Nutrition in EMS training: discover what you need!
Are you doing a muscle electrostimulation workout? How are you eating? Do you take the right nutrients? How much water are you drinking?
Thinking about our nutrition in EMS workout even before starting has sense. This workout involves a very high intensity that requires the intake of foods with the right amount of five nutrients of optimal quality: water, fats, vitamins and minerals, protein and carbohydrates. What’s the advantage? Your body will consume more calories and increase the calories you burn. In turn, basal metabolism increases due to the development of musculature, which causes the elimination of fat reserves and a better physical appearance.
Throughout this post we will give you some tips to have a healthy diet in your workouts with the professional muscle stimulator from imotion-ems.com.
4 things to know about nutrition in EMS training
To start, let’s talk about one of the most important components of the body: water. How much water do you drink? It is recommended for athletes or personal trainers who train with electrostimulation equipment to get used to drinking enough water, with little or no gas, and a high amount of nutrients. It is advisable to do it before, during and mainly after training, since the sessions make us sweat intensely.
From a nutritional point of view, it is important that the water has a good proportion of magnesium and calcium, and we can even add some slices of ginger and squeezed lemon juice. It will increase the regeneration effect due to its antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Another option is to add fruit to the water (kiwi, apple, banana…).
For many people, fats are the great enemy. However, not all of them are bad for the body. As with carbohydrates, you should distinguish between convenient and inconvenient. We can find four types: trans fatty acids (vegetable oils), saturated fatty acids (cheese, meat, sausages…), monounsaturated fatty acids (olive oil), polyunsaturated fatty acids (rape seed oil, flaxseed, fatty acids, etc.).
Neither all carbohydrates serve us nor can we take them at any time. It is recommended to do it about two hours before or during metabolic training with muscle electrostimulation to reduce fat. Thanks to carbohydrates, users can increase insulin secretion, which allows to reduce glucagon, “it is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas. Its main function is to increase blood glucose levels, using the glucose levels that exist in the liver”, as the Diabetes Association of Madrid points out.
What kind of carbohydrates can you drink? Although they tend to have a bad reputation, we find those that contribute to performance and those that delay it. Among the first we find: vegetables (onion, garlic, broccoli, potato, carrot, pepper…), salads (lettuce, tomato, radish, cucumber…), fruits (raspberries, banana, pear, peach…), mushrooms. With other carbohydrates we must reduce consumption, such as pastries, sweets or products with cereals, among others.
4. Minerals and vitamins
As mentioned in previous paragraphs, electrostimulation training involves a high intensity, so minerals and vitamins are a fundamental pillar in the intake of athletes. Ideally, a balanced diet with a lot of consumption of fruit, vegetables, selected fish, egg, water, etc.
We cannot forget the importance of Vitamin C, which is fundamental to the immune system; Magnesium, essential for daily consumption; Zinc, essential also for the proper functioning of metabolism; and Iron, responsible for transporting oxygen through the body.
Now that you have an idea of some nutrition tips for EMS workouts, it’s time to get started. And if you have any doubts, don’t forget to tell us.
Other things to consider when training with EMS
It’s clear that nutrition is one of the most important factors in a workout, but it’s not the only one. Personal trainers, as the highest responsible for the application of EMS to their users, should also consider the specific psychosomatic factor of EMS.
In the treatment and assistance of these, the psychological component is often underestimated, and therefore, from i-motion we want to emphasize its importance. Beyond sport, for many years, physiotherapy patients were treated with passive therapies filled with static exercises. However, over the years, the treatment has been adopting measures where activity predominates. And this is a great advantage that muscle electrostimulation provides, since its psychics can be seen at the origin of psychic pains.
In short, sports training offers much better expectations for the healing and recovery of the body.
In addition, training and treatment through current electrostimulation equipment also influence the satisfaction of relationship and proximity needs (greater trust between coach and client), greater satisfaction and joy (predominantly in this type of training), increases control (explains in detail, and without using too many technical concepts, the operation of the equipment and transmits the purpose of the training. You will see that the athlete will appreciate that control). And if you have a recognized coach license, such as the i-motion EMS technical certificate, much better.
Are you ready to become a reference coach? What are you doing to ensure quality training? How is the service you offer your users? Do you want to know more about i-motion technology? Contact us and do not hesitate to tell us all your concerns. We can help you!