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Slendertone Connect Abs – Does it work?
As I mentioned earlier – and, in fact, mention every time the topic of six-packs comes up in conversation – visible abs are a combination of a low body fat percentage and muscular development.
As such, it’s a little more difficult for me to directly compare the Slendertone to the Sixpad; it isn’t worthwhile using “before” and “after” photos, either. When I tested the Sixpad, I was maintaining a low body fat percentage having just been on a beach holiday – who doesn’t want to look good on the beach, after all.
Nowadays, my focus has swung back to strength gain and powerlifting. It means I’m carrying about 3kg more bodyweight than before and my body fat percentage is a little higher as a result. So comparison photos are going to be largely worthless as that extra fat will mask some of the lean muscle development I’ve gained during testing.
Instead, based on how much firmer my abs feel and in accordance to my strength gains, I can say with a good level of assurance that the Slendertone has strengthened my core. During testing, my deadlift increased to an all-time personal best of 200kg at 63kg bodyweight, which is the first time my personal best has moved up in a very, very long time.
I feel more confident in my core strength in avoiding any potential injuries, too. Functionally, your abdominals support your spine. So a heavy deadlift or squat requires a strong core due to the applied load of the weight.
I plan to continue using the Connect Abs for the foreseeable future, so check back for continued updates.
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Should I buy the Slendertone Connect Abs?
While electrical muscle stimulation is going to strengthen and train your abdominal muscles, promoting growth and development, it will count for nothing unless your body fat percentage is low enough for them to be visible. I can’t really reiterate that enough.
You still need to put the work in, but as a training aid the Slendertone works well. It improves on some of the shortcomings experienced with the Sixpad, namely higher training intensity levels and a rechargeable battery and companion app. The ongoing cost of replacement pads is also reduced with the Slendertone.
The Slendertone Connect Abs is a great training aid that really works – but you’ll still need to put in the work with your diet if you want a six-pack.