What is Electrical Muscle Stimulation? And What You Should Know About It

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What is EMS?

EMS is also known as Electromyostimulation or Electrical Muscle Stimulation, which is the induction of muscle contraction using external electric impulses. The impulses are generated by a device and are delivered through electrodes placed on the skin near to the muscles being stimulated.

The electrode pads are adhered to the skin, delivering an impulse very similar to the way the muscles are stimulated during a muscular effort. EMS can be utilized as a strength training tool for healthy individuals and athletes and a post-exercise recovery tool. It also has beneficial capabilities as a rehabilitation and preventive tool for patients with varying levels of immobility.

Muscles contract by activating tension-generating sites within muscle fibers via an input, which are neurogenic in origin. They require synaptic input from motor neurons to produce muscle contractions. The muscle contractions are modulated by stimuli from the central nervous system, either by stimulation via an external event or by the autonomic nervous system.

Whenever there’s a stimulus, either from an outside event or from the central nervous system, a muscle contraction occurs.

Former NFL player, Paul Pratt, out exercising using the AWI Powersuit. – Downtown Los Angeles, California

Listed below are important facts about the EMS, some which you might now know:

EMS is more effective than conventional weight training.

EMS technology makes muscles work harder for longer, and more effectively than traditional strength training. This is because using EMS enables simultaneous tensioning of all the major muscle groups, including the stabilizing “core” muscles, which are hard to reach with traditional training methods.

EMS training session allows up to 90% of activated muscles simultaneously.

When you add EMS to your training, you maximize your muscular effort by reaching nearly 100% of your muscle fibers. During an ordinary workout, you have separate days for leg work or arm and abs, but when you incorporate EMS technology, it will enable the simultaneous tensioning of all the major muscle groups.

EMS training takes only 20 minutes per week to improve health and strength.

The use of EMS technology is time-efficient. It stimulates 90% of all muscle groups in just one session, thus achieving the desired results of a 3-hour conventional gym training in a fraction of the time.

Research shows that EMS training reduce back pain and recurring back problems significantly.

EMS is not just for healthy individuals but also for partially or totally immobilized patients and for people who have back pain and other ailments. It’s a rehabilitative measure, which yields results. According to studies, 89% of people tested after using EMS training reduced their back pain and 38% of those tested removed their recurring back problems.

The people tested by EMS training verbalized positive results and improved body shape.

The values that were measured emphasize the fact that whole-body EMS training is up to 40% more intensive than traditional strength training with weights. EMS training is highly effective in shaping the body and improving health.

EMS training exhibited exceptional results for post-pregnancy women.

During pregnancy, the uterus and other organs have undergone substantial changes, which requires gentle yet effective training. By the eight weeks postpartum mark, with the doctor’s approval, the post-pregnancy workout can begin with EMS training.

EMS training provides high-quality intensity training

Without the extra burden of weights and dumbbells, EMS training is gentle on the joints and musculoskeletal system but increases the muscle contractions up to 90% of its potential.

EMS training with higher intensity produced positive results, especially for people who suffered from recurring injury and other infirmities.

Using EMS also resulted in enhanced muscle tone and performance. By building up muscle strength through the increased intensity of training, it will restore metabolic processes and strengthen stamina.

EMS training helped people achieve various training goals, be it dealing with injuries, athletic performance, or just improving overall fitness and well-being.

With the use of EMS in various training sessions, it will enhance health and quality of life by improving blood circulation, reduce body fat, and enhance muscle strength.

AWI POWERSUIT embodies all the benefits of EMS technology which helps the restoration of body processes, improving health, and upholding one’s quality of life.

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