Myths and FACTS about Muscle Stimulators and there Application.
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1. Why should I buy an EMS Device?
There are two reason:
A. For relief from minor pain (joint pains, muscle aches, etc) and
B. To help strengthen muscles, improve overall appearance, and
enhance your physical training program.
2. How does EMS work?
EMS (Electrical Muscle
Stimulation) uses electrical current to stimulate your muscles
(passive exercise). This electrical current is similar to the
electrical impulses produced by the brain to stimulate muscle tissue
(active exercise). By placing the pair of pads on a
particular muscle group, your muscles respond to the impulses that
are generated by contracting and relaxing rhythmically as instructed
by you through the unit. When a muscle contracts as a result of a
unique EMS/TENS signal, the chemical changes taking place within the
muscles are similar to those associated with voluntary contraction in
"normal exercising". These chemical reactions which result from
muscle contractions utilizes glycogen, fat and other nutrients stored
in the muscle. These resulting series of muscle contractions will
enable an individual to tone, strengthen, and combat flabbiness while
3. What is Russian Stim?
Russian Stim is 2500Hertz at 50
pulses per second. This means that 50 times a second a 2500Hertz
pulse stream is sent to your muscle. The benefit of this type of
stimulation is a deeper penetration of the muscle and more intense
contraction of the muscle. This type of stimulation is commonly used
by doctors for treatment of: Rehabilitation, Scoliosis, Spinal Cord
Injuries, and chronic muscular pain syndromes.
4. I still don't understand what is so great about EMS training?
It's not for everybody but here
are a few reasons why you might consider EMS training:
A. If you don't have time to go to the gym or workout, EMS can
tighten and tone muscles to give you a slimmer appearance. EMS
training is similar to doing isometric exercises but maintaining a
95% intensity throughout the workout. (Example: Hold your arm down
with your other hand. Now pull against that hand for ten seconds.
Feel the burn and tightness in your arm. Try that for 5 minutes and
you will start to get tired. EMS devices have the same effect without
reducing the intensity.)
B. After working out you come home dead tired and sore. EMS devices
can help to eliminate or reduce the muscle soreness and pain
following an intense workout.
C: You want to increase your muscle mass but don't want to take
steroids. EMS training can help to warm up your muscles and increase
circulation prior to your workout routine. It has been shown that
individuals who use EMS devices in conjunction with their normal
workout routines have far better results than those who don't.
5. When will I notice a difference?
It will take about 3 - 4 weeks
to see any real, noticeable improvement such as a slimmer waistline
or a tighter muscle group.
6. I understand that the unit may be used for pain management; how
does this work?
By setting the PHASE button to
MONO and doing a very light stimulation of the painful area for about
15 minutes, you should feel minor pain relief. Please consult your
physician for specific recommendations and precautions.
TENS Units are used primarily for pain
7. Can I use a muscle stimulator on my face and neck?
We never recommend the use of EMS muscle
stimulators/massagers on the face or front of the neck neck. Please consult
your doctor before using stimulators to help reduce wrinkles and tighten facial
8. What is RECIPROCATION?
Reciprocation is when one
channel is on and the other channel is off. It used for SUPERSETTING
muscle groups. An example is stimulating biceps and triceps. Instead
of switching pads around, you can put a set of pads on the biceps and
another on the triceps. Turn the Reciprocation mode on and stimulate
biceps in one cycle and then triceps in the next cycle.
1. 45 minutes of EMS is like 4 hours in the gym!
We would love to say "YES" but
the truth is "NO". There is no evidence that doing EMS is equal to 4
hours in the gym. Studies have shown that EMS is effective for toning
and strengthening muscles, and as a training aid with resistance
training. We can help you workout a program that is very effective in
developing your strength and/or toning your body.
2. ONE hour of EMS is equal to 300 to 400 sit-ups!
Once again, I'm sorry but
research does not support those claims. EMS is effective for sliming
the abdominal area but not in the same way as doing sit-ups. However,
similar to sit-ups, you should see and feel a difference in about 3 -
3. EMS training will burn fat and calories away!
We're sorry, but contrary to
what people try to claim, EMS does not burn fat or calories. However,
I can help to tighten your muscles and give you a slimmer
4. Develop 19 or 22 inch arms and massive legs muscles!
You cannot develop 22 inch biceps with
EMS devices alone. Through a combination of EMS and resistive
training, you can develop your muscle groups a lot further than by
resistive training alone. You own body's genetics will determine how
massive you will get through training.
While the EMS device, by itself will not develop massive arms, it can help
to tighten and tone your muscles. This will help to give you a slimmer and
more athletic appearance.
Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a technologically
advanced science that uses very mild electrical current to exercise
your muscles. This will help to give you tone, definition, and a
figure you can easily maintain and sculpt in the comfort of your home
WHAT IS EMS?
Electronic Muscle Stimulator (EMS) is a revolutionary muscle
exercise concept for use in your own home. Our EMS systems are
portable, light weight electronic units that have been scientifically
designed and proven to exercise body muscles fast, efficiently &
effectively through a series of stimulated contraction &
relaxation phases. For years Soviet and Eastern block Olympic
contenders have used muscle stimulators to build the same rippling
muscles that steroids promised.
Now the practice has finally reached the West. Once only available
to doctors and therapists, EMS is recommended for anyone
participating in bodybuilding, power lifting, martial arts, boxing,
or anyone simply wishing to achieve their optimal athletic physique.
EMS is used extensively throughout the world. The Medical Advisory
Committee has allowed the use of EMS systems by athletes since the
1972 Olympics. Bodybuilders, professional athletes, physiotherapists,
sports doctors and US/Canadian Track and Field athletes use EMS
systems to supplement their regular workout routines. Many doctors
use EMS units to aid in the rehabilitation of muscles following
injury and to ease patients chronic muscle spasms and pain.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The EMS 2000 and 2000R units have two outlets known as channels (The
BodyStim, EMS 4000 and EMS 4000R have four channels). Each channel has two
wire connections with two pads attached at the end of each wire. The EMS unit
delivers a gentle electronic impulse to your muscles via the soft electrode
pads that comes with your system. By placing the pair of pads on a particular
muscle group, your muscles respond to the impulses that are generated by contracting
and relaxing rhythmically as instructed by you through the unit. When a muscle
contracts as a result of a unique EMS/TENS signal, the chemical changes taking
place within the muscles are similar to those associated with voluntary contraction
in "normal exercising". These chemical reactions which result from muscle
contractions utilizes glycogen, fat and other nutrients stored in the muscle.
These resulting series of muscle contractions will enable an individual to
tone, strengthen, and combat flabbiness while improving contour. Just strap
it on while you're resting, reading, net surfing or watching T.V. and watch
your body transform right before your eyes.