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- Item model number: 0517-5010-P
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,209 customer reviews)
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- FDA Cleared for toning, strengthening and firming abdominal muscles.
- Medical grade abdominal toning technology for men and women. A complete workout for the core.
- Clinically demonstrated results you can see and feel in just weeks. Slendertone provides the perfect abdominal contraction - exercising all of your stomach muscles at once for a strong, toned core.
- In an independent clinical study 100% of the participants reported stronger, more toned and firmed abs after 6 weeks when used for 30 minutes per day 5 times per week (Department of Exercise and Sports Science, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
- Features 10 programs for begginers to fitness enthusiasts and 130 intensity levels for a comfortable yet effective session. With 50 years of medical expertise and extensive user evaluations, you can be confident that Slendertone will deliver results.
Slendertone Abs5 belt fits waist sizes 24" to 46". Contents: Slendertone Belt, Control Unit, Travel Pouch, Manual, 3 AAA batteries, 2 Year Limited Warranty, 3 Adhesive Gel Pads.
The perfect abdominal contraction. From the leader in at home muscle toning, the Slendertone Abs5 abdominal muscle toner is a powerful, proven system that uses electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) technology to tone, firm and strengthen the abdominal muscles. Slendertone stimulates the nerves that control all of the major abdominal muscles causing them to contract and relax similar to regular exercise. The result of this repetitive action is tighter, firmer and more toned abs. An advanced training system for beginners to fitness enthusiasts with 10 auto-progressive toning programs and up to 130 customizable intensity levels for an effective and comfortable workout session. Clinically demonstrated technology to exercise all of the muscles of the abdomen at once (upper ABS, lower ABS and obliques) the patented 3 pad placement technology targets all of the abdominal muscles simultaneously. Includes: Abs5 belt, controller, AC charger, travel storage pouch, 3 medical-grade adhesive gel pads, 3 AAA batteries, quick start guide and 2 year limited warranty. Fits waist sizes 24 to 46 inches. For best results, combine Slendertone Abs5 workout sessions with a healthy diet and regular exercise
Top customer reviews
Before I begin, I would like to share I am a 5"10 male, 175 pound @ 12% body fat, with six days a week of perfect eating habits (need my one cheat day) and 4-5 days a week of cardio/HITT training. I have a flat stomach, and when I *flex* my stomach, muscles show, but not without flexing them. (Fast Forward 60 days)
Believe it or not, I purchased 1 of these units 6 years ago, used it 7 days a week, (2) 30 minute sessions a day for 90 days, and I my abs were stronger, and toned, but still I could not see a 6 pack (185LB). Previous years ago, I used this belt with a poor diet, with perfect exercise. (I know odd combination?)
I decieded to purchase a newer model, the Flex Pro and begin my self tests.
I'd like to advise everyone how to use this device correctly.
I've been using EMS/Tens units for years, and after learning the proper techniques, I can offer the following advice.
#1. Wipe your sides, and stomach off with alcohol swabs to rid your body of dirt, oils, and other oils.
#2. Unless your using electrode gel (Spectra 360 Gel $5.50 each on amazon), you are wasting your time on the product. Because this is *SO IMPORTANT* you are wasting your money, unless you invest in electrode gel, one bottle of 8.5oz gel will last you 2-3 months using the belt 7 days a week, applying generous amounts of gel.
Using electrode gel on your stomach & the pads, will make the 80 settings feel twice as strong as the 99 setting without the gel. I'm using the same belt as all of you, on 99 setting with the gel I feel my entire stomach contract, and send extremely strong shocks of ems into my stomach, to the point where I feel like I'm going to fall over. (Please do not put on 99 right away when using electrode gel, it makes the product a night and day difference.)
*This greatly increases the sensation of your pad not working in the stomach area.
#3. Please clean your gel pads with rubbing alcohol or hand santizer, & clean your plastic covers with windex; pads will be able to be used for 60-90+ days doing this.
#4. Most importantly, the positioning of the belt itself. I personally find the tighter the better. Set the belt to your tolerable level, meaning where it could be thought of as enjoyable (75 in my case). Place the belt higher on your stomach at first. Ask your honestly, do I feel stimulation on the left, center, and right of the pads? If you don't, during the rest phases (or pause the unit) and slightly pull the belt left, or right (with gel, the belt will easily slide and let you re-position without ruining the pads) until you feel proper stimulation on all 3 pads. Pause the belt, lower the belt to around medium level on your stomach, see how it feels, and lastly lower the belt on your lower abs/stomach and see how it feels. If you feel a sensation in your legs, raise the belt higher and slide or slightly left or right.
Everyone is different, I prefer to wear my belt tight, and keep it higher on my stomach (I would say take your belt off, and attempt to line up the center pad so your navel is in the middle, then move it up an ich or two, that is my preference).
The moment everyone was waiting for.
60 days later (I will update this thread at 90 days & 120 days again). I'm actually at 13% Body-fat, and moved up to 177LB (Doing more weights + creatine), but I have a "V Cut" in my abs, where you can see your lower abs without flexing, my stomach is flat, tight, and I can see very noticeable definition in my entire abdominal area.
I haven't done any AB/stomach exercises in my training routine, but I honestly do 3 days a week of 30-45min on the elliptical machine. (I've been using this maching for years though, so nothing changed there).
I can say this belt has increased the overall appearance of my abs, the strength of my entire core; I'm finding it easier to do other exercises which utilize my core to assist in the completion of the exercise.
Hopefully both men, and women alike enjoyed this detailed review, and it either encouraged you, or discouraged you to purchase the product bassed on your needs.
If you are within 5-10 Pounds of your goal weight, purchase this product, otherwise you won"t see physical results of the belt working.
If you are over 10 pounds of your goal weight, I'd still suggest this belt just for the fact that it will strengthen your core, and help your overall day to day walking posture; having a stronger core (even without being able to see stomach muscles) is very important in daily life.
Thoughts, or questions will be answered!
The sensation to me is like a buzzing of pins and needles of a limb that has fallen asleep-
I crank it up until it feels sharp then back off a little. after a few minutes I can go higher.
It does not go full strength- the whole time it rapidly escalates and then pauses/releases the muscles and then repeats. I think actual crunches would be more effective but hey I can work at my desk and get toned abs :)
The first few times I went to 30 but now I like program #3--30min at around intensity of 60 - I do it -2 -3times. after the 3rd time the batteries show 3/4 used. I have not tried the other programs yet or tried to go 4 times on one charge.
I think the gel pads are beginning to fail already - today I was feeling a sharp painful pricking and getting a red spot when I looked to try to readjust several times- I took off the offending pad and rotated it and it is ok again for now. When using seated I feel the "buzzing" -down my quads moistly on one leg- kind of annoying- but try to view it as perhaps a bonus.
I will update in the future I know that it definitely is doing something. I know that it feels amazing on my back. (I wish the control was detachable so that it was more convenient to adjust)
So far, I would recommend this product to anyone. Pick up a few extra AAA batteries at the same time.