Aktiv20 offers the first and only hybrid EMS device in the world.
Our award winning EMS device stands as the pinnacle of achievement in EMS technology
ELECTRICAL MUSCLE STIMULATION
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) uses innovative technology that offers people a more powerful and effective workout in 20-minute training sessions per week. There is extensive research to support its benefits, especially in areas of muscle recovery and strengthening. Aktiv20 uses award-winning devices that offer cutting edge technology to give you the best results.
HOW IT WORKS
ACTIWAVE EMS DEVICE
Our EMS device mimics the natural process your body goes through when you do regular exercises by sending gentle electrical impulses to your muscles or nerves - causing your muscles to contract and relax. This allows you to target and stimulate deeper muscle areas and increase blood and oxygen levels in those areas.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES EMS WORK?
Basically, EMS works by using electrical impulses to stimulate and contract your nerves on command. During regular exercise, the brain sends signals to the muscles you are using- which causes them to contract naturally. The body responds by increasing circulation through the distribution of additional oxygen and blood to that muscle area. An EMS device works by mimicking this process and gently sending impulses/ signals to your brain that stimulates your muscles and causes them to contract.
WHAT DOES EMS TRAINING FEEL LIKE?
Familiar with the feeling of getting a good workout? That’s essentially what EMS feels like. Because your muscles are contracting and relaxing in a similar way to that of a regular exercise, the feeling of using EMS is very much alike. Since your muscles are contracting and relaxing in a similar fashion to regular exercise, the sensation feels very similar to a good workout. Some have described it as a mild tingling sensation. Remember that since you control the strength of the impulses, you also control the amount of stimulation and can adjust for your own comfort level.
HOW SAFE IS EMS?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EMS TRAINING?
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS
WHAT SHOULD I EAT OR DRINK BEFORE TRAINING?
EMS training with AKTIV20 is a high intensity training session and it is therefore important to have a sustainable meal (carbohydrate and protein-based) 2 to 3 hours before training. We also recommend drinking at least 500ml water an hour before training to ensure proper hydration. Avoid heavy, starch-based meals and sugary or carbonated drinks before your EMS training session.
WHAT DO I WEAR FOR A TRAINING SESSION?
Come as you are! For your trial we will provide you with the specially designed AKTIV20 shirt and tights you need for an EMS training session. When you sign up you can purchase your own set or make use of our laundry service that gives you access to a set of garments and a towel at each session. You can train barefoot or wear trainers.