Frequently Asked Questions
Gymtech S1 is a line of smart sportswear powered by NMES, a proven technology which sends electrical impulses to your muscles to train more effectively than with traditional exercise alone. They can help both beginners looking for a simple solution to get started in their journey, or athletes looking to enhance their workout and extract the best performance.
EMS technology is not meant to fully replace traditional exercise, but complement it. Think of it as another tool in your fitness arsenal - just like resistance bands or kettlebells.
They deliver a different type of stimuli for your body to adapt.
Because the stimuli is externally generated, NMES can deliver a stimuli far superior what is sometimes possible through voluntary muscle contraction - which can help break plateaus and go beyond your current muscle's ability to contract.
There are two main ways to train with Gymtech: normal workout, or dynamic workout.
NMES Static Training
Do a full workout using exclusively Gymtech S1. Follow a 10 to 20-minute exercise with one of three programs, and perform basic static exercises such as static squats, static lunges, and more. Recommended for: Beginners
NMES Dynamic Training
Add Gymtech S1 to any regular training regimen. Follow a 20-minute workout of your choice and use NMES as a workout amplifier. Recommended for: Intermediate
NMES Dynamic Weight Training
This is the most advanced workout mode. You can use dumbbells or resistance bands and leverage NMES for additional stimuli. This can help either shorten your workout time for the same output or intensify your workout for the same duration ("more results, same time").
It is recommended you train a maximum of 2 sessions per week. The same guidelines apply to NMES training as with any training program: proper recovery time, balanced nutrition, and appropriate sleep.
NMES has been shown to increase muscle strength, speed, and jumping abilities. However, there are no solid peer-reviewed study showing NMES to be an effective solution for losing weight.
NMES delivers an external stimuli and trigger muscle damage, but it does not elevate heart rate or burn any significant calories.
However, it is possible to follow a HIIT or cardio-style EMS workout in which case you will burn calories, with NMES increasing muscle solicitation and combine strength and cardio in a single workout.
For beginners or individuals in rehabilitation, it is possible to rely solely on static NMES workout and basic movements such as static squats to see results, as the level of stimuli required to trigger an adaptation response is lower.
As with any training regimen, you must continuously progress to see continuous results. Therefore, you want to increase intensity of the EMS and follow dynamic workouts.
Another thing to keep in mind is your diet, sleep, and overall health - as with any training regimen, these variables are key to a successful training program. This is why we provide health tips, nutrition guide, and other ressources to help you in your fitness journey.