#85: How to Use Muscle Stimulation with Strength and Conditioning

#85: How to Use Muscle Stimulation with Strength and Conditioning

Strength and conditioning workouts bring about more than one benefit. They help maintain muscle tissues, improve bone health, and aid in improving body composition. Strength and conditioning also increase your explosiveness and endurance, improve balance and flexibility, and decrease the risk of injury. Essentially, it promotes good health and should be part of your regular training. 

However, if you’re not getting the results you’ve been working toward or find that you’re struggling to perform your best at times, you might need a little boost. That’s where PowerDot comes in.

Let’s talk about how PowerDot can complement your functional strength training and improve the overall results you get.

The Answer to Better Results With Strength and Conditioning

Here are just a few ways your electric muscle stimulation device can aid you in your journey.

1. Use Electric Muscle Stimulation to Speed Up Recovery

Many people believe that the more they train, the fitter they get. But that’s not the complete story. Rest and recovery are just as important as the training itself.

Why? Let’s find out. 

When you do functional strength training, the tissues of the muscle get microscopic tears. During recovery, that’s when energy stores (called glycogen) get replenished, allowing the body to repair and adapt to stress. And this cycle leads to your muscles getting stronger and leaner. It’s not one without the other.

Essentially, training causes microtears while recovery enables them to heal. So, if you lack proper recovery, the tears grow and your muscles become swollen – making you feel more sore and fatigued than usual. This will also inhibit your strength gains.

To speed up your recovery, pair your strength and conditioning workouts with an electric muscle stimulation unit like PowerDot.

With a device like PowerDot, electrical impulses are sent to your muscle fibers, forcing them to contract. These contractions then increase blood flow and circulation and improve nutrient distribution, thus reducing muscle soreness and muscular injuries.

On top of that, PowerDot learns more about your physical activities and provides you with custom recovery programs. This helps you feel your best, recover faster, and perform better.

Better recovery means better strength and conditioning workouts. 

2. Use Smart TENS to Alleviate Training-Related Pain

If you train for strength and conditioning, it’s inevitable that your body will undergo so much stress that it starts to act up at some point. As we’ve previously mentioned, training cause the muscles to experience tears, which can then lead to aches and pains and even injury.

When you want an effective and safe way to reduce the pain that results from your strength and conditioning workouts, using a device like PowerDot can help.

PowerDot’s Smart TENS technology sends electrical impulses that stimulate the nerves and provide relief to any painful area. It helps create endorphin release and even block pain signals from reaching your brain, thus soothing pain and discomfort.

Plus, PowerDot’s app makes the healing journey very accessible and personal. Within the app, you can simply select your pain area and type and set your tolerance level. You’ll ultimately receive a specialized program to help alleviate any pain from your strength and conditioning workouts. 

You can also track your pain score over time and monitor your progress.

Just as your programming is tailored to your fitness goals, managing pain is also not a one-size-fits-all matter. And we understand this. That’s why we’ve made an approach that’s designed specifically for you. 

3. Warm Up Like a Pro With Electric Muscle Stimulation

Taking your body from 0 to 100 too quickly doesn’t properly prepare you for training and it can lead to serious injuries. That’s why experts emphasize the need to take warmups seriously. It’s more than just passively stretching here and there; it’s the foundation to have an effective training session.

For example, when doing functional strength training, it’s more beneficial to engage in active warmups like using resistance bands or dumbbells rather than simply doing intensive static stretches.

To amplify the effects of your warmup, use a device like PowerDot to incorporate EMS into your routine. It can help stimulate your muscle fibers by contracting them, thus preventing injuries. It also enhances blood flow and circulation, increases activation, and improves muscle strength and endurance.

Essentially, PowerDot helps you get more out of your strength and conditioning training, not only during and after the session but before it even begins.

4. Utilize PowerDot to Improve Your Mobility

A lack of mobility plays a major part in people’s pain and injuries. For instance, if you spend a lot of time sitting (as many of us do), your back, hips, neck, pecs, and shoulders all tighten. This then leads to aches and discomfort in different parts of your body – which, when left unattended, turn to injuries.

To help address this, consider spending at least 10 minutes on mobility every day. This can go from active stretches to wake up the joints and muscles, to taking short walks in between work and lengthening out those muscles. It can also include strength and conditioning exercises like lunges, push-ups, and squats.

Basically, it boils down to adding more movement to help relax and stretch out those muscles.

However, keep in mind that mobility will look different for everyone. Thus, your physical activity should fit your condition and specific needs.

If you’re looking to improve and maintain your mobility, consider using an electric muscle stimulation tool like PowerDot. It helps increase muscular strength, size, and density, along with power and endurance. Moreover, it enables you to move pain-free and improves training performance. 

While the progress and results of your strength and conditioning training will vary from those of others, using a smart and effective electric muscle stimulation device like PowerDot can help you perform better and get the results you’ve been working for. 

With PowerDot, you can recover faster, reduce muscle soreness, prevent injuries, and enhance training results. It’s the training partner you’ve always wanted.

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