Obesity is on the rise, and it seems that people can’t escape that fact these days. It’s in the news, magazines and newspaper articles. So, more and more people are trying to eat better and workout more often, but even when they do, there are certain areas that many individuals struggle with. Perhaps no area is as heavily researched than ab toning. There are plenty of workout sites that show people how to do different kinds of crunches and yoga poses so they can tone, strengthen and firm up their abs.
However, doing the kind of core strengthening routine that’s needed to see a 6 pack is often really hard to integrate into a busy lifestyle. This may be why products, like Sport-Elec, which promise fast, work free, toned abs seem to be flying off the shelves. This belt based ab toner is one of many similar products on the market, but while the products often look a lot alike, they can really vary in terms of effectiveness. This is why we feel it always pays to take a hard look at a product’s design, the technology it uses and the adjuncts that come along with it.
System at a Glance
This system is delivered free to your door, and it arrives with everything you need to get started, including the following: The Ab Belt with Electronic Control, an Instruction Booklet, a Diet Plan Guide and a tube of Contact Cream.
System in Focus
Like other similar products, the Sport-Elec is very easy to use. You simply rub the Contact Cream on your waistline, put the belt on and set the workout and then get started. You can use this product anywhere, at work, at home or at the playground. You can also use it while you’re relaxing, reading, working, playing with the kids or having a coffee at the cafe. However, while these may be really attractive features, what’s really important when checking out these products is their design and the technology used in them.
We have found that the higher performing products use EMS muscle stimulation technology, because it’s been around for 30 years and has been through a full battery of tests, which have found it to be highly effective in exercising muscles remotely. It has been used in hospitals, clinics and private practices by physical therapists to assist individuals who are unable to work certain muscles by themselves do so.
The marketing copy on the Sport-Elec website indicates that they use Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), which may be some variation of EMS technology, but we would have liked to see more information posted. Without this information, consumers can’t be sure that they are getting the real thing, which may result in a loss of time and money.
This product’s design appears to focus on stimulating users central ab muscles, but from what we can tell, it does not have the width to include the obliques and other core muscles in its reach. This issue may negatively impact overall results, and a failure to address soft or flabby obliques means that love handles often go uncorrected. We actually prefer products that use medical grade gel pads that cover both the central ab muscles and external obliques, so that users have a full core workout.
Sport-Elec also appears to have minimal options when it comes to workout settings, which is unfortunate, because some of the better products offer users up to seven workout settings and ninety-nine intensity levels, so users really get their money’s worth and don’t plateau. We actually looked at some independent consumer rating sites and blogs to see what current and former users had to say about this product. We found that, when compared with other belt based ab toners, it was often scored rather low.
-Comes with Diet Plan Guide
-Belt based ab toner
– Some testimonials have been posted
-Warranty is not posted as being available at this time
-Money back guarantee may not be offered
– Uses what appears to be a less effective design, which may not include the obliques in the workout
-No research posted as of this review to support the product’s claims
Sport-Elec developers suggest that this product may be your best bet for fast, sleek and toned abs. The truth is that some ab belts can give your core a work out that is on par with gym based ones, but in less time and without doing any actually workout. However, this is only if their design is comprehensive and if they use the best muscle stimulating technology.
While reviewing this product, we found that it may provide some limited gains to users, but we believe there are some built in design and technology flaws that may reduce results. Though, it does have a cheaper price tag than some other, similar products, so some consumers may still be willing to take a chance on it. However, whatever your stance is on the Sport-Elec product, we suggest gathering a bit more information. There are a few other expert sites that we suggest checking out, and we have placed their links below to get you get started.