What is Electro Muscle Stimulation?

Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is the act of using low frequency pulses of electric current to bring the striated muscles of the human body  into controlled contractions. There are two common use cases of EMS. 

 

First, EMS can be used on specific areas of the body to stimulate individual muscles (e.g., for rehabilitation purposes). This is normally done in a passive manner with no voluntary contractions.

 

Alternatively, EMS can be used as a full-body training, combining the advantages of conventional static or dynamic strength training with electrical stimulation of the muscles. In this use case, muscles are stimulated much more intensively and, because full-body EMS engages all the major muscle groups simultaneously, they can all be strengthened and stabilized at the same time. Muscular imbalances can be avoided or treated, while sports-related or everyday functional movements can be trained.

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