What is EMS?

EMS stands for “Electro Muscular Stimulation”. It is a highly effective, 20 minute, full body training exercise using impulse current. In everyday life our central nervous system constantly send electrical impulses to control our muscle action. EMS uses this natural principle and is able to intensify this process to reach deeper muscle layers, which are hard to activate through conventional training. This is achieved by applying EMS electrodes to the skin directly above the muscle. All in all you can call EMS simply a selective intensification of electrical stimuli from the outside. You gain the best results if you work out actively while using our EMS device. Muscles are additionally stimulated through the electrodes while doing a series of low-impact exercises. This combined training leads to an additional increase of tension producing highly effective training results with up to 80 muscle contractions per second. Your personal trainer can control each muscle group by adjusting the training intensity according to your individual goals. With The Body Shape Studios you achieve visible and tangible success in a very short time.

Why is EMS so effective?

During EMS training, 95% of muscles are activated simultaneously with each contraction, and the muscle contractions are stronger and more intense than a voluntary exertion alone. Compared to conventional weight training, deeper muscle groups are activated which leads to better intra and inter muscular coordination. Based on these scientifically proven facts you achieve highly effective results in a short period of time.

Why only a 20-minute training session?

During a typical gym workout you will on average train 1-2 muscle groups. During an EMS training session all muscle groups are worked simultaneously (and there are more than 20 of them). This is almost impossible to achieve on a regular work out machine. More than 20 minutes is over-training and will exhaust the muscles as they are being worked simultaneously.

Why is The Body Shape Studios training more effective than conventional fitness training?

During EMS training 95% of all muscles between two electrodes are activated simultaneously with each contraction cycle. In addition, the muscle contractions are stronger and more intense than a voluntary exertion can do alone. Compared to conventional weight training, deeper muscles are being activated which leads to better intra and inter muscular coordination. Based on these scientifically proven facts, you achieve highly effective results in a short period of time. Considering the contraction time and intensity for the trained muscles, the effect of up to 20 minutes training with The Body Shape Studios is comparable to several hours of conventional weight training, which in turn means quickly visible and tangible results.

How much time can I save through EMS training with The Body Shape Studios?

At The Body Shape Studios you only need up to 20 minutes per week to get comparable results to several hours of conventional weight workout. A general gym workout, including a warm-up, averages 2 hours per session. To see and feel results, you need to train at least 2-3 times a week, which adds up to six hours or more per week. Many people cannot afford to spend this required amount of time getting fit and keeping in shape.

Are there any side affects to EMS training?

No. The use of low frequency impulse current is widely used in training and rehabilitation therapy. Muscles are electro chemical organs and need electrical impulses from the central nervous system to contract. EMS technology uses this natural principle but is able to intensify the contraction by applying electrodes directly above the muscle.

Can anyone do EMS training? Should I avoid EMS training if I have certain conditions?

Most people can use EMS training but if you have a health condition which prevents you from participating in conventional sport then you must get approval from your medical practitioner.

Are there any side effects when training with EMS on a long-term basis?

No. With The Body Shape Studios the EMS training is based on low frequency impulses and does not harm the body. The body needs electrical impulses from our central nervous system, which leads to a muscle contraction and EMS only uses this natural principle in a more intense and effective way. There are no known side effects of EMS training.

Can you lose weight with full body EMS-training?

Yes! Many of our clients use EMS training with the main focus of weight loss/reduction of body fat. EMS full body training is highly effective at quickly reducing body fat, as well as increasing muscle mass and strength.

 
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