What Comes with the Flex Belt??
You’re not just getting a belt when you purchase the Flex Belt system. This is a professional device that involves instructions and other gadgets, so it’s good to know what to expect before your device arrives.
First off, of course, you will get the belt itself. This will come with an extension for different body types and adjustments.
You will also get an AC adapter, the gel pads which you’ll need to attach, a remote to change the belt’s settings (LCD) and the trusty manual. As an added bonus, you will get a bag for travel.
No way! I thought the same thing when I first got the belt: “great, this will probably be crazy hard to set up.” The truth is, it was super easy.
You literally charge the remote, put on the belt while positioning the easy to use gel pads, adjust the setting and go. The 1 page quick start guide really helped. It was easy to read, and it had pictures!
Don’t forget, you don’t want to crank up the intensity level and start at the highest setting. Just start slow even if you think you’re a pretty active individual. As you feel more comfortable, use the remote to increase the intensity, then if you feel it gets too high, just lower it back down.
There are settings from 1 to 150. There are also these great pre-designed programs for people like me who just want to get a good workout but don’t want to select it all themselves. I have some more usage tips over here that I used for myself.
Ok, at first, I just wasn’t used it is, and it felt kind of ticklish. But I have to say, you get used to it.
It won’t hurt you that’s for sure, but don’t expect not to feel it at all. When you wear it, you should be doing something like riding a bike or walking.
In that way, it’s just like any other workout in which you’re moving your body.
As I said, I’m was an athlete. I grew up in a house of boys, and we were always running around. In high school and college, I played volleyball, and I was good!
After my knee went out I still exercised, but I definitely slowed down. I was usually going to the pool for a quick swim or simply walking with my mom on weekday mornings before work. I have to say, I gained a few inches around the waist during this time.
But now? I’ve already lost 2 inches from my waist, and I no longer have the muffin top (thank goodness!) My husband has definitely noticed the change. My back feels better, my knee is stronger, and I can do about 20 more sit-ups that I used to be able to do.
To give you an idea of how much I use it, I try to get in 3-5 days a week with the Flex Belt. I walk, jog or ride my stationary bike with it on for 20-30 minutes each time.
You can move while you wear the belt, sitting in front of the TV won’t cut it if you also need to lose weight. With that being said, you don’t have to run sprints or anything. Just move.
As far as the belt and gel pads are concerned, make sure you clean the pads with hand sanitizer after every use. You’ll also want to exfoliate the skin on your stomach before putting the pads on so that they adhere better.
Finally, make sure you are pushing yourself. Staying at the same intensity level all the time won’t give you results.
See what the wiki page about electronical muscle stimulation has to say about it.
I’ll start with the positives. First, I love the ease of setup.
Second, I like that I can do calmer exercise but still get great results. With my knee, I can’t run sprints or do squat jumps and burpees, but I can walk and jog.
Finally, I love that it’s FDA approved.
Now to the not great things about the Flex Belt: First, I was a little hesitant with the price. But I do have to say that’s because I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not (and it turns out I do, of course).
Regardless of my hesitancy, though I was super lucky, because I found a coupon! It’s actually at the bottom of this page.
Finally, I realized that this belt is not for losing weight. I wanted to get more toned and lose about 10 pounds. The belt did its part and got me toned, but I lost the weight, because I started counting calories in conjunction with my workouts.
You’ll see a lot of different reviews about the Flex Belt, and there are people from all over the world at all different fitness levels and ages commenting. I know it’s hard to weed through that, so here I’ve done the research and compiled the results for you.
A user named Charles on a website dedicated to fitness product reviews reiterated what I said about losing weight with the Flex Belt: “You won’t lose weight with the Flex Belt, and no where does it say you will. What it will do is tone your abs, and I’ve seen it in action.” Another reviewer named Arlene on YouTube said, “I started keeping track of my food intake, and I saw major results when I used the Flex Belt along with doing that.”
Practically half or more of the nation is looking for ways to get more toned and lose weight.
While the Flex Belt definitely will tone you, it won’t make you lose weight. And I want to say again that you have to put the work in by getting in activity while you wear the belt.
This isn’t an end-all be-all for getting in shape. But with that said, it has literally been a life-saver.
I’m a mother of three little rambunctious boys, and I literally have no time for anything that won’t show me results.
Set up an easy workout schedule like I did, and enlist the help of friends to walk with or ride a bike next to. Also make sure you’re eating fruits, veggies and whole grains, and try to drink water along with your workout.
This wasn’t an overnight change, but it was a change and a big one for me. I feel more confident now than I have since college. This is just my opinion, but try it out for yourself. Give me feedback on what you think as well, and I wish you all luck.