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Doctor insights on: Mat Muscle Activation Technique

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Can electrical muscle stimulation (ems) technology help tone up muscles?

Can electrical muscle stimulation (ems) technology help tone up muscles?

YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Does electrical muscle stimulation help build muscle mass?

Does electrical muscle stimulation help build muscle mass?

Probably not: Electric stimulators have a use in rehab, they keep muscles from atrophying. But there is no evidence that they build muscle, although it's easy to believe that they would. I remain skeptical. But you know what does build muscle? Exercise! ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation be an alternative to muscle stretching?

Can electrical muscle stimulation be an alternative to muscle stretching?

Contracts muscles: Muscle stimulation causes muscle to contract so it really is not an alternative to muscle stretching. Some feel it is useful for strengthening muscles. ...Read more

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Ems (electrical muscle stimulation) unit - is this useful for building up my muscle tone?

YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation really help build muscle?

Can electrical muscle stimulation really help build muscle?

Not much.: Muscle hypertrophy is maximed when the nerve to the muscle tells it to contract. Some benefit can occur, but is slight compared to "real" exercise. Can help to prevent muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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Could I grow muscle using isometric techniques?

Could I grow muscle using isometric techniques?

Yes: Isometric exercise is a form of exercise involving the static contraction of a muscle without any visible movement in the angle of the joint. This type of workout is useful for rehabilitation and increases muscular strength. Unless you are an astronaut in zero gravity, nasa concluded isometrics promote muscle growth but failed to prevent a decrease in the amount of contractile proteins in muscle. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation be an alternative to active stretching?

No: Ems causes muscles to contract and may help to strengthen muscles. You still have to stretch to gain muscle length and flexibility. ...Read more

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Can muscle activation therapy (mat) help treat a tailbone injury?

Can muscle activation therapy (mat) help treat a tailbone injury?

Neuromuscular stimul: Tens is helpful & beneficial in many musculoskeletal anomalies with few to no detrimental effects. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation really build muscle or is it just a gimmick?

Can electrical muscle stimulation really build muscle or is it just a gimmick?

Build muscle: Dr.Kots was able to show, using a tensiometric device, that the muscle tension produced in a maximal ems contraction can be up to 30% higher than a maximal voluntary contraction. This finding was corroborated by independent studies and makes intuitive sense, given the nature of the body's energy conservation system. This paper was published 1973 in montreal concordia univ by dr.Kots of ussr. ...Read more

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Can MRI with 3 tesla magnet power evaluate cremaster muscle strain/inflammation?

Can MRI with 3 tesla magnet power evaluate cremaster muscle strain/inflammation?

Not likely: The muscle is too small. Both thin and superficial structures are difficult to image on mri. This muscle is both. ...Read more

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Has anyone obtained effective results in toning up by using electrical muscle stimulation?

YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more

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Muscle fibers forming pacemaker are less striated than other muscle fibers..But does it help the pacemaker conduct impulse faster, how?

Muscle fibers forming pacemaker are less striated than other muscle fibers..But does it help the pacemaker conduct impulse faster, how?

Not clear ?: No muscle fibers make the pacemaker. Pacemaker is an artificial device implanted in one's heart. The leas of a pacemaker are not in the muscle but in one of the heart vessels. ...Read more

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Are there ways to increase/built the following muscles by simple home excersises? 1. Trapezius 2. Deltoids 3. Biceps-triceps

Are there ways to increase/built the following muscles by simple home excersises? 1. Trapezius 2. Deltoids 3. Biceps-triceps

Numerous: There are plenty of great exercises to build these muscles, push ups and pull ups are two great body weight exercises that require almost no equipment that will target all of these muscles at once. ...Read more

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Which workouts are best to build upper body muscle mass?

Which workouts are best to build upper body muscle mass?

Use a trainer: The important muscles to build are the latissimus, pects major, trapezius, deltoid, biceps and triceps. Please make sure that the training is under supervision from someone experienced in training. ...Read more

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Is an orgasm an involuntary muscle contraction of the smooth muscle tissue?

Is an orgasm an involuntary muscle contraction of the smooth muscle tissue?

Sort of: Orgasm is a complex reaction that causes, among other things, certain smooth muscle fibers (vagina/uterus) to have rhythmic contractions. Not every smooth muscle contraction is due to an orgasm. ...Read more

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Patient with excellent result of prior (x3) spinal fusion. Severe paraspinous muscle spasm with MRI showing paraspinous muscle atrophy edema. Rx?

Patient with excellent result of prior (x3) spinal fusion. Severe paraspinous muscle spasm with MRI showing paraspinous muscle atrophy edema. Rx?

Physical Therapy: I will probable have him/her continue with pt/hep focused in strengthening the paraspinal musculatures. Tens units can be tried to see if it can also help. ...Read more

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Which has the potential to increase bone mass density the most, strength training (1-5 reps) or hypertrophy (8-12 reps). I use a pair of dumbbells?

Which has the potential to increase bone mass density the most, strength training (1-5 reps) or hypertrophy (8-12 reps). I use a pair of dumbbells?

Weight bearing: Weight bearing exercise, such as walking, is the best form of exercise to increase bone mass density. Strength training and hypertrophic exercises can increase muscle strength and size, respectively, and may be somewhat helpful for increasing bone mass density, but the exercise method of choice is weight bearing. Carrying weight while walking can increase benefit. ...Read more

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Does stretching break the muscle fibers the same way as resistance training?

Does stretching break the muscle fibers the same way as resistance training?

No: The effects of muscle stretching are different than resistance training. Both are important. Stretching, particularly after you are warmed up helps balance the muscles from the front of the body with the muscles in the back of the body. This is important to avoid injury and help your joints work with less stress. Resistance training will build muscle strength by inducing muscles to enlarge. ...Read more