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

Does the Flex Belt Really Work to Get a Flat Tummy?
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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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Josh June 9, 2017 at 9:04 pm

Not sure what product you tried Jay??? On their website they say to eat right and exercise and I DO. I have the Flex Belt and have for years. Whenever I am feeling weak and want to get toned and don’t have extra time, I can always put this on and SEE AND FEEL A DIFFERENCE. I even travel with it because it works. BTW, there is no device in the world that can magically give you a 6 pack. I think it’s important to agree on that. Me, I don’t always have time to work on my abs and with the flex belt there’s no question it works. I’ve seen awesome changes from when I don’t use it. 🙂 Highly recommended for those who are in the know.

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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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Josh June 9, 2017 at 9:05 pm

@X-man Ummm. no you don’t, it’s not about that! Please see my comment above. Good luck!

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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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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!

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ActiveATC January 6, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Melissa,
I have one side of my lower spine that is naturally fusing making it very hard for me to do a lot for my abs. I looked and read but I figured that everyone that claims its bad probably wasn’t dedicated or just looking for a “Quick Fix”! I walk or do aerobics daily and use my Flex Belt. I lost 4.5in in my waist and abs in 2 wks. If people are calling anyone who buys it a sucker, well I’m PROUD to be a SUCKER!

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Andrea February 27, 2017 at 7:03 pm

This is good to know! I could not care less about “six pack abs” but I sure would like a way to strengthen my core without hurting my back.

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McKenzie April 30, 2017 at 3:32 pm

I’m glad yup see there are others in my boat. I’ve had 4 back surgeries INCLUDING a fusion of my L5-S1. I’m 40yrs old, while if love a six -pack, I realize it is highly unlikely. I too am unable to do “traditional” about routines. I just ordered the Flex Belt in hopes that it’ll at least help to strengthen my core as I continue to workout within the parameters of my physical limitations. Good luck and God Bless all who are TRYING to be healthier

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KathyJG August 26, 2017 at 1:43 pm

It works great. I too am in shape worked out for years consistently, but since I turned 60 I developed arthritis in my back and can no longer to any stomach exercises. I wear this around my house every day and my abs are very toned and tight I love it. It reminds me to hold my stomach in and after a 40 minute session at 50 i do get a little pain as if I have done sit ups, but a good pain, like workout pain. If you just need a little boost to flatten that tummy I recommend it.

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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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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!

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John September 6, 2014 at 4:48 pm

You said it so well Brittany. Thanks.

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Igor September 4, 2015 at 10:01 am

”if someone maybe 10lbs overweight who is going to the gym five days a week and is committed to having a nice healthy bod”, this ”someone” definitely does not need ”something” like Flex Belt

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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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Cassidy Smith June 20, 2016 at 1:23 am

That was all I needed to hear I’m trying g to gain some arm and ab tone after my second baby but from what I have read here I’ll save my $$ and his the stair stepper

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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

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.

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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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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?

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John September 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

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

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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

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Diana Rosalind Trimble May 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Um, Dillon, you ARE mean. Have you ever heard of chronic back injuries or other reasons why people might be unable to do a regular exercise routine besides being lazy? I was a long distance runner for 30 years (8 to 15 miles to your 6) until a tumour in my foot forced me to stop for 2 years. After my recovery from that, and probably related to the twisted posture I adopted while I had the foot problem, I had a bout of spondylolisthesis, absolutely agonizing and debilitating and crippling – literally a spine out of place. There are still days when I am in terrible pain for no apparent reason, even though the spine is back in place. Long story short: I can no longer run for exercise. I ride a bike every day but it does nothing for my fitness – I live in a flat city with terrible roads and the culture here is riding cruisers with fat tires slowly, not “tour de France” bikes going fast up and down hills – so my cycling is never enough to even put me out of breath. I do yoga and pilates routines in my own house for stretching, strength and alignment, but this is not aerobic exercise and so does not burn fat. You tell people to “go to the gym”. What gym? The gym that I can’t afford the membership for and despise anyway because of the gross culture of terrible music and flourescent outfits?

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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

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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?

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april October 16, 2015 at 11:44 pm

You and your husband have medical degrees? So that makes you authorities
on physical fitness? Get bent. I have a medical degree AND a law degree.
Maybe I’ll open a rehab center for delusional idiots with over-inflated egos
and higher degrees. This does NOT work, people. Abs are obtained through
hi intensity core body training. End of story. Ask me how I KNOW.

