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EMS training: The futuristic 20-minute workout with a celebrity following – and you don’t even break a sweat

By newadmin / Published on Tuesday, 08 Mar 2022 08:07 AM / No Comments / 45 views

Although exercising at home is a good alternative, not everyone feels experienced enough to take on the task of achieving a honed physique in the comfort of their bedroom. Some find exercising alone unmotivating, but still struggle with the prospect of pumping weights in front of others. Plus, many people are keen to avoid traditional gyms amid the ongoing outbreak of the Omicron variant. 

However, a new form of exercise may put paid to those endless worries – meaning no more excuses not to work out. EMS – electro muscle stimulation training – could be the best-kept secret to achieving results without hours of dedication.

EMS, a form of strength training that originated in Europe, has steadily been gaining popularity overseas. The exercise, which is touted as a highly effective workout without the sweat, has amassed a legion of high-profile followers – including Usain Bolt, Heidi Klum, Madonna, Roger Federer and Cristiano Ronaldo – and has been used to improve the performance of professional athletes since 2008. 

In a nutshell, the form of strength training uses low-frequency electric impulses to activate up to 90 percent of the body’s muscles, making it an intense and challenging workout that is purely based on body weight and functional exercises. Due to the advanced technology, EMS takes just 20 minutes to deliver a high-intensity workout, equating to roughly 90 minutes spent in a traditional gym. 

Experienced personal trainers create a bespoke session tailored to the individual’s needs, with only one or two workouts recommended per week to improve both physical and mental wellbeing. Health benefits are said to include strength gain, weight loss, toning, improved posture, back-pain relief and enhanced performance in other sports.

It’s also a naturally socially distanced workout, with only two people able to be trained at one time – you’re in and out within half-and-hour, without even breaking a sweat.

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