What Is Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS)?

Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS), is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses are generated by the device and stimulate every major muscle group through electrodes placed near to the muscles being stimulated. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin. The impulses mimic the action potential that comes from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract.

EMS has been used for decades by competitive athletes and professional sports teams to increase physical performance, muscle strength and endurance to achieve better results, faster with less stress-related fatigue.

Fitness professionals, personal trainers, and physiotherapists use EMS to improve muscle performance, overall fitness and mobility to achieve noticeable results and faster recovery with less exertion.

Celebrities, models and health-conscious individuals use EMS to sculpt and tone their bodies, increase their metabolism, and improve their overall fitness to achieve visible results in less time.

The brilliance of Body InVest is how it integrates the benefits of EMS science in an easy-to-use, compact device. Our vest stimulates, sculpts and enhances the body’s key muscle groups simultaneously, safely, and effectively.

Recent studies indicate that EMS training helps to reset the body and mind, activates the metabolism and strengthens the immune system. Results are visible sooner and may include an increase in lean muscle mass, endurance, and, overall tightening while reducing weight and stress-related fatigue.

How Does EMS Work?

All muscle movement in the human body is activated by electrical nerve impulses originating in the brain and carried along the spinal cord. Each impulse causes muscle fibers to contract creating tension. The tension causes the muscle to flex, which creates movement.

EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation) uses electrical impulses that mimic the very same impulses from the nervous system, causing the muscle to contract in a consistent and simultaneous manner. Body InVest EMS technology enhances the impulse, resulting in a more intensive contraction when compared to classic weight or resistance training. It stimulates, sculpts and enhances all major muscle groups simultaneously, safely and effectively.

When you maximally contract a muscle, at best, only 30% of all your muscle fibres are in a state of contraction. The remaining 70% are dormant and awaiting recruitment when the contracting fibres fatigue. With EMS, you can potentially, electrically stimulate these resting muscle fibres to improve their strength. Clinically, EMS appears to be more effective when the muscles are very weak and you have difficulty performing normal anti-gravity exercises. This makes EMS an effective tool for physiotherapy and injury recovery.

EMS works via an improvement in the recruitment of nerve conduction rates. It takes approximately 10,000 repetitions for your brain to learn how to quickly send a message to your muscles via the quickest nerve pathways. This contraction pattern becomes your “memory pathway”. The more often your muscle is engaged the better your body becomes at finding the quickest way to recruit that muscle. EMS can provide you with repeated contractions to accelerate this learning process.