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Anna May 15, 2016 at 8:49 pm

Muscles get stronger when you make them work. You can get abs from high intensity training and from making them work using a flex belt. Also, two people with medical degrees (who obviously know all about muscles, and the human body) is a more reliable source than one person with unknown qualifications. April, you seam to be very unopened minded. And yes I will ask you How do you KNOW when you haven’t tried a flex belt.

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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!

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Josh March 10, 2017 at 3:05 am

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation studies have been performed for quite a while and they typically show results relating to increase tone and strength, but no changes in body fat. If you are overweight, you’d be better off doing cardiovascular exercises and eating more healthy. If you are already fit and looking to tone up, then you may receive some benefit; however there are better more cheaper ways to get toned abs.

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Sphiros August 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm

That’s what she said John…

That’s what almost everyone is saying…

That’s what the product even says…

and as several people have pointed out already – not everyone can go to the gym. Like – literally CAN’T go to the gym.

And you don’t even have to buy the flexbelt for the full retail value.

I have been losing weight – around 50 lbs this past year – and I wanted to start toning my abs. I work a desk job and use the spare time I have to see my girlfriend and work on the house.

Day one – 3 20 minute sessions on 25 – my obliques can feel it!

Most people don’t care about fat – they care about inches.

And just because you can’t *see* six pack abs, doesn’t mean they aren’t forming under your fat layer…

so… 200 bucks for a year at the gym where I have to do awkward exercises around people and never have time to be with my family, OR a belt that will help me perform perfect crunches for 40 -60 minutes every day for 100 bucks.

One seems more sensible and efficient than the other. 🙂

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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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sourabhpahwa June 22, 2015 at 11:08 am

i have great experience with Flex belt. It actually works greatly i have red some help full reviews from a site theflexbelt-reviews.com and got some good discount too.

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Donna July 10, 2015 at 4:12 am

I’ve been doing zumba for 2 years and cutting carbs as much as possible eating every now and then but before I worked out I thought about doing weird stuff now I can’t live without it
I look and feel amazing and gained muscle all over. NO belt for me
GET OFF YOUR BUTT I DID.

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Alysa September 18, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Good For you 🙂 that is what everyone needs is to be more active and eat better for their health more than the appearance of being healthy !!!!!! I agree Get off your butts and DO Something for yourself

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Frankiebones July 21, 2015 at 3:14 pm

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teri April 20, 2016 at 10:10 pm

wow–Frankiebones, nasty much?? Did it occur to you that the person you responded to does not speak or write in English as a first language? Or maybe it did and you simply enjoy being a jerk!

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Alysa September 18, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Yes it does work if you eat right and exercise it increases the visible results of your healthy efforts …. NO you can NOT sit on a couch and Eat fat people food and not work out and expect this belt to do anything for your lazy fattening habits.!!! Think about it all the exercise in the world can not fix a bad diet and vise versa so it is with the Flex belt…………. All the flexbelts in the world can NOT fix a Bad Diet and a Lack of exercise ~!!!!!

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Ricky October 6, 2015 at 9:01 am

LAZY!!!

All it is, is that a lot of you guys (with your negative comments) are just lazy and you guys are expecting the belt to do all the work for you while you sit on your lazy butts and eat whatever. The ads do create that perception and need to be more detailed. The belt does work by strengthening your abs and core, but you as a customer, for the belt to give you the results that you want, are gonna have to take the measures yourself to lose the belly fat. The belt is great because you can tone your abdomen while doing other things that preoccupy you, but i will say no machine can make you lose fat, but it has worked for a lot of people. Gym rats who live in the gym say it has worked wonders because they actually take the measures to keep the fat off of their bodies, but I see a lot of people saying it doesn’t work. My question and a question to yourself is: Is it the belt that doesn’t work or is it me??? Just some food for thought.

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Reece December 10, 2015 at 12:39 am

I’m 5’4 ft tall my weight is around 100 pounds I’m super busy so I can’t work out anymore I know that’s not and excuse but I was wondering does this really get you a six pack I can already see my abs just a little.

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jfa February 6, 2016 at 9:55 pm

yeah right, if you want a better body watch your diet and exercise everyday
there is no shortcut if it was that easy the whole world would have rockin bodies.

