We have already seen in the previous point “what is the use of muscle electrostimulation”, but many people could make a logical reasoning and think “well, but with traditional training I can also achieve those objectives”, so when this technology is presented as a training system or when talking about it as a health promoter, we must go further and explain to the user what its advantages are:
Speaking of strength, it has the ability to recruit more muscle fibers than voluntary training, that is, to contract “higher percentage” of muscle; facilitating a greater development of strength and muscle mass (hypertrophy). It is important to clarify that the greatest results, as scientific studies have shown, come from the combination of electrostimulation with traditional training.
On the other hand, continuing with strength training, since EMS generates muscle contractions through electrical impulses, it is capable of producing this muscular action without the need for external resistance. This means that we could train our muscles without causing stress on the joints. All this requires proper planning and individualization of effort.
We can reduce training times because it is capable of producing very strong stimuli at the muscular level, not requiring high training volumes.
Great biofeedback strategy, the EMS is capable of producing muscle activations that many subjects would not be able to produce on their own. Sometimes, due to overuse, repetition of some sports gesture, for previous injuries, … some muscles become inhibited, so that the subject is not able to contract them as it should, resulting in defective movement patterns or postures.
In addition, referring to maintenance or resistance to stress, electromusculation, since the orders of muscular contraction are generated by an electrostimulator, we can impose longer tension and working times on our muscle mass. Obviously, once again, knowledge is required to safely implement it in our workouts.
As you can imagine, these are just a few examples of the advantages it can offer you, if you want to know more do not hesitate, contact us.