Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Benefits

Aids Athletes: High profile coaches have been known to use these stimulators for training the players at various levels. The stimulation helps them to enhance their peak performances in around a fortnight’s time and also ensures faster recovery from injuries. Not only is it used for rehabilitation but is increasingly being used in training of runners, football players, body builders and other strenuous athletes.

Faster Recovery: Even a small injury can easily jeopardize the career of a sportsperson and Electrical Muscle Stimulation aids the injured players to recover faster and retain a fitter physique. The results achieved with EMS’s are such that the player is able to return to the field with a strengthened body despite being in rehabilitation. Damage to bones, ligaments, tendon etc. are greatly soothed by these.

Harms

  • Faux Machines: Since it is a latest technological advancement, the market is thronging with machines which use the basic EMS formula for weight loss and calorie burning. Although calories are burnt through their use yet it isn’t as systematic as a traditional exercise routine would be. One shouldn’t be tempted to use EMS as weight reducing tactics while sitting on a sofa and relaxing. It has to be complemented with other forms of physical training.
  • Others: If not used under proper guidance, the stimulator can also lead to muscle tear if it has been turned too high for one’s endurance. The electric current and adhesive on electrodes can also result in skin allergies and irritation. Since the stimulator works on electric current generation, it may interfere with other implanted electrical medical devices. For such users should always consult their doctors before resorting to use EMS. If any of the so far mentioned cons occur, one should seek professional help at earnest.

Six Pack Abs Workout

The simple truth is that crunches and sit-ups are alright when you start working on your abdominals, but soon you’ll need to do hundreds of crunches in order to feel any sort of effort and you’ll see little improvement, if any.

The reason is that crunches and sit-ups are low intensity ab exercises. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that crunches are not good exercises, but they don’t give you the kind of abs workout that you’re looking for.

If you want to get six pack abs, you will need to do much more complicated and difficult exercises.

What many people don’t know and what keeps them from getting the abs they long for is that in order to get perfect abs you should invest more of your time in full body workouts than in abs exercises alone.

The reason for this is two-fold:

  • You need to reduce your overall body fat and this won’t be done by abs exercises.
  • The abs serve as supporting muscle for nearly any strength building exercise you do, regardless of the muscle group you’re focusing on. You see, while you’re working your pecs, biceps or triceps, your abs are taking part of the effort.

The key to developing your abs is performing high intensity exercises as part of a full body workout. Let go of the crunches and make sure to give your body a full workout each time you’re in the gym and you’ll see results.