There are many ways to lose weight, from strict diets, to working out a lot, to fasting, etc. Many of these ways are not 100% recommended for your health, since missing a meal just to lose weight is counterproductive.
There isn’t a lot of information out there on the different methods of electrostimulation to lose weight, treat injuries, strengthen muscles, or as an aid to tone the body.
In this article, we will tell you about all the ways in which it will help you lose weight and the advantages of each of them.
How to use EMS to lose weight
Electrostimulation is being used for weight loss more and more every day. It doesn’t require a lot of time, and it helps you achieve large scale goals, whether they are to lose weight, tone or increase muscle resistance in the short term.
This method must be accompanied by a good, balanced diet. Not only do you have to accompany electrostimulation with your diet, you have to exercise to complement all the muscular work.
Some benefits of using electrostimulation to lose weight are, for example, that these exercises help us tone our muscles and build muscle mass. What’s more, all the muscles are trained at the same time, you build your resistance, and excess weight and fluids are eliminated. Localized fat deposits are eliminated and muscle firmness is gained.
Electrostimulation helps us lose weight and tone the body, because this type of workout helps to exercise the muscles and obtain results in less time. This way, our body consumes more calories, protein and fat, and loses weight. With the added benefit of physical exercises for each area of the body, the different muscles are toned and little by little, the body is toned with more fiber and less fat
Electrostimulation weight loss
When it comes to losing weight, recommendations can be very similar: go an a diet to lose weight, tone your muscles, work out on the elliptical, and more.
In addition to dieting, you have to exercise regularly, to burn fat and energy.
The use of electrical devices to lose weight help dieting and regular exercise lose the necessary weight in less time than if you’re not using this method.
If you don’t follow an aerobic exercise routine, it is impossible to burn the fat necessary for you to lose weight. With these exercises, you’ll see notable weight loss, and by adding the electrodes, the body manages to convert excess fat into muscle, toning and defining the body.
How does electrostimulation help you lose weight?
Electrostimulation will not help a person who is sitting all day lose weight, since what this method does is stimulate the muscles, providing them with the movement necessary to break up the fibers and help the muscles grow. It also gives the muscle more resistance, helps it burn fat, and convert it into muscle fibers, toning the muscle.
For all these reasons, electrostimulation is the best way to tone muscles and lose weight.
While the muscles are toned, at the same time, you lose fat. Experts say that with electrostimulation, for every kilo of fat that is burned, one kilo of muscle is formed.
Fat weighs significantly less than muscle mass but takes up more space. We may see a slight or no difference in our actual weight, but our body will be more shapely and defined.
Advantages of electrofitness
Electrostimulation allows us to do more muscular work. It helps us exercise muscles that we can’t exercise on our own. When we exercise, we contract our muscles voluntarily, but a small percentage remain inactive, reserving their energy for emergencies. By applying the currents to contract the fibers and also contract them voluntarily, we are able to use these energy reserves.
Electrofitness allows us to apply electrostimulation to a group of muscles instead of an individual muscle, exerting greater power during training.
Any individual who engages in electrofitness is sure to experience a physical improvement. We feel a power boost, muscles work harder, and this is exactly what we want in bodybuilding work.
The goal of electrofitness is not to increase aerobic capacity, but to achieve an increase in explosive strength through 20 – minute sessions of intense work.
To achieve this goal in a short time, you must always complement electrofitness with aerobic work when you’re not doing electrofitness. This work can be, from going out for a walk, to running, swimming, boxing, etc.
Electrostimulation offers the possibility of working a muscle in isolation. Electrofitness allow us to exercise several areas of the body at the same time.
The EMS vest that is used has electrodes that stimulate the biceps, pectorals, abdominals, trapezius, glutes, and quadriceps. That’s why, this is a workout that uses a wide variety of muscle groups.
We normally exercise muscles when we work out, but there are many that don’t get a workout at all. With the electrical impulses, it’s impossible for a muscle to not work at all.
For high-level athletes, this method may help simulate conditions that are otherwise difficult to recreate. That is, they have the opportunity to train in a way that allows them to mimic the harsh conditions of the game they will have to face.
This is something that professionals are always looking to do to improve their performance. What’s more, it also helps prevent injuries and is useful in rehabilitation. Athletes must subject their bodies to situations of great physical stress in their discipline to ensure their ability to endure them.
