Lets begin by describing what the Flex Belt is. It can be an ab belt which uses Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) to strengthen and tone your abs. The Ab Circle Pro along with the Flex Belt are two of the most common abdominal fitness machines in the world today. They have sold thousands upon thousands of items around the globe and are nonetheless going strong these days.
The Flex Belt makes use of cutting edge technologies to sculpt a stronger, much more toned, and firmer abdomen with out grueling workouts and routines. When you purchase an Ab flex belt which is an abdominal toning belt that contains electronic pads, it’s crucial that you read the directions and follow them carefully as failure to do so may lead to uneven muscle development also as an injury.
How does the device feel when operating? You’ll feel a pulsating sensation inside your stomach region and your ab muscles will tighten for a number of seconds and then relax once again. When we attempted it, the abs felt like they had gone by way of a workout but not in a conventional fashion. Its an odd feeling that takes some obtaining utilised to.
The principal difference between the Ab Circle Pro along with the Flex Belt is within the way in which they’re operated. The Flex Belt is an eletric muscle stimulation product that you simply wear about your midsection. By turning it on, the belt begins to vibrate against your skin, sending pulses by means of your muscles.
The way to assemble the Ab belt: * You must attach the pads to the belt and also you do this by sliding the cover off of the side that’s patterned where the largest pad fits in * Adjust the mental stud in between the two parallel lines on the inside of the belt * Take the control panel and open the battery cover and place triple A batteries into the compartment then replace the cover and slide the control unit onto the Ab belt by clicking it into place
Greek Models – III
Image by egisto.sani
This remarkable torso represents the Greek hero Diomedes portrayed in the act of stealing the statue of Athena, Pallas, from the city of Troy. An ancient statue of Pallas, known as the Palladium, was revered in Troy. The fate of Troy depended on its possession: if the palladium were to fall into enemy hands, Troy itself would fall. Diomedes and Odysseus were daring enough to risk to capturing the statue. They penetrated the city and returned with the stolen Palladium. The artist probably captures this moment: Diomedes holding in the left hand the Palladium and his sword in the right hand, ready to strike.
The statue, depicting a male figure in heroic nudity, was discovered in recent times (2003) inside the swimming-pool, "natatio", area of the Great Baths or "Thermae Felices Costantinianae", prominent civil architecture building of Aquileia, in the Late Antiquity. The hero is standing on his right leg; a short cloak, “clamys”, is resting on his right shoulder and a military belt, or “balteus”, crosses his chest from the left shoulder to the right hip. The scabbard of his short sword is attached to the “balteus”. The body is strong and the muscles are highlighted in a refined way. His left arm is next to the side, and the contracted biceps gives the presumption of elbow flexion; the right flexed arm is set back. Swirling strands with a small central hole characterize the pubic area. A roughly carved hollow provided with a hole for a pin with a trapezoidal section was inserted at the place of the original neck.
This sculpture can be identified as a copy of the "Cuma-Munich" type Diomedes. Two families of these replicas distinguishing primarily by the presence (Munich type) or absence (Cuma Type) of the clamys, are handed down. The German archaeologist Adolf Furtwängler attributed the original model of these replicas to Kresilas of Kydonia (ca. 480 – 410 BC), sculptor active in the second half of the fifth century. B.C.
The Diomedes of the Great Baths is attributable to a copyists’ workshop of the highest level and, chronologically, it seems to date back to the first imperial age. The rough quality of the trapezoidal hollow inserted at the base of the neck, and the unusual shape of the head-body joints result quite abnormal if compared to the careful carving of the statue. Summarizing, the Aquileia Diomedes seems to have been transformed into an honorary statue in a later age, probably, when it was repositioned in the Great Baths, or in Constantine’s epoch, with the insertions/adaptation of a new head-portrait on the original neck.
Source: Katharina Zanier, “Il Diomede di Aquileia”
I/II century AD
Aquileia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale