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Electric Muscle Stimulators

Electrical muscle stimulation leverages an electrical current to stimulate muscles effectively.

Muscles contract in response to the electrical signals dispatched by the brain and EMS machines creates similar impulses, to contract the muscles intuitively.

Differences Between EMS and a TENS Machine:

An EMS machine possesses the capacity to contract muscles with the help of electrical current passing through the same. An EMS machine help in strengthening muscles and although it does offer some amount of pain relief, just as the TENS machine, it is not the primary purpose.

Electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) may help you strengthen weak muscles. The EMS can work on your muscle to contract it to the maximum, although about 30% of all muscle fibers contract at any given point in time. The remaining 70% muscle fibers are usually dormant and only used when the other fibers suffer from fatigue.

With EMS, you can potentially stimulate these dormant muscle fibers to increase strength. Clinically, EMS is nearly more effective when the muscles especially are weak and you have difficulty while doing exercises.

EMS also works as an improvement tool for driving the speed of motor unit activation. This contraction pattern is etched as your "memory engram". Once your muscles are recruited often, your body continues to find the swiftest way to recruit those muscles. EMS can drive repeated contractions to accelerate this process.

Consult your local physiotherapist who knows EMS muscle retraining before using an EMS machine.

Tips to Use Muscle Stimulators:

  1. Target One Muscle Group at Any Point in Time: Muscle Stimulator can focus on one muscle group at any given point of time, so don’t use the EMS on all parts of the body including quads, biceps, chest and the back.

  2. Do One Limb at a Time: Stimulate your limb muscles, targeting them one at a time, without working on both limbs. Doing both limbs at a time reduces the current passing through the muscles

  3. Keep the Muscle Relaxed: You want the muscle to be at rest, with no stress or tension.

  4. Don’t Stimulate All Muscles Simultaneously: Every muscle has an antagonist muscle that pulls when the other pushes. One contracts when the other relaxes just like biceps are the antagonists of triceps. So target biceps with EMS but never target the triceps simultaneously. Work them at separate points of time.

  5. Place the Electrode Pads Accurately: If you get the electrode pads wrong, you’re bound to negate results. It is important to follow the EMS machine’s instructions.

  6. Don’t Skip Warming Up Before Using the EMS: Don’t use the EMS on a cold muscle without warming them up first. Use gentle, short contractions to get those muscles and their tissues ready for some powerful stimulations from the EMS. Hot showers help as a “pre-warm-up” tactic too.

The Muscle Stimulator helps people maintain fitness better when one is injured, on the move, or cannot hit the gym regularly. Choose a machine that dispatches pulses and rest periods adequately. Look for a machine that allows rest period control with fewer contractions and more rest periods.

Look for a good compact machine that is comfortable to use, with a good battery life, a good build, and handy leads and pads made of good quality material. Tens Machine UK can deliver all Tens machines and EMS of the best quality and precision that you can find anywhere. Get one for your use today!