What does EMS feel like?
The recommended intensity will vary between trained and untrained individuals. According to Paavo, 2003 it is equal to the specified voluntary isometric contraction strength or mostly of a value corresponding to the tolerance of the subject. The desired intensity varies from one client to another depending on certain responses:
- Individual sensation
- Resistance of the skin
- Size of the muscles
- In addition, intensity may also vary from session to another depending on several factors.
We always state that a reasonable starting point of tolerance for each individual should be Comfortably Uncomfortable. Our objective is to still achieve full range of motion for the movements during each of your training session.
What Does Comfortably Uncomfortable Mean? Threshold Zones That Help Identify The Training Zone To Be In
This is a quick guide to help you identify and understand the ideal zone to be in for when you are training with EMS. This can take multiple sessions to get familiar with and can be subject to a workout to workout basis depending on your energy levels, hydration, mood, and overall energy.
The Dial In consist of three different zones: Detection threshold, Motoric threshold, Pain threshold.