EMS – what is it?
EMS stands for ‘Electrical Muscle Stimulation’. In conventional training, muscles are controlled by the central nervous system via electrical signals to cause contraction and therefore movement. In EMS training the electrical impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes to the skin surface above the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses cause the muscles to contract, so the result is similar to the actual movement and regular contractions of the muscles.
Gaining muscle mass and shedding fat, increase calorie burning capacity, metabolism boost and relief of back pain are among a few mentionable benefits of training with EMS. The electrodes are placed on the body, directly over each major muscle group, so all the impulses reach their target and all muscles work at the same time.
Full-body EMS strength training combined with cardio sessions can help you get your muscles toned, burn fat and reduce cellulite. Circulation of the muscular and connective tissues will be enhanced which can lead to firmer and more toned skin as well.
Unlike regular training with weights, EMS training will not put additional pressure on your joints and with the help of a trainer can easily conduct intense strength training programs with EMS, it can be used by individuals who cannot strength train due to injuries or with joint pain as well.
With EMS you can achieve the results of a 90-minute training in just 30 minutes, including strengthening and cardio sessions according to your preference.
First beneficial results can be observed just after few sessions. It all depends on one’s lifestyle, devotion to training, frequency and calories intake.
The first trial session consists of an initial consultation where the trainer will discuss your lifestyle, goals and potential injuries (we ask you to sign Terms and Conditions as well as fill in EMS Training Participant Questionnaire) followed by a customized 30-minute EMS workout. The EMS workout consists of a 5-minute warm-up, a 20-minute training (3 sets of 5 exercises) and a 5-minute relaxation and stretching. Each workout is individually tailored to your needs and fitness goals. We check your weight and body composition once a month on a medical InBody analyzer.
The frequency of EMS sessions will specifically depend on the clients conditioning and ultimate goals. Most do 2 EMS sessions per week. There are others who come once per week as a supplement to their strength training program. It is possible for athletes to train up to 3 times a week with EMS depending upon the individual and situation. Our services are appointment based and clients will be dependent upon scheduling.
Does it hurt?
No, EMS training is not painful. The sensation of electrical current stimulating your muscles is unusual but something most people get used to very quickly.
Severe heart conditions, electrical implants, nervous system issues, pregnancy, and severe skin conditions are among some of the contraindications that will prohibit one from participating in EMS training. Children under 16 years old are not recommended to use EMS.
Is it safe?
Electrostimulation is very safe. It has been used for many years in medicine, sports, rehabilitation, physiotherapy and lately in beauty sector as well.
What to wear?
You need a minimum 90% cotton shirt with sleeves and leggings long enough to cover your thighs. You may bring your own or buy one in our studio.
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