Benefits of EMS

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The EMS principle is growing in popularity in the fitness world and the following research results have shown why:

Increased muscle formation and definition

Bodytec.ie uses electro stimulation to achieve stronger and more intense muscle contractions than a voluntary exertion can achieve alone. Depending on intensity and individual goals, you can build muscles and achieve better definition while also making them stronger and more responsive – your muscles simply become more efficient. Researches by Bayreuth University and the German Sports University in Cologne have shown that EMS training is up to 18 times more effective than a conventional fitness work-out at gym!

Increased maximum strength and endurance

With EMS training you gain rapid strength in a shorter period of time. In fact 20 minutes of EMS training is as effective as 3 training sessions of 90 minutes of a general weight work-out according to research results! Individual adjustment of intensity, duration and frequency helps achieve personal training goals quickly, effectively and consistently – no matter whether it’s increasing maximum strength or improving endurance and overall fitness levels.

EMS is gentle on your joints

There is no strain on your joints as you don’t have to use any weights during your work-out. The intensity of a Bodytec.ie work-out is regulated through electro stimulation, whereas conventional weight training is carried out by heavy weights or high impact running or jumping which can cause strain and injury if you don’t maintain the correct posture and coordination. EMS training is not dependent on weights or high impact training, so the risks of strain and injury are therefore greatly reduced which makes EMS training the ideal work-out for older people or people with joint problems and injuries.

Compensation of muscular imbalances

Many people suffer from a muscular imbalance in their back, stomach or pelvis floor which often results in recurring back pain. With EMS training you can target specific problem areas and help strengthen weaker muscle groups to correct imbalances. Muscle weakness and imbalances are often the result of our increasing lack of movement in our daily lives  (e.g. sitting at a desk for long hours).