Updated: Dec 30, 2021
Electric muscle stimulators are devices that send electrical impulses to your muscles to promote muscle contractions. Specifically NeuroMuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) causes Type 1 (slow-twitch) & Type 2 (fast-twitch) muscle fibers to contract, and at different Hz levels can provide a number of benefits to both performance and recovery.
What are the benefits of electric muscle stimulators?
- Recover Faster
- Help Prevent Injury
- Reduce Muscle Soreness
- Increase Muscle Strength
- Increase Muscle Endurance
- Increase Blood Circulation
- Warm Up Muscles to Prevent Injury
- Improve Training Results
- Feel your best
Electric muscle stimulators are meant to be paired with your training routines and workout programs to enhance performance and support recovery in between workouts or post workout. Electric muscle stimulation uses different Hertz ranges to activate specific muscle fibers, forcing them to contract. These contractions increase blood flow and nutrient distribution to recruit more muscle fibers, which helps the body recover faster, perform better, and reduces the risk of muscular injuries.
Depending on the stimulation programs you choose, you’re likely to feel a tingling or tickling sensation caused by the stimulation current. These sensations don’t cause discomfort or pain.
Powerdot allows you to adjust the intensity of contractions so you are always comfortable.
Powerdot muscle stimulation sessions are designed in a way that makes the muscle less likely to suffer from a tear than in regular training exercises. Muscle tears in sports often happen when muscle experiences a great amount of pressure almost instantly. Powerdot generates muscle contractions with that increase in intensity over extended periods of time. This gradual build up reduces the risk of muscle tears even under maximum intensity.
Strengthening muscles through stim is a great way to protect your joints since no impact is placed on the joints during a session. EMS is a great option for building strength in athletes with weak or injured ankles, knees, or shoulders.
It's a great tool to have as it can be taken anywhere and can be easily applied, I personally love it as I can treat myself.