Having your body trained with the EMS technology may increase your Creatine Kinase Levels (CK-levels) far beyond the normal average value.
But this may also happened if you run a marathon as well. Let me explain this to you. You may wonder what is CK, because you probably have not heard of it so much. According to medical data, CK is an enzyme primarily found in the brain, skeletal muscles, and heart. An elevated level of Creatine Kinase (CK) is seen in conditions that produce “damage” to the skeletal muscles, but not only. And when I say “damage” I only refer to highly intense training as with EMS or other performance traditional routines that are really strenuous and can produce visible changes on the body.
Because, you actually train 9 major muscle groups at once, you body mass will increase, in other words you will become really fit in no time, but you may also experience an increase in CK levels.
The difference between CONVENTIONAL TRAINING VS. EMS TRAINING
- During conventional training the brain sends a message down the spinal cord through the nerves innervating all the muscles initiating them to contract.
- Whereas during EMS training an external source applied directly on the muscles irritates the nerves to send these signals to your muscle to contract. This is achieved by passing a low frequency impulse through the electrode pads placed over a muscle. The impulse passes through the skin to the nerves in the contact area, stimulating the connecting muscles to contract. Electrodes are attached to muscles and wired to the XBody device that sends low-level electricity through the skin to stimulate nerve and muscle fibers.
Checking your ck levels
Subsequent muscular impairment from strenuous exercise is a common and normal occurrence. Athletes often feel muscular soreness between 8 and 48 hours post-exercise, with peak levels occurring at around 48 hours. This discomfort is thought to be the result of the muscular damage that can occur with any type of high-intensity workout. Although it is normal to sustain muscular damage with exercise, excessive damage can cause a condition that can affect your kidneys.
If I did not scare you too much, you may know that this condition is really avoidable if you just keep hydrated really well before and after training.
Your CK levels can be checked by taking a simple blood test, because a high percentage of the body’s CK is present in muscle tissue. For the past 3 decades muscular damage investigation has been done using CK levels.
During our extensive experience, we observed some exceptional cases of CK increase in after 20 minutes of EMS training – an increase normally observed after running a marathon! So take into account that undergoing EMS training it is a really an accelerated process that will change your body muscular appearance and your metabolism too. Studies have shown that cellular changes (such as the increase of satellite cells in the muscle, increasing the number endurance-resistant muscle cells) occurred after only 3 weeks of training. After 6 weeks, many of the changes are complete and then, there are structural transformations to the musculature (hypertrophy and increased capillaries).
So hydrate, hydrate, hydrate, whether you are running a marathon or getting trained with EMS.
My advice FOR STUDIO OWNERS
You may want to know important health issues about your customers. So conduct an interview with your clients and present all the consequences caused by EMS training. Hortobabyi/Denehan (1989) showed that is not uncommon for healthy exercising athletes to have high blood CK levels. High resting CK levels were attributed to decreased enzyme removal from the blood, permanently damaged muscle cell membranes as a result of chronic physical stress. This is a result also in higher level of protein breakdown and higher lean body mass of athletes.
As with any intensive training, poor hydration may lead to negative side effects, therefore the best advice for your customers is: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.