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Benefits of choosing an electric muscle stimulator

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Health & Medicine

Published on February 19, 2014

Author: ElectricalStimulationTherapy

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An electric muscle stimulator, or EMS, is a device that causes the muscles of the body to contract using electrical impulses. These impulses travel through the wires to the electrodes and pads that attach to the body.

The stimulation works the muscles and offers a number of benefits for those who use the machine.
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Electric Muscle Stimulator Benefits of choosing an electric muscle stimulator An electric muscle stimulator, or EMS, is a device that causes the muscles of the body to contract using electrical impulses. These impulses travel through the wires to the electrodes and pads that attach to the body. The stimulation works the muscles and offers a number of benefits for those who use the machine. What is an Electric Muscle Stimulator used for? The stimulator offers a number of different benefits and has a wide range of uses today. The following are some of the most common uses for the devices: • Strength training tool – Many athletes who are healthy and who are getting into shape use these devices for strength training. The stimulation device has the potential to increase strength, density, and size of muscles by causing them to contract as though they were lifting weights. When used to supplement a regular weight training routine, many people claim to have great results. • Rehabilitation tool – Those who have been in an accident or who have otherwise suffered a musculoskeletal injury find that these devices are highly beneficial in helping with their rehabilitation. They can increase their strength through EMS, as well as other doctor prescribed therapy. • Recovery tool – After a hard workout, many are starting to use the electric muscle stimulator in order to help them recover more quickly. The stimulation helps the blood flow and to remove lactic acid from the muscles, so users can heal faster. EMS unit for training • Preventative tool – Others are using the tool to help strengthen their muscles as a preventative measure and to ensure there is no atrophy. This is helpful for patients who have limited or no mobility. Therapists will often use the EMS with paraplegics and quadriplegics to stimulate muscle to prevent atrophy. • Testing tool – Another one of the common uses for these machines today includes testing neural and muscular function. How does the Electric Muscle Stimulator work? Today, you can find a number of great options on the market, and most of them are over the counter, meaning you do not need to be a medical professional to order and use them. Different devices will have different strengths and programs that you can use. For example, a device might have a pre-warm up setting to help get the blood flowing to the muscles in order to start your warm up and workout. Another setting might affect the fast twitch muscle fibers, while another might affect the slow twitch fibers. EMS units such as the Compex Performance are used for strength training and as a rehabilitation tool, recovery tool, preventative tool and testing tool

Electric Muscle Stimulator Always look at the features of the unit you are considering and see what types of programs it offers. Great options for your Electric Muscle Stimulator Compex Performance This device is a great solution for those who want to htave a number of different programs. The mid range stimulator offers programs that cover endurance, resistance, strength, pre-warm up, and active recovery. It includes a backlit LCD screen for easy viewing, easy to use electrodes, and a simple configuration that makes it easy to set up for the various programs. It also features a belt clip so you can take it with you wherever you go. Compex Performance electric muscle stimulator offers programs that cover endurance, resistance, strength, pre-warm up, and active recovery Slendertone ReVive Professional Muscle Conditioner Another great device for those who are searching for a high quality electric muscle stimulator, this unit has a warranty. The device also has six different muscle recovery and stimulation programs. You can use the stimulator on ten different body parts, and you can control the intensity level, from 0 – 99, so it works for your specific needs. This unit is also very easy to use, but it is best for conditioning, recovery, and warm-ups rather than strength training. The next unit, also from Slendertone, is great for strength. Slendertone’s ReVive Professional Muscle Conditioner also has six different muscle recovery and stimulation programs Slendertone Flex Pro Arms Muscle Training System The electric muscle stimulator is specifically for the arms. The unit helps you to get a great workout for your biceps and triceps, so you can achieve the toned look that you desire. The unit has three different training programs. The programs cover power, strength, and conditioning. The unit is simple to use and can actually work the biceps and the triceps at the same time, which helps you cut down on your workout time. They can fit arms from 10” all the way up to 19.5”. For further information visit: www.ElectricalStimulationTherapy.com Copyright © 2014 ElectricalStimulationTherapy.com | All rights reserved Providing a workout for the biceps and triceps – Slendertone’s Flex Pro Arms Muscle Training System can fit arms from 10” all the way up to 19.5” 

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