The Ab Rocket is marketed by its namesake company out of Wallingford, CT and has been on the fitness scene for several years. The company states that their device will revolutionize the path to rock hard abs, and deliver results in just 5 minutes a day. According to the company, getting the abs you want and desire requires doing sit-ups, crunches, and other core exercises, all of which can be painful and extremely time consuming. Manufacturers say that using their machine will eliminate the need for lengthy exercise programs, and give results quickly and safely.
The device appears much like a low slung beach chair with padded rollers for back and neck support.
The user exercises core muscles by pushing against the spring loaded back of the chair and reclining. Once reclined, the user works against the resistance to return to a sitting position. The repetition of this recline and return works the core area. Offered with purchase is a low calorie meal plan, 2 DVD's and a dance program, accompanied by a thirty day return policy.
How Does Ab Rocket compare to The Flex Belt?
|The Flex Belt®||Ab Rocket|
|How much does it cost?||$199.00 plus $12.95 S&H||$134.80|
|Are there any 3rd party clinical trials to back up the claims?||YES. Multiple Clinical Trials. In a 6-week clinical trial: 100% of the participants reported that their abs felt more toned and firmed & 92.3% felt the firmness of their ab muscles increased.||NO. There are no published 3rd Party Clinical Studies.|
|Is it FDA cleared? Please note that most products are not required to be FDA Cleared. This is a status that makes the Flex Belt unique.||YES. The makers of The Flex Belt are the first and original to gain FDA Clearance for this type of product.||NO. This does not mean it is unsafe – the clearance was not required.|
|Do you need exercise while using it?||NO||YES|
|When can you use it?||While at home, at work, watching TV, surfing the net, exercising, folding laundry, cooking, talking on the phone, helping the kids with their homework, taking a walk... virtually anywhere and anytime.||While exercising.|
|Can you tone other parts of the body?||
YES, you can add additional toning units that are specifically designed and fitted to be worn on other parts of the body. These additional units are individually FDA Cleared to toning, strengthening, and firming these specific body parts. Click here to learn more about the Flex Range of products.
|Is it portable? How big is it?||YES, comes with free travel pouch and weighs less than one pound||NO – must be used in a gym or stored away when not in use like in a closet or under the bed. Weighs about 30 pounds.|
|Is it discreet?||YES, the belt is very fitted to the stomach and not bulky in any way. The remote is very small and tucks away in a small pouch on the side of the belt. You can wear it discretely under clothing and while doing virtually anything.||NO – must be used while exercising in a gym or at home.|
|Does it require hard work or motivation?||NO, you do not need to exercise during a Flex Belt toning session||YES, requires time to exercise and hard work for a good toning session.|
|Does it require batteries?||No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.||NO|
|What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?||For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.||30 Days|
|What is the "Product Warranty" period?||Two Years||Unknown|
|Do they ship internationally?||YES||NO|
|Do they have toll free ordering and customer service?||YES: (800) 222-7154||YES|
|Is there bonus material with your order?||YES! Your Flex Belt Order Comes with a Free One Year Subscription to either Fitness, Elle or Maxim Magazine (retail value is $50) and 30 Days Access to Our Patent Pending Online Meal Planning Technology (retail value is $50). These generous gifts are special limited time offers presented by our sponsors. A combined value of $100 in bonus materials!||Workout DVDs, exercise plan, and meal plan. Value unknown.|
|What is the delivery time for domestic orders?||Approximately 1 week||2-4 weeks.|
We feel the strengths of both The Flex Belt & Ab Rocket are evident. Our mission is to help our customers achieve the attractive figure they want and we hope that The Flex Belt and/or Ab Rocket helps you tone, tighten and strengthen your body. This information was provided to help you make an informed decision. Good Luck with whatever product or program you choose.
--The Flex Belt Nutrition Team