Product Type: Slendertone in Beauty
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Better than Sit-ups?
Slendertone Face Women
Member Name: pol0408
Slendertone Face Women
Date: 29/07/03, updated on 29/07/03 (12673 review reads)
Advantages: Quick to set up, Convenient to use, Progresses as your muscles develop
Disadvantages: May not deliver much hyped results such as weight loss or instant 6-pack
I bought my slendertone flex from QVC a few months ago for just under £85 although i have seen it sell for closer to £100 in some shops. I am very impressed with the results i have seen.
When the belt first arrives, the pack consitst of the battery operated control panel, belt and 3 self-adhesive pads. The very clear instruction booklet takes you through setting up the unit for the first time and where to place the pads on the belt depending on your waist size (small, medium or large).
The use of the self adhesive pads cuts down on both the time needed to set up the unit before each session and the mess involved. Basically after the first set up, it only takes around 45 seconds to stick the pads on the areas of the waist, fasten the belt and then you can be working your abs. If also have a rio system for the rest of the body which works great but can take a good 10 minutes to fasten all the pads, connect the wires and can be messy when using the condutive gel.
The belt has 7 programmes for varying results and the belt itself works like a personal trainer. It starts you off on a very basic level to get your muscles used to the satimulation then after a predetermined number of sessions the machine automatically moves you up to the next programme. In any of the programmes you can customise the intensity on a continuum from 1 to 99. This means that you can always gurantee comfort and will not cause any undue pain or displeasure.
I have been doing sit-ups for around 6 months before i had the belt and while sit ups are good, it can be very difficult to work all of the abdominals when positioned on the floor as well as impractical. The Slendertone flex works the upper and lower abdominals as well as the obliques all at once so to get the same workout you would need to do many reps of at least 4 different exercises when on the floor.
wearing the slendertone flex means you can be working your way to a stronger firmer stoma
ch while doing anything from the housework to watching the tv to even doing office work on your computer! In fact, due to its slimline design, you could be wearing the unit underneath a tshirt or jumper and no one would know that you had it on.
Apparently the best way to strengthen your back is to strengthen your abdominal muscles and so undertaking an exercise programme tailored to developing strength in your torso is ideal for preventing back problems. The slendertone flex is great for anyone who either doesn't have time to do sit ps everyday or doesn't feel comfortable. I wouldn't recommend using the unit as your only form of exercise, a healthy lifestyle and regular CV activity is essential but with this unit you could be on your way to a more healthy life all round.