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Crystal February 24, 2016 at 8:12 am

I have not bought this. Im looking jnto the slendertone too. Debating on trying. I got the abgymnic from wish. Basically the same as these devices but its tiny. To tell the truth i feel it working. Ive also lost inches in the place where i use it. Not expecting a 6 pack. I dont want one. Just to tone it up a bit. Hoping loose skin will be helped. Who knows. What i do know is that the only difference to my routine is the abgymnic. Still debating though. Bought a new strength training dvd and am buying a new 2 in 1 elliptical /bike machine. So im unsure yet. But im commenting to say people commenting are being super rude. If it works for some people and not others, isn’t that true for everthing. Some people do well on low fat diets, some on paleo or ketosis and other ppl just have to stop drinking soda. Why bash peoples choices. It didnylt work for you, doesnt mean it wont work for someone else.

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L.A.R. March 6, 2016 at 9:23 pm

I just saw the infomercial this morning. All opinions aside (especially those from blustering professionals accademic degrees), it seems the real confusion whether the product works lies with what the user wants to accomplish.

There is no substitute for exercise and diet. The Flex belt is not going to be a magic bullet for health and fitness. So, in that case it doesn’t work.

But be realistic, this “sceince” is used every day as physical therapy on people who are injured. In this case, it’s not about getting a six pack: it’s about strengthening core abdomen muscles to help bad backs move more freely. So, it works. It foolish to call someone with a debility lazy just because they need a tool to strengthen their body. It’s just part of the recovery process.

I’m a contractor. My body is my best tool. I’m 56, and injuries are part of my everyday experience. I’m not looking for a six pack. When my back is injured, a simple core exercise can help my recovery process. Again, the flex belt will work.

The product is for people who are in recovery, just starting to work out, or peak athletes. Anyone with the fantasy of looking like “the picture on the box” is delusional and has a skewed opinion. Health and fitness is a lifestyle choice and commitment: not a belt around your waist.

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Guy Smith March 26, 2016 at 1:37 am

Backstory: I am 73 years old, 6 ft 4 in, 208 lbs, and have acute peripheral neuropathy in my legs and feet. Three years ago, on my birthday, I decided that if I wanted to live a longer and more productive life, I’d better get in shape. I decided to do push-ups as my exercise of choice. I started that day. I was able to do three push-ups, and that was it. I did some on-line research and found a lot of information on how to do push-ups and how to improve my performance.

Today: I do 200 push-ups a day, three days a week. It tires me out, and makes me breathe hard. I change angles (feet up on chair, etc) to get better muscle definition, but mainly I just love doing them and feeling good about it. I do some knee bends, but push-ups are my thing.

My biggest problem soon became my stomach. I had a beer belly without the beer. It was due 100% to muscle tone. Push-ups do nothing for your stomach muscles. I tried doing crunches and sit-ups, but absolutely could not do them. The attempts killed my back, and my legs paid the price in pain and feelings of freezing and pins and needles. (Anyone with peripheral neuropathy understands what I mean.) Then, I stumbled across a Flex Belt ad on Facebook.

After weeks of contemplating spending over $200 on a piece of apparatus that claimed to help with ab muscles while going about every day activities, I finally talked myself into it. I thought I was buying into a scam, but I was on my last leg, so to speak. When the belt arrived, and I used it the first time, I had no expectations of it actually working. I wasn’t looking for a six-pack, I was only looking for help in holding my stomach in, to be able to look down a actually see my feet without bending forward.

I have been using the Flex Belt now for eight weeks. I still have the small roll of fat around my waist. That’s OK, because I didn’t ever think the belt would cause me to lose weight. Why would it? But the good news is that I can now see my feet. I actually have a nearly flat stomach. Two days ago, I did ten sit-ups. My back was hurting like the dickens, but I did ten. Also, my pants are looser around the waist than they were two months ago. I still eat the same, I still weigh the same, I’m still the same height, and I’m two months older. I can tell you this: For me, the belt is working. I believe in it. I use it five days a week, and I am on the highest setting (150). I will use the belt for as long as I can, because it actually does what they said it would.

If you’re looking to get a six-pack without any effort, to lose fat without proper dieting, to get shoulders like Arnold, then you’re fooling yourself and you didn’t read the actual ad and all the information they made available to you. The Flex Belt will strengthen your abs, and help with your core. It won’t turn you into any of those people in the pictures. Is the belt worth $200+? To me, it is. You’ll have to make a honest and realistic decision for yourself.

