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Amped Advantage is an Electric Muscle Stimulation (or EMS) fitness studio located in downtown Calgary. Powered by XBody World, we are the cutting edge of fitness and the only full body Electric Muscle Stimulation in Alberta.
Bringing fast, easy, effective results to everyone from couch potatoes to elite athletes all without worrying about impact or injury.
The electrodes are placed on the body, directly over each major muscle group, so all the impulses reach their target. It’s easy, safe and you can’t go wrong.
ACHIEVE A TONED BODY
Full-body EMS strength training combined with cardio sessions can help you get your muscles toned, burn fat and reduce cellulite. Circulation of the muscular and connective tissues will be enhanced which can lead to firmer and more toned skin as well.
Using EMS can help improve your posture, as the special training programs contain exercises for the back, the lower back, the abs and even the shoulders.
Unlike regular training with weights, EMS Training will not put additional pressure on your joints and with the help of a specialist, it can be used after an injury or with joint pain as well.
BALANCE OUT THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM
EMS can also be used if there are muscular imbalances or underdeveloped muscles in the body. Targeting the appropriate muscle groups is easy with the professional placement of the electrodes in the specialized XBody training suit.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
EMS stands for Electric Muscle Stimulation. Technically, EMS is a total body workout using voluntary movements assisted by involuntary electrical stimulation. Our muscles contract through electric impulses (bioelectronics) in normal state, the EMS training makes use of this effect. By employing controllable external electro impulses, the natural effect is additionally intensified and an ultra-effective training can be achieved.
EMS training is in gyms, wellness and beauty centers, as well as in competitive sport, rehabilitation and medicine. Elite athletes use EMS in addition to their training in order to improve their strength and speed. Physical therapists make use of EMS for joint-sparing muscle formation and for targeted back exercises. Personal trainers, gyms and beauty centers use EMS to concentrate on the fitness and beauty aspects: body shaping through muscle formation and catabolism of fat, stimulation of metabolism and tightening of connective tissue.
Yes. You should always workout in 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 exercise over an extended period of time, the muscles will be reduced to the original status. Just like with conventional strength training.
The EMS full-body workout activates over 90% of the muscles fibers at the same time during each contraction compared to conventional weight training using around 50%. EMS devices externally replicate our bodies natural electric impulses to the muscle, however because EMS is a controlled impulse we can activate slow-twitch fibers, fast-twitch fibers and deep muscle tissue layers all at the same time! Therefore, EMS training produces an effect up to 30x more quickly and effectively than conventional weight training.
Leisure time is valuable – too valuable to spend it with time-consuming and ineffective training sessions. Amped Advantage combines the aspect of time saving without any compromises, only two 20-minute training sessions a week is sufficient for your conventional 3x/week for 1-2 hours in the gym. EMS will have you feeling more success in just a few weeks. I know at first the figures seem unbelievable but EMS training is backed by solid scientific research and after you experience the method for yourself you will certainly believe it too!
While the muscle works, the affected area is intensively stimulated. The increased blood flow has a positive effect on the skin, the body is toned and cellulite can be reduced effectively. After the training, you will feel energized and refreshed. EMS training also improves the physical performance: you feel more flexible, stronger, healthier, and you tire less quickly. Compared to conventional training, EMS offers the advantages of an intense workout in much less time.
Yes. You can achieve maximum success with EMS training that cannot be achieved with conventional training in such short time because many muscle groups are used at the same time and the joints are spared. Muscles growth (hypertrophy) is quicker to achieve due to the higher levels of human growth hormones produced during the session (up to 3x as much HGH is produced in 20 mins than 2 hours of conventional training). It is important to know that the hormone level is essential: training males build up muscles (hormone: testosterone) and training females tighten muscles (hormone: estrogen).
Yes. In the first phase of the training, you will lose centimeters and in the second phase, 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 increases. Thus, the training success is amplified and in addition girth and weight are reduced. EMS training is a perfect complement to a dietary change in order to support weight- and girth loss effectively.
You already feel vitalized after the first training session. Visible success, such as a better posture and toned arms usually shows within few training sessions. Girth loss, power increase and improvement of your skin’s appearance will permanently be measurable or visible within four or six weeks – of course always depending on the physical condition at the beginning of the training and nutritional behavior. We recommend one to two 20-minute training sessions a week at the most.
EMS is (generally speaking) suitable for most people. Everyone from couch potatoes to elite athletes can benefit from EMS training. However there are a few contraindicating health issues:
If you have a pacemaker or are pregnant you should not participate in EMS training.
Other contraindications are:
- Inguinal hernia
- Advanced arteriosclerosis
- Severe neurological disorders
- Acute bacterial or viral infections, or fever
- Abdominal wall injury hernia
- Severe or arterial circulatory disorder
- Kidney issues
Consult your doctor if you suffer from any of the above conditions to receive medical approval before starting your Amped Advantage EMS personal training program.
No. Training or therapy using low-frequency current stimulation is not dangerous. Why? Our muscles work constantly. During this process, small intrinsic electric pulses initiate every movement. During the training with current stimulation, this pulse is simply fortified by the additional pulse from outside. Therefore, the impulse does not seem foreign to the body.
No, according to official studies, there are absolutely no negative side effects for sport-healthy humans. On the contrary, there are a lot of positive studies. Electro treatments are also a recognized part of classical techniques in physiotherapy since the 1950s.
No. The low-frequency impulse exclusively activates the skeletal muscles. Organs and the heart are not reached.
You should drink lots of water and have lots of energy for your session. Bring a water bottle, towel and your gym shoes. You will be supplied an outfit to wear for the first workout and then you can choose to rent or buy your own for continuing training.
It is common to experience muscle fatigue immediately after the session and a soreness that lasts from 24 to 48 hours (usually peaking at 48 hours)
We recommend light cardio exercises with lots of warm up. Ensure you drink plenty of water and up your normal protein and healthy fats intake. Also reducing sugar is a good idea because sugar causes inflammation which will make the soreness more intense. Also aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep to aid in proper recovery.