How Does EMS Training Work?

Find out the science behind this revolutionary new method of training

The Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) system is a style of training that’s been designed to work with you. It enhances and boosts your metabolism, producing a more intense and targeted workout in a fraction of the time. It aids weight loss and intensifies your workout, so you can get great results quickly.

It achieves all this in a safe and effective way by using electrical impulses to stimulate your muscles, causing them to contract. Coupled with the simple bodyweight movements that your trainer will guide you through and help you perform, this gives you an extremely effective targeted workout in a session only 20 minutes long.

The EMS system

With the EMS system, you wear a body vest and straps around your arms, legs and glutes. These electrode straps carry a small electrical impulse through to your muscles. This then creates a harmless and painless stimulation that actually boosts the effectiveness of a light workout.

Remember – your muscles actually rely on electrical stimulation of this type to move at all. The EMS stimulation is just an amplification of the normal electrical pulses.

The science – deep muscle tissue fibres

Not only does the EMS stimulation amplify your body’s electrical signals to create an effective and safe workout, it also recruits and activates deep muscle layers and fibres that you struggle to activate using conventional exercises.

It does this in two ways. Firstly, the electrical stimulation itself forces your entire muscle to activate, allowing your body to recruit deeper muscles, and complementary ones, that typically aren’t recruited during conventional exercise movements.

The second way is to do with the different types of muscle fibre in each of your muscles. Your body has both slow and fast twitch muscle fibres. The slow twitch fibres contract slowly and are there for endurance exercises like walking and cycling. The slow twitch fibres are always stimulated first during exercise. Fast twitch fibres are used in quick and powerful movements, like jumping or sprinting – and they’re much harder to activate. The EMS system specifically targets the harder to recruit fast-twitch fibres, making the workout ultra effective at growing your muscles and making you stronger.

EMS fitness reduce back pain - Electro-Muscle Stimulation

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There’s no better way to find out everything you want to know about the EMS Fitness system than one of our taster sessions.

This full workout will let you discover whether or not this revolutionary new method suits both your exercise aims and lifestyle.

EMS Research

Click any of the below links to download the research documents:

EMS used in cardiac patients – Cardiology Clinic Bad Oeynhausen, 2010 (Microsoft Word Docx file)

Cardiac Research – University of Erlangen, 2009 (Microsoft Word Docx file)

Strength Research – German Sport University Cologne, 2008 (Microsoft Word Docx file)

Full body EMS research – University of Bayreuth, 2003 (Microsoft Word Docx file)

EMS training against back pain – University of Bayreuth, 2002 (Microsoft Word Docx file)

EMS training to ease incontinence – University of Bayreuth, 2002 (Microsoft Word Docx file)

Research results from EMS training (external web link)

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