EMS TRAINING BENEFITS
EMS stands for “Electro Muscular Stimulation”. The striated muscles are brought into controlled contractions through the effects of low frequency pulses of electric current. The simultaneous activation of the agonists, antagonists and the stabilisation musculature results in a comprehensive whole-body workout. Additionally, partial muscle tensions can be avoided as all muscles are trained at the same time. Muscles can be addressed more intensively and for a longer period of time. The simultaneous tension also balances relieving postures, which eliminates abnormal load distributions and significantly improves motor functions, as well as the intra- and inter-muscular coordination.
WHOLE BODY EMS TRAINING
In conventional training, the muscles are controlled by electrical signals sent by the central nervous system. In EMS training the muscular system reacts to the electrical impulse from the externally applied electrodes. In principle, the muscle cannot determine whether the stimulus comes from the brain or an external source. It reacts with a contraction. Training can be performed static or dynamic with the combination of deliberate muscle tension, sport or every day specific moments and at the same time activating all the major muscle groups.
INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED training PROGRAMS
Strength training program
Consists of two repeating pulse phases. Four seconds, the electrical impulse triggers the contraction of the muscles. Followed by four seconds of relaxation. Individually designed training, as well as control and correct your static or dynamic movements throughout the session. Proven effects on strength; increase 8-9% of maximum strength after just 4 sessions. 34% improvement in static strength endurance and 108% dynamic strength endurance after 6 weeks in averagely trained persons.
Metabolic training program
Consists of continuous electrical pulses. Dynamic individually designed movements address the maximum possible number of strength endurance parts of the muscles. Just 15-20 minutes training can burn 400-500 kcal.
Relaxation training program
Consists of two repeating pulse phases. 1 second pulse contraction, followed by 1 second pulse relaxation. The rapid sequence of tension and relaxation work as a deionisation and reduces pain sensitivity.
Scientific studies have confirmed the effects of EMS whole body training report and the following mind blowing results,
The effectiveness of EMS training is up to 18 times higher than a conventional gym work-out.
20 minutes of EMS training is as effective as 3 training sessions of 90 minutes of a general weight work-out.
88% of people tested reduced their back pain. Over 30% of those reported their recurring back problems had disappeared.
75% showed improvement with incontinence problems, while 33% of those were cured of incontinence altogether.
Endurance/fitness levels improved by 69%, overall maximum strength ability increased by 12% while.
On average, 85% of people tested felt an improvement of their body shape and 90% ranked the EMS training method as positive.
Training with higher intensity produced effective results, especially with subjects who suffered from recurring pain and other ailments. It also resulted in enhanced muscle definition and tone.
Source: Studies at the University of Bayreuth (Boeckh-Behrens et al. 2002-2006) and the German Sports University Cologne (Kleinöder/Kreuzer/Speicher 2006-2008)
EMS TRAINING goes beyond traditional exercise. With targeted individually designed training 90%+ off all the large muscle groups are activated and trained simultaneously. Even hard to reach muscles on the waist and hips. Metabolic activity is increased and energy consumption rises. The musculature is built up, excessive fat is converted into energy and successfully reduced. An effect that continues for hours after training.
A training session will help you reach your target body shape, in as little time and effort as possible. You’ll only need to come once or twice a week for 20 minutes a time to see results.
BACK PAIN REMEDIATION
Back pain is still the number one ailment of the population at large. Young and old are affected in equal measure. Stress, unilateral strains, and neglect of the back musculature are the main sources of complaints.
Through special nutrition coaching catered to the individual, you will reach your goals faster via a healthy diet and effective total body workouts. Qualified EMS trainer will always be by your side on the way to achieving your desired weight and/or goal. Whether the goal is for a smaller waist, more defined muscles or less fat, studies confirm the effects of the full body workouts used by Bodytec Pulse:
The body fat % decreased through training up to 4% within 6 weeks of onset.
Women lost an average of 1.5 cm at the waist and hips.
Men reduced their waist size by up to 2.3 cm – at the same time building muscle, each 1 – 2 cm from the legs, upper arms and chest.
Obese clients lost an average of 3.5 kg and 9% body fat, 6.5 cm of their waist and 2 cm of their upper arm circumference after only 13 weeks of training.
FITNESS FOR JOINTS
Beneficial for those with joint pains, as it is gentle on joints and helps strengthen them. No weight is needed during the workout and therefore no strain is placed on your joints. EMS training is also ideal for older people and people with injuries and joint problems, as it does not depend on overloading the body with heavy weights and only takes a short time.
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.
FITNESS FOR STRESS
EMS can be used for overall comfort and stress reduction. The stimulation improves blood circulation which makes you more relaxed, similar to the effect of deep tissue massage. It promotes endorphin production in the body, which will make your heavy muscles feel light. You will no longer have the feeling of knotted muscles that make you feel fatigued and weakened. EMS fitness also promotes better blood flow to the muscles whilst relieving sore and aching muscles.
FUNCTIONAL TRAINING FOR COMPETITIVE SPORTS
A large part of fitness is based on strength and conditioning. It can be used both as a supplement to current training or as a new alternative, but either way, the drastic increase in muscle fiber recruitment will yield performance increases. Where speed and power are concerned, fast-twitch muscle fibers also receive much greater stimulation through EMS, all the while conserving the integrity of joints and fascial tissue. For athletes, this total body workout is designed specifically to help improve performance in your respective sport. Whether your sport is based on endurance, agility, speed, or strength, you can see great results from this new stimulus. Many sport-specific clients greatly benefit from practicing certain movement patterns common to their sport during EMS stimulation. The best part about this is that because EMS training is a total-body workout, the whole range of motion can be taken advantage of.
PELVIC FLOOR AND POST-NATAL TRAINING
Exercise might be the last thing on your mind after you give birth. However, exercise after pregnancy might be one of the best things you can do for yourself. After pregnancy and later in life, incontinence can be a problem due to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. EMS training can strengthen these muscles and incontinence can be prevented after just a few sessions.
Most of us face lack of movement due to our work life. Because of this we end up suffering from imbalances in different parts of our body. EMS can target the weaker muscle groups and strengthen them. This can also be very beneficial to those suffering from injuries or post-operates.
Most people can use EMS training. When moderate strength training or electrotherapy is approved by a medical practitioner, then EMS training is possible. If you have a health condition which prevents you from participating in conventional sport then you must get approval from your medical practitioner.
Absolute contraindications for EMS training
Severe circulatory disorder & arterial circulatory disorder
Abdominal wall or inguinal hernia
Arteriosclerosis in advanced stages
Severe neurological illnesses (epilepsy, multiple sclerosis)
Bleedings (hemorrhages) & heavy bleeding tendency (hemophilia)
Acute diseases or inflammatory processes.