Importance of Targeting Specific Muscle Groups
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), trains your muscles in a specific way that traditional workouts can’t. This happens by the stimulation of muscle contraction by using electric impulses, and by activating muscle contraction via electrical stimuli, your muscles are being trained. These electrical pulses activate your muscles externally.
Let’s say we are targeting a specific muscle in your body, any muscle you choose. It makes no difference whether the electric stimuli originate from your brain or electrodes. In both cases the muscle contracts. Our PhysioFix EMS sessions will help you reach deeper muscle tissue and they will not affect your joints. This results in many lasting benefits.
EMS training has been employed in sports medicine and rehabilitation for decades. EMS training has widened its scope of application in the last 10 years to include general fitness and sports performance. A wealth of research exists on EMS training among its areas of application—research that has proven EMS’s scientific effectiveness. Some of the most significant research findings have shown positive training effects on muscle mass (Kemmler & Von Stengel, 2013). Research from the German Sport University Cologne (Filipovic et al., 2012; Speicher et al., 2008) found significant improvements in speed and maximum strength after a period of EMS training. Research into rehabilitation at the University of Bayreuth (Boeck-Behrens et al., 2002) has shown significant levels of pain relief in participants suffering from back pain. EMS training has also proved an effective training method for the elderly (Kemmler & Von Stengel, 2012) and for cardiologic patients, as research from Bad Oeynhausen has shown (Fritzsche et al., 2010).