In EMS training, the muscle groups are stimulated with small surges while doing exercises. It’s an efficient total body workout that uses all 656 human muscles. The duration of a session is between 15 and 20 minutes. The calorie consumption during an EMS training is very high – up to 600 calories can be burned in one training session.
How does EMS training work?
In EMS training (electrical muscle stimulation), electrical impulses flow through the body, which, according to experts, is supposed to steer the muscles particularly fast. Connected to the power unit, you will perform various exercises together with the trainer. These exercises range from squats to kettlebell training or yoga and pilates. Simply put, EMS training is sport with power. So that the electrical impulses also reach the body, the trainee is put on a special functional suit. This functional clothing consists of a wired vest, a girdle and cuffs on arms and legs.
Before training, the individual pads (reinforced fabric inserts) in the inner fabric of the functional clothing are moistened. Due to the moisture, the current is better conducted into the body.
Through the wiring, the current pulses are forwarded directly to the body. The current pulses are in the milliampere range (mA). The frequency is decisive for the training, this is measured in Hertz. The current can be felt only at standstill, with muscle tension you hardly notice the shocks.
The fact that the EMS device does the work on its own is by no means the case.
The electrical impulses are added during the exercises controlled by the personal trainer. The stimulation current strengthens the concentration of the muscles from the outside, so the effort in the exercises increases significantly and a supposedly slight squat will soon become a show of strength. During a session, the entire body is stressed. It not only activates the muscles, but stimulates the entire metabolism. The EMS training reaches almost all muscles at the same time, including the deep muscle layers. Sweating and at least an initial sore muscles the next day are inevitable.
How does EMS muscle training work?
Strengthens the entire musculature with gentle on the joints
Strengthens back & protects spine
Strengthens pelvic floor & specifically strengthens the deep muscles
Ideal for fat and weight reduction
Metabolism-activating & circulation-promoting
Performance increase in sport
Keeps vital & fit in old age
Relieves tension and muscular imbalances
Has a positive effect on stress & improves well-being
There are now over 1,700 studios in Austria and Germany offering EMS training. There should also be a studio near you that offers free trial training.