Does the Flex Belt Really Work to Get a Flat Tummy?

Does the Flex Belt really work?Flex Belt represents the ultimate in the lazy person’s attempt to six pack abs. Wanting to get fit without committing to a workout program is understandable, but believing in it to the point of purchasing it might be a fault.

These types of devices have been around for a long time. The more technology advances, the more consumers believe that they could possibly be effective, and affordably priced.

The Claim
Strap on the Flex Belt and let it do its thing. It will send electrical charges that will repeatedly activate your abdominal muscles, eliminating the need for you to do crunches or any other type of ab workout.

The Hype
The hype comes in the form of the promise at six pack abs by using the Flex Belt alone. This is evident in the negative consumer reviews that can be found by people that were delusional enough to think that all they had to do was use the Flex Belt and they would get six pack abs.

These kinds of products will always be around, and will probably become more and more popular in the future. Perhaps at one point there will be a machine that will work out your muscles with no effort needed, and another machine that will burn fat, and a pill that will make you lose weight. At that point everyone on the planet will look like they are pulled from a fitness magazine. That may be the future, but whether it’s a good or bad thing it’s not a current reality.

The Cost
The Flex Belt is a whopping $200 and for something that sends electrical impulses into your body you wouldn’t want to bargain shop. Common complaints are that the pads wear out quite easily, forcing you to purchase replacement pads. This would increase the cost of the device considerably, if you used it repeatedly.

The Commitment
Other than the price of the Flex Belt, all you have to do is use it as instructed and you’ll be on your way to a flat, sexy midsection.

Low-commitment weight-loss and muscle-building products usually enjoy some initial success in the market. They only need to have a shred of believability for them to be marketable. It does seem almost believable that Flex Belt could work, and this will lead many to whip out their credit card.

Many customers have reported at least an initial success when using Flex Belt. This is because it does do something. It will send the electrical charges into your gut and you will feel you abdominal muscles contract. It will be the same sort of feeling you get when you do a crunch or a sit up.

When you’re finished with a session, you might even feel that you did do a full set of abdominal exercises. You might even be sore the next day.

The biggest set back that most people are reporting is that they didn’t get the results promised from the ad on TV or on the website. They didn’t get a six pack from using the machine. This is because of the advertising used, and the false expectations it creates.

Getting a six pack requires extremely low levels of body fat. In almost all cases there likely is a perfectly formed six pack residing under a beer gut.

Our Final Flex Belt Review

It doesn’t not work, it just doesn’t work to the level that people expect, and isn’t a substitute for natural exercises like crunches, sit-ups, and other training.

Our Recommendation
The Flex Belt will not help you lose weight, and most people already have a well-defined abdominal wall. The problem is you can’t see it through the layer of fat in the way. Since it doesn’t help you burn fat you won’t see any progress unless you combine it with aerobic exercise and a healthy diet.

The type of person that would be interested in shocking their abs into submission probably doesn’t have the sort of will power to stick to a diet and exercise regiment rigorous to get down to the 8% body fat or lower that it takes to get a visible six pack. Learn to love the abs you have, and rid yourself of the unrealistic goal of having six pack abs.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Jay January 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm

This product is nothing short of ridiculous.
i must admit to (shamefully) buying one of these a couple years back in the hope it would at least do something for me…

A complete waste of time – and money.
I bought it whilst i was new to the fitness side of my life, and was a sucker for marketing. Now i’ve carried out a bit more research on what it takes to get a six pack i can assure you it’s not this!
As this article says exercising your abs does not necessarily get you a six pack. A six pack is all to do with your body fat. So, lower your body fat percentage and see those abs :)


X-man January 17, 2012 at 9:22 am

I just commented on the Airbourne sickness tablets and how they don’t work, and here’s another product that you shouldn’t waste your time on!
I remember seeing these on TV. How are people expecting to get abs from one of these? YOU HAVE TO LOOSE WEIGHT FIRST!


sealand March 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Thanks to those that posted. ya’ll just saved me 200 bucks. Time to break out my running shoes….


Melissa May 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Ok so it seems people think that only lazy people want to buy this device, well that’s not true, after having a discectomy and spinal fusion two years later I am finding it really hard to get back to having my super flat stomach. I am limited and cannot do crunches etc so I was hopeful when I saw it advertised, I eat healthy, walk daily and I am on my way to losing my weight from baby number three so please can someone advise me on whether this belt might help, I was optimistic :(


Surfer Girl January 19, 2015 at 1:58 am

YES!!! It does work Melissa…
I am unable to do crunches because of my back also. This really helps. That’s ALONG WITH a sensible diet & regular exercises that I am capable of. Of course, the more fat you have on top of your beautiful abs the more it looks like a keg instead of a six-pack but your abs will still be firmer under the flab & firmer, stronger abs are excellent for your back!


