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What Do You Get in the Box?
When I got my Flex Belt, I got: the belt with extension, the manual, an AC adapter, gel pads, an LCD remote with battery and a bag for travel.
How Do You Set it Up?
To my surprise, you just charge up the remote, and voila! I put my belt on right away, positioning the gel pads and selecting the intensity level I wanted, and I was all set.
You do get 1 page quick start setup sheet with pictures. That’s why I was so fast… Reading manuals is not my thing, but a detailed one with actually good usage and practical tips inside is included of course.
As a side note, remember not to start at too high of a level. Start slow. I made that mistake once, and then I learned my lesson!
If you happen to fall into that trap, though, don’t worry. Just press the buttons that increase or decrease the intensity of the EMS. You can go from 1 to 150 or just choose a timed program that was pre-designed.
I know my friend, Cindy, likes to choose her own settings on different days, but I like the pre-set programs. It’s really just your preference. For reference you can check out my usage tips over here.
I got mine from the official authorized website with a $36.95 discount. You actually have to pay more if you buy it through Amazon.. weird right?
What It Feels Like When It’s On?
It feels sort of funny at first (the EMS), but you get used to it. If you turn up the intensity, it will obviously be more of a sensation, but it never hurts. Right now level 100 is my highest. I feel good about that though, because I usually walk or jog with it on, so I am getting an intense workout, really.
So Does It Really Work?
I wore the belt 3-4 days a week for 20-35 minutes a day, and I lost 3 inches on my waist, plus I am firmer around the waist.
I also noticed that I am simply stronger. I can do about 30 more sit-ups than I could before the Flex Belt, 35 more push-ups and 1 more minute in plank position (I could do 1 minute before, now I can do 2!).
I also just feel great if that makes sense? I feel like when I bend over to pick up my little girl I don’t ache as much. It’s hard to explain, but it’s definitely a good thing.
How to Get the Most Out of It
Wearing the belt while doing some cardio will definitely boost your results, but that’s obvious. Also remember to push yourself by using the highest intensity that you can. Try to go up during your session if possible.
Before you wear the belt, you can also exfoliate your stomach skin, and after your workout, wash the gel pads with a little sanitizer. Also afterwards, try to get in a few strength training moves like the plank or crunches.
Not that my husband is going to exfoliate his stomach before putting on the pads though. That’s why he has his own set of gel pads :-) But he also cleans them with the hand sanitizer.
What Are the Great Things and Not So Great Things About It
The best things are: the results (easy and fast!), the ease of setup for the beginner or the advanced physical fitness guru, the fact that it is cleared by FDA and backed by research (this I covered here in more detail) and the fact that it targets the hardest muscles on the body to tone–those abs and obliques!
The not so great things are: the price is a little high (though I have great coupon that works 100% on this page -just like, tweet or +1 to get the hidden link), it’s not to be used like a lazy person (that is, you’ve got to do your part if you want to see the results from the part of the Flex Belt), and finally, this is not a tool for weight loss. Rather, it’s a tool that strengthens muscles in the core and this makes them stronger and firmer.
What is the Feedback From Others Like Me for It
Searching for feedback about it is going to give you a wide variety of reviews. I did the research for you and have summarized some of the feedback for you.
On YouTube, a user named Sam says,“You can get really, really awesome results from the Flex Belt.” On Amazon, a reviewer named Andrea says, “You still need to watch what you eat but I have noticed more definition in my abs, five out of five.” And finally, Marcel, another reviewer online who is like me says,“There is not a single mention on the flex belt official website that you will lose weight. It does what they promise it does and does it better than any other ab belt.”
My Final Summary and Opinion
Everyone knows it’s hard to fit fitness into your life–especially as a mom!
The biggest benefit that most people seem too overlook is that it gives you back time because it can be worn while relaxing or doing something else.. Time is our most valuable asset in live. You can’t make up for lost time and I would rather spend it with my kids, reading a book or watch my favorite show than drag myself to the gym.
After having two children, I thought my abs were gone for good honestly. I undertook this experiment thinking that I might be able to do a few more push-ups when I was done (like 3 or 4?), but mostly wary that I would have just another accessory for my makeshift home gym.
It wasn’t an overnight miracle, and I’m not going to lie and say it gave me magazine cover abs. But it has given my body and my confidence a much needed boost.
I can’t deny it, the results are real and they’re noticeable.
This is just one woman’s opinion, but if you’re searching for something to tone up with, this might just be it. Give it a try, and tell me what you think! Thanks for reading!