Am I too old for EMS? Am I too young to benefit? Frequently asked questions when we speak with those…
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 muscle contraction (which is not the case with conventional training).
The result – Activate all your muscles with an enhanced workout in less time
Is EMS training safe?
Yes, absolutely. 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 with all forms of exercise, 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
What do I require to do EMS training with Vive Fitness?
We provide everything for you, all you need to do is bring yourself. All your training kit, EMS gear, toiletries, towels and various other amenities are provided on site – so you can arrive straight from work, or from anywhere else, drop straight into a time efficient 20-minute training session, freshen up, and leave prepared for whatever is next in your day without having to carry any dirty kit or equipment around with you. We ensure a work out with us at Vive is highly convenient, fun and efficient.
When Will I See Results?
As with all exercise, the speed of your results depends on what your training goals are. Some people with back pain have seen improvements and a reduced level of in as little as 2 EMS sessions.
If you’re chasing a specific body aesthetic, training for tone or weight loss, you’re likely to feel positive and 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 be the 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.
EMS reduces the amount of time you need to commit to training each week. As a result, many members find it ideal for their busy lives, as it frees up their schedule for a variety of other commitments and activities.
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.
Can I make EMS part of my regular routine?
Yes, absolutely. We recommend using EMS for a wide variety of goals. It can be a great addition for runners to add some power and balance, for cyclists to work their lazy and often stiff back muscles and keep optimal posture. EMS works well for those doing weight training, by providing a lower impact exercise with simpler techniques that will add power and strengthen muscles that are often overlooked during conventional training, allowing you train injury free and load up in the gym.
We are fitness experts that use EMS, so we’ll help guide your overall training and nutrition setup too, ensuring your training regime is maximised to achieve your goals.