Electrical Muscle Stimulation

What is EMS and how does it work?

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is a protocol that elicits a muscle contraction using electrical impulses that directly stimulate your motor neurons. 

This stimulation creates muscle contractions that can be quick and frequent, fast with long pauses, or contractions that are held for several (uncomfortable) seconds or minutes at a time.

Normally, it is your body that fires your muscles by sending electrical impulses from your brain through your central nervous system (CNS). But an EMS device allows you to engage in deep, intense, and complete muscular contractions without actually activating (or stressing) your CNS—not to mention your joints and tendons.

The coolest thing is that your body doesn’t know the difference between a voluntary contraction and an electrically stimulated one. 

Does it work?

A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning looked into whether or not EMS could help elite athletes gain a performance edge. They concluded that “the analysis shows that trained and elite athletes, despite their already high level of fitness, are able to significantly enhance their level of strength to same extent as is possible with untrained subjects.”

 

At the conclusion of that study, the researchers stated that “EMS offers a promising alternative to traditional strength training for enhancing the strength parameters and motor abilities in athletes.”

How long is a session?

A normal sessions is only 20 minutes

Who runs the sessions?

The sessions are run by Arek from http://workout20.com/ at the centre

How do I book?

Please book directly with Arek by clicking here. 

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Phone: 0118 327 2490 

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