• FAQ’s

Are there any EMS training side effects? Unsure?  All you need to know about EMS Fitbox training questions answered right here. This is the perfect way to understand how this technology can help everyone achieve their fitness goals in just 20 minutes a week. Is EMS safe?  How does EMS feel? Is it for everyone? Can i lose weight? Are there any EMS training side effects?

What is EMS?

EMS stands for Electro Muscle Stimulation. During your training session, a machine delivers electrical
pulses that stimulate muscle contraction. EMS heightens those contractions, intensifying your workout
in a way that your body could not do on its own. Every day our brain sends electrical impulses to our
muscles to achieve movement. EMS uses the same natural principle to stimulate your muscles which
makes your exercise even more challenging and can help you burn more calories.

Can you do EMS long term?

Yes. You should workout long term and as regularly as with conventional training. The strength of the
muscles can only be maintained by training regularly. If you do not work out over an extended period of
time, the muscles will be reduced to their original status. Just like with conventional strength training.

Why is EMS training more effective than normal convectional training?

The EMS full-body workout activates over 90% of the muscles fibers simultaneously during each
contraction! Compared to conventional weight training, deeper muscles are also demanded. This
enhances intra-cellular and inter-cellular coordination. As a result, EMS training produces an effect
much more rapidly and effectively than conventional weight training. The training effect with an EMS
workout can be up to 18 times more effective than conventional weight training.

How long does each EMS session last?

Ems sessions are booked in 30-minute time slots; 10 minutes to get suited up and 20 minutes
exercise session on the machines.

How often can I train per week?

To get the best results out of Fitbox Ems, just 2 x 20-minute sessions per week would be enough.

How much time can I save with EMS?

So much time can be spared with EMS Fitbox training. You can get all of the same burn and benefits
from a 3 hour gym session in just 1 x EMS Fitbox training session. Here at Fitbox, we combine the
aspect of time saving with fun and sporting balance without any compromises. Just 2 x 20-minute
training sessions a week is enough to impact your training and see results!

Can I lose weight with EMS training?

Yes, you can use EMS to lose weight. In the first stage of training, you will lose centimeters from your
girth. In the second stage, fat deposits are attacked. You will also burn more calories in everyday life
because of the increased muscle activity, which means that the energy consumption and metabolism
increases. Your training success will be amplified and girth and weight are reduced. You will feel better
and want to exercise more! EMS training is a perfect complement to a dietary change in order to
support weight and girth loss effectively.

How long will it take before I start to see results?

Anything from 6 – 8 sessions before you will start to notice visible results; depending on your level
of fitness, goals and bodyweight when you start with your first Fitbox EMS session.

Are there any age restrictions with EMS training?

We do not train anyone under the age of 16.

Is EMS dangerous?

No, there is no danger of the electric current. The use of low frequency impulse is widely used in
training and rehabilitation therapy. EMS uses the natural principle of sending electrical impulses
direct to the muscles. However, one should not do EMS if you have the following conditions
without consulting your Doctor and getting medical approval first:

  • Pacemaker or other electrical implants
  • Malign tumors (cancer)
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnant
  • Acute arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fever, acute bacterial or viral infections
  • Severe cardiovascular disease (advanced arteriosclerosis)
  • Tendency to bleed, hemophilia
  • Acute eczema, allergic reactions, wounds under electrode area
  • Abdominal wall or inguinal hernia
  • Acute inflammatory back pain
  • Severe neurological disorders (epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Acute surgical operation (within 8 weeks)
  • Kidney failure or related organ damage
  • Stents / bypass implanted within the last 6 months
  • Acute inflammations or inflammatory processes
  • Severe circulatory disorder, stroke
  • Mirena: No training for one month after IUD insertion to avoid dislodgement

Is there any side effects to EMS training?

No, EMS technology is based on low frequency impulses that do not harm the body. The equipment
stimulates electrical impulses and sends them to the muscles in the same way as the central nervous
system. There are no known side effects of EMS training. EMS treatments have been recognized as part
of classical techniques in physiotherapy since the 1950s.

Can EMS electric current harm my heart?

No. The low-frequency impulse exclusively activates the striated skeletal muscles. Organs and the heart
are not reached.

Can EMS Help with Injury Recovery?

EMS is a perfect tool for aiding recovery following injury to muscles. Not only does it work on improving
muscle strength, but it also helps to repair damaged tissues. For those who have sustained damage to
their back and are confined to a bed or wheel chair for months, taking the first tentative steps towards
walking again can be a painful, and sometimes impossible task. One of the added benefits to using EMS
technology for healing physical injuries is that it doesn’t put any added strain on joints, tendons and
ligaments. You can rebuild your muscle strength without worrying about causing more unnecessary
damage. In traditional training with apparatus, muscles are improved using weights meaning that some
addition weight and strain is also applied to the joints themselves. With EMS training, however, any
‘load’ is the artificial result of electric currents passing through the muscles, which means any strain on
joints and ligaments is kept to an absolute minimum.

Is quick muscle growth possible with EMS?

Yes, you can accelerate muscle growth with EMS training. Similar results can be achieved with
conventional training, but with greater stress on the joints and much longer time period.  With EMS
training, many muscle groups are used at the same time and the joints are spared. Muscle growth
(hypertrophy) is quicker to achieve.

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