Originally used in physiotherapy, this high-intense whole-body workout uses low-frequency electrical impulses to stimulate those muscles that are often ignored by conventional training methods. The number one benefit is the fact that a mere 20 minutes of EMS provides the equivalent of 90 minutes spent in conventional strength training, thus making it a welcome timesaver for busy people. The equipment can be tuned to an individual’s needs and abilities, so it is an exercise option that is suitable for people of all ages and regardless of their current level of personal fitness.
There is no impact on the joints so the chance of injury or strain is much reduced. The ability to customise the programme has meant that the technology has multiple applications, many of which would simply not be possible with a conventional exercise programme. In fact one of the earliest applications of electro-muscular stimulation was to rehabilitate athletes who had suffered sports injuries.
For those whose job or choice of sporting activities may demand it, this is an ideal means by which to correct any tendency to display muscular imbalance. Electro-muscular stimulation is also a highly effective option for anyone who may be seeking to improve his or her posture, as well as providing some much-needed and very welcome relief for those who tend to suffer from back pains.
An electro-muscular stimulation programme can also be adapted to produce a more generalised improvement in both strength and endurance. For those who may simply want to develop a more toned appearance on which lean muscle will be revealed, as the concealing layer of fat is reduced, the programme can be modified.
Last but not least, EMS is a great way to lose weight and to shed unsightly cellulite deposits.