Abdominals comprise the muscle group that is the most difficult to define, and are among those that are most sought-after aesthetically. Will we get a 6-pack using a muscular electrostimulation system?
In this post we will answer that question, and talk about the health benefits that we can obtain with the combination of abdominal training and the use of EMS (Electrical muscle stimulation).
How to define your abdominals using muscular electrostimulation?
In order to define our abdominal muscles and exercise them in a way that achieves healthy results, we need to know about their composition and the role they play.
The abdomen area is formed by a large variety of muscles but we will refer to the 4 most important ones in terms of aesthetics and health: internal and external oblique, deep transverse abdominal muscle and the rectus abdominis.
The role they carry out is directly linked to holding organs in place, the flexibility of the torso, balance and the capacity to remain upright, and they are also a crucial part in the breathing process. The lack of maintenance of abdomen muscles results in health problems or difficulties with the mobility of our torso.
It enables us to remain upright, it limits maximal inspiration and helps exhalation, it also causes the flexing of the spine. It is a very specific muscle in the human and is located on the upper edge of the pubis.
This muscle is the largest of all and is located on the lateral and surface face of the abdomen. When it is contracted it brings the ribs together, reducing lung volume to produce exhalation and it enables the rotation of the thorax.
Located just under the external oblique, it produces the movements that are required during respiration, above all it improves the exhalation phase.
Deep transverse abdominal muscle
It is located in the anterior and lateral part of the abdomen, at a deeper level than the oblique muscles. One of its main roles is related to respiration, it is involved in coughing, and it enables us to contract and tense the abdominal wall.
Electrostimulation for the abdomen with Wiemspro
Now that we know the composition of the abdominals and the muscles that form the stomach, as well as their importance on the organism, we know that an abdominal routine is of vital importance to having a strong and healthy body. However, reaching the deep fibres is difficult, as we cannot work them at depth using traditional abdomen exercises.
The Wiemspro device is designed to specifically exercise all the muscle fibres we cannot reach using traditional abdomen muscles, which makes muscle electrostimulation the perfect complement to the abdominal exercises routine.
This system has been tested by coaches and elite sportspeople in order to take performance to the optimum level and achieve better results. Also, it is used in rehabilitation clinics and physiotherapy in order to enhance the development of muscle density, mobility and flexibility. Therefore, it can be said that the muscular electrostimulation system boosts your training.
The electrostimulation tool provided by Wiemspro makes it possible to carry out abdominal training without obstacles and without harming mobility, due to the fact that it has been created with the focus on user comfort as a highly important factor. The electrodes are arranged in a way that makes it possible to work all the muscle fibres and, furthermore, it acts precisely on the fibres that most need it.
Importance of carrying out abdominal exercices
In most cases we focus on only strengthening the external muscles of the abdomen, the visible ones, and this is considered an error. We must understand the importance of working the internal muscles, as forgetting about them, can lead to serious health problems.
The internal muscles of the abdomen are responsible for holding in the organs and keeping them firm, therefore, if we stop strengthening them, it could lead to shortcomings in this task, resulting in an abdominal prolapse. The muscular electrostimulation system is used in rehabilitation therapies to prevent muscular atrophy as it makes it possible to exercise the internal and external muscles of the body.
Exercise focused on the abdomen, contributes to the correct functioning of the body, it reduces postural pains and eases discomfort, and also boosts breathing and exhalation.
Abdominal exercises to strengthen stomach muscles
When it comes to exercising our abdominals, we will offer a routine in order to involve all the muscles in the abdomen when working them.
Training programme for the abdomen:
With your body positioned face down, you raise yourself using the tips of your toes and arms which you place level with your shoulders with your elbows on the ground. Prolonging this position and breathing normally creates tension in the muscle, and it can also be combined with leg raises.
Lying face-up, with the soles of the feet on the ground and knees bent, you carry out raises of the torso, allowing you to contract the abdomen muscles. These raises can be combined between torso raises to a mid-height or with touching your knees, at a greater or lesser speed. By alternating the intensity, we manage to work the abdominal area more effectively.
Lie face-up with your legs straight. Raise both legs at the same time without bending your knees, trying to form a right angle with the torso and, when bringing them down, try to keep your legs a few inches from the ground. Thus, you will keep your stomach tense and this will provide better results.
Place yourself on the floor with your body in a lateral position supporting yourself on your arm with your elbow resting on the ground. From this position you put one foot behind the other and raise the outer leg repeatedly. When you finish with one leg, turn around and repeat the exercise in order to work the other side.
Going running and doing spinning exercises also work and strengthen the abdominal area, therefore it is possible to create different routines to work the stomach and attain a healthy body.
Carrying out activities that directly exercise the stomach combined with muscular electrostimulation, helps to see better results and in a shorter space of time than if we carry them out individually.
However, what does science say about muscular electrostimulation on abdominal?
A study carried out on users of Go Fit facilities to test the effectiveness of the muscular electrostimulation system obtained positive results. The author of the article, concludes the study outlining the need to have alternative training for muscle strengthening and, in turn, it can be used as a means for treating injuries. (link to article by the author)
Although electrostimulation does not work miracles by itself, it is a great sporting complement when it acts precisely on the fibres of the body which are toughest to work on with traditional exercises. In order to obtain visible abdominals, it is necessary to reduce the fat % and to do so, it is necessary to carry out physical activity that includes strength and cardiovascular exercises.
Training combined with muscular electrostimulation improves muscle tone, flexibility and we will obtain results that boost our health.
Wiemspro gives you the tool needed to achieve better results when it comes to toning and strengthening muscles in the abdominal area if you combine active exercise with electrostimulation. This perfect combination will encourage fibre recruitment, so you can be proud your health and a stomach with a well-defined 6-pack.