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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

via Fit Test Dummies

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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BowTay

i think it looks a lot more hardcore than i thought at first, that's for sure. wonder if it would be distracting to use this while doing chest presses? am all about multi-tasking, will do whatever it takes to get a six pack, and if i can free myself up to focus on other areas, that's even better.

posted Sep 22nd, 2011 4:45 pm


superD

am nOt so into restricting my diet in anyway but would like to feel what this belt is like looks intense

posted Sep 22nd, 2011 4:23 pm


klinedestin

Sorry I posted this in answer to the question below, not sure if it came thu. I think diets that cut out fat or carbs or sugar or whatever the latest buzz is are not going to last in the long run, I'm more into balanced portions, that way I don't feel deprived and want to eat 3 or 4 bagels with Mediterranean cream cheese after a couple of days, and I'm even thinking about getting one of those portion plates, you know the ones that look like old tv trays, and then you load up with healthy things like vegs and fruits, and a little bit of carbs and a little bit of protein, not bacon or anything like that, but maybe some grilled chicken...and then you're not cutting out any food group, eating healthy, could probably stick to it for a long time which is why I'm going to give it a shot...I know myself! So!

posted Sep 22nd, 2011 3:34 pm


CHOCOFOOL

Well I would actually like to know about diet plans with the ab belt. What is considered a 'sound diet" to do while using a Flex belt. Low fat? Low carb? What's best?

posted Sep 22nd, 2011 2:18 pm


kissy123

In the video - check it out at 1:02 it says it all! These guys are funny.

posted Sep 22nd, 2011 1:12 pm


MariaB

I WANT TO BE SEXY TOO! THAT'S WHY I'M LOOKING AT THIS VIDEO!

posted Sep 21st, 2011 5:28 pm


AAnderson

the gal in the video is sexy

posted Sep 21st, 2011 4:36 pm


BowTay

Whatever, I don't want a diet, I just want a six pack, and now..

posted Sep 21st, 2011 4:28 pm


prairedawg

I have been trying to diet and get slim, a six would be nice, for a very long time and I've tried a whole lot of ways to do it, can we talk about South BEACH? I was STARVING and gave up after the first week, because I just couldn't stick it, who could without some kind of major mental strength which I am somewhat lacking when it comes to food, I could dive into a cake and eat until next week and be very happy, anyway, where was I? Oh, South beach, and then after that I tried The Zone which was even worse, so now I'm thinking what I should do is exercise away the fat around my middle, really get a burn going, something like Acai Berry might help, or Green Tea, but I'm kind of impatient, SO! I'm thinking maybe this Flex Belt while I'm doing some fast walking would kind of kill two birds with one stone, cardio to increase my metabolism and the belt to tone me up, I don't know about diet though, I'm still kinda stuck on that one.

posted Sep 21st, 2011 4:10 pm


superD

Love that I can use this while I watch Tv or do the dishes!

posted Sep 21st, 2011 3:16 pm


mcdana333

Love the video above! I'd much rather sip a pina colada while wearing a flex belt than do some crazy intense workout, for sure.

posted Sep 21st, 2011 2:47 pm


klinedestin

Cardio once a week isn't gonna do you much good I don't think.

posted Sep 21st, 2011 2:11 pm



tcasey

IM not really stuck in the past. despite doing cardio weekly I have belly fat that needs to go! this sounds like a better choice than crunches.

posted Sep 21st, 2011 1:15 pm


tcasey

IM not really stuck in the past. despite doing cardio weekly I have belly fat that needs to go! this sounds like a better choice than crunches.

posted Sep 21st, 2011 1:12 pm


kissy123

Well, just like I said, some of you PPL are stuck in the past. I'm not the only one saying this Adrianne Curry the american next top model chick says it too.

posted Sep 20th, 2011 6:06 pm


AAnderson

Am down with no more crunches! I always hurt my neck and back when am on the floor and not that effective anyway for me, I still have a one pack.
:(

posted Sep 20th, 2011 5:40 pm


CHOCOFOOL

THIS IS THE COOLEST THING I"VE EVER SEEN! SITUPS SUCK< I WANT THIS

posted Sep 20th, 2011 5:14 pm


prairedawg

I dont have a navel piecing so I dont know. But to answer another question looks like for butts the flexmini is the one to use on there.

posted Sep 20th, 2011 4:32 pm


superD

this thing looks like the bomb saw it on youtube

posted Sep 20th, 2011 3:50 pm


klinedestin

Well, the Flex Belt won't help you to lose weight, you have to do that on your own, but as far as toning, tightening goes, it sounds EXCELLENT, love the idea of "working out" with this kind of belt, why not take advantage of all the new technologies, they're there for a reason...to get me FIT!!!

posted Sep 20th, 2011 2:47 pm



 

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