Want to Get Rid of Your Lower Back Pain? Has all this extra sitting down at home and work left…
How does WB-EMS work?
Whole Body EMS works by sending an electrical stimulus into the neurons of over 90% of your skeletal muscles, in turn, causing them to contract. This stimulus is non-directional, meaning that your powerful fast twitch fibres are activated with every muscles contraction (which is not the case with conventional training).
The result, you get an enhanced workout in shorter the time
Is EMS training safe?
Yes. Numerous scientific studies have established the optimal parameters for a safe and effective electrical stimulus. The electrical stimulus you receive will go no deeper than your skeletal muscles, ensuring that you get a great training stimulus, without any risk to your heart and organs.
Like with all forms of training, there are certain contraindications that prevent you from partaking in EMS training (please see the next question for further information).
What are the contraindications for EMS training?
Like all forms of training, certain medical issues need to be considered prior to participating in EMS training. Medical approval should be obtained prior to EMS training if you have any of the following contraindications:
- Untreated high blood pressure
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Electrical Implants e.g. pacemaker
- Neurological Diseases e.g epilepsy
- Cardiac Arrhythmia
- IUD – No training for 1 month post insertion
- Abdominal Hernias
- Disease to the internal organs, in particular the kidneys
- Open Skin Lesions
- Cardiovascular Diseases
When Will I See Results?
Speed of your results depends on what your training goals are. Some people with back pain have seen improvement of symptoms in as little as 2 EMS sessions. Those of you training for tone and weight loss will feel buoyant from one session, with notable results becoming present between 6-10 sessions.
Who should use EMS training?
EMS is for everyone. The benefits of regular EMS training mean that regardless of your training goals, EMS has a place in your training routine. For some, EMS will thee only training that is needed, for others, it will be part of your training week. Science has shown that EMS will aid development of strength, tone, power, and has been shown highly beneficial for those suffering with back pain.
How does EMS compare to regular gym training?
EMS is highly efficient, as it activates over 90% of your muscle fibres whilst you are training, and pushes your fast powerful fibres harder than the majority of regular training methods. The result is, you get a large training stimulus with only 20 minutes of exercise, leaving you extra time to have fun, work or see the family.
Your training session is dynamic and movement focused, but due to the EMS, unlike that of conventional gyms, you do not need large amounts of equipment or heavy loads in order to obtain sufficient stimulus for development. This is ideal for athletes that have high impact from their sport, or for those with injuries or conditions that prevent them from high impact training.