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What is metabolic training with electrostimulation?

A part of society wonders if electrostimulation training really works. Now, the question also extends to: does EMS work with metabolic training? The answer is YES, and we’re going to tell you why in this post.

What is metabolic training?

This type of training includes all the physical and biochemical processes that occur in the body, for example: transform the food consumed, the body’s hormones, enzymes, bone growth, etc. In this training, we can divide metabolism into processes of degradation and synthesis (catabolism and anabolism).

However, there are other definitions of metabolic training, such as: “it causes the metabolic rate to increase momentarily, and this means greater calorie consumption during training and also later, during recovery”, as Lékué says.

Increasing muscle mass through strength training is an anabolic process that needs energy. The metabolism is life. The basal metabolic rate varies depending on the proportion of active tissue. In the case of women, this rate is 10-15% lower than in men due to the lower muscle proportion.

How to do metabolic training with i-motion EMS

To carry out this type of training we should consider a series of recommendations:

  • Directly use dynamic movements instead of static positions.
  • Short and individual impulses with continuous change of relaxation and tension cause better blood supply of muscles and tissue.
  • The recommended configuration for the ‘Metabolic’ program is resistance program with 7H, rectangular pulses, a pulse width of 350 microseconds, continuous pulse, intensity 6-7/10 (strong) during the loading phases, 5-10 minutes of training, etc.

Before telling you what are the recommended exercises to perform a good workout, you should know that it is advisable to do dynamic movements instead of static, and instead of the initial position, you can walk on site and vary stepping sideways, movements, etc.

Metabolic training exercises

Here are some ideal exercises for effective metabolic training with EMS:

  1. Dynamic squats. You should start with an initial position and distributing the load between heels and the outer edge of the feet. Bend your knees, return to the starting position, and, during downward movement, extend your arms forward as a counterweight. Finally, don’t forget that the back should stay straight, and the head should be a prolongation of the vertebral column. It is advisable to use the fastest pace with which you can maintain the technique correctly.
  2. Cross-country skiing. Start with a parallel position with your feet on a towel. Extend your arms back and forth bending the elbows and putting your fingers apart. Now, you should change the position of the arm and leg on the opposite side, maintaining your body stable. As a recommendation, to do this exercise you can imagine the movement of a cross-country skier.
  3. EMS on cardio machines. A bike, a treadmill or an elliptical helps you perform a more effective resistance training. Its movements are not difficult. Also, athletes will appreciate your help. You should know that the session on the cardio machine should be between 10 and 30 minutes with a continuous and constant impulse.
  4. Ski jump. Start bending a little bit your knees, with your arms and feet in parallel in a balanced way. Jump with the feet together, quickly and simultaneously. Maintain your knees bent because the movement is only performed from the ankles.

Are you going to train with EMS? Nutrition tips

Training with the electric muscle stimulator from involves high intensity and, to compensate, you should consume foods with the right amount of five nutrients of optimal quality: water, vitamins and minerals, fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The great advantage of high energy consumption and metabolism improvement is that the body consumes more calories. Check out these tips:

  1. Both the trainer and users who train with EMS should get used to drinking enough water with good nutrient content (before, during and after electrostimulation training).
  2. If you also add to the water some fruit, such as bananas or apples, you can make the most of the magnesium that is in the water.
  3. Try not to consume carbohydrates two hours before or during the metabolic training with EMS to reduce the level of fat.
  4. The most recommended carbohydrates are vegetables (carrot, pepper, eggplant…), salads (cucumber, tomato, lettuce…), mushrooms, fruits, etc.
  5. Consume a good combination of animal/vegetal protein (vegetables with fish, fruit with almond milk, salad with meat, etc.).
  6. Eat high-protein foods, such as nuts, lamb, turkey, chicken, eggs or fish.
  7. Consume vitamins (B1, B12, C…) and minerals (magnesium, zinc, iron…).

Now that you know how to perform proper metabolic training, don’t forget to follow these tips to boost the results. Do you have any doubts? i-motion can help you.

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