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Do Ab Stimulators EMS work?

Ab Stimulators DO work to help with Abdominal:

Strength, Endurance, Size, Function

Abdominal Stimulators DO NOT help with:

Weight Loss, Fat Burning

To learn the truth about Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) for the Abdominals, keep scrolling.

Ab stimulation or Smart fitness training may have some value with gaining strength and endurance in the abdominal muscles. Do Ab Stimulators Work?

How Do Ab Stimulators Work?

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Smart fitness training works by providing an electrical impulse to stimulate a muscle contraction. This mimics the neurological system's muscle activation.  The contraction is not as strong or specific as it would be if you actively contracted it yourself. 

There have been numerous studies on the topic of electrical stimulation on abdominal strength and endurance with the use of electrical stimulation.  Most studies show that using electrical stimulation can help to improve the strength, endurance and size of abdominals when compared to those who do not use EMS.
The muscles includes:

Internal Obliques

External Oblique

Transverse Abdominals.

Do Smart fitness training simulator help with weight loss?

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The quick answer is no, there is no significant scientific evidence to show that electrical stimulation helps with weight loss. There is evidence that EMS to the abdominals may decrease the waist size but it does not translate to losing weight. 

The change in waist size may be due to the increase in tone in the Transverse abdominals which act like a corset and hold the visceral organs in tighter.  

Electrical muscle Stimulation is a different type of electrical stimulation that stimulates a muscle contraction. While you may feel muscles tighten with TENS, the contraction is not strong enough or deep enough to effectively assist in strengthening muscles.

Will an Ab EMS Stimulator give me a 6 pack?

Ab stimulators may help to strengthen the abdominals. They are sometimes called ab machines. Image of a couple with defined abdominals

Who doesn't want Chiseled, 6-Pack Abs?  The fact is, Ab Stimulators may help you increase the strength and endurance of your abdominals, but they are no replacement for exercise.  When you do an Abdominal Crunch, you engage much more than your abdominal muscles.  You use your legs, upper back, neck, etc. This burns more calories than simply stimulating the abdominals. 

EMS does not produce the same strength of contraction in the abdominals as a crunch or a sit up. 

If you want a 6-Pack, this is what it takes:

Eat Healthy

Exercise hard daily

Drink plenty of water

Good Genetics...and a little luck!

Not everyone has the genetics to sport a 6-pack.  Instead, consider working on the things you can control.  But, an Smart fitness toning muscle training simulator may be an augmentation to your program that could help you activate your abdominals.

The biggest risk factor of electrical stimulation is that it may interfere with other electrical devices. So don't use them if you have any internal electrical device such as a pacemaker or cardiac defibrillator.

Other risks include:

Adhesive allergies from the electrodes


Does Smart fitness training help with back pain?

It has been well documented that core strengthening including the Transverse abdominals can help to increase dynamic stability in the spine and help with lower back pain. So, you could assume that Smart fitness training could help by helping to strengthen the transverse abdominals. The direct effects of abdominal electrical stimulation on helping with low back pain needs more detailed research.

Are  Exercisers or Ab Stimulators worth It?

The quick answer is YES. If you're looking for a way to get thin or in shape, there is no replacement for discipline and hard work. but EMS helps you to keep your shape or bring your body into it.

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