Man Using Tone-A-Matic EMS Machine For Building Muscle

Muscle Building

With Electronic Muscle Stimulation

Building Muscle with Electronic Muscle Stimulation

Studies have shown that if utilized correctly and consistently, EMS can play an important part in training and has many benefits. Increases in muscle strength, size, and athletic performance have all been attributed to EMS technology.

Back To The Basics:

How Do You Build Muscle?

Voluntary Muscle Contraction

  • When you perform any exercise, your brain sends a signal down your spinal cord through the nerves to your muscles causing them to contract
  • This is referred to as voluntary muscle action
  • Your brain is essentially controlling the muscle

Involuntary Muscle Contraction

  • With electrical muscle stimulation, an outside electrical source - instead of your brain - stimulates the nerves to send these signals to your muscles to contract
  • This happens by passing electrical currents through electrode pads placed over targeted muscle groups
  • The currents pass through your skin and onto the nerves in the immediate area, stimulating the connected muscles to contract

Maximize Your Workout:

Electronic Muscle Stimulation For Muscle Building

Benefits of Using Electronic Muscle Stimulation for Muscle building

  • Increases your heart rate, body temperature and metabolism, thereby promoting energy and fat loss
  • Increases blood flow to the muscles. This helps deliver nutrients necessary for recovery and growth.
  • Helps to remove lactic acid from muscles, and can reduce swelling or fluid that occurs after intense workouts.
  • It is common for muscles to become scarred from heavy training. When scar tissue is formed there can be a loss of muscle elasticity and maximal force potential. EMS may help prevent such adhesions from occurring and can possibly stretch old scar tissue.
  • If you’ve experienced an immobilizing injury, EMS can effectively reduce muscle atrophy and improves nerve-muscle interactions necessary for a speedy recovery

Overall, Electronic Muscle Stimulation is a valuable tool used for bodybuilding training and has a positive influence on muscle strength and growth.