Risks of electrofitness
We should clarify that there are groups of people who should not use these methods neither to lose weight nor to tone muscles. These are people with heart disease, those who use pacemakers, children, the elderly, and pregnant women.
It is also not recommended for people who only want to lose weight, since it would have to be supplemented with aerobic exercise, or for people who are just starting out in the world of sports. It’s always advisable that you are in good physical condition.
It should also be noted that electrofitness requires medical knowledge, and the user’s physical condition must be taken into account; In other words, this should be done under professional supervision, someone who knows both the athlete and the operation of electro stimuli to plan the type of routines, etc.
Electrostimulation for cellulite
Cellulite is not directly related to being overweight, rather to all the bad habits that we have talked about previously. It is necessary to consider cellulite as a problem that can affect our circulation, beyond physical appearance.
The ability of electrostimulation to act on fat cells and muscles, allow them to oxygenate and increase the drainage capacity of fluids and fat, has made these tools a great ally to eliminate cellulite from our body.
As we have seen, this method of passive exercise is very effective if you want to lose weight while toning and working out muscles that would not have been touched in normal exercise.
Whenever these exercises are done, we must remember that they are high intensity, and we must remember to do them with the supervision of a professional. We mustn’t forget that they should be accompanied with a balanced diet and daily exercise to ensure they have the desired effect on the body.
Frequently asked questions about electrostimulation to lose weight
What does electrostimulation do in the abdomen?
Electrostimulation in the abdomen, as in other parts of the body, uses electrical impulses to cause muscle contractions. This technique can be used for a variety of reasons, including muscle strengthening, rehabilitation, and pain relief. Let’s see in more detail what electrostimulation does in the abdomen:
- Muscle Strengthening:
- Electrostimulation can help strengthen abdominal muscles. The electrical impulses stimulate the muscles, causing contractions that can mimic the contractions that occur during traditional abdominal exercises.
- It is important to note that while electrostimulation can increase muscle tone and strength.
- Improved Circulation:
- The muscle contraction induced by electrostimulation also improves blood circulation in the abdominal area.
- In the context of rehabilitation, especially after surgery or injury, electrostimulation is useful to maintain muscle activity and prevent atrophy while the patient recovers.
- It can also help improve muscle coordination and facilitate the muscle relearning process in people who have lost muscle function.
- Pain relief:
- In some cases, electrostimulation is used to relieve pain, such as in the technique known as TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). It is effective for lower back pain.
- Aesthetics and Muscle Tone.
- Important considerations:
- Electrostimulation should not be used as a substitute for regular exercise and a healthy diet, especially if the goal is to lose weight or significantly improve physical fitness.
- It is not suitable for everyone. For example, it is not recommended for people with pacemakers, defibrillators, or serious heart conditions, pregnant women, or those who have certain types of metal implants.
As with any form of exercise or therapy, it is important to consult a healthcare professional or physical therapist before beginning an electrostimulation program, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions.
How to place the electrodes on the abdomen to lose weight?
Electrostimulation can be a useful tool to tone and strengthen the abdominal muscles. If your goal is to strengthen and tone your abdominal muscles with the help of electrostimulation, here are some guidelines for placing the electrodes:
- Make sure the electrostimulation suit is properly hydrated.
- Electrode Positioning:
- The Wiemspro electrostimulation suits have the electrodes properly distributed so that you can work the muscles of your body effectively and directly.
- Device Configuration:
- Adjust the intensity based on the device recommendations and your comfort levels. Start with a low intensity and gradually increase.
- Use a program designed for muscle strengthening. Abdominal electrostimulation usually uses programs that mimic traditional abdominal exercises.
- Duration and Frequency:
- Follow the device’s instructions regarding the duration of each session and frequency of use. Many of our programs suggest 20-30 minute sessions and can vary in frequency from a few times a week to daily, depending on your goals and fitness level.
- Security Considerations:
- Avoid electrostimulation if you have health conditions that contraindicate it, such as heart problems, pacemakers, pregnancy or skin conditions.
- If you feel pain or discomfort during the session, reduce the intensity or stop use.
Remember that to achieve results in terms of fat loss and improved fitness, electrostimulation must be used in combination with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Additionally, it is always advisable to consult a professional before beginning any new exercise regimen or use of fitness technology, especially if you have specific medical conditions or concerns.