These are the advantages of EMS-training
With EMS, you get your body in shape in record time through stimulation with electricity. The training time is short and crisp and gentler for rehabilitation. Regular training leads to more strength, activated postural muscles and a greater sense of well-being. With minimal effort, you can soon enjoy the many benefits of EMS:
- Muscle building
- Strengthened postural and deep muscles
- Tightened connective tissue
- Reduction of body fat
- Activation of the metabolism
- Elimination of muscular imbalances
How does EMS work exactly?
EMS training is about stimulating your muscles with the help of electrical impulses. This trick results in a higher muscle tension than when the brain sends the command to tense. The muscles are therefore used more, which equates to a more intense and faster workout. The highly effective muscle stimulation with electricity ensures that a single training session of 20 minutes per week is sufficient for beginners to address the most important muscle groups. The best effect is achieved when the muscle group to be trained is tensed of its own volition parallel to the current pulse. This is called dynamic EMS training and leads to even better results. The first results can be seen after only a short time. This is also possible with conventional strength training, but it requires a time commitment of several hours per week.
What sounds like the electrification of fitness heaven actually has a long history. The system of electrical muscle stimulation was already used in the 1970s by physiotherapists for the rehabilitation of muscle injuries. At that time, this method was known as stimulation current therapy and it was mainly used for therapeutic purposes. Today it is called EMS and in the meantime it is not only used in the medical field, but has also found many followers in the fitness and sports sector.
EMS Fitness at home
EMS training can be done anywhere. In the meantime, there are quite a few fitness studios that offer training of this kind. However, if this is not the right thing for you because you prefer to train at home, you can of course do that too. With the right and, above all, high-quality equipment, you are perfectly equipped and can get started right away. However, before you start training, inform yourself thoroughly about EMS. Determine in advance what your training goals are, which muscle group you want to train and how the EMS device you are using works. If you are unsure, you should always seek advice to ensure that you don't make any mistakes in your EMS training.
The following equipment you need for your EMS training at home
- EMS training device: Smartrecovery kit
The EMS device generates impulses that strengthen your muscles. The Smartrecovery kit from K-Active consists of a lumbar and abdominal belt and two cuffs. The device helps to improve the muscles in the abdomen and back, can prevent disc and back problems and shorten the healing process after injuries and operations. It is easy to use and can be done without medical training. The Smartrecovery Kit can be controlled via smartphone with the Stim Module Kit.
- EMS clothing: Smartshirt kit
The Smartshirt kit with integrated compression effect has 12 contact points with which all important muscle groups of the upper body can be stimulated. Two muscle groups can be stimulated at the same time, while for regeneration it can be extended to twelve Smartstims. The carbon contact surfaces allow easy placement of the electrodes.
- EMS clothing: Smarttight-Kit
The Smarttight-Kit trousers stimulate up to eight muscle groups on the hips, buttocks and legs. Up to two muscle groups can be trained simultaneously. For regeneration, an extension to eight Smartstims is possible. The carbon contact surfaces make it particularly easy to attach the electrodes.
- EMS clothing: Smartknee kit
The Smartknee-Kit can be used for therapy or self-treatment after injuries, operations or in case of pain. It works with neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), which is the successor to EMS. The kit sends impulses to the thigh, resulting in muscle training. The functions can be completely controlled via the corresponding app on the smartphone.
EMS for athletes
Athletes can use the advantages of EMS to achieve their best performance. In addition to muscle strength, endurance and speed can also be trained so that performance increases and good results are achieved in competition. Athletes who suffer from injuries or joint pain can counteract muscle loss with the help of EMS. Since it is not advisable to do sports or put strain on the affected joint during the injury phase, many athletes have to struggle with a gradual muscle loss. This can be counteracted with EMS without putting too much strain on joints or injuries. Athletes can also use EMS to prepare for competitions. Especially when time is short, EMS has proven to be a good option to regular training. The muscles are successfully warmed up and loosened up, so that the athlete finally enters the competition well prepared. Electro-muscle stimulation is an ideal complement to regular training and, when used correctly, brings amazing results in terms of fitness and balance.