EMS has been applied for many years in the fields of physiotherapy and competitive sports. The training intensity comes from gentle electrical stimulation, not heavy loads (such as weights/dumbells), so EMS training puts no additional strain on joints or ligaments.
It has been scientifically proven that EMS training achieves better results than conventional exercise and can help improve your strength, body shape and stamina in a number of ways:
Build strength and endurance
Typically, when you train at the gym (or other similar exercise), you will only use between 40 - 70% of your strength potential. EMS improves how your muscles work together and increases the intensity of your muscle contractions, enabling your body to use up to 90% of it’s potential - achieving more, in a shorter time.
Build muscle (hypertrophy)
The extra stimulation given to your muscles during an EMS training session is what leads to an increase in muscle mass. After just a few training sessions, you will typically notice an increase in the size of your chest, arm and leg muscles.
Several studies have also demonstrated that EMS is particularly effective at speeding up the muscle re-building process after an operation. (Note: always seek the advice of your surgeon or GP before training after an operation).
EMS promotes a high level of metabolic activity during, and for many hours after, a training session. The higher your metabolism, the better your body will burn fat and build lean muscle mass.
For women, EMS training has been proven to reduce the size of common problem areas, such as around the waist, hips and thighs. At the same time, it will firm up the chest and arms. For men, EMS training reduces waist size, whilst developing the arm, chest, back and leg muscles.