Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

Bodytec EMS

How does EM training work?

EMS training from BODYTEC® is a full body workout that doesn’t only target one specific muscle group. During EMS training, up to 90% of muscles are activated simultaneously and the muscle contractions are of higher quality and more intense than a voluntary exertion can do alone. Compared to conventional weight training, EMS training activates deeper muscle groups which leads to better balance amongst the muscles in the body and increased core stability.

The BODYTEC® EMS device is able to stimulate multiple muscle groups simultaneously, allowing for a repeated activation of the whole body. You’ll always do your EMS training under the guidance of a personal trainer who can activate eight muscle groups individually (such as the lower back, stomach, biceps and glutes) according to your goals and needs.

 To book a trial session at Steenberg Bodytec – Drop Andrew an email or call 021 702 4085

How is BODYTEC® different from other EMS providers?

BODYTEC® studios specialise in EMS training – we don’t offer other forms of training in our studios. This allows us to provide a full-time personal training service, which we consider to be the major factor in enabling you to reach your training goals and for you to save time. Our trainers use the most intense and most effective programme of the EMS device suitable for each individual.

A personal trainer guides your training every step of the way ensuring you get the full benefit of each and every workout. Our specialisation in EMS training also allows us to work with a simple price and membership system, without any hidden or additional costs for extra services.

What improvements can I expect from training with BODYTEC®?

Over the last few decades, an extensive amount of research has proven the effectiveness and scientific validation of EMS training. Amongst others, areas of improvement include:

  • Maximum strength
  • Strength endurance
  • Hypertrophy (muscle growth)
  • Speed, responsiveness and agility
  • Perceived physical well-being
  • Balancing of muscular imbalances (i.e. reduction of back pain)

What does Sport Science say about EMS?

EMS training has been used for decades in the fields of sports medicine and rehabilitation. Over the last 10 years EMS training has widened its spectrum of application to include general fitness and sports performance. Therefore a wealth of research information exists on EMS training amongst its different areas of application and has proven its 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 Sports 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 in the field of 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 further shown to be 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).

  To book a trial session at Steenberg Bodytec – Drop Andrew an email or call 021 702 4085

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