10 weeks later – Flexbelt review update

Hi again, I’ve received lots of inquiries as to how the Flex belt has fared since I did my 8 week review and now, 10 weeks later,  I want to update my Flex belt review to share with you my findings. 18 weeks is a long time to do the same workout, whether an EMS program or a physical workout, particularly when it’s common to reach a plateau when your body gets used to the punishment. So I made sure that I really mixed up the pre-set programs that are already coded into the Flex belt, and also added in some grueling intensity switches. First off, I did the classic 5 minute increases – some of you may remember that I got to level 95 of a 150 maximum after 8 weeks, well with the classic increases 10 weeks later I got to 120 but couldn’t sustain it for the full five minutes. I also felt that I was hitting that plateau when doing these conventional rises, so I thought I’d play around a bit. So I did a little research and figured, why not try two popular gym sequences? First off, I adopted the pyramid approach, working my way up, increasing in 2 minute increments, then worked my way down again, so my end workout looked something like this: 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 120, 115, 110, 105, 100, 95, 90 – lasting about half an hour. It felt good, and each time, I started a little higher as 2 minutes is far easier to bear. But then I figured, why not take a sprint approach – if you want to run faster, you’ve got to do intervals, right? So I started to do 2 mins on, 2 mins ‘rest’, so my workout looked more like 90, 125, 90, 125, 90, 130, 90, 130, for as long as I could bear it. I think that the intervals worked better for me than the pyramids, but like anything, the body gets used to something really quickly so I still referred back to the regular programs like the endurance model and the Crunch programs, to mix it up and maximize the ‘muscle confusion’. Have I improved? Well I’ve lost another inch from my waist, taking it down to 27.5 – we’re taking me back to my early twenties now! My abs are far more visible, and my obliques are solid. I love it, although I’ve got to say that nearly 5 months on, I’m getting a little bored of the belt. But hey, we all get bored don’t we, and if it was that easy we’d all...

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