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There's a bunch of technical info in the following sections, the gist of it is Electrical Muscle Stimulation training is a new exercise technique that has been widely adopted outside the US in recent years. It is a training technique that maximizes and amplifies your effort through the use of external electrical signals that cause your muscles to contract. As they contract in a series of on and off cycles the exercises you do become much more effective. Your whole body can be trained at one time, unlike conventional resistance training where you do each muscle group separately. (Imagine yourself trying to do curls, and fly's and squat's at the same time - you can't do it!)
The training is personal training, where our EPULSE trainers will design a session suited specifically to you, adjusting the levels on the EMS device for each of your muscle groups individually, and guiding you through a series of basic movements that will challenge you and get you fitter, faster. Each session is just 20 minutes long, but the equivalent of 60-90 minutes of conventional training.
During conscious exercise the brain’s messages are transmitted to the muscle’s motor controls through the nerve-tract by electrical impulses. EMS technology (Electric Muscle Stimulation) delivers electrical stimulation directly to the muscles causing them to contract and relax exactly as they do during exercise.
EMS technology has existed for a long time and it is based on decades of research and development work.
Countless research studies and sports results have confirmed its effectiveness and the technology has also been registered as a recognized muscle conditioning approach by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Epulse Fitness uses FDA cleared EMS devices made by E-Fit. The device is comprised of a special suit equipped with 10 electrode pairs and a modern voltage and frequency control panel regulating the treatment process. The comfortable dress is made from a breathable material, it allows a freedom in exercise and keeps the electrode cables on the appropriate muscle group perfectly.
Electrical muscle stimulation is most commonly used in physiotherapy. In the original physio-therapeutic application, an artificially generated muscle contraction has a low degree of coordination, so that the gained strength cannot easily be transferred into controlled movements. Conventionally, EMS is used to target single strings of muscle fibers. This can damage the coordination ability of the musculature.
A whole-body EMS workout however, comprises the advantages of the conventional as well as a new, innovative EMS form. The simultaneous activation of the agonists, antagonists and the stabilisation musculature results in a comprehensive whole-body workout. Muscles can be addressed more intensively and for a longer period of time. Additionally, partial muscle tensions and imbalances can be avoided as all muscles are trained at the same 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.
Scientific studies reveal that the following results can be achieved in a 12-week period using the Epulse strength-training program: 9% body fat loss and 4kg (9lbs) weight loss*, 30% increase in strength*, 89% of all probands felt substantially stronger and tighter*, 98% of all muscles were engaged during a workout*. There are several studies which prove that devices utilising EMS technology are safe to the human body.
Excellent results are commonly obtained regarding muscle growth and preservation in therapeutic areas, such as after an injury or operation. Is it, however, important that there is no acute inflammation and that the healing process is fully completed.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual.
EMS stands for ‘Electrical Muscle Stimulation’. This training method utilises electrical impulses to achieve a controlled contraction of the skeletal striated muscles. In conventional training, muscles are controlled by the central nervous system via electrical signals to cause contraction and therefore movement. In EMS training, however, the musculature receives external electrical impulses, due to muscles inability to differentiate between internal and external signals, this allows the muscles to contract without a signal from the central nervous system.