Taryn June 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Actually, it works. I don’t know if it will work for overweight people or losing weight, but I am petite and weigh 108 lbs, and it definitely works for me. I had three babies back to back (c-sections) and was very discouraged because working out was not helping my abs. Yes, in desperation and impulsively, I bought the Flex Belt and noticed a difference IMMEDIATELY. I would wear it while I was walking and put it up to 72. I would even do it twice a day. It worked so well that I bought the one for my butt! It worked too. No six pack, but definite tone. I stopped using it after awhile, and things went back to “before.” I just started using it again two days ago, and am so glad I did. The hard part is getting into the habit and taking the time to do it daily.


Jeff July 17, 2012 at 5:31 am

It does work, it’s just most people that use it expect there size 40 waist to shrink to 32, that’s impossible. This is perfect for someone maybe 10lbs overweight who is going to the gym five days a week and is committed to having a nice healthy body, this will help.

Jay and Xman, I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t of been able to get an approval for the Food and Drug administration because it’s a “scam”… This works and I dont work for them I just use common sense.


Brittany April 25, 2014 at 2:20 am

Lol, then wouldn’t it be the gym and healthy eating that’s helping these people lose weight? These things are a gimmick for gullible people. Eating a healthy diet and exercising the proper way will get you the results this piece of junk can’t get you. If this really worked people who do not exercise and eat their normal diet throughout use should expect to see results. If you have to change your diet or exercise while using this then we cannot say that your results are from the belt at all. Most likely your results are from a changed diet and exercising. Save your money and buy a gym pass!


John September 6, 2014 at 4:48 pm

You said it so well Brittany. Thanks.


Sky August 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

Jeff, the belt was never approved by the FDA. They were cleared, meaning it doesn’t provide any harmful risks to the body in any way, but it’s also not FDA endorsed, meaning the FDA doesn’t support the claims this product is saying.

So for you to say that this isn’t a scam, because it’s “approved” is already your flaw in trying to say this product works. And this product DOESN’T work. There’s no such thing as sitting on your butt and wearing some belt that gives you muscles. If that’s the case, then I’d think a lot of people would stop going to the gym and sit on their butts at home reading a book.

You guys are idiots.


sean Maw August 22, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Yes I was suckered by the commercial to actually consider buying this. Here is my reasoning though:
I was recently diagnosed with two bulging disks in my lower spine. I was prescribed physical therapy by my doctor and went to a prominent practice near where I live. Part of the routine for every session was strapping electrodes to the area near the bulging disk in my lower back. They were 20 minute session of electric pulses which I was able to control the intensity depending on the pain I could endure. The higher it was the stronger the pulsing and ‘needle” sensation felt.
Isn’t that similar to the flexbelt or am I way off?
I go to the gym otherwise and do extensive ab routines about 4 days a week. I have a partial six pack already but really the only “cure” to my back pain according to most doctors is to continue to strengthen my “inner-core”.
My plan is to use the flexbelt both on my abs and lower back.
Doesn’t it make sense that this could be beneficial for someone like me?


Satnam Singh May 3, 2013 at 1:30 am

i bought flex belt and worked out for 2 months,…..waistage of time & $$


Steven Jones October 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Buy the Beachbody workouts. I’m a newbie to the whole workout lifestyle and was tired of being unhappy with what I saw in the mirror. I ordered the first step in the beachbody program called Power90 (P90). It’s a 4 part easy workout starting with Sculpt 1-2, 3-4 Sweat 1-2, 3-4, and Abs 100. It’s a 90 day program and you alternate between Sweat and Sculpt / Abs, every other day. The workouts are about 30-40 minutes each and hour a day. It’s so simple. I have been doing it for a week and have already lost half an inch off every part of my body and dropped 3 pounds. It’s 40 minutes a day, that’s it. If you follow the guide and eat right, you will see results Check it out. It comes with everything you need (food guide, calender, online coaches and support groups to keep you motivated, forums, and a whole lot more.) It’s $60. That’s it. Please check it out if you are serious about getting healthier. I was weary at first, but it’s the best decision I have made to get healthy. At least check out the website. You will not be disappointed.


Minister March 7, 2014 at 6:55 am

Hi everybody, I am a 36 year old male and I was in a really bad car accident about 7 years ago. After 4 operations in 6 years and not being physically active i had gained 50-60 pounds. i am 5 “10 and at my heaviest weight i was around 245 lbs. About a year ago I started dieting and lost about 60 lbs, and my weight fluxuates between 180-185 lbs. I don’t work out due to my accident. I still have a little belly fat and small love handles. I feel muscle under my belly fat. I went from a size 38 waist to a size 36 and my shirt size went from an XL(almost a XXL) to a L. Will the flex belt be a good fit for me to take my stomach and belly to the next level? Any input or advice will be greatly appreciated. For once in my life I would love to be able to take my shirt off and feel 100 percent comftorble.


