Getting a flat stomach with toned abdominal muscles is a dream shared by many people around the world. If it is one you are actively working on or looking for information on how to go about, then you have probably come across the loads of content that tell you to eat healthily and do lots of core training exercises such as crunches, sit-ups, and other exercises that target your core.
All these are important and will give you results if you are consistent with them for a long period of time. But technology has provided a way to get those results that you dream about much faster.
SIXPAD devices such as the Abs Fit 2 and Abs Belt use Electric Muscle Stimulation to help you train your core more effectively.
How Does Electric Muscle Stimulation Help Core Training?
Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is a process that was initially used mainly in physical therapy. But it is now a common practice in the fitness industry. Normally, the muscles you move during exercise are contracted by signals sent from your brain. When you use EMS in core training or training other muscles of your body, electrical signals are sent to your muscles by the device. This removes the need for input from your brain and the likelihood of mental exhaustion.
Using EMS for training has become a very popular practice with many fitness influencers and athletes engaging in it – and for good reason. It has been scientifically proven to improve muscle tone and strength.
In a study conducted in 2005, twenty-four adults used an ab-toning belt for 20-40 minutes, 5 days a week for 8 weeks. They refrained from any additional ab exercises. They were compared to another group that didn’t use the belt and also didn’t do any ab exercises. When the results were measured, there was a 58% percent increase in abdominal strength and a 100% increase in abdominal endurance in the twenty-four people that used the ab belts. There was little or no increase in those that didn’t. The waist circumferences of the twenty-four participants also reduced significantly whilst there were no significant changes seen in the control group.
Why Should I Use EMS Devices For Core Training?
Apart from the scientific evidence backing it and loads of anecdotal evidence pointing to its effectiveness, there are many other reasons why EMS can help you take your core training to the next level.
The key to a stronger core is not just targeting your rectus abdominis muscle — which is the muscle on the front of the abdomen that forms a six-pack. Other muscles such as the transverse abdominis should also be exercised to build strength and improve posture. But such muscles are difficult to activate through regular exercise.
EMS devices have no issue reaching such normally difficult-to-access muscles. The signals sent by EMS devices like Ab Fit cause muscular contractions that are stronger and last longer than the ones that you produce by doing voluntary exercise. They reach deep muscle fibres and help to exercise core muscles that you could never reach with regular exercise.
Let’s face it, ab exercises are hard. If you have done your research, you have probably seen that a few minutes of regular ab exercises a day is not going to make much of a difference. With EMS devices, this is not the case. Using the EMS devices whilst working out will help you get better results in a shorter duration of time. You can do basic ab exercises for just about 25 minutes a day with the SIXPAD ab belt on and get the same results that someone would get from hours of exercise at the gym.
Furthermore, SIXPAD’s EMS devices for abs can be used anytime and anywhere. They are portable and easy to use. This means that you can make the most out of your downtime and continue to work your abs even during times of leisure.
Hopefully, you are excited and looking forward to upping your ab game with a SIXPAD EMS device! If you would like more information, please contact us right away and we would be delighted to walk you through the process.