Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. View Work Slendertone uses EMS or electronic muscle stimulation to send electrical currents through the skin to contract the abdominal muscles. Wait at least six weeks after a vaginal birth and three months for a C-section before using the device. If you have an IUD, you need to wait one month after fitting before use. Consult your doctor if you have any questions about when it is safe to use the device.
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YES — Slendertone EMS toning products will strengthen and tone your muscles as clinically demonstrated in several trials — the most recent of which was carried out by Dr. John Porcari at the University of Wisconsin. Will it hurt? NO —When you first put on the product and turn it on, you are at the lowest setting.
As you increase the intensity to level 25 and beyond , the sensation goes from a tingly feel, to a distinct muscle contraction and relaxed state. These feelings will alternate.
This is good — because feeling the muscles work lets you know that the product is doing what it is supposed to! It is very important to strive for this distinct feeling, to ensure that you get a full workout. All Slendertone units have 99 intensity levels — so you can customize your workout to your own fitness level. As you advance, your muscles will get stronger and firmer, and you will get accustomed to the feel of muscle conditioning.
Be sure to periodically increase the intensity to always feel the Slendertone Sensation! What is EMS and how does it work? EMS is Electrical Muscle Stimulation — Electrical messages are sent from the Slendertone garment through the medical-grade Gel Pads to the nerves that control your muscles — causing the muscles to contract and relax.
Are there any ill effects from using EMS stimulation over long periods of time? The long-term effects of EMS muscle stimulation are not known — however, Physical therapists and doctors all over the world have used this type of technology for over 40 years.
Use your Slendertone abdominal toner at least 5 days a week, for 30 minutes a day. Can I use my Slendertone System abdominal toner every day? Yes — you can use your product every day. But if your muscles get tired, you may wish to leave a day without toning for them to recover before your next toning session. Increase the intensity level every 5 minutes throughout your workout so that you constantly challenge your muscles.
Can I use my Slendertone System abdominal toner more than once a day? Yes — But we recommend that you do only one minute toning session per day. We recommend that you allow time for your muscles to recover. If you do wish to use your Slendertone belt a second time, you should leave 6 to 8 hours between sessions for your muscles to recover. You can maximize your toning session, by using your belt while exercising for example, on the treadmill or out walking.
You can also use it at the office while sitting at your desk, doing chores around the house — or while just sitting and watching TV. We do, however, recommend that you avoid driving while wearing an EMS product — since this may limit your ability to react to the road.
I see my belt comes with lots of different programs - which one should I use? All Slendertone products are designed to automatically progress you through a series of workouts, before settling at a specific program.
Once you have worked your way through the program auto-progression — you can use the program button on your unit to select the program you wish to use going forward. Here are our recommendations: Slendertone System Abs: Programs 5 and 6 are the most effective programs.
Program 5 delivers a strong muscle contraction at regular intervals. Program 6 delivers 3 short contractions followed by a longer contraction. When you are strong enough, alternate between programs 5 and 6 for maximum benefit. What muscles do Slendertone System abdominal toning belts exercise?
Slendertone System abdominal toning belts exercise the entire abdominal region — the Obliques, Rectus Abdominis and Transversus Abdominis. Is there any difference between the belts for men and for women? Yes — The belts are ergonomically designed to suit either the male or female body. Can I share my belt with a partner? The belts themselves can be shared — for hygiene reasons; the Gel Pads are designed for single-person use. You could purchase a separate set of pads for the person you are sharing with but with System it is much more convenient to purchase another abs-belt garment and share the System Controller.
Can I use more than one toning product at the same time? We recommend that you only use EMS on one body part at a time. You can, however, use more than 1 type of EMS toner on different parts of the body on the same day — providing you do not exceed more than 40 minutes of stimulation on any one area only 20 minutes on your arms. Can I use my Slendertone System abdominal toning belt on any other part of my body?
Slendertone EMS toning products are designed for specific body parts. Slendertone System abdominal toning belts are designed only for use on the abdominal region. Caring for your Slendertone product Where should I store my Slendertone product? Store your Slendertone product in a cool, dry place and avoid storing in a damp or humid environment.
Use the handy travel pouch provided to protect the belt from accidental damage, dust etc. The unit itself will tell you! How often do I need to change my batteries? Our System Range of products is supplied with a rechargeable battery. Each charge should last approx sessions. The life of the battery itself is approximately 2 years — similar to a cell phone. To prolong the life of your rechargeable battery, always let the power run down fully before recharging the battery. Can I wash my Slendertone product?
All Slendertone Garments e. Leave to dry naturally on a flat surface — do not tumble dry or leave on a heater or radiator. My Slendertone unit always resets the intensity level to 0 — can I get it store my intensity level settings so that it turns on at the level I last worked out at? This is a safety feature — we are required to re-set the intensity levels to zero in order to avoid any 3rd party receiving a stronger stimulation than their muscles are used to.
This feature allows you to set the intensity to the best level for you, each time you use your Slendertone product. If you have any of the following illnesses, you should not use a Slendertone EMS product. These are outlined at the beginning of our manual. If you have any concerns not mentioned here, or addressed by the manuals, we strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before using a Slendertone EMS product. You must wait at least 6 weeks after giving birth and 3 months after a caesarean before using a Slendertone EMS product — this is to allow all scar tissue etc to heal fully before exercising the muscles.
We would also recommend that you consult your doctor if you have any concerns. However, some people have experienced mild skin irritation following use of a Slendertone EMS toning device. If this occurs, allow your skin to return to normal before using your device again. Then ensure you cleanse your skin with water dry your skin afterwards before using your product again. If the irritation persists, you should cease using your Slendertone product. And we recommend that you consult a doctor if you have any concerns about an allergic reaction.
This is like to result from the belt being positioned too low on your body and triggering the sciatic nerve. Please re-position the belt so that it is around your waist and your belly button is in the middle of the square pad. No — you should only feel the tingling on the body part you are toning. This is likely to be resolved by repositioning your Slendertone EMS toning product on your body.
Refer to your manual for information on where to position your product.
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