Electrical Muscle Stimulation Training
EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) training is an active, full-body workout that uses a wireless device to stimulate muscle fibres while you exercise, making muscle tissue work harder and more effectively.
The average person uses around 30% of muscle fibres during a regular workout, while top athletes use up to 70% of their muscle fibres. During a full-body EMS workout, up to 90% of your muscles are activated, making your workouts more intense and delivering more results in just 20 minutes.
Compared to traditional weight training, EMS training activates deeper muscle groups and helps to correct muscular imbalances in the body. EMS training is also a safer alternative to regular weight training, as there’s no impact on your ligaments or joints.
GENERAL RULES OF EMS TRAINING
Your 20PerFit EMS certified trainer is there to make sure your workout suits your own personal fitness goals and abilities. Our highly skilled team will always be right beside you during your sessions, to guide you, help you and support you to reach your full potential and maximise your results. Because your session is specifically designed for you, your trainer will exclusively focus on your progress, ensuring your workout is totally safe and highly effective.
Before your first 20PerFit session, you’ll be required to fill out a questionnaire to make sure you meet all medical requirements of EMS training. Both you and your trainer will sign this questionnaire. Before starting any new exercise program, you should also speak with your doctor.
We recommend you drink at least half a litre of water 30 minutes before your workout to help your muscles recover post-workout.
Before your 20PerFit training session, we recommend you eat a carb-rich snack or small meal to give you enough energy to get the most out of your workout. After your session, make sure you eat foods rich in protein, potassium and magnesium. This will help your muscles recover, and will also reduce any muscle soreness after your EMS session.
Between each EMS session, it’s advised that you take a two- to three-day break so your muscles can rest and recover. By taking a break, you’ll allow your muscles to repair and grow, which will ensure you get the maximum benefit from your training.
BENEFITS OF EMS
Boost your metabolism
EMS stimulates up to 90% of your muscle fibres, helping you to build more muscle. The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolic rate – both while training and at rest. Because more muscle fibres are activated during an EMS session than during a conventional workout, this also boosts your metabolism, triggering an “afterburn” effect – which means you’ll burn more calories for up to 48 hours after each EMS session.
EMS training helps you to build lean muscle, which in turn speeds up your metabolism, helping you to burn fat. Through EMS training, specific areas of the body can also be targeted, including the abdominals and any other problem areas. But nutrition matters, too – if you combine EMS with a healthy eating plan, you’ll be sure to get the best possible results.
A 20-minute EMS training session is equal to 4-5 hours of a conventional strength training session. During your workout, electrical impulses are delivered to your muscles, stimulating deep muscle fibres. This leads to increased muscle mass and an improvement in strength and power, without risk of injury to joints or ligaments.
EMS can be used to repair and strengthen muscles and joints. It’s ideal for anyone recovering from injury, as it targets muscles without straining joints or tendons.
EMS works on soft tissue such as fat cells and connective tissue. It can help reduce the appearance of cellulite by improving circulation, removing toxins, toning muscles and stimulating collagen production and blood flow to the skin.
Exercise offers so many benefits beyond weight loss and muscle development. It also helps to reduce stress and boost your mood, plus you’ll have more energy and sleep better at night. Exercise can also help to strengthen your immune system, which means you’ll be less likely to get sick, and regular physical activity can even improve your concentration and memory.