The ScienceThe muscles at the front of your abdomen comprise the internal and external obliques, transversus and rectus abdominus. Core stability training emphasises the importance of activating both sets of obliques and the travsversus 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 lower back pain. Moreover, core stability training can enhance the performance of people of all ages and their abilities to carry out both everyday tasks and more athletic endeavours.
The role of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), as applied through the use of Slendertone System Abs, produces safe and effective contractions of the muscles of the anterior abdomen. This has been well established in clinical research and can make an important contribution to an effective core strengthening programme.
Designed to give you the best results:Slendertone Abs delivers targeted muscle toning, designed to help achieve deep muscle training. Slendertone Abs stimulates all the abdominal muscles, not just the superficial fibres, by activating the core muscles which are essential for your core stability, posture and defining your shape. Slendertone Abs can be used without any physical activity or while doing physical activity.
Slendertone's patented 3 electrode arrangement ensures optimal recruitment of all abdominal muscles, ensuring the entire abdominal musculature, including the deep internal oblique and transversus abdominus muscles and the more superficial rectus abdominus and external obliques. The medical grade pads ensure the stimulation is spread over the pad area evenly, allowing a more comfortable workout.All Slendertone products use clinically proven Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) toning technology, which works by sending signals to your nerves to contract and relax your muscles, similar to regular toning exercise.
What using a Slendertone belt feels like?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.