Slendertone FlexThe Slendertone Flex is an abdominal belt that was created to firm and tone the core muscles. It does so by utilizing Electronic Muscle Stimulation.
These stimulations force your muscles to contract using an electrical impuls. What differentiates the Slendertone Flex from competing products is the fact that it works the entire midsection, not just the abdominal muscles that are next to the gel pads (more about that later).
Another huge plus: it's the first product of its kind that is cleared by the FDA.
Four different workouts exist for the belt and the intensity can be set in 99 different ways.
Slendertone has sold over 5 million of their belts. The placement of the gel pads that are attached to the belt ensures that the entire midsection gets a proper workout.
This is achieved by stimulation of specific nerve clusters. Even the obliques get activated. The obliques are the muscles in your waist area and therefore Slendertone not only tones the abs, but also your waist.
The use of this product is 100% safe, after all the brand looks back on almost 50 years of experience. The technology not only comes to use in your home, but also in clinics, physiotherapy practices and gets recommended by doctors to strenghten and even rehabilitate muscles in the abdominal area.
Some product details for you:
the men's belt fits waist sizes from 27'' to 47''
the women's fits waist sizes from 22'' to 44''
four excercise programs can be done (you also have a controller for the belt)
there are 3 gel pads attached to the belt, these gel pads make sure that the entire midsection gets worked on
of course, there's also an instructional DVD included
Now, let me tell you a little about what the Slendertone Flex does and what is doesn't do:
The belt does in fact burn calories, but you shouldn't rely on it as your single workout to lose weight. The amount of calories it burns just isn't enough to replace a proper workout.
That being said, this product is not a weight loss tool. It will help you gain muscles in your abdominal area, therefore you'll have more muscle mass, therefore your overall need of calories increases. So, if your calorie intake stays the same, you will lose weight.
The gel pads will need replacement if you use the belt on a regular basis, so you will have additional expenditures in the future.
My personal opinion: it's worth it, since the results of the belt are proven, not to forget the amount of time and sweat you save by using the belt instead of doing an actual abdominal workout (a proper done ab workout, that should also include the lower back, can take 15 minutes or more).
Apart from that, here are the other pros to consider:
you can discreetly wear it under your shirt and literally get a workout while doing other things
the results are, as already mentioned, proven
you will see first results after 8 weeks of using the belt
if you are, for whatever reason, not satisfied with the results, this product also comes with a 60 day money back guarantee
there are a couple of goodies in the package: a travel case, a charger and a quick start guide as well as an instructional DVD
Finally, let me tell you about the cost. The Slendertone Flex currently runs for 99.99. Additional pads are available in different sized packages. The bigger the package, the bigger the discount given by Slendertone.
The user reviews for this product are very positive, so let me assure you that you will love the belt and the results you'll get from using it. If you don't, you still have the 60 day money back guarantee, so there's definitely no loss for you.
If you want to find out more about Slendertone products, you can do so here.