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

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Gimmick

It just stimulates it while being shocked.
Nothing happens afterwards and between sessions like if you actually exercised or lifted weights.

In brief: Gimmick

It just stimulates it while being shocked.
Nothing happens afterwards and between sessions like if you actually exercised or lifted weights.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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