How long has EMS technology been around?
In 1902 a French researcher invented the first 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 EMS training was mainly used in therapy for the treatment and rehabilitation of muscle atrophy and muscle imbalance and in professional sports to improve performance.
Research studies from the Bayreuth University in Germany report the following results after a 6-week training program with EMS:
- The effectiveness of EMS training is 18 times higher than a conventional workout.
- 20 minutes of EMS training is as effective as a 3 x 60 minutes of strength training sessions.
- Over 30% of the subjects reported their recurring back problems had disappeared.
- 75% showed improvement with incontinence problems, while 33% of those were cured of it altogether.
- Overall maximum strength ability increased by 12% while endurance/fitness levels improved by 69%.
- On average, 85% of people tested felt an improvement of their body shape and 90% ranked the EMS training method as positive.
- Training with higher intensity produced effective results, especially with subjects who suffered from recurring pain and other ailments.