Frequently Asked Questions
What is EMS and how does it work?
Electrical muscle stimulation or EMS is a full body workout targeting multiple muscle groups simultaneously. A traditional workout may only use 50% of your muscles whereas EMS engages up to 98% . This means EMS workouts are very time efficient, hence a 20-minute EMS workout can be the equivalent of a normal 90-minute conventional gym session.
Is EMS safe and does it hurt?
Yes, it is safe. EMS training has been scientifically proven to be safe and effective by reputable sports institutions. And no, EMS training is not painful. The sensation of electrical current stimulating your muscles is unusual but something most people get used to very quickly.
How many times do I need to train and how quickly will I see results?
The idea is to replace one of your conventional training sessions with one EMS workout. To see optimum results, EMS can either be used once a week in addition to one or two conventional workouts, or twice a week, if you are currently pressed for time. Changes can usually be seen after four sessions or less depending on your lifestyle. Scientific studies have shown the following results over a 12-week period using the Ninety20 training program: 9% body fat loss, 30% increase in strength, 89% of people felt stronger and fitter.
Can I do EMS as an addition to my normal workout routine?
Yes, you can. Ideal additions to EMS training include activities such as yoga or Pilates as well as any type of cardio training. The recovery phase of an EMS session is typically 24 to 48 hours, similar to a conventional training session. High-intensity resistance training, e.g. lifting heavy weights, is another great addition to EMS training but should be avoided during the recovery phase. All other sports related activities can be continued as normal.