Is EMS Training For Everyone?
Generally speaking, EMS training is suitable for most of the general population. That being said, due to the niche training service we provide, certain health conditions are contraindicated and will need medical clearance from a Specialist or General Practitioner.
As per most Fitness and Allied Health Professionals, a medical questionnaire will be provided to a client prior to commencement of their training session via email or in studio.
At SpeedFit, our duty of care to clients is our upmost priority so we encourage clients to be open and honest with any or all medical queries or conditions at present, past and future.
Certain Contraindications and their associated risk pathology:
- Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMD)
- Including: Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Infusion pumps, Neurostimulators, Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD), strictly excludes you from participation
- Acute bacterial or viral infections
- Including: Tuberculosis, Urinary tract infections (UTIs), Bronchitis, strictly excludes you from participation
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
- Including: Arterial disease, Atherosclerosis, Haemophilia (external and internal bleeding), Cardiac arrhythmia, Congestive heart failure (CHF), Aneurysms, will likely exclude you from participation. Enquire for more information.
- Severe neurological conditions
- Including: Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy (CP), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Strokes, Chronic Kidney diseases (CKD) or liver diseases, strictly excludes you from participation.
- Skin conditions;
- Including: Severe wounds, Inflammations, burns, irritations, or eczema, strictly excludes you from participation.
- Cancer and malignant tumours will likely exclude you from participation. Enquire for more information.
- Abdominal or inguinal Hernia, will likely exclude you from participation. Enquire for more information.
- Pregnancy. Strictly excludes you from participation and any participants should cease immediately upon discovery.
- Type II Diabetes : (Risk of Neuropathy / Hypoglycemic Shock) (Enquire for more information)
Please consult your Medical Practitioner or Specialist if any of the above Contraindications apply to you to receive medical approval and documentation before commencing your SpeedFit Journey. If you are unsure feel free to contact us for further information and details.
What Are The Benefits?
- High-intensity training with low/minimal impact on joints and tendons
- Whole-body EMS stimulation helps reduce time it takes to effectively stimulate your body to produce desired results
- Training with qualified SpeedFit instructors in a private environment
- Achieve your fitness goals with a program that fits into your busy lifestyle
- Reduce cellulite
- Improve your posture
- Physical and mental well being
- 20 minutes and you’re done
How Do I Prepare For My Session?
Your last meal should be eaten 2-3 hours before training so you have sufficient energy for the workout. Try to drink at least 300ml water about 30-45 minutes before the training session to ensure you are sufficiently hydrated. Arrive 10 minutes before your booking time to allow time to change and get ready.
What Can I Expect In Each Session?
Expect to have fun while you’re being guided through your workout by one of our friendly instructors. Enjoy a pre-workout isotonic electrolyte drink and a post-workout protein shake to aid your recovery.
What should I do for recovery?
We recommend light cardio activities like walking, jogging, swimming or cycling, and regular stretching. Nutrition – Drink plenty of water, up your intake of proteins & good fats & reduce sugar intake (sugar = inflammation). Sleep – 7-8 hours of sleep would be ideal to allow your body sufficient recovery time. Activities – stretching exercises & light cardio activities could be great for active recovery.
What is EMS & why is it so effective?
Electro Muscular Stimulation (EMS) is a form of stimulating muscles using light, painless, electric impulses. Just as our central nervous system sends electrical impulses to control our muscle action, EMS replicates this natural process, sending electrical impulses to muscles for the purpose of strength training and fitness. However, with Electro Muscular Stimulation, the process can be intensified, reaching deeper muscle layers which are difficult to activate through conventional exercise.
To achieve this, EMS electrodes are applied to the skin, directly above the muscle. EMS is a selective intensification of electrical stimuli from an external force. The best results can be gained when exercising actively while using the device. Muscles are additionally stimulated through the electrodes while performing a series of low impact exercises. The combination of these two activities leads to an additional increase of muscle contraction, producing highly effective training results. Your SpeedFit personal trainer will use their professional expertise to control each muscle group by adjusting the training intensity, according to your individual needs. With EMS, visible and tangible results can be achieved in a very short period of time.
SpeedFit EMS: How does it differ from tele– ems machines?
EMS personal training at SpeedFit, Perth is a full body activity; targeting several muscle groups. Training is always under the guidance of a qualified personal trainer who will activate each muscle according to your needs. Another essential difference is that the SpeedFit EMS device is the ability to stimulate both the agonist and antagonist simultaneously. Subsequently, activation of 90% of the whole muscle loop and deeper muscle tissues is possible, compared to a conventional TELE-EMS machine, or a conventional workout at the gym. This method of whole-body EMS personal training results in a stronger, more effective training outcome.
SpeedFit EMS training: How much time can i save?
The average gym workout averages 1 to 1.5 hours per session. To see and feel results, training is required three times per week, which adds up to 3 hours or more. This amount of time is the leader not possible for many people. At our SpeedFit studios in Perth, you only need 20 minutes per week to get the same results as 3×90 minutes of a general weights workout. The bottom line: you will save masses of time – and achieve, or even exceed your fitness goals. We admit that at first the figures are hard to believe, however, not only are they backed up by solid scientific research, but once you experience the method for yourself, you will certainly believe it!
EMS fast fitness: What if i want to train more often than once a week?
For best results, your body needs time to rest and regenerate your tissues. Numerous studies have shown that there is no added benefit for either endurance or cardio fitness by training longer than 20 minutes a week. Furthermore, by giving your body more time to heal and regenerate, you will significantly decrease your risk of incurring trauma to your musculoskeletal system. You only need to look at the majority of most professional athletes – and see the overwhelming number that develop problems with their joints, ligaments and tendons to see the perils of overtraining.
According to research performed at the German Sports University, Koln, in 2008, there is little benefit in training more often to gain better results. As EMS training is so intense and highly effective, most individuals only need 1 session per week.
When can I expect to see results?
The difference will be felt straight after your first workout, due to your body releasing endorphins, your circulation increasing and your posture automatically improving – due to the recent muscle activation. After a couple of days, some muscle stiffness will be felt, which is entirely normal. After approximately 3 to 4 sessions, you will not only feel, but see a visible difference from the EMS training. Of course, as with conventional training, EMS training should be done regularly to maintain and ensure optimal results.
Does SpeedFit EMS hurt?
EMS does not hurt at all. Only low impulse frequencies are used, and our bodies feel very little difference between a natural impulse and an external impulse created via an EMS machine. You can be confident that your personal trainer will adjust their frequency to the most suitable and comfortable training impulse level for you.
EMS training: Is it dangerous?
EMS training is certainly not dangerous, and the low frequency current does not harm your body. EMS is commonly used throughout the world in hospitals and physiotherapy centres as a safe and effective rehabilitation treatment. Muscles rely on electrical impulses from the central nervous system, naturally, to contract. EMS simply mimics this principle. The difference lies, however, in the ability to intensify the contraction externally, by applying electrodes onto the skin right above the muscle.
SpeedFit EMS training: What do the sports scientists say?
Several well-documented studies have been performed, showing the effectiveness of EMS training – notably at the German Sports University Koln (2008), Erlangen- Nurnberg (2009) and the University of Bayreuth (2002 to 2003). Please see our Scientific Research page for more information.