“The advantage of EMS in muscle building is that it can work on weak muscle groups or those that traditional training (sports and physical training) fails to develop, all without overloading the joint structure”. LANZANI, 2000
The growth hormone effect with this type of training is multiplied by up to 400%.
The problem when it comes to burning body fat is that we can’t choose which area we want to reduce. Or can we?
Studies by the Faculty of Physical Education in Oporto (2004) show that we can, if we consider that the oxidative pathway (fat burning metabolism) can be activated as the main source of energy through sustained, medium-intensity exercise and that the decomposition of fat cells (adipocytes) generates ATP that the body uses as energy, a process that could be accelerated if we increase blood vascularisation in the area where we want to eliminate fat, because there would theoretically be more ATP molecules from fatty acids.
“EMS can currently be considered an aesthetic self-training or self-treatment practice unrelated to medical oversight”. LANZANI, A. 2000
Aesthetic treatments using EMS –antiaging, the lympho-draining action that all muscle contraction produces– as well as the dilation of blood vessels through electrical stimulation, have led to surprising results in the field of aesthetics.
Depending on the severity of the injury, mobility exercises can also be performed with electrical pulses to help with rehabilitation.
By increasing capillarization in the area or muscles to treat, EMS provides the perfect rehabilitation technique to “jump start” muscles that have atrophied after a traumatic process.
IMPROVE ATHLETIC PERFORMANCES
Research has shown that the increased intramuscular coordination that can be obtained with EMS is so great that, when used together with functional training, it can even provide intermuscular advantages. An improvement in athletic performance is extremely noticeable when EMS is coupled with solid technical training.