What is EMS training?
EMS stands for Electric Muscle Stimulation. Technically, EMS is a total body workout with body current. In this context, it might be helpful to know that our muscles contract through electric impulses (bioelectronics) in normal state. The EMS training makes use of this effect. By employing hardly noticeable external electro impulses, the natural effect is additionally intensified and an effective training can be achieved.

Does EMS training actually work?
It seems too good to be true, but the science behind EMS training makes sense. The electrical impulses activate muscles you might not normally engage, and when combined with deliberate muscle tension without bearing any weight, it works muscles extra hard, but safely. More muscle fibres are activated than would be during a regular workout – including ones you can’t even feel or control – and all major muscle groups are worked at the same time.

Who is EMS useful for?
People with limited time who are looking to maximise their workouts, athletes looking for extra gains and conditioning, people rehabilitating injuries that need low-impacted targeted training, people coming back into training, athletes needing controlled easy recovery workouts, for people who need increased circulation, proven increases in fertility, and pretty much anyone looking for results!

What are the benefits of EMS?
Elite athletes use EMS in addition to their training in order to improve their strength and speed. Physical therapists make use of EMS for joint-sparing muscle formation and for targeted back exercises. Personal trainers, gyms and beauty centers concentrate on the fitness and beauty aspects: body shaping through muscle formation and catabolism of fat, stimulation of metabolism and tightening of connective tissue. It is also a low-impact workout which saves joints, not to mention the obvious benefits of saving time and targeted individualised training programmes for each person’s needs.

Can you use EMS training in the long term?
Yes. You should workout in long term and as regularly as with conventional training. The strength of the muscles can only be maintained by training regularly. If you do not workout over an extended period of time, the muscles will be reduced to the original status just like with conventional strength training.

Why is the EMS training much more effective than conventional weight training?
The EMS full-body workout activates over 90% of the muscles fibers at the same time during each contraction! As opposed to conventional weight training, deeper muscles are demanded, as well. That enhances intra- and intercellular coordination. Therefore, the training produces an effect much more rapidly and effectively than conventional weight training. The training effect with EMS training can be up 18 times better than with conventional weight training.

What benefits does the EMS full-body workout offer?
While the muscle works, the local congestion is intensively stimulated. The increased blood flow has a positive effect on the skin, the body is toned and cellulite can be reduced effectively. After the training, you will feel relaxed and refreshed. EMS training also improves the physical performance: you feel more flexible, healthier, and you tire less quickly. Compared to conventional training, EMS offers the advantages of an intense workout in much less time.

Can I lose weight with EMS?
Yes. In the first phase of the training, you will lose centimeters and in the second phase, fat depots are attacked. You will also burn more calories in everyday life because of the increased muscle activity, which means that the energy consumption increases. Thus, the training success is amplified and in addition girth and weight are reduced. EMS training is a perfect complement to a dietary change in order to support weight- and girth loss effectively.

Is quick muscle growth possible with EMS?
Yes. You can achieve maximum success with EMS training that cannot be achieved with conventional training in such short time because many muscle groups are used at the same time and the joints are spared. Muscle growth (hypertrophy) is quicker to achieve.

When can I see results?
You already feel vitalised after the first training session, and will feel stiff for the next day or two. Visible success, such as a better posture, usually adjusts within few training sessions. Girth loss, power increase and improvement of your skin’s appearance will permanently be measurable or visible within four or six weeks… of course always depending on the physical condition at the beginning of the training and nutritional behavior. We recommend one to two 20-minute training sessions a week at the most.

Is stimulation current dangerous?
No. Training or therapy using low-frequency current stimulation is not dangerous because the muscles work constantly. During this process, small intrinsic electric pulses initiate every movement. During the training with current stimulation, this pulse is simply fortified by the additional pulse from outside. Therefore, the impulse does not seem foreign to the body. The low-frequency impulse exclusively activates the striated skeletal muscles, so organs and the heart are not reached.

What special requirements do I need to use EMS?
Nothing! Every healthy person can make effective use of EMS. Just in specific cases of pre-existing conditions or acute sickness, which exclude heavier physical loads or sport, doing EMS training is not allowed. That includes acute febrile diseases or the wearing of a cardiac pacemaker etc. All possible contrary indicators will be excluded in a personal conversation prior to the training.

How much time can I save with EMS?
Leisure time is valuable – too valuable to spend it with time-consuming and ineffective training sessions. Body20 Cedar Square combines the aspect of time saving with sporting balance without any compromises. Only one 20 minute training session a week is sufficient for feeling a clear success in a few weeks.

What sets Body20 Cedar Square apart from other EMS gyms?
The InBody20 assessment – this is an express body assessment tool that is used to establish a baseline for each client’s body compositions that includes results on the following, amongst other valuable information:

– Total body weight

– Skeletal muscle mass

– Body fat mass

– Total body water

– Percentage body fat

– Waist – hip ratio

– Segmented muscle and fat analysis

– Basal metabolic rate

– Increased muscle definition

These active progress evaluations enable our members to accurately track results and monitor progress throughout their training regime. Body20 clients together with trained Body20 champs can now monitor muscle imbalances and identify body fat areas to strategically target critical areas with EMS training to achieve maximum results.

We are also proud stockists of USN sport supplements, and have an in-house nutritionist to help you get the most out of your diet in conjunction with training.

Contact us today about our packages, and how we can help you achieve all of your personal body goals.

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