Electromyostimulation or EMS training is one of the most fascinating advances in fitness technology.
EMS training works by applying tiny electrodes to your body, which are said to boost muscle and strength during exercise. EMS training can increase your workout beyond what you might normally achieve by utilizing technology aid.
In reality, EMS technology is not particularly novel. The technology goes back to the 1970s and was first utilized at the 1976 Summer Olympics. EMS training has been around long enough to have been carefully evaluated as a complement to sports training.
The concept behind EMS training is that muscles may adapt to the electrical stimuli while working out, resulting in a far more effective exercise. The electrical stimulation engages your muscles in ways that traditional exercise just cannot.
When you mix EMS with traditional exercise, the results are quite astonishing.
What exactly is EMS?
The core component of EMS training is the application of electrical stimulation directly to muscles. These electrical impulses generate muscular spasms up to 40 times per second. This is significantly more than muscles can actively contract.
As a consequence, you may train your muscles far harder than you could during a typical workout, and you can complete the task of a continuous workout in around a third of the time.
EMS training technology simply converts a typical workout into a workout that is far more difficult than you expect. The effect of an exercise is amplified by electronically triggered muscular contractions.
This successfully converts a straightforward activity into a high-intensity training session.
It is essential to remember that the sort of electronic stimulation utilized in EMS training is termed functional muscle stimulation, and it concentrates on propulsive muscles.
Another way to describe it is that the electrical stimulation occurs on the surface and only operates on muscle regions that are used for active physical engagement. This is not to be confused with internal muscle stimulation using needles, which is still in its early stages.
EMS training must be paired with a typical physical activity to be successful. When paired with exercise and protein supplementation, EMS training increases muscle protein synthesis.
EMS training can bring significant advantages to competitive athletes, in addition to aiding regular gym goers and facilitating recovery from injury and sickness.
According to one research, EMS training can assist top and highly competitive athletes in dramatically improving their performance. These enhancements occur at the highest levels, when improved performance becomes more difficult to achieve.
According to the findings of this study, EMS training is one of the most promising breakthroughs in sports training.
What should I know before an EMS session?
Our trainers control the contraction frequency and strength, which are regulated by the We202 operating EMS system.
Because We202 EMS technology is fully wireless, you may experience a broader selection of training alternatives while avoiding the repetition trap that you could encounter with conventional equipment.
To do this, the We202 EMS system employs specialized workout equipment, which include the powersuit, the operation box, and, of course, the training software.
The antibacterial silver elements used in the We202 wireless bodysuit are combined with 20 patches that sit on top of 13 key muscle groups.
When activated by the trainer, these pads contain very low voltage electrodes that provide EMS impulses to the muscles, forcing them to contract involuntarily.
Meanwhile, data from your trainer’s tablet’s streaming software is delivered to a tiny, battery-powered box that links to the body suit. It then transmits the data to the bodysuit’s pads.
This allows your trainer to digitally modify the intensity of your workout during your session. It also enables you to transfer data from your suit to your trainer real-time.
What is a We202 Wireless EMS session like?
At We202, we offer different types of classes depending on your needs and preferences.
While we most certainly do group classes, beginners are usually assigned an instructor for a personal, trainer-led class. This involves customized workouts that heavily take into account your current fitness level and training objectives.
A typical workout begins with a five-minute warm-up. This lowers the likelihood of injury and allows you to sweat, causing the powersuit electrodes to successfully convey the EMS impulses to your muscles.
A We202 Wireless EMS session usually lasts 20 minutes, yet despite the seemingly short duration, one session is comparable to four hours of regular high-intensity exercise. The electric pulses for a few seconds before triggering muscle contractions in the full-body EMS outfit.
This is then followed by some downtime to allow your muscles to relax. Our program provides you with a period of massage and stretching to recover from your workout and go on with your daily activities.
After the initial EMS training session, muscle stiffness is to be expected. As EMS works on those hard-to-reach muscles, this is a natural physiological reaction. Muscle stiffness usually lasts two to three days following an EMS training session if you forget to stretch afterward.
After four EMS training sessions, most participants already see visible benefits. The time it takes to see results may vary based on your current fitness level, lifestyle, body type, and body weight. Some people may see effects after only a few sessions, while others may take longer.
The intensity of EMS increases as you achieve better outcomes. Hence, experts advise newbies to ease into EMS training.
The discomfort of an overly intense EMS training session can be too much for someone new to the treatment because one of the aspects of EMS training is to work muscles fast and produce the soreness associated with working out.
The bottom line
EMS can undoubtedly activate more muscles in less time than typical training. This indicates that 20 minutes of EMS training is equivalent to four hours of typical gym activity.
Experts advise participants to limit themselves to one or two weekly sessions during the first three to five weeks of training.
Since your body is still adjusting to the new style of exercise, you should wait at least three days between sessions. This is because your body will need to recuperate and rebuild for 36-48 hours after each EMS training session.
You’d also do well to remember that before starting EMS training, like with any other activity or workout, you should be aware of your present fitness level and overall health.
For this reason, we guarantee that our trainers are fully capable of assessing your condition and of answering whatever health and fitness-related questions you might have.