Vincent September 4, 2014 at 7:28 pm

So, I’m curious about this thing. A lot of people are saying it’s a waste of money but I’m not sure why that is. Obviously it’s not going to do miracles, and if you’re 40 pounds overweight this is not going to be enough to give you six pack abs. I get that.

But they say that when you build muscle, your metabolism increases. With that in mind, building any kind of muscle (whether it’s visible or hiding under the fat) should help you burn fat. So my question is, does this build any kind of muscle?


John September 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

It seams like it works if your about 2-3 lbs overweight.


Dilion December 27, 2014 at 8:20 am

Um not to be mean or anything get your fat lazy ass of the bed and go to the gym. The only reason why you don’t see results its because you cant depend on one thing to get you fit go to the gym run at least 6 miles and do some abs and then go home drink protein then eat a small meal then get this belt and warp it around your stomach. I promise you, if you do this you will get a six pack in 2 months


KajunGurlinPA February 19, 2015 at 2:13 am

Anyone who has a clue about muscle contraction would know this works….strap the belly one on and put it up to 100 and you will know indeed it works. My husband and I both have Medical degrees and deal with the internal parts of the body, muscles etc so we get it….of course…as said before it will not work for people who have a lot of fat in the way. We are both at our ideal weight so to say it is for a lazy person is pretty offensive. I was in the sauna today for 40 mins then worked out for an hour and then strapped on the belly flex belt and the arm one along with the thigh and butt one….what a sight to see…..looks like something out of 50 shades of grey ……however the BELTS WORK…..common sense …..strong contraction of the muscle will show results…WE LOVE THEM…..I COOKED A MEAL..ATE AND WATCHED TV….WITH BELTS ON AND SITTING ON MY BALL to build core


Mica Victorian February 25, 2015 at 11:04 pm

Wow i just ordered a flex belt waiting for it to arrive. I’m reading the reviews here thinking to myself yikes.!!! I need to send this thing back soon as I get it until I ran across your review. A year ago I had a mini tuck and liposuction to correct c-sections. I’m not expecting a 6 pk but a firmer tummy and flatter belly. will this help?


Ann MD February 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm

Yes it works to tone and strengthen muscles. It does not make you lose weight. I am an MD and physiotherapist and we use similar stimulation to help retrain muscles. For people who cannot e exercise their abdominal muscles ( bad backs for instance) they are a blessing as the abdominal muscles help support the spinal column from the front. Any one with back problems knows the emphasis is on getting strong abs.
The physiology underlying this equipment is absolutely correct and it truly will tone and strengthen your abs. If you have big layer of fat over the muscles you won’t see much, but you most definitely will feel the benefit and may well lose inches( but not fat!!)
With so many scams on the weight loss, body sculpting market it’s hard to sort out the stuff that works. This does. The science it’s based on is sound. I do not have anything to gain from endorsing this . To, tone your abs with Flex fit and to lose weight,eat less!


Darren Colton March 7, 2015 at 6:33 am

I’m very intrigued by all of the comments! ….Lots of great opinions on both sides… & I really respect the people with challenges that make it tougher in reaching their abs toning goals….
Yes I’m here with you now as I saw an Info-mmercial today on one of the big screen TVs today at the….. GYM! But I too am super intrigued!… I have always had a high metabolism & look 10-15 years younger than I am….(Damn if I was only much taller too LOL! ) because of part genes, working out & diet since I was a teenager.
& I always do crazy abs exercises more than most at least twice a week at the Gym besides staying active in other ways…
But despite my good habits; age has started catching up with me as I’m 49 now & I have a weakness for some chocolate & red wine every night LOL! so I look super toned except around my mid-section which has a bit of tire down there now which I’m finding very challenging in getting rid of with only what I’m doing!
I even increased my cardio time too but for the first time in my life I’ve gotten a bit discouraged now when taking off my shirt instead of being proud as I’ve always been.
So all that to say that yes I be getting my credit card out as yes there seems like there could be $ to lose but really my expectation is that if it even helps about 30% ish I think I would be much more content about my waist line!
So I believe that yes you need to lose the weight & get on a better diet with less carbs! & exercise & get your heart going! Walking is OK but a person should be getting a sweat going…If you have a exercise in the bedroom sheets longer than a couple of minutes then that’s a win – win too LOL!…
But I think that this belt could be the missing ingredient for me & so after I buy it & use it for awhile I will try to check back in here & let you know my results & I encourage you to do the same.
& I don’t think that using it less than 2 months & inconsistently is a fair test as I plan to use it everyday for 2 months minimum & the days I miss (if any) I will make a not of.
& I think a person can’t have too high grandiose expectations…. Just have reasonable expectations & I think that if the abs belt exceeds them than Hallelujah!
* Does anyone know of another AB toner belt that is just as or almost as good without having to pay so much & without needing the extra gel pads?
OK thanks for reading! – Darren :)


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