What if you could get the same results from a 20-minute workout that you can get from three hours of exercise? Surprisingly, with current technology, that dream might be a reality. There’s a new type of training known as EMS training that’s seen a surge in interest. Currently, it’s still fairly new, so you may not be familiar with it. Below, we’ll go over the basics of this style of exercise and how it works.
What Is EMS?
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a type of training that utilises a machine that sends electrical pulses into your body, which causes the muscles to contract. While your body already has electrical impulses that lead to muscle contractions, EMS takes things to the next level. It is able to increase the intensity of those contractions, allowing you to do more extreme exercise sessions. It can increase the number of calories you burn and can allow you to have an intense, high-challenge workout in a short period of time.
How EMS Works
When you begin EMS training, you are strapped into a device that is hooked up to an EMS machine. Electrodes are placed across your body, covering numerous muscle groups. In most cases, the electrode pads will be placed across the parts of your body that have the most bulk. A vest or Velcro straps are generally used to secure them. After you’re connected to the machine, you’ll be guided through an exercise routine by a personal trainer in Hampshire. The training session will be tailored to meet your body’s needs. As you exercise, your muscles will receive pulses from the electrodes. Although these training sessions can last as little as 20 minutes, they can apparently provide similar results to three hours of exercising. Once the workout has concluded, the electrode pads will massage your body as you cool down. This can improve muscle recovery, allowing you to see the full benefits of the time you spend training.
This type of training allows you to work out your fitness and build the body that you want in a short period of time. You can see results with as little as one or two sessions each week. It is also suitable for targeted back exercises, injury rehabilitation, and joint-sparing muscle formation.
Many people worry that EMS training is painful, but thankfully, that isn’t the case. While some users report a tingling feeling, it isn’t painful in any way. Furthermore, this is something that anyone can do, even if they’re a novice.
How Often Should I Train?
The recommendation is for clients to receive EMS training one or two times each week. Typically, the body will need between 36 and 48 hours of recovery time between sessions. Because of this, it’s not recommended that you complete more than two training sessions each week.
Does EMS Training Have Side Effects?
Side effects aren’t a concern with EMS technology. Because the impulses used are low-frequency, it won’t damage the body in any way. The way the equipment sends electrical impulses to your body is similar to the way the central nervous system operates.
How Old Do You Have to Be for EMS Training?
You must be at least 16 years of age to use this technology. There is no maximum age limit. Trainers can plan sessions around your fitness levels and goals. Every muscle group will be controlled, and workout intensity can be adjusted as needed.
Are There Groups That Should Avoid EMS?
The majority of people can safely benefit from EMS training. With that said, people with health conditions that would keep them from enjoying sport will require a doctor’s approval. We do not take on clients who are:
* Using a pacemaker
* Suffering from an arterial circulatory disorder