We all believe in a healthy lifestyle, ensuring that we eat clean and exercise regularly. It’s important to change things up in your daily routine thus making sure your body doesn’t become too complacent with what you’re doing and so we’re always looking for new, fun and exciting ways to burn those calories 🙂 When BODYTEC approached us to come and experience EMS training we absolutely jumped at the opportunity to give it a whirl.
So what is EMS training?
Electro Muscle Stimulation 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.
The great thing about BODYTEC is that you only need to train for 20 minutes once a week and this is to achieve the most effective results for muscular adaption and physical functioning, as your body needs time to rest and recover.
Even though you are only training for 20 minutes a session it is by no means less intense than doing a full body workout in the gym, and yes you will sweat!
How soon will you see results?
You’ll feel a difference after your first EMS training session. As your body releases endorphins and as most major muscle groups in your body have been activated, you will experience increased physical awareness, resulting in an improved posture. After a day or two, you’ll feel some muscle stiffness, which is normal and is indicative of your body’s recovery process. Within a period of about 4 weeks, you’ll feel stronger and different muscles will improve to coordinate movements more effectively.
After roughly 6 to 8 sessions (6 to 8 weeks) you will not only feel, but also see a visible difference from the EMS training in the form of gradually increased muscle formation and a possible reduction in body fat (depending on your diet). As with conventional training, EMS training should be done regularly to ensure and maintain optimal results.
You need to remember, as with any balanced lifestyle plan, that in order to benefit fully from BODYTEC you need to have the right nutritional plan in place. BODYTEC offer general nutritional guidelines free of charge which is fab and they also partner with a qualified nutritionist who can work out the best custom fit nutrition program for you so you can get the best results in the shortest possible time.
BODYTEC have studios in Cape Town, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Freestate & Northwest Province so you can head over to their website www.bodytec.co.za to find a studio that’s closest to you.