My favorite saying lately has been, “If I had only known then what my body would do now…” The battle of the bulge seems to take on a life of its own as age grows. The belly gets rounder and it’s a booger to get off. I’m on the Journey of a Hero with Nutrisystem and trying to incorporate exercise in where I can. When I’m not walking the block, I’m using the The Flex Belt.
Maybe it’s unconventional, but I’m loving it. The Flex Belt uses electrical muscle stimulation, delivering up to 150 abdominal contractions per session. I’m no where near that number, but I’m working my way there. The number of contractions is determined by the length of time you use it, not the intensity level. So if you were a beginner and used the belt on a low setting for 20 minutes, it would deliver the same amount of contractions as someone that used it at the highest setting for 20 minutes.
Out of the box it reminds me of a WWF Champion Belt. It even fits around the waist like one, only The Flex Belt offers a rechargable battery, ease of use and different setting intensities to make the experience more relaxing than the WWF Ring.
Here’s what’s included:
To use The Flex Belt, gell pads are applied to the belt and then the belt is put around the waist and turned on. Start out small and build up the intensity of the stimulation that create the contraction in the abdominal muscles.
Initially, I was a little fearful. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Once on, I now call it my tummy massage. It’s not painful or uncomfortable in any way. You can definitely feel the muscles contract.
This is a smart piece of technology! The Flex Belt will shut itself off when the session is finished. Each session runs 20-40 minutes depending on the program chosen by the user. There are buttons on the controller of The Flex Belt that allow the user to increase or decrease the intensity of the session, so if it’s too intense or you need more umph! Change is right at your fingertips.
I plan on using The Flex Belt for awhile and will be updating with more pictures and progress posts so stay tuned.
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