With every new wellness technology there are questions that are often asked. Here are answers to some of the most common questions:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is unique about EMS training?
EMS is short for Electronic Muscle Stimulation – making the muscles contract with external electric pulses. It works by wearing a special suit with electrode patches over the major muscle groups. The suit is then connected via cable to a stand with an application that an trained professional can manage to increase or decrease the electric massage pulses for each muscle group as needed during the exercise to to achieve your goals. The pulses enhance each movement for a much more intense workout and faster results.
How can EMS Training help me?
EMS training is often used to increase strength for general fitness. Athletes use it as an addition to speed up results. It is used in physiotherapy by focusing on strengthening problem area muscle groups like the neck or back.
In general EMS can help you loss fat, build muscle fiber and improve your overall metabolism for a healthier, fitter body.
Is EMS Training a good long-term solution?
You will always need to workout to keep the body in shape and EMS can make that process faster and easier on the short and long term. Muscle strength can only prevail with regular maintenance otherwise they get weak again. EMS is better replacement to regular exercise.
How is EMS Training better than a regular workout?
In a regular workout you cannot possibly activate all of the muscle fibers in the body, but with the EMS suit directing pulses to each muscle group you get can activate over 90% of the muscles in each workout.
A regular workout requires many movements that can hurt your joints over time. People often get hurt from too much exercise. Instead, the EMS system does not require joint-intensive exercises – with simple movements activating the muscles and the EMS pulses extenuating them you get a better workout without the risk of joint pain.
The result is a much more effective method than regular workout.
Are the EMS pulses dangerous?
EMS are not dangerous because they are low frequency pulses that feel like a massage. The body is electric and this works along with the natural processes that happen during a workout, strengthening the existing electric pulse.
Is EMS ok for everyone?
Any average healthy person can benefit from EMS Training. It is not good for people with specific health conditions or sickness, people with cardiac pacemakers, febrile disease or other illnesses. You should consult your doctor if you are concerned about possible issues.
Can I save time using EMS Training?
A 20 minute EMS session can be equal to a 2 hour workout at a regular gym. With 1 session a week you can save over 6 hours a month!
What are the benefits?
- Improved strength and flexibility
- Toned, fit body
- Increased blood circulation
- improved skin and reduced cellulite
- Relaxation and rejuvenation – be less tired
Will EMS help me lose weight?
EMS Training will speed up the weight loss process. You will notice better posture usually within the first few sessions. Then it will reduce your girth size over the next 2 months as fat is reduced with every workout.
Will it help me recover from an injury?
EMS helps repair damaged muscle fibers by helping strengthen them. By focusing on the problem area you can help restore neck and back muscles toward moving slowly out of a wheelchair for examples. Unlike other options, EMS doesn’t add more strain and pain on the body.
Are there any side effects?
Studies found that there are no negative effects for sport-healthy people using EMS. Physiotherapy treatments have been using EMS for over 60 years.
How do InBody devices work?
InBody devices use direct segmental measurement bioelectrical impedance analysis (DSM-BIA) to precisely measure body composition by sending multiple electrical currents through the body, resulting in up to six different impedance readings for the trunk and each of the four limbs.
The innovative in-depth analysis of the InBody Test yields accurate results for body composition outputs, such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass, (segmental) lean body mass, and percent body fat.
How does the InBody derive body fat measurements from body water measurements?
Body water volume is closely related to fat free body mass. When fat free mass is subtracted from total weight, body fat mass remains.
Why use an Inbody Tissue before testing?
The InBody Tissue increases electrical conductivity where the hand and feet electrodes make contact with the skin. Without the tissues, it could be difficult for the electrical currents to flow through thick calluses or hard skin on the hands or bottom of the feet.
Who are not recommended to take an Inbody test?
People with artificial electrical implants such as a defibrillator or pacemaker are not recommended to take an InBody Test. The electrical currents of the InBody may disrupt the functionality of life-sustaining implants.
Women who are on their menstrual cycle or are pregnant are not recommended to test as they may not obtain accurate results due to subtle changes in their hydration and body water levels.
Can the InBody test people with prosthetic limbs?
Unfortunately, the InBody’s electrical currents are unable to flow through prosthetic limbs. The electrodes must come into contact with the body at all eight contact points: thumbs, palms, soles, and heels.
The InBody S10 allows those with amputated limbs to test with the adhesive electrodes. However, the data for the amputated limbs will not be accurate, so results should be analyzed by a medical professional for accurate health consultations.
What factors can affect the accuracy of the test results?
Changes in body composition reflect body status, which may be affected by factors such as disease, nutrition, hydration, and medication. Accessories such as jewelry may interfere with the electrical conductivity. Improper posture will also affect test results.
It is recommended to maintain the same testing conditions from test to test to produce high data reproducibility and comparability.
Will I feel the electrical currents during the test?
For the average population, the electrical currents sent through the body during InBody Tests are too low to feel. However, there is a small possibility that individuals with tactile sensitivity may feel a slight sensation.
Why should I stand upright during the test?
The InBody requires you to stand upright because an upright position resembles the natural state of the human body.
Why do I need to remove my shoes and socks for the test?
Because the bottom of your feet must be in direct contact with the electrodes, clothing items such as shoes, socks, stockings or leggings must be removed for accurate results.
How long does an InBody Test take?
The InBody Test lasts 45 seconds.
How often can you take an InBody Test?
The frequency of measurement is fully dependent on each facility and program. InBody recommends testing every 2-4 weeks.