You know that "good sore" feeling? Now multiply that by 100, with half the amount of effort. Impulse training, aka EMS training, is an age-old practice that has recently reemerged as the newest trend in the world of fitness technology. This 20-minute, full-body workout will leave you feeling sore like never before. 

You may have read about EMS in our previous article on body sculpting through fitness, and here we dig deeper into the popular workout. This workout is designed to help you reach your fitness goals rapidly. You're not cutting corners, just working smarter and using your time in the gym more effectively. 


What is EMS Training?

EMS stands for Electrical Muscle Stimulation and is the key to gaining a firm figure fast. Trusted by legends and models alike, like Bruce Lee and Alessandra Ambrosio, the training technique was originally used by physical therapists to rehabilitate patients. It was later used to stimulate stiff or paralyzed muscles. Now, it is being implemented to tone your body like never before. The training involves an electrode filled vest, an EMS machine, and — of course — you.


How does it work?

The science behind it is groundbreaking. When we move our bodies, our brains send electrical signals to our muscles, causing them to contract. EMS Training mimics those electrical pulses at a higher level. By putting on this electrode powered vest, you are targeting the muscles and causing them to contract deeper and faster than they usually would. The electrodes on the vest are strategically placed on top of the muscle for unwavering precision every time.


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How EMS will help you reach your goals?

A typical EMS Training session lasts about 20 minutes but is equivalent to a traditional 90 minutes spent in the gym.  Because 90% of the muscle is contracting through electrical stimulation, you can burn up to 500 calories in just one 40-minute session. This is typically recommended to be a bi-weekly workout. 

With the suits help and by repeating specific exercises you can sculpt your body to your liking. If you seek result such as a more defined waist or slimmer thighs, let your trainer know to you you target those areas. Remember, while you are doing these exercises - squats, burpees, crunches - the vest is sending electrical pulses through your body making it work 10x harder. After an intense workout, the electrode pads go into "massage mode" to cool down your body and help it recover faster. 

EMS is different than a traditional workout because the electrodes in the suit are targeting those hard to reach places. If you honor a healthy lifestyle and are in good shape, EMS training might be what you need to reach your goals. 


Where can I find EMS Training?

You can find EMS studios scattered across America in large cities, including Miami. Btrain, with locations in Key Biscayne and Doral, offers personalized time slots. They are a fitness and nutrition studio that help their clients achieve their ideal shape most healthily. 

If you live further north, you can find EMS at Impulse Fitness in Sunny Isles. This company also has locations in Boston and El Paso. Impulse offers personal and group training sessions in a modern space and pride themselves on educating their local community on the benefits of EMS Training. If you’re new to the Impulse Fitness studio your first class if free, so don't think twice about where to tackle your next workout.