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i-motion: group electrical stimulation without a maximum number of participants

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i-motion offers the possibility of multi-group electrical stimulation training. With two training programmes, i-motion can custom design your sessions and sessions for the groups you train via electrical stimulation. These programmes can also be diversified into different training plans. These plans offer varying intensity and adapt to the needs of your clients or your own needs.

The use of group electrical stimulation

i-motion uses next-generation technology. Two or three screens allow greater autonomy when focusing on different types of training. These screens are used for group electrical stimulation with wireless modules.

Each programme has the ability to monitor trainings for up to ten people. Plus, it adapts the intensities individually for each user. Training can even be stopped at any time if the user so requires.

The training screens or windows are accessed through Microsoft Windows.

Multigroup training applications

With the latest technology, it’s possible to do group trainings anywhere while doing any type of activity.

It’s also possible to provide individual, couple or other pair services. The other person in the pair is usually someone of similar characteristics and with similar goals.

By doing couple sessions, you can enjoy group electrical stimulation sessions with your partner to share something more.

Where you can do group electrical stimulation

  • Gyms
  • EMS studios
  • Sports centres
  • Outdoors

Gyms have been threatened by the success of electrical stimulation. This is the reason why traditional venues are also offering it now. As they say, “either shape up or get out”; gyms are now being forced to adapt to the huge demand for this novel and revolutionary service.

Moreover, you can do group electrical stimulation outside with the all-new wireless technology. A number of studies have proven the many benefits of doing sport outdoors.

For example, psychologically, physical activity outdoors brings vitality and enthusiasm, increases self-esteem, decreases emotional and physical tension, depression and fatigue.

It also provides a feeling of freedom and produces endorphins, which is the happiness hormone, in addition to offering a chance to breathe clean air. This can’t be found in a gym.

Outdoor physical activity can be done in many places such as forests, beaches, parks, etc.

Types of multi-group training

  • Core
  • Gap
  • Functional
  • Personalized

With personalized training, the trainer decides upon the intensity of the electrical pulses. These electrical pulses can be different for each muscle group as work is done independently on the different muscle groups. So, if a student has pain in a certain muscle, that muscle or area doesn’t have to be worked and this prevents overloading it. However, work can be done on the other muscle groups where there is no pain.

Using electrical stimulation for active recovery

Active recovery consists of recovering the muscle fibres to decrease muscular overload. It is done by gradually decreasing the frequency of contraction every two minutes until the minimum is reached.

  • A lower lactate index

The accumulation of lactate incudes muscular fatigue. Electrical stimulation speeds up the elimination process and, therefore, muscle recovery.

The first few minutes are dedicated to higher intensity stimulation and, then, the frequency is decreased as mentioned. This process respects active aerobic recovery without overall, cardiovascular or bone-tendon fatigue.

  • Increased intramuscular blood flow

Electrical muscle stimulation increases blood flow in the arteries. But, this does not mean it increases heart rate or blood pressure; in other words, it does not increase overall fatigue.

Venous return also increases, draining the veins and bringing relief for “heavy” legs. Successive muscular wear pressures the vascular structures for improved lymphatic drainage.

  • An endorphin-induced analgesic effect

The central nervous system produces peptides, which decrease pain, relax the muscles and lower anxiety. These substances they produce include endorphins and encephalins.

Electrical pulses, such as the ones produced by electrical stimulation, are known to increase the secretion of these substances.

  • A relaxing and tension-relieving effect

The endorphin effect is antalgic; in other words, it produces generalized muscle relaxation. Moreover, stimulation at low frequencies has a tension-relieving effect in the muscle mass. This tension-relieving effect remains for hours after stimulation.

This relaxing and tension-relieving effect improves flexion and extension in chain exercises using muscles that have been subjected to electrical stimulation. In other words, it improves control of the movements made with the muscles in question.

This means that, firstly, the decrease in frequency fosters the elimination of lactic acid, increases blood flow and also produces an endorphinic effect which decreases the feeling of pain and offers local tension relief which improves movement.

Using this low-frequency session between 15 minutes and 3 hours after doing physical activity is recommended. And the time this active rest is used will be predetermined based on the most appropriate programme.

The use of the active recovery icon can be for:

  • Strength 1 and 2
  • Bodybuilding 1 and 2
  • Fitness
  • Resistance
  • Definition
  • Drainage

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