An ab belt is basically a machine which can be used to help strengthen and tone the abdominal muscles. The belt is placed around the midsection and causes the muscles in the abdomen region to contract in such a way that it mimics the effects of doing sit ups and crunches. This can help the abs to become stronger over time, which can also help to give the area better definition.
Most ab belts are operated by batteries, which mean that they can be worn on the go. Whether you are in the office, out walking the dog, or sitting on the couch watching TV, you can also work on your muscle tone, without even breaking a sweat.
You may be thinking that this sounds fantastic and you’re probably already poised to cancel your gym membership but, it is not recommended that you should use an ab belt as a replacement for exercise. Instead, an ab belt should be used to enhance your exercise regime and improve the results that you are already getting.
You will probably see some results from using an ab belt alone but the results will be much more noticeable if you are also exercising and eating well too and, of course, there are any more benefits to exercise than simply improving your body tone, so don’t throw that gym membership in the bin just yet.
It is advised that you do not overdo it with an ab belt when you first start out. You should gradually build up the length of time and the intensity of the contractions, over time so that your muscles can get used to and recover from sessions with the ab belt. Overworking your muscles could lead to injury, so you should always check the instruction that come with your ab belt, and follow them to the letter.
The results you can expect to see when using an ab belt will vary depending on your present body type. If you hold a lot of fat around your mid-section, then an ab belt alone will not get rid of this fat. It will certainly strengthen your ab muscles, but additional diet and exercise will be needed to shift the fat.
If you are already very slim and just want to improve your tone a little, it is likely the ab belt will help you achieve this.