Electric Muscle Stimulation To Achieve Total Fitness

Electric Muscle Stimulation To Achieve Total Fitness

If you’ve been doing a regular 90 minute workout and were told that there is an equivalent but it’s only a 20 minute session, we reckon it would sound like music to your ears. Electric muscle stimulation uses electric impulses to make your muscles contract during the workout, which makes it an intense training in itself. It is a fairly new concept but many exercisers are clamouring to get on it due to the massive incentives.

What is it really?

A personal trainer will do the EMS workout session. It involves you wearing something similar to a wet suit. The EMS bodysuit delivers current to various parts of your body which then reaches the deep layers of muscle that conventional training would find difficult to get to. First things first, you can have any level of electric pulse as long as it makes you comfortable. These electric pulses then target different parts which include the abs, legs and arms. All this depends purely on your fitness goals.

In a normal workout, 50% of your muscles get a real workout. Comparatively, EMS training targets 98% of muscles. And the workout is relatively short. In 20 minutes, the training is pretty much over and the pulse has activated different parts of your body.

The training as it happens

The electric pulse contracts several muscles at the same time per second. While this depends on the workout setting, it still means the electric contractions are stronger than traditional contractions and many more muscles are reached without placing pressure on your shoulders, back and knees like you would if you were lifting heavy weights.

What happens during the session?
You may wonder what happens to your body during EMS workout. In a conventional workout, the central nervous system controls the muscles and thus causes the contract. In an EMS training the central nervous system is not involved in any way, the muscles are controlled by external electrical impulses.

Also, it is the best workout for busy adults. It is recommended that you do just one or two EMS workouts per week because of its intensity levels.

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