Are EMS machines bogus?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Much Ado, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Much Ado macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

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    I was wondering if anyone here uses, or has used, an EMS device to improve muscle toning and definition. Do they work for you at all, or are they just placebos for the obsessed bodybuilder?

    I ask purely because I saw some in the shops today, and was intruiged.
    MA.
     
  2. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    the answer to that one is yes and no.

    EMS is a legitimate medical tool.

    However most of the devices sold in stores are just not powerful enough to be of much use especially when compounded by the lack of proper training and knowledge of how to use them.

    Their calorie burning is marginal. and the work poorly when there a thicker layer of fat (ie. most people :p )
     
  3. Much Ado thread starter macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

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    That's a shame :eek:

    Come to think of it, I believe I had EMS from a physio when I had a muscle injury in my leg a few years ago (she rubbed jelly on my legs and probed me with a metal vibrator, it was most bizzarre). So they must do something, but, as you say, not enough for lazy consumers.
     

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