Five Ways EMS Training is Different From a Conventional Workout
You’ve probably heard of EMS Training and wondered how it differs from a conventional workout. Here’s how:
TIME SPENT EXERCISING (FOR SIMILAR RESULTS)
An EMS workout will stimulate eight muscle groups, as opposed to one to three, and will generate a muscle contraction that is 3.5-times more effective and will raise your metabolism.
This makes EMS training 18-times more efficient than conventional training.
A 20-minute EMS session is the equivalent to over five hours of regular strength training. A weekly EMS session will take 0.3% of your awake time, whilst conventional training would take 7%
EMS BUILDS LEAN MUSCLE AND RAISES RESTING METABOLISM
EMS builds effective shaped muscles and is also extremely effective at raising resting metabolism. It’s a myth that to burn fat you must spend hours on a treadmill. The most efficient way to burn fat and raise metabolism is by building lean muscle with strength training. EMS training is very efficient in raising metabolism: the level is higher, and it raises the metabolism for four to five days, instead of 36 hours with conventional training.
TREATS BACK PAIN
Strength training is phenomenally effective in treating back pain. EMS stimulates 98 % of the muscle fibers as opposed to 30%.
This builds strong and symmetric back muscles which help stabilize the spine, treating chronic back pain, scoliosis and sciatica.
Studies show that 88 per cent of back pain participants were pain-free after six sessions.
TRAIN WITH INJURIES
EMS workouts are guided by a Personal Trainer and are designed to both treat and train around any injuries, including bursitis or tight muscles. It increases circulation and builds muscles around the injury like a natural sling. With no jumping and no weights, there is very low joint impact. You can even train your whole body, including leg muscles, very effectively whilst sitting on a chair completing zero joint impact exercises.
TREATS CELLULITE, STRENGTHENS PELVIC FLOOR
EMS tightens connective tissue and improves skin tone, thus transforming cellulite into smooth skin.
It also strengthens the pelvic floor and studies show 75 % of participants were free of incontinence after ten sessions.
With a 10 year history of training elite athletes and being active in the medical field, Roelie Schmidt is passionate about the potential and science of EMS training.
Key part of our studio is creating a supportive and inviting environment that is first in the field of EMS fitness and remedial treatment.