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Why EMS Training is Better than Traditional Workouts.

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

If you’ve been reading our blog about EMS training, you’ll learn the important details and discover the science behind this advanced training system. Firstly, it requires an EMS machine to produce electrical impulses that will trigger muscle contractions to imitate how muscles behave during a workout. Secondly, EMS training targets various muscle groups. You and your trainer can work together on your workout plan such as focusing on muscle groups by body area.

Is a traditional workout outdated?

A lot of people are now asking, “Will traditional workouts, such as hour-long fitness training at the gym, be outdated?” It all basically comes down to your preferred type of program to achieve your fitness goals. In addition, prioritising health & fitness is a lifestyle. You should also think about considering the food that you eat to nourish your body as well as your schedule to accommodate workout plans and routines.

Why is EMS training better?

Here’s a rundown of all the positive benefits of EMS training and why we think it’s better than the traditional workout.

  1. You can do EMS training 1-2 times a week for 20 minutes. A 20-minute workout in EMS training is equivalent to a 4 hour workout in the gym. Maybe you’re wondering how this is possible. As mentioned earlier, the EMS machine sends a mild electrical current to the EMS suit that is worn by the person. Think of it as a second brain. The electrodes found in the suit are strategically placed in different parts of the body where the muscle groups are targeted. While you’re doing a specific exercise routine, the trainer controls the machine and the intensity levels of the electric currents. The electrical impulses imitate how the muscles contract when working out and sends a signal to the central nervous system. During the EMS training session, a four-second interval of muscle contraction and another four-second relaxation period happen repeatedly in a cycle for 20 minutes.

  2. It can double your fitness gains in a short amount of time. Once or twice a week for 20 minutes is enough to activate all the muscles and build strength. According to studies, EMS training can increase strength by 30% more and reduce fat mass. In addition, you can burn an estimated 200-300 calories per session.

  3. It’s excellent fitness training for women after giving birth. EMS training can help women with their post-pregnancy bodies to get back in shape. In postnatal EMS training, new mums can strengthen their pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. Moreover, EMS training can improve bladder and bowel incontinence.

  4. It helps build muscles. Muscles are the main focus of EMS training. During the activity, the whole body uses 90% of its potential energy to maximise the increasing intensity of muscle contraction in a short amount of time resulting in an increase in strength, endurance and muscle mass.

  5. It boosts your metabolism. For many individuals, losing weight is one of their main motivations for working out. Calories are burned and fat is reduced as you build muscles in EMS training. But weight loss is most effective in EMS training when combined with a healthy and balanced diet.

  6. It corrects your posture. Poor posture leads to shoulder and back pains. EMS training also improves body posture because it requires you to engage your core muscles and shoulders even to do the workout. Overarching the back while doing exercise can only lead to a spine injury and back pain.

  7. Electrical muscle stimulation is also good for muscle recovery. If you’ve read about the history of EMS, you’ll learn that its discovery led scientists to consider electrical muscle stimulation for muscle and spinal injury therapy. A recent study found that EMS training improves muscle function by 10% to 15% after six weeks of therapy. It also helps fight muscle atrophy.

Individuals with a sedentary lifestyle to seniors are always early enough to try EMS training.

It’s always never too late to start exercising no matter how old you are now. Whether you sign up for a traditional gym workout or EMS training, we love people embracing a healthy & active lifestyle. But with EMS training, a 20-minute workout is more encouraging because you get the same result as the 4 hour gruelling gym workout. You’ll gain more in a short amount of time!

EMS training is time-efficient and cost-effective.

Check out our creative price offers to find the package that suits you. The package includes a trainer to give advice and assist with your EMS workout. In a conventional gym workout, you’ll have to pay additional for a personal trainer and a membership that requires you to go in 3 to 4 times a week to maximise your gym membership.

We offer a free trial on your first session.

With Volt Fitness, your first session is free. We want you to experience and feel the difference between what EMS training can do to improve your fitness lifestyle.

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 hour 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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