This chapter is of vital importance, and I am going to ask you to dedicate the necessary time to understand all its contents.
The aim is for you to acquire the right criteria to choose the EMS training equipment that best suits your needs as a trainer and/or user.
We will see the aspects to be taken into account in the choice of equipment, advantages in the use of the EMS training suit and physiological effects of its use.
Let us get started!
HOW DO I START DOING EMS TRAINING?
Essential equipment for your workouts.
To start a training with muscular electrostimulation, you must have a professional equipment made up of two pieces:
1. Muscle stimulator or electrostimulation machine
2. Electrostimulation vest or suit:
MUSCLE STIMULATOR OR ELECTROSTIMULATION MACHINE
It will be responsible for producing the necessary stimuli with the appropriate characteristics (depth, frequency, contraction or relaxation time) for muscle contraction related to the athlete’s goal.
If we review the evolution of the electrostimulation equipment, we will see that in the beginning the electrostimulation machine was connected by cables to the electrostimulation suit or vest. Years later, it became a wireless technology through a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection.
Today, high-quality brands have gone a step further by applying the latest technologies to create the 3rd generation of devices that allow total freedom of movement
In fact, the electrostimulation device is worn by the user in the electrostimulation suit without the need to connect it to a transmitter such as a tablet.
ELECTROSTIMULATION VEST OR SUIT
Connect the device with the person you wish to train.
The electrostimulation combination consist of several electrodes that are strategically positioned for the simultaneous muscular contraction of all muscle groups.
Some brands of electrostimulation have evolved allowing internal mobility of the electrodes, which supposes an added value in the personalization of the training.
Just make sure before making any decision that your EMS training equipment meets these minimum requirements.
Before delving into these two components, let us see the fundamental aspects in order to choose the best material to use in your workouts:
Basic aspects to consider when choosing your electrostimulation machine
The professional advanced integral electrostimulation machine should allow you to:
- Modify the parameters and intensity of each session (depth, pulse width, contraction and relaxation time)
- Use it quickly, easily, but above all professionally.
- Optimize the training time and improve the results compared to a conventional training.
Basic aspects to consider when choosing your electrostimulation suit.
Another component is the suit and we recommend that you choose one following these aspects:
- Ease of washing and quick to use
- Ergonomics and adaptation to the body
- Force and resistance
- Elasticity and wide range of motion