Does EMS work? And How?


During any normal kind of movement, you've got three types of muscle fibres available to you: 1, 2a and 2b. Type 1 involves, for example, picking up a glass - you can do it all day and it's more about endurance. Type 2a might be recruited if you were picking up a chair and moving it around (requiring a bit more strength and explosive power but also endurance). Type 2b would be recruited if you were picking up something heavy that you could only hold for a few seconds. The magic with the EMS technology is that it's able to recruit type 2a and 2b muscle fibres without type 1s, just through the technology, because as soon as you add about 80 hertz and 350 millivolts of power, you're activating these deep type 2b muscle fibres. Crucially, these 2b muscle fibres are what we need to train to build lean muscle tissue, which, in turn, improves metabolism. However, developing these fibres usually takes a lot of time, perhaps two to three months before you're fit enough to train under that kind of load (lift those types of weights, run that fast, etc). What EMS means is that people who hate exercise can use XBody to reduce their time spent groaning, affect changes in their bodies they probably wouldn't have been able to with conventional methods and get brilliant results. It can allow athletes to push very hard in a short timeframe and, at the other end of the spectrum, it can be used for rehabilitation (though if you've got a pacemaker, suffer from epilepsy or are pregnant you're advised to avoid it entirely).




Does XBody meet safety standards? Which ones?


XBody has achieved the ISO 13485:2012, 93/42 EEC Compliance and EN ISO 9001:2015 certificates; and has also implemented an internal Quality Management System to provide confidence that the devices and related services fulfill requirements to achieve the highest quality.




Can you use Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) when pregnant?


No, you should not do EMS whilst you are pregnant, or until your GP has said it is safe to start exercising again after having a baby.




What is Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS)?


EMS is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes to the skin surface above the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses cause the muscles to contract, so the result is similar to the actual movement and regular contractions of the muscles. Technically, EMS is a full body workout with body current. Our muscles contract through electric impulses in normal state. EMS Training makes use of this effect, the natural effect is additionally intensified and an effective training can be achieved. EMS Training is also known in competitive sport, rehabilitation and medicine as well as in wellness and beauty centers. Elite athletes use Electric Muscle Stimulation in addition to their training in order to improve strength and speed.




Where can I get Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Training?


To find your nearest EMS Instructor, please refer to the ‘FIND AN INSTRUCTOR’ page in the main menu. Here you can access our full UK / DK directories.




Where can I buy an Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) suit?


EMS works by wearing the special XBody training suit that syncs with an XBody device. To find out more about owning your own, please contact UK Distributor Pippa Turley by email or phone: pippa.turley@xbodyworld.co.uk or +44(0)7944 697 325




Why XBody EMS?


XBODY is the leading EMS provider offering both a cabled and wireless EMS training solution. Found in over 55 countries worldwide, XBODY equipment is a safe and effective training solution for both one-to-one or small group training for up to six.




Are XBody products the most effective?


XBody devices are extremely effective. They have been designing and manufacturing the most innovative and advanced EMS devices in the fitness and wellness industries for over 10 years. XBody is an award winning, triple AAA rated company. Manufacturing takes place all under one roof with nothing outsourced, ensuring total quality control. Find out more here www.xbodyworld.com




What do I wear to do EMS training?


Your EMS instructor will provide you with specific undergarments to wear beneath the EMS suit for your first sessions.




How to become an Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) instructor with XBODY?


Visit the 'JOIN THE TEAM' page in the main menu for more information or contact the UK Distributor PIppa Turley by email or phone: pippa.turley@xbodyworld.co.uk or +44(0)7944 697 325




How do I become an EMS Instructor?


For a small fee, XBODY and the UK Distributors run practical courses and provide theoretical training on-line to qualify as an EMS Instructor. A background in health and fitness is useful but not essential to take the course.




Does XBody offer business support for new instructors?


Yes XBody and the UK distribution team will give you all the support you need to build a successful EMS business.




Are there any medical or health reasons why I might not be allowed to do EMS training?


Yes. Before you start EMS, it is important you discuss any health issues you may have with your EMS Instructor and also read the instructors PARQ form to check if you have any contraindications. If in doubt always check with your GP first. If you've got a pacemaker, suffer from epilepsy or are pregnant you're advised to avoid it entirely.




Will Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) help with back pain?


Yes EMS can help with back pain by increasing blood circulation to the muscles and increasing strength in the core area in a low impact, joint friendly way.




Does Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) hurt?


No, EMS does not hurt. You may have some muscle soreness or stiffness one or two days after EMS training similar to what you might expect after a workout.




Has XBody won awards for their technology?


Yes XBody has won several awards. Please visit www.xbodyworld.com to find out more.




Is Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) safe?


Yes. The low-frequency impulses only affect the striated skeletal muscles, which means it can’t reach the organs or the heart.




Are suits and equipment properly sanitised?


Client always wears their own undergarment prior to putting the XBody suits. The EMS suits are properly sanitised before and after each session. XBody’s Hygiene Protocol Utilises a sanitizing spray of around 70% ethanol. These products kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. Designed specifically for fabric in our suits and has been cleared by relevant Agencies (for example as the EPA in the USA to work against Coronaviruses.




Is EMS training safe with COVID19?


We provide 1:1 training, or pair training (1:2) with family members of same household, no busy gyms. Wireless EMS training allows maximum social distancing to be maintained. thanks to our advanced wireless technology. XBody’s Hygiene Protocol Utilises a sanitizing spray of around 70% ethanol. These products kill bacteria, viruses and fungi. Designed specifically for fabric in our suits and has been cleared by relevant Agencies (for example as the EPA in the USA to work against Coronaviruses.




Who is EMS training not suitable for?


Individuals with implanted or external medical device (e.g. cardiac pacemaker, implanted defibrillator) Individuals with severe cardiovascular diseases (e.g. severe heart or aortic disease). Individuals with severe neurological disorder. Individuals with medication-controlled or medication-uncontrolled seizures or convulsions (e.g. epilepsy). Individuals with severe neuromuscular disorder (e.g. rhabdomyolysis or any disorder that affects the nervous system and the muscles and causes rapid breakdown in muscle structure). Individuals with cancerous lesions (e.g. breast cancer). Individuals with severe nephrological disease. Individuals with existence or a tendency of internal bleeding. Individuals with non-intact skin (e.g. infected, wounded or any non-healthy, inflamed, irritated or oedematous skin area). Individuals during pregnancy or suspected pregnancy.





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