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Makeety Makondo July 1, 2016 at 6:17 am

Calling customers “delusional” seems unnecessarily insulting and hostile, “naive” would be more appropriate… Except the product has mostly very good reviews on Amazon. Where are all these negative reviews? lol

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Olivia Legree August 3, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Thanks for giving us clear, realistic overview of this product. You’re right , there’s no substitute to diet, exercise, some pre disposed genetics to get the 6 pack eveyone so desired. I noticed that the models or people who are giving positive feedbacks are people who really ARE in excelled form. They have very low body fat already!!!! But for an average Joe who doesn’t get to the gym full time, diet are not on point…this will just be a disappointment, waste of you’re hard earned money. To see 6 pack muscles is dedication, hard work and low caloric deficit. .no magic pill ,belt, , teas or some sort.

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Eve November 30, 2016 at 1:06 am

Brought flexbelt 2wks ago used it got up to 70 impulse placed it under belly button area first two felt great could feel the workout as though I did actually sit-up week 3 before I put it on I had thanksgiving week rest period—-/today I put it on same area my abdomen went into immediatel Charlie horse so I lower it to 50 same results then around 30 I just took it off and now I’m Leary Charlie horse really hurt any comments?

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Julie February 8, 2017 at 5:58 pm

I’m a little dissapointed by your 100% negative review…the advertising promises may be rediculous but the technology is legit. Not everyone can do crunches and such for reasons you are not giving consideration to. Being overweight is a whole other subject. Sometimes people need a little help like the car you drive with power steering or the TV channels you change via remote. You can drive without that power steering but are you less of a person because you use it. Calling people derogetory names is kinda lacking on your part….

I used the original belt version not because I’m lazy or too stupid to know any better or whatever other happy little thought crossed your mind I had a back issue and walking wasn’t enough. It helped and I saw a difference and that’s what counts.

This is another way to see the basis for the belts ability:

Electric stimulation therapy is a therapeutic treatment that applies electrical stimulation in treating muscle spasms and pain. It can help prevent atrophy and build strength in patients with injuries. It is also helpful in keeping muscles active especially after any type spinal cord injury or strokes. Physical therapists and other medical practitioners attach electrodes on the patient’s skin, causing the target muscles to contract. With electric stimulation, the patient can maintain muscle tone and strength that would otherwise waste away due to lack of usage. Electric stimulation works by mimicking the natural way by which the body exercises its muscles. The electrodes attached to the skin deliver impulses that make the muscles contract. It is beneficial in increasing the patient’s range of motion and improves the circulation of the body.

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Judah June 9, 2017 at 12:26 am

I have a Flex Belt and I know it works. Does it burn fat? No. It also doesn’t do my laundry or drive my kids to school, because that’s not what it’s for. You don’t go into a gym and criticize the bicep curl machine because it doesn’t strengthen your legs or help you lose weight. You seem like the type of person that would hate someone without ever having spoken to them.

The technology has been around for a really long and is in physical therapist and weight training facilities all over the world. It works and there’s no doubting this – it’s a fact.

I do olympic lifting and we have chains, resistance bands, and stim devices that we use for our legs to help increase our squat strength. The flex belt works but if it’s sitting under your clothes on the treadmill you bought last January, it won’t. I don’t believe anybody that says it doesn’t work has used it.

It seems pretty clear that the author of this “review” doesn’t have any experience with weight training. My abs are very visible and I am 20% body fat, not 8%.

I had doctors tell me not to lift, tell me how to lift, and tell me how often, but none of them had any experience with it and therefore were giving bad advice. Stick to what you know from experience folks

It’s pretty clear that all the author is trying to do is crap on this product without ever tying it and is just trying to get readers.

I read the Nordictrack post and I didn’t see anything negative about them having fit people on their website and how they are misleading people. Am I missing something? You don’t get mad at the gym if you don’t have the muscle definition you want when you haven’t been there consistently.

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Clara June 12, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Thank you @Guy Smith @Julie @Makeety Makondo @Judah!!!! I am interested in getting the Flex Belt because I can’t really do crunches since I hurt my back. It’s pretty clear that it is not a weight loss device, I mean I looked at all of their videos and reading reviews everywhere (other than here, why only 2 stars though?? Not sure they actually tried it?) I mean I can’t even comprehend how someone in this review could think this would burn fat? Anyway, I am looking for something to help me tone my abs and I know this works for that, WHICH IS A LOT. One last thing just to make things fair, this review also says the price is $200. What???? This is not really accurate with the times, because there are deals to be had. I’ve easily seen $50 off and more on facebook for the flex belt. Good luck everyone!

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Tina June 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm

I got the Flex Belt and it has helped make my abs and also my back stronger. It is a great additional aid in a workout regimen. I do recommend it. It is kinda pricey but well worth it. They do have sales. I got mine for $130.

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Mina August 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm

Waste of time and Money !Flex Belt didn’t work

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