What is EMS and how does it work?
EMS stands for Electro Muscular Stimulation, a technique that uses current impulses to contract muscles. Impulses help reach deeper muscle layers, which are hard to activate through conventional training. This is achieved by applying EMS electrodes throughout the body, directly above the muscle. You can choose different levels of intensity for the electrical stimuli. Muscles are stimulated thanks to the electrodes while doing a series of exercises for 20 minutes. This combined training leads to an additional increase of tension producing highly effective training results. Your personal trainer can control each muscle group by adjusting the training intensity according to your individual goals.
How much time can you save up with EMS?
A general gym workout requires an average of 1-1.5 hours per session, 2-3 times a week. This is around six hours or more per week. EMS give you more effective results with 20-minute sessions, 1-2 times a week.
Is EMS dangerous or can harm the body?
No. The use of low frequency impulse current is widely used in training and rehabilitation therapy. Muscles are electro chemical organs and need electrical impulses from the central nervous system to contract. EMS technology uses this natural principle but is able to intensify the contraction by applying electrodes directly above the muscle.
Can EMS cause injuries?
No. EMS training works on low-frequency impulses and the muscles does not differentiate between the normal brain signals and the external impulse via the electrode.
EMS training is 100% injury free training.
Can anyone train with EMS ?
Most people can use EMS training but if you have a health condition which prevents you from participating in conventional sport then you must definitely get approval from your doctor.
The following conditions cannot train with EMS:
Severe circulatory disorder & arterial circulatory disorder
Abdominal wall or inguinal hernia
Arteriosclerosis in advanced stadium
Severe neurological illnesses (epilepsy, multiple sclerosis)
Fever, acute bacterial or viral infections
Bleedings (hemorrhages) and heavy bleeding tendency (hemophilia)
Are there side-effects when training with EMS?
No. EMS training is based on low frequency impulses and does not harm the body. The body needs electrical impulses from our central nervous system, which leads to a muscle contraction and EMS only uses this natural principle in a more intense and effective way. There are no known side effects of EMS training.
Why is EMS so effective?
During EMS training, 90% of muscles are activated simultaneously. Each contraction is stronger and more intense than a impulses sent by the brain alone. Deeper muscle groups are activated which leads to better intra and inter muscular coordination. Based on these scientifically proven facts you achieve highly effective results in a short period of time.
Can you lose weight with EMS training?
The combination of wrong nutrition, lack of exercise or exaggerated endurance training leads to “undesirable developments in the body metabolism”. Aiming for weight reduction by endurance training often does not give the desired results. The reason being: the lack of muscle mass. EMS training helps build a fat-free muscle mass by activating the metabolic activity at very high rates for hours even after the workout. This helps lose weight and fat, which is more noticeable in the problematic areas of the waist, hip and thigh. A tightening of chest and arms is also signs of weight and fat loss.
How does EMS help shape the body?
How does EMS help shape the body?
EMS training starts out where traditional methods leave off: Nearly all the large muscle groups are simultaneous activated and trained on an individually dosed, targeted basis – even the hard-to-reach muscles on the waist and hips! Metabolic and enzyme activity is increased, and energy consumption rises. The musculature is built up, excessive fat is converted into energy and successfully reduced – an effect that continues for hours after the training! The results are visible: effective and sustained body contouring from the buildup of fat-free muscle mass with the simultaneous reduction of excessive body fat.
EMS training effects:
Fat & padding: lasting weight-loss and fat removal
Improved circulation:enhances circulation through all connective tissues
How does EMS benefit health and rehabilitation?
EMS training is a targeted, individually controllable training. Even the more deeply seated muscle groups are activated and strengthened. Conventional training can only reach them with difficulty, if at all. The spinal column gains stability. The back is unburdened perceptibly. Certain muscular dysbalances are evened out and the trunk musculature is strengthened – the ideal way to a healthy, strong back.
EMS training health benefits:
Wellbeing at all levels: it has a therapeutic effect as it promotes a feeling of physical and mental wellbeing
Pain reduction: targets and strengthens the deeper layers of the torso muscle group w
Rehabilitation and mobility: gently rebuilds a specific muscle or muscle groups. All exercises can be performed in either a horizontal or a standing position.
Incontinence: EMS training can prevent and relieve incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles
Is EMS effective for professional sports professionals?
Whether higher, faster or farther – studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of miha bodytec training*:
miha bodytec is the only form of training that increases maximum performance by means of improved speed of motion.
An increase in performance capacity was general observed, occurring in 84% of the participants!
Maximum strength already increased 17% after 4 training units!
71% of participants showed a significant improvement in endurance!
Strength-endurance training values rose by as much as 108% after just 12 training units!
After just 4 weeks of training, maximum performance rose by as much as 30%!
Contraction speed rose by an average of 22%. The explosive power of the hard-to-train deep trunk musculature even rose by up to 74%!
The values that were measured underscore the fact that whole body EMS is up to 40% more intensive than traditional strength training with weights!
Why only 20 minutes of workout?
That’s because a 20-minute workout is made of 38,250 pieces of each contraction muscle group, including the deep stabilizing muscles as well! It’s about a normal gym workout. Equals to 150 times more! More than 20 minutes workout is overtraining and will exhaust your muscles completely.
Do I need to take a break between a workout and another?
EMS training is so intense, its effects last up to 72 hours after the session. A break of up-to 48 hours, depending on your fitness level, between workouts is recommended for best results.
Why should I be consistent in EMS training?
You can only achieve results if your muscles are regularly exposed to the strain of the training. Proper rest between two workouts is also important for better results. Speak to one of our trainers for the best frequency and program for you.