I’ve had a few emails come in from people asking me if I have any complaints about the Flex Belt. Personally, the only complaint I have so far about the belt is how to properly store it when you’re not wearing it.
The gel pads are very sticky, and it’s important to keep them clean. Also I have a sneaky suspicion that you should keep them covered up as well so that they hold their moisture. I’ve emailed customer support on this and will update this post with what they say.
Other then that though I don’t have any complaints about the belt at all. I did do a little research through about what other owners of The Flex Belt are saying and I’ll attempt to clear up a few mis-conceptions that people have about The Flex Belt.
Consumer Flex Belt Complaints
It Doesn’t Work
I think my entire website here addresses this particular complaint. The technology used in the Flex Belt is medical grade electronic muscle stimulation. This stuff works, and I can say first hand that it works. However you have to keep reasonable expectations.
You’re not going to have six pack abs over night, it’s going to take consistent use and working the program that is included in the manual that takes you from starting at 20 minutes and moves you upwards and also working your way from the lower intensity levels and working your way up to the 150 level (the highest on the belt).
You must understand that the Flex Belt does it’s part of the job, which is firming, toning and strengthening your abs, BUT it doesn’t help you lose weight. If you’re carrying extra weight in your mid section then you won’t be able to see the results without flexing and sucking in your gut. So do yourself a favor when you buy your flex belt and take advantage of the diet planning software that’s included for free.
It Doesn’t Work Through Fat
Well duh I guess is all I can say here. If you’re sporting an extra 10-15 or more pounds over your stomach then you’re not suddenly going to see great abdominals from an EMS ab belt. Even if you sat down to do 100 sit-ups every day you’re not going to burn away that fat. You need to reduce your daily caloric intake so that your body naturally burns some of that fat and possibly start doing some cardio 3-5 times a week.
It Doesn’t Work For Weight Loss
I won’t re-state what I already said above, but it’s more or less the same explanation. The Flex Belt is not a weight loss device. It is a muscle firmer, toner and strengthener.
Gel pads not staying on the belt
This wasn’t a complaint from a lot of consumers about the Flex Belt but I did see it mentioned a few times. Basically what happens is the gel pads are affixed to the inside of the belt when you first open it up. They stay affixed there from the stickiness of the pad itself. When you replace the pads you remove them and put new ones on. The issue arrises when you continually take the pads off and on, they begin to lose their stickiness.
If you frequently remove and put the gel pads back on the belt then what will happen is they’ll start falling off. Also be careful when removing the belt after a workout. I usually reach my thumb down between the gel pad and my stomach to peel it off my skin. This ensures that the gel pad stays stuck to the belt and doesn’t pull away.
This shouldn’t happen at all, but if you don’t have the gel pads installed right, you’re reaching in and touching the gel pads with your fingers (which will give you the buzzing sensation you feel in your abs in your hand as well, did this once) or your gel pad are old and dirty then there’s a chance you could get a little shock. To avoid this you just need to ensure you’re using good gel pads and replacing them when they’re needed.
Over all there just aren’t that many complaints about the Flex Belt. The technology works, but to get results you must use the device. It isn’t just going to magically tone and firm your abs. SO when you’re reading negative flex belt reviews about this device stop and ask yourself, is there a chance this person just had unrealistic expectations or maybe they didn’t commit to using it daily for the 6-8 weeks recommended to attain optimal results.