Myths and FACTS about Muscle Stimulators and there Application.

 

 
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FACTS

1. Why should I buy an EMS Device?
      There are two reason:
             A. For relief from minor pain (joint pains, muscle aches, etc) and stress.
             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 improving contour.

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 relief.

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 muscles.

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.

MYTHS

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 - 4 weeks.

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 appearance
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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 environment.

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. 

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