Are electric muscle stimulation and your diet the keys to boosting your metabolism?
26 May, 2021
As people get older, improving the rate of their metabolism becomes increasingly important. Your metabolism plays a major role in weight loss. It is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy, making it impactful in your everyday life. Clearly, a boosted metabolism is valuable which is why many people try a number of methods for this desired effect. However, there are two guaranteed ways that we recommend for boosting your metabolism: electric muscle stimulation training and a proper diet.
At 20PerFit, we’re not just about ensuring that your body looks good, but that you also feel good inside. Electric muscle stimulation can provide both through its effects which include a boosted metabolic rate.
Boosting your metabolism can help your body in the following ways:
- Promote weight loss (through speeding up the rate at which your body burns calories).
- Increase your energy levels throughout the day.
- Makes it easier to keep the weight off (as opposed to losing and regaining).
We should note that the speed of your metabolism is dependent on some factors that are out of your control, including factors, including age, sex, body fat, muscle mass, and genetics. However, your activity level, the frequency and type of activity you do as well as your diet can be controlled by you.
How can electric muscle stimulation affect your metabolic rate?
At 20PerFIt, our sessions last 20 minutes. During these sessions, your electric muscle stimulation exercises will stimulate up to 90% of your muscle fibres, helping you to build more muscle. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolic rate whether you are training or at rest.
When training with our electric muscle stimulation bodysuit, the electrodes target and stimulate all major muscle fibres and provide over 50 times more muscle contractions than a regular training session while also activating all muscle groups simultaneously.
As more muscle fibres are activated during a training session with electric muscle stimulation, your metabolism is boosted; this triggers a bonus effect – afterburn. Afterburn means that you end up burning more calories up to 48 hours after your training session.
What exercises can you do with electric muscle stimulation to boost your metabolism?
Using our electric muscle stimulation suit is beneficial for boosting your metabolism on its own, however, our 20PerFit trainers can recommend some exercises that make it easier to achieve this. Here are a few that they may recommend:
- Resistance training
Muscle building is linked to boosting your metabolism which is why resistance training while wearing our electric muscle stimulation bodysuit is effective. Your 20PerFit personal trainer may ask you to lift weights and do exercises that use the weight of the body or resistance bands to build muscle. This is especially helpful for older people because your body loses muscle as you age.
- High-intensity workouts
High-intensity workouts are just that – intense! This intensity helps to elevate your metabolism for hours and will have the effect of burning calories even after you’ve stopped exercising. Your trainer may suggest that you sprint, speed walk, hill walk or climb stairs as part of your training.
Your diet can also help to boost your metabolism through your diet and lifestyle. Here are a few changes we recommend:
- Improve your water intake
- The more water you drink, the more hydrated you are. As your body needs water to function properly, research suggests that water will help your body work more efficiently at tasks that range from thinking to burning body fat.
- Eat foods rich in vitamin B
- B vitamins play a key role in your metabolic rate. Its job is to help your body metabolise carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, and to use the stored energy in food. Foods with B vitamins include:
- Peanut butter
- Baked potatoes
- Orange juice
If you’d like more information on how to tailor your diet according to your goals, then download our Nutrition E-book! This will help you to develop a diet that’s right for you so that you can achieve your goals more efficiently.
If you’re interested in joining 20PerFit but still have a few questions, then contact our team. They will also be more than happy to guide you through each step of the workout, explain its advantages and offer training advice to meet your goals.
Try it for yourself and reap the benefits.
Book a session here or contact our friendly team on 1300 202 073.