Close your eyes for just a second and allow yourself to drift into a wonderful haven, a place in which you have the perfect, rock hard abs you have always desired; a place in which new and innovative ab exercise equipment did the work and all you did was reap the benefits. Believe it or not, this wonderful haven can now be your reality. There have been recent developments in ab exercise equipment that serve to make your journey to fitness a simple and enjoyable one.
Ab exercise equipment such as ab crunch machines, exercise balls and ab wheel rollers are all revolutionary devices that have made amazing abs more attainable, but it is the taboo topic of the ab belt that I feel the need to discuss. Ab belts are belts which use electric muscle stimulation (EMS) to force the abdominal muscles to contract and release on their own, thereby simulating an actual abdominal workout. Unlike other ab exercise equipment, the ab belt does all the work, leaving you time to do the important things in life, like surf through articles online!
So now you are wondering, does the ab belt actually work? Almost a decade ago, when ab belts were introduced by companies such as Ab Force and Fast Abs, the name of the ab exercise equipment was temporarily tarnished by the companies’ great claims and small results. However, in recent years, after new developments in technology, thousands of consumers have reported seeing a big difference in the strength and appearance of their abs. Companies marketing these belts now also recommend partnering the use of this ab exercise equipment with sensible eating and regular exercise. Otherwise saying, while you do not have to be an exercise and diet fiend to see results using these ab belts, I most certainly would not advise you to wear one while eating an entire cheese cake or pumpkin pie and expect to see drastic (positive) results!
Alright, so the ab belt works, but is it safe? I admit that sending a charge through your body to force your abdominal muscles to exercise themselves does sound pretty wonky! However, doctors and physical therapists have been using EMS technology for almost forty years to help rehabilitate their patients. Safe? I dare say so, but don’t take my word for it. Many ab belts currently on the market have been approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ultimately, only you can decide if the ab belt is right for you!
Don’t forget to consult a physician before starting this or any exercise program.