How to Use the Slendertone Flex

By Melanie Beach

The Slendertone Flex is a toning abdominal belt that uses electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to cause a deep muscle contraction. When you dig into the box you'll find your Slendertone belt with its built-in controller, gel pads, instruction manual, a handy travel case and three AAA batteries.There are a variety of different programs to work through and intensity settings from 0 to 99.

Step 1

Clean your skin where the gel pads will make contact. This helps to prolong the life of the gel pads, and ensure that they're sanitary.

Step 2

Peel the plastic cover off of the gel pads and apply the belt to your waste. Position the large gel pad in the middle of your waist, and the two smaller ones on your obliques. Velcro the belt securely.

Step 3

Turn the control panel on by pressing the power button. You will be prompted to choose a program with a specific time limit and EMS interval.

Step 4

Use the up and down arrows to adjust the intensity of the EMS on both sides of the unit. Start with a level that is comfortable while you adjust to the feeling and contraction intensity. Increase the level until you obtain a muscle contraction that is effective, but not painful.

Step 5

Turn the unit off once the time has run down, and remove the belt. Cover the gel pads with the protective plastic and store the belt for the next use.

Step 6

Use your Slendertone Flex five days a week for the first week, then reduce your use to three to five session per week.

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About the Author

Melanie Beach has been a writer in various fields since 2003. Her articles can be found on eHow and Answerbag, focusing on a range of topics, including composition, education, fitness, diet and nutrition, veterinary medicine and disability benefits. Beach received her bachelor's degree in English from California State University in Sacramento.

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