I posted about Slendertone a while back as I got to try out one of their abs belts. It’s an odd sensation but the stories about it being equivalent to loads of sit ups are probably true. It definitely creates a similar sensation over your stomach. The feeling is somewhere between a vibration and holding a V-sit, depending on what level you have it on.
Take a look at this video from the brand. They pitted men and women against one another to see who could take the intensity of the abs belt the highest.
I’m surprised at the outcome, I have to say.
So, if you’re looking to get a flatter stomach this year — perhaps it’s one of your new year resolutions — here are some tips to help you get there. These are from Jarod Chapman, personal trainer and Slendertone ambassador.
– Keep your alcohol consumption down to a minimum. Alcohol is nutrient deficient and calorie rich – two glasses of wine contain 380 calories and if you multiply that by five nights a week that’s 1,900 calories! Try not to drink alcohol for a month and see the difference to your tummy!
– Get yourself moving by power walking, skipping, cycling and circuit classes to increase your cardiovascular health and burn off extra calories.
– Drink approximately 1.5 litres of water a day as the hydration will stave off any food cravings – sometimes your ‘hunger’ is in fact thirst.
– Remember to eat lots of protein, minimal fats and low levels of complex carbohydrates throughout training periods to provide you with maximum energy.
– The Slendertone abs belt is going to stimulate your abdominal muscles so for optimal results, wear the belt whilst running and during core strength training
These are great tips but one thing I do have to add is how much diet comes into play when trying to get your abs to show. Eat clean, this means no processed food, no alcohol and try anf get plenty of vegetables into every meal.
Abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym.
This post was sponsored by Slendertone but all opinions are my own!