You may have heard a lot of people talking about EMS systems but not full understand what it does or how it could benefit your workout routine. EMS stands for Electrical muscle stimulation and essentially what it does is pass small electrical signals to the muscles to stimulate the muscle in to a contraction. This contraction mimics what happens when you tense your muscle. This is like doing a hundreds of sit-ups per usage. Some of the most popular models on the market are the flex belt and the slendertone which are both good companies for ems belts.
Many people get confused and believe that these belts are going to make them lose weight, which is not really what the product is designed for. It’s main function is to stimulate the muscle to tone and build muscle strength. If you are looking to lose weight you need to eat a good diet and have a good cardio routine.
EMS Systems are nothing new and have been around for many years but like everything they tend to reinvent themselves over many years. The newer designed ems belts are lot simpler to use as they are incorporated in to a belt with the pads all connected to the belt. I remember going back 15 years when I first purchased an ems system. Each pad you would need to connect individually and you would have wires trailing all over the place. The most annoying part was the pads where not sticky and required you to use a strap to hold each pad in place. Thankfully technology has moved on and the new belts are simple to use and offer some impressive results. They come backed up with scientific trials and some are FDA approved. If you are interested in ab belts we have take a look at some of the best on the market here.
Hi I’m James and I’m a self confessed fitness fanatic. When I’m not personal training I enjoy multi discipline endurance events, mma and hitting the gym. I also love to write about my passion and I’m a firm believer in healthy body healthy mind.