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EMS Basics

What does EMS stand for?

In the world of fitness training, the abbreviation "EMS" stands for "Electro-Myo-Stimulation" (Greek "electro" = electric, concerning electricity, Greek "myos" = the muscle, Latin "stimulation" = activation, stimulus, strengthening), which means Elec

What is Electro Muscle Stimulation?

Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) is the act of using low frequency pulses of electric current to bring the striated muscles of the human body  into controlled contractions. There are two common use cases of EMS.    First, EMS can be used on specific

Is EMS training safe?

Yes. Used properly, full-body EMS is a safe and effective fitness modality, especially given the absence of external loads or wear and tear on your joints. Please refer to our Instruction Manual for more information on who can use Katalyst and its pr

EMS training and elevated CK (creatine kinase) levels

CK levels can be significantly elevated after a person’s first full-body EMS training sessions or after a hiatus. This common phenomenon is caused by the large number of muscle groups and fibers trained, which the person may not be accustomed to acti