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EMS training from Revolution is a full body workout that doesn’t only target one specific muscle group. You’ll always train under the guidance of a personal trainer who can activate each muscle according to your goals and needs. Another essential difference is that the Revolution EMS device is able to stimulate the agonist and antagonist muscles simultaneously. This means you are able to activate multiple muscle groups at the same time. Deeper muscle tissue, which is often underused due to the dominance of the bigger muscles, is also activated to a higher degree in comparison to conventional tele-EMS or weight training in a gym. From a technical perspective, Revolution training is based on a bipolar impulse mode, which allows for the whole muscle to contract, while other EMS training devices often operate using a unipolar impulse mode. This form of whole body training, combined with our selected exercises and a personal trainer, leads to effective and quick training results.
You’ll feel a difference after your first workout. As your body releases endorphins and as most major muscle groups in your body have been activated, you will experience increased physical awareness, resulting in an improved posture. After a day or two, you’ll feel some muscle stiffness, which is normal and is indicative of your body’s recovery process. Within a period of about 4 weeks, you’ll feel stronger and different muscles will improve to coordinate movements more effectively. After roughly 6 to 8 sessions (6 to 8 weeks) you will not only feel, but also see a visible difference from the training in the form of gradually increased muscle formation and a possible reduction in body fat (depending on your diet). As with conventional training, EMS training should be done regularly to ensure and maintain optimal results.
No, any type of physical training is an activity that requires you to get out of your comfort zone, but never to hurt you! EMS training with Revolution’s performed at high intensity levels for a period of 20 minutes. During training, low frequency impulses stimulate your muscles while you perform specific exercises. You will always work with a personal trainer, who will adjust your individual training settings according to your training level.
No, EMS training imitates the natural principle of muscle contraction, which is a result of the interaction between the brain, the central nervous system and muscle tissue. Revolution uses a low frequency stimulus to activate intense muscle contractions and your personal trainer will ensure your individual training levels are an optimum fit for you. In comparison to other strength training, EMS training is known to be especially gentle on joints.
However, certain medical conditions are known to be contraindications and EMS training with Revolution is not recommended for the following conditions: (1) pregnancy; (2) pacemaker or other electrical implants; (3) acute illness, such as fever, viral infections or acute inflammatory processes. Medical consent might be necessary for some physical conditions and these should be discussed with your personal trainer before any training commences.
EMS training with Revolution has been scientifically proven to be effective for people of different age groups and different fitness levels. This means a performance athlete with many years of training experience, can train next to a person who has been physically inactive for many years.
However, certain medical conditions are known to be contraindications and EMS training with Revolution is not recommended. There are three absolute contraindications for the training: (1) pregnancy, (2) pacemaker or other electrical implants and (3) acute illness, such as fever, viral infections or acute inflammatory processes.
For some medical conditions, a doctor’s consent might be needed and suitability for the training needs to be assessed on an individual case to case basis. Medical conditions* requiring assessment include the following:
- Circulatory disorders; acute stroke; stent; thrombosis and cardiovascular diseases (i.e. arteriosclerosis)
- Bleeding; bleeding tendency or haemophilia
- Diabetes mellitus
- Abdominal wall hernia or inguinal hernia
- Severe neurological disorders (i.e. epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis etc.)
- Acute operation (within 8 weeks, depending on individual case)
*Please note: the above list is not exhaustive and if you have any medical condition which could be affected by EMS training, it is your responsibility to inform your trainer and doctor so an appropriate assessment can be made.
All trainers at Revolution are experienced and qualified personal trainers; health professionals or sport scientists and have received Revolution training from Germany. The wide range of experience in our national trainer team is not just limited to EMS training − our personal trainers have professional background knowledge about fitness training and can advise you on training and nutrition-related questions.
No. Revolution EMS training is medically approved and has been extensively researched over the past few decades. Not only has there been no reports of negative side effects from the training, but it is recommended across various fields of rehabilitation.
EMS training has been used for decades in the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation. Over the last 10 years EMS training has widened its spectrum of application to include general fitness and sports performance. Therefore a wealth of research information exists on EMS training amongst its different areas of application and has proven its scientific effectiveness. Some of the most significant research findings have shown positive training effects on muscle-mass (Kemmler & Von Stengel, 2013). Research from the German Sports University Cologne (Filipovic et al., 2012; Speicher et al., 2008) found significant improvements in speed and maximum strength after a period of EMS training. Research in the field of rehabilitation at the University of Bayreuth (Boeck-Behrens et al., 2002) has shown significant levels of pain relief in participants suffering from back pain. EMS training has further shown to be an effective training method for the elderly (Kemmler & Von Stengel, 2012) and for cardiologic patients, as research from Bad Oeynhausen has shown (Fritzsche et al., 2010).
EMS training with Revolution is a highly intense workout and it is therefore important to have a sustainable meal (carbohydrate and protein-based) 2 to 3 hours before training. We also recommend drinking at least 500ml water an hour before training to ensure proper hydration. Avoid heavy, starch-based meals and sugary or carbonated drinks before your training session.
Over the last few decades, an extensive amount of research has proven the effectiveness and scientific validation of EMS training. Amongst others, areas of improvement include:
- Maximum strength
- Strength endurance
- Hypertrophy (muscle growth)
- Speed, responsiveness and agility
- Perceived physical well-being
- Balancing of muscular dysbalances (i.e. reduction of back pain)
In order to achieve the most effective results for muscular adaptation and physical functioning, your body needs time to rest and recover. Research shows that recovery and adaptation periods after the training sessions are significantly longer than for weight and resistance training. It is not beneficial to train more often to gain better results because training with Revolution EMS Qatar is so intense and effective, you only need one session per week.