Slendertone - Abdominal Muscle Toner - Unisex
Slendertone Abdominal Muscle Toner is designed for both men and women. Get strong, firm, toned abs in just weeks! Slendertone contains the same clinically demonstrated EMS technology used in hospitals and clinics to strengthen and firm muscles.
Unique to the Slendertone FLEX Abdominal Muscle Toner, 7 progressive toning programs, provide an effective and convenient workout to help you firm and tone all abdominal muscles at once. In clinical studies around the world, users reported their abs were stronger and more firm and toned after use.
- Smart Training System
- Reports program process and settings
- Automatically advances you through programs 1-7
- 25-40 min. workout session with program progression
- Intensity levels from 0-99
- Unit encourages you to increase your toning level for better, faster results
- Visual and Audio prompts for improved results
- Medical grade GelPads for maximum results
- Belt fits waist size 24"-47"
All Slendertone products use clinically proven EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) toning technology, which works by sending signals to your nerves to contract and relax your muscles, similar to regular toning exercise.
When you first turn it on, the feeling may be a little strange as you are at the lowest setting. As you increase the intensity, the sensation goes from a mild tingly feel, to a distinct muscle contraction. This is when the product (and you!), are working to the optimum!
The muscles simultaneously contract and then relax similar to the regular muscle contraction experienced during normal exercise. You can now feel the Slendertone Sensation and your muscles are working. This sensation is powerful enough to recruit all of the muscle fibers in the targeted region, yet comfortable enough to have a conversation while using it.
Be sure to increase the intensity during your toning session so you always feel the Slendertone Sensation; remember there are at least 99 levels.
Slendertone is a subsidiary company of Bio-Medical Research Ltd (BMR). Backed by over 50 years of experience, BMR manufactures electrical stimulation products of medical device quality, supported by strong, clinical evidence and subjected to controlled product trials. Thousands of doctors and physiotherapists rely on BMR products every day and they help improve the lives of over 200,000 patients every year.
Every product undergoes the same rigorous research and development process, so when you choose a Slendertone product, you can be confident that it's been developed and manufactured to the highest standards and has proven to be safe and effective in repeated clinical trials. Our team of scientists and R&D experts work closely with both local and international universities to conduct sophisticated clinical trials, including the University of Wisconsin, the University of Limerick, Loughborough University, the University of Ulster, Jordanstown and University College Dublin.
Slendertone uses Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) toning technology to create strong, deep muscle contractions to tone your body. EMS works to mimic the body's natural muscle movements; signals are sent between the gel pads (on the garment), switching on the nerves that control your muscles and causing them to contract naturally. EMS technology has been used for over 40 years in hospitals, clinics and physiotherapy practices around the world to strengthen and rehabilitate muscles.
The Science behind the Abs Products
The muscles at the front of your abdomen are comprised of the internal and external obliques, transversus and rectus abdominus. Which, in combination with the gluteal and lower back muscles, can act as an effective support or 'brace' to the lumbar spine when a movement is being performed. Current thinking amongst researchers is that regular training of these muscles can play an important role in the prevention of incidence and reoccurrence of low back pain. Moreover, core stability training can enhance the performance of people of all ages and abilities to carry out both everyday tasks and more athletic endeavors. The role of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in producing safe and effective contractions of the muscles of the anterior abdomen has been well established in clinical research and can make an important contribution to an effective core strengthening program.
The Science behind the Male Arms Products
The biceps brachii has two separate tendon origins (known as the long and short heads) on the front of the scapula (shoulder blade). The biceps are a powerful flexor of the shoulder and elbow and also supinate the forearm (turns the palm to face upwards). The triceps brachii has three separate tendon origins (known as the long, lateral and medial heads) on the bony architecture of the scapular (shoulder blade) and the humerus . The triceps primary role is that of a powerful extensor (straightener) of the elbow joint, but it can also fixate the forearm so as to allow the hand to carry out skilled and intricate tasks.
Because of the long heads' origin on the scapula the triceps also influence shoulder extension. Many gym goers tend to neglect the triceps muscle in their training schedule, preferring instead to concentrate on developing the more aesthetically pleasing biceps muscle. This is a mistake as a contracting muscle is reliant on the opposing muscle working to counteract its pull so that a smooth co-ordinated action around the targeted joint can occur. This effect is known as agonist and antagonist contraction and, if disturbed, results in a muscle imbalance leading to movement dysfunction and eventually pain. Muscles which do not receive regular exercise at a sufficient intensity will also rapidly lose their tone with the muscle fibers being replaced eventually with fatty tissue.