Muscle Stimulation

What is Electric Muscle Stimulation?

Simply put, electric muscle stimulation trains your muscles in a way that traditional workouts alone cannot. It is a “best kept secret” many elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts use to enhance their workouts and training programs. Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) — also known as neuromuscular electric stimulation (NMES), muscle stim or e-stim — sends electronic pulses to your motor nerves in order to create muscle contractions.

When AmazingStim electric muscle stimulation is added to your training, it helps maximize your muscular effort by engaging a greater percentage of muscle fibers. AmazingStim targets both Type 1 slow twitch muscle fibers which impact endurance and Type 2 fast twitch muscle fibers with impact power and explosiveness. AmazingStim can help your training efficiency allowing for enhanced fitness results.

What is TENS?

TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) are tiny electrical pulses delivered through a device which can help alleviate pain through two different means. By stimulating the sensory nerves TENS produces high levels of endorphins to help ease body pain. The other method of pain relief, known as GATE Control Theory, works to block pain signals to the brain.

How is EMS different than TENS?

EMS (Electrical muscle stimulation) is often confused with TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), a common modality used in physical therapy offices. Amazing Stim EMS provides an electrical current at a specifically designed frequency to target motor nerves. These nerves activate the muscle to contract based on the amount of resistance applied through the device. The brain goes through a similar process when actual weights are lifted.

TENS is designed to target sensory nerves. Typically, sensory nerves receive a signal that they relay to the brain, the brain then decides if the stimulus is painful, soft, warm, etc. When using a TENS program the goal is to alleviate pain by either inducing an endorphin release (Low Frequency TENS programs) or to block the pain signals to the brain through the Gate Theory (High Frequency TENS programs).

What are the benefits of a Muscle Stimulator?

For one thing, workout times are cut in half. You will likely see results in as little as ten days because muscles are conditioned for performance. The Amazing Stim muscle stimulator contracts your muscles in much the same way as a workout does, meaning you’ll experience a feel-good burning sensation the next day. If your muscles ache, you typically limit your motion. With the help of a muscle stimulator, muscles are contacted, improving strength, mass, and tone.
You can also increase your range of motion electrical pulses from the Amazing Stim muscle stimulator loosen tight tendons and muscles, helping with flexibility and evenly distributing blood flow to areas experiencing imbalance.

Even if you don’t currently suffer from muscle pain, muscle stimulators relieve stress and improve the body’s blood flow. Some even say that experiencing the effects of a Amazing Stim muscle stimulator is similar to enjoying the sensations of a deep tissue massage.