EMS in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach
We all know that having lean muscle mass is the secret to looking fit and burning more calories, even at rest. Unfortunately, we must also accept the reality that spot-toning is a myth, which means building muscle takes time, work, and energy.
Many of the world’s top athletes have long relied on electrical muscle stimulation, or EMS, to kickstart their fitness gains and increase endurance to new levels. Now, this cutting-edge treatment is available to you. If you are interested in electrical muscle stimulation in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Costa Mesa, Ca, call Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics at (714) 804-5460 today.
What Is EMS?
Contractions are fundamental to muscle growth, development, and definition. When you repeatedly shorten and lengthen the muscle fibers, such as by doing sit-ups or biceps curls, you cause them to increase in both strength and mass. However, there are physical limitations to how many muscle contractions you can perform in the average workout. For one thing, it’s dangerous to perform strength-training exercises too quickly, as you could compromise proper form and end up injuring yourself.
Electrical muscle stimulation, also known as e-stim, encourages the muscle fibers to contract in response to electrical signals sent to your brain from your central nervous system. In short, an e-stim device promotes many more muscle fibers to contract more frequently than is possible during a traditional workout.
We can use EMS to target virtually any major muscle group, including your:
Proven Benefits of Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Achieving muscle growth through regular weightlifting and resistance exercises requires a slow and steady approach. It can be frustrating when you put in hours of crunches, planks, kickbacks, curls, flyes, presses, rows, squats, dips, and raises, only to see little to no visible results.
Electrical muscle stimulation can enhance the progress you make at the gym many times over, providing the extra motivation you need to push yourself toward your fitness goals. For example, let’s say that every other day, you do an upper-body routine consisting of 50 biceps curls, 50 back rows, 25 triceps dips, and 25 chest presses. While you may feel totally pumped up after all those reps, you probably won’t notice much, if any, day-to-day difference.
Adding EMS to your fitness regimen can increase your results exponentially. It not only creates stronger muscle contractions but also enables significantly more rapid-fire contraction of both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers. EMS bypasses your central nervous system, allowing it to overcome neural inhibitors that limit strength. As a result, electric muscle stimulation promotes fitness performance, endurance, circulation, and recovery. The result will be noticeably toned and tightened muscles in much less time.
Am I a Good Candidate for Electrical Muscle Stimulation?
In general, healthy men and women who are already following a sensible nutrition and exercise program are well-qualified for this procedure. Because EMS enhances the progress you make in the gym, it serves as a supplement to the work you’re already putting in.
You can use e-stim treatments alongside your regular strength training to see faster gains by activating more muscle fibers at once. If you’re considering EMS, keep in mind that you’ll see the best results if you’re already at or close to your target body weight, because layers of fat will hide muscle definition and prevent those lean, cut lines from emerging.
What to Expect During an EMS Session
While getting EMS treatments, you’ll be able to relax in a comfortable, private room while the device stimulates the desired muscle group via electrodes attached to your skin. Each treatment lasts about 30 minutes and is entirely non-invasive, which means you’ll be able to pick up your daily schedule exactly where you left off.
What to Expect After EMS
While there’s no downtime necessary after an EMS treatment, you will likely feel soreness and muscle fatigue, as if you had just completed a challenging workout. After all, as far as your muscles and nervous system are concerned, you did just undergo intense activities. If you experience soreness and tightness, you can stretch gently, just as you would do after a routine trip to the gym.
Maintaining EMS Results
As you’ve already realized if you have been working on your physical fitness for some time, you must put in the work to get to the reward. That means EMS alone will not sculpt the shape you want if you don’t commit to keeping up with your results. However, the good news is that the rapid results you’ll see with EMS can serve as an excellent motivator if you’ve found your fitness goals are consistently out of reach. Finally seeing defined abs, arms, legs, and buttocks will make you want to work even harder to keep looking and feeling your best.
Frequently Asked Questions About EMS
As you learn more about the advantages of EMS for muscle definition and fitness gains, you may still need help determining if this innovative treatment is right for you. The following FAQs can shed some extra light on the subject.
Electrical muscle stimulation is not a substitute for a healthy diet plan and a regular fitness routine. The goal of EMS is to integrate with your workouts to create better results than weightlifting and cardio alone.
EMS results can be long-lasting, but for the best results, you will need to be willing to continue your efforts to reshape your body with exercise and nutrition.
No! Our patients describe e-stim sessions as being wholly painless and even relaxing. Though there is an electrical charge involved, you will not feel any shock or twinge. Only the muscles near the electrodes will contract. There is minimal risk of side effects when using EMS.
Depending on your concerns, we may recommend a series of EMS treatments spaced a few days or weeks apart to achieve your ideal results. You can also return for occasional touch-ups when desired. For example, if you feel your progress at the gym has plateaued, you may want to advance to the next level more quickly.
You’ll likely notice an improvement after your first treatment, with continued results over the weeks to come. During this time, keep working out as usual. With the help of EMS, you can recover more quickly from challenging workouts and see faster gains in the muscle groups you are targeting with e-stim.
Get the Beach Body You’ve Always Wanted
Here in Orange County, it’s beach season almost year-round. If you’d like extra help toning and tightening your muscles and seeing less flab, contact us to learn more about our non-surgical EMS treatments to help you meet or exceed your aesthetic goals. At Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics, our highly trained medical aestheticians specialize in EMS and many other in-demand cosmetic solutions available today.