Hello everyone. I’m on my fourth day of using Slendertone System-Abs so thought I would post a quick update on my initial thoughts and how I have found it so far. Today I am going to describe setting up the belt for the first time, using the belt for the first time and how it felt after using it for the first time.
Setting Slendertone System-Abs Up for First Use
After I had unpacked the belt my first task was to charge the power unit for 2-3 hours. Once the power unit was charged I then had to attach the pads that came with the belt. This was done by removing them from their packageing and sticking them to the three metal studs which are positioned on the left, right and centre of the belt. Once the pads were attached Slendertone System-Abs was ready for its first use.
The whole process of setting up the belt was quite different to what I imagined. I thought once charged you would just strap the belt on and start using it. I never imagined there would be pads involved. However, it was still a relatively simple process and nothing I could not handle.
Using Slendertone System-Abs for the First Time
To begin using Slendertone System-Abs I wrapped it around my stomach making sure that the three pads were firmly stuck to the left, right and centre of my abdomen. I was quite surprised just how sticky the pads were and it is quite an odd sensation to feel them on your stomach. It is not odd in a bad way – just different.
The Slendertone 6 Week Plan recommends that you start on level 35 for your first use of the belt so I decided to go with that. To get to level 35 I had to turn the belt’s power unit on and then cycle up through the levels until I reached number 35. This was another strange sensation as I felt the impact of the belt getting stronger and stronger the higher the level went. It is quite a difficult feeling to explain but I would probably liken it to really strong tickling.
Once I reached level 35 I then just left the belt to run its 20 minute course. It took a few minutes to get used to the sensation as the belt gradually worked my stomach and then let it relax in a steady, continuous motion. After the 20 minutes were done the power unit beeped and the belt shut down. I then removed the belt, covered up the three sticky pads with the plastic sheets provided and put it away.
Feelings after Using Slendertone System-Abs for the First Time
After taking the belt off I was pleasantly surprised as my abs did feel like they had been given a mild workout. The feeling was nowhere near as strong as doing a set of crunches, leg raises or planks but it is more than I expected. The next day my abs felt slightly tenser too so the belt had definitely done something.
My main thought after using Slendertone System-Abs for the first time is just how odd the sensation is. From the sticky pads to the actual “strong tickling” sensation of the belt it really is a strange experience. I have never quite felt anything quite like it before. However, I am sure I will get used to it over the next few uses.
The good thing is the belt appears to be doing something. Whilst the physical appearance of my stomach has not changed yet it does feel ever so slightly tighter. It is still early days but the first signs are positive.