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.

Overview
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.

Evaluation
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.

Best Alternative to the Flex Belt: The Diet Solution Program

What do you think? Does the Flex Belt really work?


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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 :)

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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!

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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….

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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 :(

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Satnam Singh May 3, 2013 at 1:30 am

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

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Steven Jones October 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm

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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.

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