All you need to know about EMS training

At E-Pulsive we offer personal training based on the renowned ‘Electrical Muscle Stimulation’ (EMS) concept, in order to support every client in reaching their target body shape, using as little effort and time as possible. We offer 1-on-1 and group sessions in a private environment in our studio in South Kensington as well as home and office visits.



We are proud to bring EMS training to London. Although we have a purpose made EMS gym in South Kensington we are not limited to carrying out your personal training regime there. As our systems are totally portable and we do not need a great amount of space for our workouts we can carry out our sessions in your home or at your office too. Many people want a short workout they can carry out during their lunch-break so they have their evenings free and our 20 minute workouts provide just that.

Initially, the electrical impulse will be weak and hardly noticeable. Your personal trainer will, however, adjust the impulse level throughout the workout according to your needs. A typical strength program consists of two repeating phases, each lasting for four seconds. Within four seconds, the electrical impulse triggers the contraction of the muscles. This is then followed by four seconds of relaxation. The personal trainer will demonstrate the exercises, which will be tailored to your individual training goals, as well as control and correct your movements throughout the training session.

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Electrical muscle stimulation is most commonly used in physiotherapy. In the original physio-therapeutic application, an artificially generated muscle contraction has a low degree of coordination, so that the gained strength cannot easily be transferred into controlled movements. Conventionally, EMS is used to target single strings of muscle fibers. This can damage the coordination ability of the musculature.

A whole-body EMS workout however, comprises the advantages of the conventional as well as a new, innovative EMS form. The simultaneous activation of the agonists, antagonists and the stabilisation musculature results in a comprehensive whole-body workout. Muscles can be addressed more intensively and for a longer period of time. Additionally, partial muscle tensions and imbalances can be avoided as all muscles are trained at the same time. The simultaneous tension also balances relieving postures, which eliminates abnormal load distributions, and significantly improves motor functions, as well as the intra- and inter-muscular coordination.

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Scientific studies reveal that the following results can be achieved in a 12-week period using the E-Pulsive strength-training program: 9% body fat loss and 4kg (9lbs) weight loss*, 30% increase in strength*, 89% of all probands felt substantially stronger and tighter*, 98% of all muscles were engaged during a workout*. There are several studies which prove that devices utilising EMS technology are safe to the human body.

Excellent results are commonly obtained regarding muscle growth and preservation in therapeutic areas, such as after an injury or operation. Is it, however, important that there is no acute inflammation and that the healing process is fully completed.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from individual to individual.

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EMS stands for ‘Electrical Muscle Stimulation’. This training method utilises electrical impulses to achieve a controlled contraction of the skeletal striated muscles. In conventional training, muscles are controlled by the central nervous system via electrical signals to cause contraction and therefore movement. In EMS training, however, the musculature receives external electrical impulses, due to muscles inability to differentiate between internal and external signals, this allows the muscles to contract without a signal from the central nervous system.

In London, EMS has received increasing attention over the past years as it has the potential to serve in many areas, including: a) a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes, b) a rehabilitation- and preventive tool for partially or totally immobilized patients and c) a post-exercise recovery tool for athletes.