 2011 1:45 pm


kissy123

I didn't know there was such a thing as a one pack!

posted Sep 26th, 2011 1:15 pm


klinedestin

THX, I'm telling you, I think that way of portioning out food is going to make all the difference in the world...THEN I can concentrate of getting toned and HOT again, but first things first!

posted Sep 23rd, 2011 5:35 pm


AAnderson

crunches have not workEd for me i still have a one pack :)

posted Sep 23rd, 2011 5:09 pm


userfile
tcasey

flat abs look strong and sexy

posted Sep 23rd, 2011 4:25 pm


CHOCOFOOL

COOL thanks, that makes sense! I've never been a fan of fad diets either but, overeating seems to be big problem. I actually think the portion plate sounds a good idea, because then you see how much you are actulaly suppose to eat. And yeah, i know, toning is important too. I just need to start making all these changes soon.

posted Sep 23rd, 2011 3:39 pm


MariaB

A portion plate? I'm not 5, I can control my eating, getting toned is what I'm focused on!

posted Sep 23rd, 2011 3:05 pm


mcdana333

Yeah the flex belt girl looks like she's having tons more fun than the one who got stuck with that brazilian ab/butt workout or whatever it is.

posted Sep 23rd, 2011 1:56 pm


prairedawg

The girl in the video looks like she's having a REALLY good time with that Flex Belt...check it out.

posted Sep 23rd, 2011 1:13 pm


userfile
tcasey

I think you can multitask and use the belt/ even if some say its cheating

posted Sep 22nd, 2011 5:43 pm



 

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