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EMS Machine

What do you guys think about it? Is it too good to be true? Dan John would probably say it is. I can almost quote him “If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.”

well what are you expecting EMS to do for you?

If you are expecting it to give you amazing gains without entering a gym… then yes, that thinking is too good to be true.

If you are thinking it can help maintain muscle mass during a speed/power block… then yes it will do the job.

You could also probably use it to give you an extra hypertrophy boost in a muscle mass building program to allow you to stress the muscles without the CNS so much. Kind of like doing a high-frequency program, something like each body part twice a week in the gym and once or twice a week via EMS. That’s purely speculative and I don’t know if it would actually work though.