Sarcopenia is the term for the loss of muscle mass that occurs with ageing, it is natural, and a part of life. After the age of 30 you begin to lose as much as 3% to 5% per decade, and the rate of decline is even higher after the age of 60. Most men will lose about 30% of their muscle mass during their lifetime. The loss of muscle mass can also mean loss of strength and function and can be a contributing factor to disability in older people, increasing the risk of falls and injury, ultimately leading to functional dependence on others. Symptoms of sarcopenia also includes loss of stamina, which can interfere with the ability to do physical activity, and reduced physical activity means faster shrinking of muscle mass. But don’t worry, if you are suffering from loss of muscle mass and are wanting to gain it back without doing difficult weight training, there is a simple and easy solution.
HOW EMS HELPS BUILD MUSCLE MASS
EMS workouts can help with loss of muscle mass as they are a safer and quicker alternative to regular conventional training. As it is non weight bearing elderly people can train without the risk of injury such as damaging their joints or falling, as it is only a 20-minute workout, older people will not have to train for hours every few days just to gain muscle, instead, once a week 20 minutes of EMS training is enough. EMS works by wearing a suit which sends small electrical impulses throughout your body to all the muscles, contracting them through simple and easy exercises. EMS increases the time muscles are contracted and leads to faster muscle growth. It is the perfect exercise for seniors with symptoms of loss of muscle mass, anyone that has trouble training their muscles with weights, or doing strenuous cardio as your muscles along with the EMS machine are doing more work.
Sue is a regular client with 20v Fitness and says that EMS training has improved her muscle mass significantly. “My husband and I are both 71 years old and reasonably fit. This system has improved muscle mass quite a bit, increased flexibility and, to a certain degree, improved balance.” If you or anyone you know suffers from loss of muscle mass, join 20v where Sue and many others have improved their muscle mass, flexibility and balance. Book a session today!