Slendertone Flex male

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    Nov 08, 2007 10:45 PM GMT
    Hey guys this is my first time starting a thread here. icon_biggrin.gif

    I just wanted to know if any of yall have the slendertone flex thing? It's an ab belt, that you strap on, and through e-stim causes your muscles to contract and release as if you were doing a crunch.

    I know they work to build muscle, because I've had similar things that have built up my abs, but it doesn't help get rid of the extra fat that I have. So I'm wondering if the slendertone is the same, where it will build muscle under the fat, but not get rid of the fat.

    If anyone has had it help get rid of some extra weight, did you have to work out in conjunction with using the belt?
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    Nov 09, 2007 12:51 AM GMT
    to my understanding, that sort of technology is actually meant to help people who have had surgery or other bodily trauma recoup (in that area) - its NOT meant to give you a solid 6 pack or substitute actual workouts

    much like other gimmicks they sell on informercials - its likely not what its cracked up to be

    there is NO WAY you are losing the fat unless you starve or sweat (plz dont starve yourself)

    my best advice if your really aiming to lose the weight : RUN / WORKOUT / EAT RIGHT

    there really is no substitute to it

    i say drop the belt and put your back into it

    needless to say, there are lots of workout programs on this site - you have but to research, plan, and excecute

    and with that - im off to my workout >_>

    j
  • Squarejaw

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    Nov 09, 2007 12:53 AM GMT
    Even if you did actual crunches, you couldn't burn enough calories with that exercise alone to burn off an appreciable amount of fat. The electronic device won't make a difference there.
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    Nov 09, 2007 1:06 AM GMT
    e stim is used by physical therapist to contract the muscles in areas where people have soft tissue injuries. it is most commonly used for a bad back. It wont do anything for your abs
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    Nov 09, 2007 10:03 PM GMT
    thanks for the response. I just didn't want to spend 200 bucks if it wasn't going to do anything.
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    Nov 09, 2007 10:39 PM GMT
    Actually, those devices work o.k. for iso contractions. I've seen guys use them pre-contest to peak their bis and such.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Nov 08, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    chuckystud is right. it will lower your waist size and tone your abs. most people say it will pop out your upper abs first. there are a ton of reviews and before and after shots google it.

    im trying it myself