Electric muscle stimulation uses electrical impulses to cause muscles to contract, just as the natural contraction that happens when you reach a cup of coffee or when you exercise your body, Our EMS device replicates this process, but at a higher intensity and sends electronic pulses to your motor nerves, causing many more muscles fibers to contract than during your regular workout.
EMS engages Type 1 slow-twitch muscles fibers and Type 2 fast-twitch muscle fibers. Type 1 slow-twitch muscle fibers contract and tire slowly; they are responsible for supporting muscle strength and endurance, for example you would use these muscles during a 3 mile run. Slow twitch muscles fibers are responsible for increase strength and stabilization of your muscular skeletal frame.
Type 2 fast-twitch muscle fibers contract at a fast rate, require a lot of energy and tire quickly. For example you would use these muscle fibers in a 100 meter sprint. EMS allows you to reach your Fast- twitch muscle fiber with simple movements during a safe, low impact workout. Fast-twitch muscle fibers are responsible for creating that “defined, sculpted look” we all want.
Electric muscle stimulation helps promote blood flow, sending oxygen to muscles while also flushing out lactic acids that can cause muscle soreness.
Because electrical muscle stimulation overrides the central nervous system, it helps speed up muscle contraction, strengthen muscles, improve muscle endurance and support faster muscle recovery. Electric muscle stimulation treatments, when applied correctly and consistently, help enhance overall fitness performance including increased explosiveness, strength, strength endurance and recovery.
HISTORY OF EMS
The earliest known use of electric muscle stimulation dates back to around 500 BC. Over 2,000 years ago the Egyptians discovered that certain fish emit electrical impulses; these fish were used to treat pain.
EMS technology has existed for a long time and it is based on decades of research and development work.
Countless research studies and sports results have confirmed its effectiveness and the technology has also been registered as a recognized muscle conditioning approach by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
References: Journal of Strength & Conditioning research by Babault Nocholas.(2007)
European Journal of applied phycology by Patrick J (2011)
Medicine & Science in Sport and Exercise, 2005. Vol 17
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