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Energised – My EMS Workout Experience

Sport unter Strom mit EMS Training - ein Selbstversuch | Lotti Groll

I’m sure some of you have already seen in my InstaStories (@lottigroll), I’m back in the battle against my weaker self. At the moment I’m trying out various techniques and sports. I recently tried EMS training at EMS Studio Berlin, and now I’d like to tell you more about the workout and my experience.

What is EMS Training?

EMS stands for “electrical muscle stimulation”, and this stimulation is emitted by special electrodes during training. In just 20 minutes of training, your deeply situated muscles are specifically targeted. Building up and maintaining the muscles is a top priority, and after only one training session you experience intense muscle soreness in completely unexpected areas. With the exception of pregnant women, anyone can do EMS training – the electrical impulses resemble labour so much that they could endanger the child during pregnancy.

 

Athletes often use EMS training to maintain muscle mass after an injury. Nevertheless, you need the approval of a doctor to be able to do it.

 

EMS Training – Preparation

As with any training, I can only get started once I’ve discussed my goals, put on the gear and determined a current intensity level. To do this, I have to stand in a basic position with slightly tensed muscles and give the trainer an honest assessment of whether I can still handle the electric shock. It’s not that easy – I’m giggling the entire time. The first electric shocks feel like someone is really tickling me. We therefore have to boost the intensity so that I feel like I’m reaching my limits during training. Despite my laughing fits (which also brought out the giggles in my poor trainer along the way), we quickly created my profile. Now my training can begin.

 

Tip: If, for example, women want a little more support for the involution of the pelvic floor after pregnancy, this is also possible.

 

Sport unter Strom mit EMS Training - ein Selbstversuch | Lotti Groll

EMS – Muscle Training

After a few short warm-up exercises, it’s time to start: the squats and planks quickly take me back to my days of school sports. As a beginner, I only do the exercises with my own body weight. This is important as it helps you learn the right posture and paves a path to doing even better things later on. For the muscle training, the electrodes are set to an alternating current – I keep getting short impulses that cause my tense muscles to contract even more. Planks become especially challenging, but hey, as they say: only the strong survive!

 

Tip: EMS training should not be done more than twice a week. Otherwise the muscles are stressed too much on the one hand, and on the other the training is so intensive that it can quickly lead to high kidney stress. Take an honest approach to it and don’t exercise with false ambition.

 

Sport unter Strom mit EMS Training - ein Selbstversuch | Lotti Groll

EMS – Cardio Training

Tip: EMS training should not be done more than twice a week. Otherwise the muscles are stressed too much on the one hand, and on the other the training is so intensive that it can quickly lead to high kidney stress. Take an honest approach to it and don’t exercise with false ambition.

 

The EMS training in EMS Studio Berlin is complemented by an Andullation massage couch. The couch has several programs, such as stress reduction and deacidification. After my training, I of course choose to go with the regeneration program. Through warmth, slight vibrations and infrared light, my muscles become loose again after training and feel wonderfully light. Having said that, don’t trick yourself into thinking that you aren’t going to have sore muscles later on.

 

My thoughts

Investing only 20 minutes per training session is highly tempting. I particularly like the fact that the training can be tailored exactly to your needs. Despite the regeneration massage, I hardly got out of bed the next day. If you’re able to raise your arms without any effort, you haven’t achieved the desired result. Several days passed until my sore muscles were normal enough for me to climb stairs without whimpering. The sore muscles in the shoulders, lower back and ribs are the worst – not necessarily the places I would have expected after training.

You can quickly see results and it doesn’t take long, but I won’t only focus on EMS training. It doesn’t give me enough mental balance. But for getting back into things, it’s ideal because the fast results motivate you to keep at it.

Have you tried EMS training before? What are you doing for your fitness right now? Do you want to read more posts like this one on the blog?

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    Unter Strom mit EMS Training – ein Selbstversuch

    Sport unter Strom mit EMS Training - ein Selbstversuch | Lotti Groll

    Ein paar von euch haben es sicher schon in meinen InstaStories gesehen (@lottigroll): Ich habe den Kampf gegen den inneren Schweinehund wieder aufgenommen. Momentan probiere ich die verschiedensten Methoden und Sportarten aus. Neulich habe ich EMS Training im EMS Studio Berlin ausprobiert und möchte euch mehr über das Workout und meine Erfahrungen erzählen.

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