How EMS Training Works
All muscle movement in the human body are activated by an electrical nerve impulse originating in the brain and carried along the spinal cord. Each impulse causes muscle fibers to contract creating tension, this tension causes the muscle to flex, which creates the movement.
EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation) uses electrical impulses that mimic impulses from the nervous system, causing the muscle to contract in a consistent and simultaneous manner.
EMS technology enhances the impulse, resulting in a more intensive contraction when compared to classic weight or resistance training. It stimulates, sculpts and enhances all major muscle groups simultaneously, safely and effectively.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, researchers studied and documented electrical properties that generate muscle movement. In the 1960s, Soviet sport scientists applied EMS in the training of their elite athletes, claiming 40% force gains. In the 1970s, these studies were shared during a conference's with Western sport establishments and the Olympic Committee. Further medical physiology research pinpointed the mechanisms by which electrical stimulation causes adaptation of cells of muscles, blood vessels and nerves.
The first widespread use of EMS was by physiotherapists for injury rehabilitation and prevention. As the effectiveness and benefits became widely studied and recognized, EMS is increasingly being employed as a strength training tool for athletes and a fitness tool for health savvy individuals.
Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on its effectiveness for general, specific athletic and health enhancements.