Understanding the Pros and Cons of EMS Fitness Training
If you ask a member of a conventional gym what he or she thinks about EMS training, it’s likely that you will be told it’s for couch potatoes and, as a matter of fact, it is. What they are perhaps unaware of is that it has also been the choice of numerous professional athletes for decades. Electrical muscle stimulation uses low-frequency electric charges to cause muscles to contract in a manner that duplicates the effect of lifting a weight or performing some other form of resistance exercise.
A process that can provide the equivalent of a strenuous two-hour workout in just 20 minutes and with none of the blood, sweat, and tears, has to be a huge benefit, both to the professional bodybuilder and to the couch potato who needs to shed a few kilos. That an EMS training programme can also be personalised to account for an individual’s age, fitness level, and specific goals is yet another good reason to give it a shot. Not surprisingly, all over the world, more and more people are now choosing this option and, apart from the fact that it is far less demanding than conventional exercise and requires only a fraction of the time, the main reason for their choice is that it works for them.
The cynics will insist that there must be a downside and that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. In all fairness, there are one or two snags. While neither age nor fitness precludes one from EMS training, having a pacemaker most definitely does. Although not really a con, in order to ensure that electrical muscle stimulation is both safe and effective, the equipment should only be used under the close supervision of a qualified trainer. One can now purchase cheap alternatives for home use, but unless used correctly, they could prove painful or even cause burns.
Our Body20 studios only employ world-class equipment from a leading manufacturer and it is always used under expert supervision.