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How much time can I save through EMS training with FitOrange?
A lot! Time savings are tremendous! A general gym workout with weights takes easily one hour per visit. To see and feel results, you need to train 3 times or more a week, which adds up to a lot of time.
Many people cannot afford to spend this amount of time getting fit and keeping in shape. With EMS you only need one or two 20 minutes session per week to get results – sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it?
Is EMS training dangerous? Does the current harm your body?
No. The use of low frequency impulse current is widely used in training and rehabilitation therapy. Muscles are organs that need electrical impulses triggered via the the central nervous system to contract. EMS technology uses this natural principle but is able to intensify the contraction by applying electrodes directly above and near the muscle. More muscle fibers are contracted with this external stimulation being one of the reasons via working out with EMS is superior.
Can anyone do EMS training? Should I avoid EMS training if I have certain conditions?
Most people can use EMS training but if you have a health condition which prevents you from participating in conventional sport then you must definitely get approval from your doctor.
The absolute contraindications are if you:
Suffer heart circulation illnesses, cardiac insufficiencies or wear cardiac pacemaker.
Are pregnant or suffer from post-natal conditions (e.g. recovering C-Section) preventing strong muscle contraction.
Suffer from severe circulatory disorder & arterial circulatory disorder.
Suffer from abdominal wall or inguinal hernia.
Suffer from Tuberculosis.
Suffer from a tumor diseases.
Suffer from Arteriosclerosis in advanced stadium or arterial circulatory disorders.
Suffer from Diabetes mellitus.
Suffer from severe neurological illnesses (epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spastic spinal paralysis, Parkinson’s disease etc.).
Suffer from fever, acute bacterial or viral infections.
Suffer from bleedings (hemorrhages) or heavy bleeding tendency (haemophilia).
Have skin intolerance in the form of allergies, skin irritation, etc. accompanied by erythrodermia or pustule formation with strong itching.
Suffer from thrombosis or thrombophlebitis?
If you suffer from any of the above conditions please consult your physician to obtain medical approval before starting EMS training.
Contact us, we can assist you in providing a letter explaining the workout to your physician for her/him to assess and confirm your readiness.
Why is EMS training with FitOrange more effective than conventional fitness training?
During EMS training, up to 90% of all muscles and within those muscles more then 90% of muscle fibers are stimulated simultaneously. This stimulation results in a similar resistance perceived during strength training with weights, only without the weights, i.e. with much lower risk of injury.
In addition, the muscle contractions are mostly stronger and more intense than a voluntary exertion can do alone. Compared to conventional weight training, also the deeper muscles are being activated. Based on these scientifically proven facts, you achieve highly effective results in a short period of time.
Beyond that, all covered muscles are stimulated throughout the entire workout in contrast to conventional exercises that focus on isolated muscles one after the other. The 20 minutes EMS workout is designed around short intervals of intensity and rest with changing exercises, resulting in a high workout density.
Considering the contraction time and intensity for the trained muscles, the effect of up to 20 minutes EMS training with FitOrange is comparable to several hours of conventional weight training, which in turn means fast visible and tangible results.
Can you lose weight with EMS-training?
Yes, like every physical activity EMS training does support weight loss. The equation is simple, as long as you burn more energy than you refill with food and drinks you lose weight. With physical activity you increase the calories burnt.
A muscular body burns more energy than an unfit one. This is when EMS training and its efficient build up of muscles comes into the picture. But being fitness professionals FitOrange doesn’t make an empty promise for you to lose weight just by working out alone.
There are important things to consider. First of all muscles are heavier than fat, so when starting to work out and muscles are built you will become more lean, slimmer, better looking but maintain your weight or even increase it. Second it depends on your diet, the food and drinks you have every day, we will be able to provide guidance in this context. Discuss this with us when talking about your individual fitness and health target.
As such we in FitOrange use body weight only as a secondary measure to track training progress. We rather rely on body composition analyzer, anthropometric (girth) measurements and most importantly how you feel about yourself. The information from these methods give a much more reliable snapshot of your fitness than only body weight. You will see how your muscle mass develops and increases over time.
With this in mind can we agree that losing fat mass is the objective?
We know this is something that not everybody in the fitness industry dares to admit but we do, being fitness professionals with your fitness, health and well being as our first priority. Please come and talk to us to elaborate more on this concept.
EMS for body shaping
Cellulites: Anti-cellulites treatment needs activity and stimulation. Instead of only treating the surface, EMS activates the muscular and connective tissue in its entirety, which leads to better blood circulation and the reduction of superfluous fat cells. The result is a firmer, tighter body!
Improved circulation: EMS training enhances circulation through all connective tissue, which helps improve skin tone, the removal of metabolic byproducts and toxins in the lymph glands. It also helps stimulate internal organs and peristalis. Wellbeing made easy!
EMS for rehabilitation & health – 20 minutes that make your day
Wellbeing at all levels: EMS training has a therapeutic effect as it promotes a feeling of physical and mental wellbeing. The workout itself is hard but you get rewarded by feeling great afterwards.
Pain reduction: Back pain is the most common ailment among the general population. One of the main causes is muscular imbalance in the torso, caused by poor posture and sedentary lifestyle. EMS training targets and strengthens the deeper layers of the torso muscle group also known as "The Core", which helps alleviate back pain. These deep muscles are difficult to activate with conventional methods but stimulated easy with EMS.
