Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training is an innovative fitness approach that uses low-frequency electrical impulses to activate muscle contractions. 

At Bodystreet, we use this technology to provide efficient, full-body workouts that can engage multiple muscle groups simultaneously.


How EMS Training Works


During an EMS session, you’ll wear a special suit fitted with electrodes. These electrodes are strategically positioned to target major muscle groups throughout your body. The suit is connected to an EMS device that sends controlled electrical impulses to your muscles, making them contract.

This process is extremely clever – it mimics what your central nervous system does naturally,  but allows for more intense and targeted muscle activation.

These electrical impulses can be tweaked in intensity, frequency, and duration to fit your individual fitness level and goals. This means each session can be tailored just for you, whether you’re new to fitness or more experienced.


The Science Behind EMS


EMS training works by stimulating motor neurons, which control muscle contractions. When an electrical impulse is applied, it causes these neurons to fire, resulting in a muscle contraction.

 This stimulation can reach deep muscle fibres that are often difficult to activate through conventional exercise alone.


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Key scientific points about EMS:


  • EMS can activate up to 90% of muscle fibers in a targeted area, compared to about 30-50% in conventional voluntary contractions.
  • EMS is particularly effective at engaging fast-twitch muscle fibers, which are crucial for power and strength but harder to activate through regular exercise.
  • The intense muscle activation during EMS training can lead to increased calorie burn, both during and after the session.
  • Regular EMS training may improve the efficiency of the neuromuscular system, potentially improving muscle coordination and reaction times.

Benefits of EMS Training


1. Time-Efficiency: A typical EMS session lasts about 20 minutes, making it ideal for busy schedules. This is possible due to the simultaneous activation of multiple muscle groups.

2. Full-Body Workout: The technology allows for comprehensive muscle activation, targeting several muscle groups at once for a balanced, full-body workout.

3. Low-Impact Exercise: EMS can provide intense muscle stimulation without putting stress on joints, making it suitable for individuals with joint issues or those recovering from injuries.

4. Customisable Intensity: The electrical impulses can be adjusted to suit individual fitness levels and goals, allowing for progressive overload as fitness improves.

5. Potential for Improved Muscle Strength and Tone: Regular EMS training will improve muscle definition and strength due to the high level of muscle fiber recruitment.

6. Quicker Recovery: Some studies suggest that EMS can aid in muscle recovery by improving blood flow and reducing muscle soreness.

7. Posture Improvement: Activating the core and stabilising muscles during EMS training may contribute to better posture over time.

8. Metabolic Boost: The intense nature of EMS workouts may lead to increased metabolism, helping in weight management when combined with proper nutrition.


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The EMS Training Experience


Users typically feel a tingling or buzzing sensation when the electrical current is applied. The intensity of this sensation can range from barely noticeable to a strong, but not painful, muscle contraction. 

Most devices allow for adjustment of the intensity to suit individual comfort levels and treatment goals. The sensation may feel unusual at first but is generally well-tolerated with regular use.

During an EMS session at Bodystreet, you can expect a structured and guided experience:

  1. A trainer will discuss your fitness goals, and any health concerns, and customise the session accordingly.
  2. You’ll be fitted with the EMS suit, which is designed to be worn over lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing.
  3.  A brief warm-up to prepare your muscles for the electrical stimulation and exercises.
  4. A series of exercises is performed while the EMS device is active. These may include squats, lunges, arm movements, and core exercises.
  5. Throughout the session, the trainer will adjust the electrical impulses based on your comfort and fitness level.
  6. A period of gentle movement and stretching to help your muscles recover.
  7. The trainer will discuss your experience and may offer advice on nutrition and recovery.


Research and Effectiveness


Scientific studies on EMS training have shown promising results in several areas:

  • Several studies have demonstrated significant increases in muscle strength following regular EMS training.
  • Research has indicated potential benefits for athletes in terms of power output and speed.
  • EMS has shown promise in maintaining muscle mass and function during periods of immobilisation or recovery from injury.
  • Some studies suggest EMS training may contribute to reductions in body fat percentage and increases in lean muscle mass.


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EMS Training With Body Street


EMS training offers a unique and efficient approach to fitness, with the potential to engage muscles in ways that traditional exercise might not. At Body Street, we’re committed to providing safe, effective EMS training sessions tailored to individual needs and goals.

If you’re curious about EMS training and how it might benefit fitness routines, we encourage you to learn more and consult with fitness professionals. Whether you’re looking to better your current fitness routine, save time on workouts, or explore new ways to help others with their fitness goals, EMS training could be an exciting option to consider.

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