Electrical Muscle Stimulation Training
What is Impulse (EMS) Training and how does it work?
Why is Impulse (EMS) Training more effective than conventional fitness training?
Can anyone do Impulse (EMS) Training?
The absolute contraindications are:
- Heart pacemaker
- Severe circulatory disorder; arterial circulatory disorder
- Abdominal wall or inguinal hernia
- Tumor diseases
- Arteriosclerosis in advanced stadium
- Diabetes mellitus
- Severe neurological illnesses (epilepsy, multiple sclerosis)
- Fever, acute bacterial or viral infections
- Bleedings (hemorrhages); heavy bleeding tendency (hemophilia)
- If you suffer from any of the above conditions please consult your doctor to obtain medical approval before starting with Impulse Training.
How much time can I save through Impulse (EMS) Training?
Is Impulse (EMS) Training dangerous?
What does Sport Science say about EMS?
Is it safe and hygienic to wear the training vests?
The electrodes work through the special fabric of the training gear and does not make direct contact with your skin. The electrodes are covered with a special anti-bacterial fabric for long and hygienic use. The electrodes are cleaned and washed daily after each training session with a special detergent.
Why is Impulse (EMS) Training so effective?
During Impulse Training, 90% of muscles are activated simultaneously with each contraction and the muscle contractions are stronger and more intense than a voluntary exertion can do alone. Compared to conventional fitness training, deeper muscle groups are activated which leads to better intra and inter muscular coordination. Based on these scientifically proven facts you achieve highly effective results in a short period of time.
How long has EMS technology existed?
In 1902 a French researcher invented the first stimulation machine which he used successfully to treat muscle atrophy/paralysis. More research followed and 70 years later two Russian scientists, Kotz and Chwilon, proved the outstanding results of muscular stimulation on human beings. Their experiments showed a 30-40% increase of muscular strength with minimal physiological and mental efforts in a short period of time. Back then EMS training was mainly used in therapy for the treatment and rehabilitation of muscle atrophy and muscle imbalance and in professional sports to improve performance. Training with electro muscular stimulation these days is a popular and proven training method which enjoys fast growing popularity all over the world, alone in Germany there are over 2,500 EMS studios!
What programs does Impulse Studio offer?
- Slim, Shape & Tone
We are happy to explain more in detail in one of our Impulse Studios.
Can you lose weight with Impulse (EMS) Training?
Nowadays “losing weight” and “getting slim”, which is weight and fat diminution, is usually tackled with (one-sided) diets. At the attempt to save (excessive) calories one-sided and maladjusted eating habits are frequently switched over to. This often leads to a short-term diminution of the weight though at the expense of the increased reduction of muscular tissue. The combination of wrong nutrition, lack of exercise or exaggerated endurance training leads to “undesirable developments in the body metabolism”. In a deficiency situation the body keeps due to its genetic disposition its body fat tightly in order to still have sufficient reserve powers in emergencies. A so-called Jojo effect often appears after the completion of the diet since a reduction of the basal metabolism of the body has arisen by the muscle tissue reduction and more calories are now taken excessively again. At the attempt of the weight reduction by endurance training the negative effect of the deficiency is left aside, but no muscle mass is built up either. However, the work volume is increased, but not the basal volume. A fall in the muscle mass is often established at frequent endurance training, too. The work musculature is reduced. An effective and continuous diminution of weight and body fat is possible with impulse by the construction of a fat-free muscle mass. Due to the high metabolic activity during and still lasting for hours after the EMS training a high work volume is caused and the basal volume increases long-term through a gain of muscle mass. With a parallel proceeding healthy nutrition weight can be reduced appropriately and sustainably. By a weight and fat diminution it can be noticed that women training with impulse also realize a diminution of the girth primarily in the area of the problem zones: Waist, hip and thigh. A tightening of chest and arms can also be carried out.
Is Impulse (EMS) Training suitable for post-natal exercise?
There are numerous studies that clearly indicate that the EMS method quickly and effectively trains the deep pelvic floor muscles. It is an elegant countermeasure to a tendency towards incontinence. The positive effects naturally apply to all of the connective tissue and skin structures that are stretched and overstretched during a pregnancy. IMPORTANT: Consult your gynecologist and do not begin training until four to six weeks after delivery. Training starts at a very low intensity, which also serves as lymph drainage. Depending on how the body reacts, the intensity is increased gradually over the course of multiple sessions.
Impulse (EMS) Training as rehabilitation…
Well being at all levels: Impulse Training has a therapeutic effect as it promotes a feeling of physical and mental well being.
- Pain reduction: Back pain is the most common ailment among the general population. One of the main causes is muscular imbalance in the torso is caused by poor posture and a sedentary lifestyle. Impulse Training targets and strengthens the deeper layers of the torso muscle group which helps alleviate back pain as these deep muscles are difficult to activate with conventional methods.
- Rehabilitation and mobility: After injury or an operation, your muscle volume and strength decreases. Training with EMS provides optimal support when it comes to gently rebuilding a specific muscle or muscle groups. All exercises can be performed in either a horizontal or a standing position.
- Incontinence: Bladder weakness is a common and embarrassing condition. Impulse Training can prevent and relieve incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles after just a few sessions. Impulse Training is especially beneficial for women suffering from post-pregnancy bladder weakness.
Impulse (EMS) Training for professional sports…
- Performance and sports: EMS Training is the perfect backup for athletes: The EMS device in combination with conventional training methods quickly leads to a new level of power and high-speed performance. This training is especially interesting for athletes whose type of sport is governed by speed as specific speed training is needed.
- Muscle formation and definition: EMS Training uses electrical muscle stimulation to achieve stronger and more intense muscle contractions than a voluntary exertion can achieve alone. Depending on intensity and individual goals, you can build muscles and achieve better definition while also making them stronger and more responsive – your muscles simply become more efficient.
- Strength and training: With EMS training you gain strength in a shorter period of time. Individual adjustment of intensity, duration and frequency helps achieve personal training goals quickly, effectively and consistently – no matter whether it’s increasing maximum strength or improving endurance and overall fitness levels.
How can Impulse (EMS) Training counter incontinence?
Why do we need to drink a protein shake?
Why only a 20-minute workout?
Why do I need to take a break between workouts?
Why should I attend regularly Impulse Training?
That’s because you can only achieve results if your muscles are regularly exposed to the strain of the training. It is important to rest for muscle recovery, but it is also important not to completely relax your muscles. If you have a goal you want to achieve, you can exercise at Impulse Studio every 2-3 days!