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Scrawny to Brawny,
This review is from: Slendertone Flex Max Unisex Ab Toning Belt (Sports)
If you don't have time to read the whole review then just read the last 2 words of this article, and then buy it.
THIS BELT WORKS, but is probably best suited to those who don't carry too much weight around their midriff. This belt does not get rid of fat, and is not a miracle ab builder, but it definitely works if you want it too. I got this six weeks ago, and used it three times a day, most days, and soon felt a stronger core. I started noticing that my abs felt tense throughout the day. The good thing with this is that as soon as you notice a slight change, then you assume it works and use it more, creating a positive feedback loop.
There are a few conditions if you want a six pack though-
You need to include it as part of a balanced fitness routine, which include core workouts and crunches. The belt will condition your abs to built, but that's no good if they hide behind a layer of insulation. Include cardio in your workout for a cut look, and you should notice a good 4-pack emerge, and eventually a 6pack if you stick to a healthy diet, and don't drink too much beer!
In the May 07 edition of "Men's Fitness" they tested this, among other "wonder products", and this was the only product that got a 4/5 rating, and was said to actually work. You can wear it while watching TV, and as long as you've got it on a setting that makes you wince each time it vibratse then you'll be getting a good workout.
For those who want to know what it feels like-I would describe it as a tingly effect that builds and spreads throughout your abs, building to a peak, and then stopping for a few seconds to allow your muscles to relax. Down side are that it is expensive, and the pads ain't too cheap either. Also, now I have good abs, I don't use this so much, preferring to do sit ups instead, but this product definitely gave me the momentous to start my new exercise regime. Great Product.
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Initial post: 23 Nov 2011 14:26:08 GMT
Also recommend Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff if you have a shoulder problem that interferes with your workouts.
Posted on 4 Dec 2011 17:42:02 GMT
Mr. Kd Williams says:
Great Review I was coming on here to review it myself after seeing results after a week, but you summed it brilliantly.
Posted on 12 Aug 2012 14:42:44 BDT
Thanks excellent summary and review, should be a useful training aid, found this review very helpful.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Nov 2013 14:20:16 GMT
E. G. Pates says:
hELLO. I apologise for my "blondeness" but how does it work???? Should it vibrate or something ?? I put it on and nothing happens? Seems difficult and don't even know how to operate the little programme ?? Please help !!!!"
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013 16:17:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Dec 2013 16:19:39 GMT
G. Hales says:
It works by electrically stimulating your abdominal muscles to contract and relaxing, progressively more intensely and frequently as they become stronger. The more you use it, just like the more you do crunches or situps, the stronger and more toned your abs become! You don't need to worry about a programme or anything at all. It does it all for you, it's great. It guides you through and changes the programme the more you use it. You literally just put it on for the first time and the only thing you have to change is the intensity of the programme to how you feel comfortable. I was SO confused at how you get it to work. Stick it on, turn it on with the power buttons and press the intensity arrows to get it going - don't worry about the programmes.
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 13:24:38 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
Hi Mr James, I notice here that its dated 2007
Just wondering my husband has got to go on a low carb diet which has started this week (very slowly as just got books on what to have and not to have. and some recipe books) Its not that hes fat all over (putting it bluntly there) its just his tummy and round his waist since he packed in smoking 5 yrs ago. Now hes 57 don`t want to go to a gym but has just ordered an exercise bike and is walking up and down stairs CLASSED AS 1) 10 TIMES. i thought build him slowly on execise as hes a bit of a tv freak when he gets in from work. anyway progress with the diet and the bike but i was going to order him this. will or do you think it will help him lose the tummy. Or would it be a waste of money
Thanks Hope yopu can get back to me after all this time of your review Jayne
Posted on 5 Jan 2015 23:45:04 GMT
Number 28 says:
"You need to include it as part of a balanced fitness routine, which include core workouts and crunches."
So...how on earth do you know it's doing anything if you're also working out? Emperor's new clothes springs to mind...
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2015 16:54:40 GMT
D. Medhurst says:
Cardio and healthy eating should reduce fat, therefore your abs should start to show as you increase fat loss around your stomach area. Also speed of ab definition. As an example, I used to do 100-200 crunches a day and never had ab definition. Bought this a few years ago, and combined it with body pump classes (not enough crunches to have made a difference - around 20 a week) and walking, and noticed a difference in ab strength and slight definition within a year, so it definitely works. Went back to it 2 months ago combined with Jillian Michaels 30 day shred (lots of crunches too!) and I have ab definition already, which I had lost from before. It's all down to how you exercise with it and how quickly you want abs. Hope that helps =)
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