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EMS training before and after: what to expect?

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

Having yourself commit to an exercise routine is easier said than done. But the reality is, that most individuals will take days or weeks to get started. Although getting through the gruelling first few sessions, you will soon appreciate the many great long-term benefits of exercise to your body. Weight loss, body toning, strengthening, and endurance are some of the top reasons people go to fitness centres. With a slew of high tech, workout gadgets introduced every so often in the market and in gyms to encourage everyone to engage in a healthier lifestyle in the most convenient way, EMS training, or electric muscle stimulation training, will fit right into the schedule of busy professionals and for those looking for a quick and easy workout drill.

Quick and easy? Almost! There’s no pain in undergoing EMS training but you’ll definitely gain a lot in under 15 to 20 minutes. EMS training doubles the intensity of the exercise drills with the help of an EMS machine. Using an EMS suit, this technology uses low to high-frequency electric currents to accelerate the contraction of the targeted muscle groups. Imagine going for a high-intensity workout with some tiny electric impulses activating your whole body to boost your routine. In 20 minutes, you’ll still feel slightly exhausted but not deadbeat. The most important catch is that EMS training will give you maximum results. So, what are the things to expect in EMS training before and after committing to this full-body exercise?

Before EMS training

Once exclusive for strength training and pain therapy for professional sports athletes, EMS training has gradually grown in popularity over the last three decades, with fitness centres adopting the technology into their exercise programs and spawning numerous EMS studios in recent years, especially in Europe, the U.S., and Australia.

Before you get into the actual EMS training, there will be the usual standard procedures where a certified trainer will give you a full-body analysis by getting your body measurements and weight. Be honest with what results you hope to achieve in your EMS training – do you want to lose weight? Do you want to get rid of your cellulite? Do you want to tone your muscles? Or do you generally just want to be fit and healthy? This all boils down to talking and cooperating with your trainer. Further, disclose any underlying health condition that might get triggered while under training, such as seizure disorder, pregnancy, or active blood clots. It’s always best to consult with your doctor first.

During EMS training

Once you’re ready, you’ll be required to wear a special EMS suit, a vest, and a belt, with built-in electrodes that are strategically placed in targeted major muscle groups. As you start your drills— squats, lunges, and bridges, you will feel the electric current throughout your body helping to contract your muscles. Electric currents are adjusted according to an individual’s tolerance. As you go along with the drills, you’ll exert more effort, and your movements get heavier as if moving through mud. A 20-minute twice-a-week session will give you the same results as 4 hours of circuit training. EMS training speeds up muscle toning and weight loss, so why not challenge yourself to commit to a full-month training?

After EMS training

After the EMS training, you will be surprised at how efficient and minimal your routine and time investment were for your desired maximum results. As mentioned earlier, EMS is also used for pain recovery and muscle rehabilitation. Low-frequency electrical impulses help with blood circulation and muscle recovery after an intense 20-minute EMS training. Some people who have undergone EMS training said that it significantly reduced their lower back pain. Aside from building muscle strength and helping in weight management, EMS training can yield good benefits to your body, such as tissue healing, improving range of motion and performance, and strengthening your pelvic floor muscle.

To further achieve maximum results, observe proper nutrition. You’ve already put so much investment of time and money into your EMS training, you might as well go all the way by eating the right kind of food, a healthy and balanced diet to be exact, to increase muscle recovery and create a healthier lifestyle for yourself. There is no harm in trying out for EMS training before and after the program. Look for an EMS studio you feel most comfortable with, and make sure you’re dealing with a certified EMS trainer.

Volt Fitness is a luxury EMS studio in Melbourne that offers short, intensive training sessions with maximum efficiency and sustainable results in a feel-good atmosphere. 20 minutes at Volt Fitness are as good as 4 hours of sweating it out at a traditional gym.

Ready to start working on your fitness goals? Take a look at our training options or chat with us on (03) 8393 5131.

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