If you are one of those people with insanely busy daily schedules at work and at home, you might be finding yourself in a bind trying to figure out how you will be able to tone your abs and workout. Or you might just be a certified couch potato who cringes at the thought of committing to an exercise regimen at home or at the gym. Either way, the path to those well-defined abdominal muscles you dream about happens to be a lot easier now with the proliferation of ab belts.
As the name suggests, these modern fitness devices are worn around the waist, positioned right around the abs and then using what is known as electronic muscle stimulation. EMS tries to stimulate the expansion and contracting of muscles during a physical exercise or workout by transmitting electric pulses through the nerves. Nerve endings typically initiate the contracting via electric pulses running through the muscle fibers.
Safe And Effective
This technology employed by ab belts allows the user to simply set the intensity and the duration that the electronic pulses will course through his or her abs, bypassing the need to work out or perform strenuous physical exercises to get rid of excess fat or to tone the abs. Are these electronic waves safe for the body, however? The answer is yes, as the levels of these pulses that are transmitted from the ab belt to the gel or rubber pads around the abdomen are within safe amounts, so there is no danger of getting electrocuted or causing injury to your abdominal muscles by excessive stimulation .
The great thing about ab belts is how easy they are to use. Most are battery-operated and rechargeable, and are also quite easy to assemble. There is no need for the user to learn complicated processes or read a thick manual or manual before he or she can use the device. Also, since these ab belts are worn around the abdomen, the user is also free to do other things while in the middle of a muscle stimulation session. Simple household chores such as cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry or doing homework with the kids can still be accomplished even while using an ab belt. Of course, if you prefer to lay around, read a book, watch a movie or TV show, or just listen to music while using your belt, you can do that too.