Product Type: Rio sports equipment
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Well... It's A Strange One
Member Name: stufflover
Advantages: cheap to buy, easy to use
Disadvantages: No results what so ever
I know there is many a way people will try to help them lose weight, get in shape and tone up their muscles and skin. I myself have tried many different ones over the years, and probably wasted a lot of money on these random products. One of the many items I have tried is the Ab Belt.
Most people will have at least seen something along these lines, and these Ab Belts work by basically using electrical pulses to contract your muscles in the same way they would if you were using the muscles yourself during the workout. The adverts say that just a few minutes a day using this Ab Belt is equivelent to doing hundreds of sit ups.
It appeals to the lazy people, as it shows these wonderful looking people on the adverts, with great bodies and amazing tans. It tells you that you can look just like these people with this belt, only a few minutes use a day, and it is simple, easy and painless. It looked like a great idea at the time, and I wanted to tone up my stomach the easy way. I went and bought one of these, from my local Saturday market and I couldn't wait to use it.
The AB Belt comes with a conductive gel, which you place on the belt in a thin layer before putting it on. You just put the around your waist, placing it on the exact spot of your tummy you wish to work. It fixes in place with velcro strapping, and it holds on quite well. The belt is quite big, so most people should be able to use it.
You use the belt by the electrical settings on the belt, which can be set with three different intensities. There is a low, medium and high setting on the belt, and I tried each one in the hope of finding the right one. The low one is more of a tickle than anything else, and I did not feel it was giving me any benefit of any kinds. Medium does make an effect on me, and it is like a hard tickle, but it is copeable. The high setting is quite harsh, and it almost feels like my tummy was being electrocuted!!
I kept the belt on medium setting when I was using it, and I used this twice a day for 15 minutes a time. The belt automatically turns off after 15 minutes, so you can not over use it and cause yourself damage. It says on the box that you should see results after 30 days of constant use, but 30 days of use came and went, and there was no change what so ever. I kept on using it for a bout another 2 or 3 weeks after that but I saw no change.
I gave up after this, and I have since come to realise that there is no substitue for hard work, good diet and high amounts of excersize. I know a few people who have had one of these Ab Belts, and they have had the same results that I have. It would seem they do not work for anyone, and I do not recommend them, unless you like feeling electrical pain in your abdominal area?
I give the Ab Belt a 1 out of 5 stars, as they do not work and I would not recommend spending your money on them, it would be a total waste. Sorry to say, but there is no easy way to get a great figure, it has to be worked for.
Summary: Not something that works
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