The primary function of a Tens unit (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is to help people reduce pain in certain parts of there body. Many people want to know, can a tens unit help to build muscle?
The answer is maybe a Tens unit can help to build muscle. A Tens unit stimulants the nerves with small electric pulses. These pulses causes your body to flinch which can result in your body building muscle.
If you are looking to build muscle you are better off looking for a EMS (Electrical Muscle Simulator) machine or a combined TENS + EMS machine.
What Is An EMS Machine?
An EMS machine (Electrical Muscle Stimulator) works the same way as a Tens machine but gives different results.
The EMS machine is a small unit which usually has two or four pads connected to it which you place on your body for the treatment.
When you turn on the EMS machine it sends an electrical current to your muscles which may be helpful with the initial phase of muscle building.
If you are looking for a good EMS machine I highly recommend the Balego EMS Digital MT100I machine
What Is a Tens Unit?
A Tens unit (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) is a small battery operated device which primary function is to help relieve pain.
There are usually two or four electrode pads attached to the unit which you place on your body for the treatment.
Once the pads are in place you turn on the device (Start at the lowest level and work your way up) which then stimulants the nerves with small electric pulses.
Some believe that these electric pulses will make your body flinch which will in turn help you to build muscle, but many researches have disproved this theory of muscle building.
So if you are looking for a machine to help you with your muscle building it is highly recommended to use a Tens + EMS Device.
What is a Tens Unit + EMS
As you can probably guess a Tens Unit + EMS is a single unit which has Tens (Designed to stimulate nerves) and EMS (Stimulated muscles) built in to it.
With this device you get the best of both worlds. In fact if you are using a TENS machine it is highly recommended to use one with EMS builtin.
Whilst purchasing a dual machine might be more expensive it will be worth it as you are getting two different treatments at the same time.
If you are looking for a Tens unit with EMS built in I highly recommend the FDA Cleared iReliev TENS Unit + EMS which is by far the best combined unit on the market today.
Benefits of Using EMS For Muscle Building
There are many benefits of using an EMS machine which include
- Muscle strengthening
- Rehabilitation purposes
- Increasing blood circulation
- Relaxation of muscles
- Cosmetic muscle toning
We have talked about the benefits of muscle building but an EMS machine is also helpful in the following cases
Rehabilitation – If you have had an injury where the muscle has gone unused for a long time you can use a Tens + EMS combined unit to help with any pain you might have as well as help to re-build muscle to that part of the body.
Increasing Blood Circulation – Poor blood circulation could be the main reason why your muscles are painful / uncomfortable. Muscle soreness is a way of your body telling you about the lack of blood circulation.
By using an EMS machine this will help stimulate your body which in turn will increase blood circulation around your body.
Relaxation Of Muscles – If your muscles have been overworked they might ache / twitch / feel uncomfortable, using a EMS machine will help the muscle to relax and become more comftable.
Can An EMS Machine Be Used for Toning abs
We use to see so many advertisements about a magic EMS treatment that will help you tone your abs. It seems to good to be true that using an EMS machine while sitting / lying down will help you to tone your abs. Or does it?
It has been scientifically proven that using an EMS machine will help you to tone your abs. In fact many athletes are using this method and this technology is one of the most popular methods to tone abs.
You can use any EMS machine to tone your ABS, you just need to know the best place to put the electrode pads.
Using an EMS machine to tone your abs has become so popular that special EMS machine have been developed specifically for toning abs. An example of one of the machines are in this picture.
If you are looking for an EMS machine to help tone your abs I highly recommend the UNOSEKS Abs Stimulator Muscle Toner, on the reviews on Amazon 85% of people have rated it 5 Stars!!