Rehabilitation and mobility: After injury or an operation with completed rehabilitation, your muscle volume may still be low. Training with EMS provides optimal support when it comes to gently rebuilding a specific muscle or muscle groups.
Incontinence: Bladder weakness is a common and embarrassing condition. EMS training can prevent and relieve incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles after just a few sessions. EMS training is beneficial for women suffering from post-pregnancy bladder weakness.
Does the EMS training hurt?
No. FitOrange machines work with low frequency impulses and our muscles do not differentiate between a natural impulse from the brain or an external impulse via an electrode.
Are there any side effects when training with EMS on a long-term basis?
No. EMS training is based on low frequency impulses and does not harm the body. The body needs electrical impulses from our central nervous system, which leads to a muscle contraction and EMS only uses this natural principle in a more intense and effective manner. There are no known side effects of EMS training.
What does Sport Science say about EMS training?
Numerous studies at the University of Bayreuth (2002 – 2003) and Erlangen-Nürnberg (2009), at the German Sporthochschule Köln (2008), as well as the heart clinic in Bad Oeynhausen (2010) have shown the effectiveness of EMS training.
Trained and untrained people achieve visible and tangible results in very little time. As a matter of fact, not only general muscle-building is achieved: EMS-training works excellent for increasing an athlete’s speed, due to the fast twitched (FT) muscle fibers being activated first by the external impulse. EMS also works great when certain areas are targeted: for example buttocks, stomach or back, especially for reduction of back pain. Furthermore and most importantly: EMS – unlike conventional training – puts no stress on the joints.
Is it safe and hygienic to wear the same training vests and electrodes that are used on other clients?
All clients wear specially manufactured training outfit, the undergarment, during all training sessions. The electrodes work through the special fabric of the under garment without direct skin contact.
Beyond that the electrodes are covered with a special anti-bacterial fabric for long and hygienic use. The vests and electrodes are cleaned regularly with a special detergent, making the usage of the training vests and electrodes completely safe.
How is the used EMS equipment different from the typical TV-Shop-EMS machine?
Professional EMS equipment is able to stimulate all major muscle groups of your body simultaneously and does not only target one specific muscle group like typical TV-Shop-EMS machines. Each muscle group can be stimulated and exercised separately according to your goals and needs.
‘Cheap’ EMS machines operate on one particular frequency with a preset time (usually 0.5 second) settings for impulse – rest method.
Our Machine operates on different frequencies, depending on the training. Our machine at training mode keeps 4-5 seconds rest time between the 3-4 seconds impulse. Research proved if you do not keep a minimum of 1 second rest time between impulses it can result in total exhaustion in the muscle cell in a very short time (1-2 minutes) which can be harmful to your muscle tissue.
EMS for high performance amateur or professional sport ambitions
Performance and sport: EMS is the perfect strength training for athletes: The EMS training device in combination with conventional training methods quickly leads to a new level of power and high-speed performance. This training is especially interesting for athletes whose type of sport is governed by speed and strength. Ask our trainers about their personal experience and how EMS improved their performance.
Muscle formation and definition: EMS helps to achieve stronger and more intense muscle contractions than a voluntary exertion can achieve alone. Depending on intensity and individual goals, you can build muscles and achieve better definition while also making them stronger and more responsive – your muscles simply become more efficient.
Strength and training: With EMS training you gain strength in a shorter period of time. Individual adjustment of intensity, duration and frequency helps achieve personal training goals quickly, effectively and consistently – no matter whether it’s increasing maximum strength or improving endurance and overall fitness levels.
Why do I need to take a break between workouts?
A healthy and fit lifestyle requires a good balance between workout and recovery time. Recovery time is essential for your body to adjust and regenerate after a good workout and is the phase during which muscle growth occurs. Recommended recovery time for intense EMS training are 36 hours.
Why only a 20 minutes workout?
The FitOrange trainer guides you through the training session and makes sure you have a great workout, being able to adjust intensity and exercises to your needs.
During such a strength session of 20 minutes the affected muscles are contracted up to 51,000 times, much more than during conventional weight training. To keep the workout at an optimum with its increased muscle contraction, the time is limited respectively.
Why should I attend regular EMS training?
To build and maintain muscles and fitness regular training is required. This is due to the adaptation principle, which explains human body behavior to maintain or build muscles only when they are stimulated by external load, i.e. electro muscle stimulation.
Once you stop working out muscles are not stimulated and the body reacts by reducing muscle mass (muscle atrophy) which is a not favoured condition.
As such a regular EMS workout of 2 times a week is normally needed to obtain and keep the results you want. Talk to your trainer should you want to increase or decrease your workout.
Here EMS has a huge benefit. Staying fit and maintain muscles when doing conventional workout, you need to invest many hours every week - that's difficult. With EMS you only need to workout twice a week for 20 minutes and you maintain a strong physique. We call that sustainability, think long term, think EMS.
How long has EMS technology existed?
In 1902 a French researcher invented the first electro stimulation machine, which he used successfully to treat muscle atrophy/paralysis.
More research followed and 70 years later two Russian scientists, Kotz and Chwilon, proved the outstanding results of muscular stimulation on human beings. Their experiments showed a 30-40% increase of muscular strength with minimal physiological and mental efforts in a short period of time.
Back then and until today EMS training is mainly used in physical therapy for the treatment and rehabilitation of muscle atrophy and muscle imbalance and in professional sports to improve performance.