Do you remember watching the old videos and seeing men and women stand on those machines that looked like human buffers? With a long piece of stretchy rubber, it would rapidly move the person standing in the machine. Often drawing howling laughter, I could never wrap my mind around how a machine like this could really help someone actually lose weight! Currently, there is a new fad among us, which involves using electrical pulses to do the exercise for you. I’m someone that always has my guards up when I hear of actual exercise being performed in a process that is too simple to believe. In my mind, I’m of the mindset that if there is no pain there is rarely any gain. However, early reports on the electrical pulse machines and how they can be used to help people lose weight are quite revealing. What is even more astounding would be the figures behind how much benefit you can get from a muscle stimulation machine experience. You can likely imagine what one of these machines would look like, with the sticky adhesive pieces that you’ll need to place in certain areas, in order to really get your muscles moving. Also, you shouldn’t think of this like you would a sauna, where you could just have a 30 minute session every day. Being that this is a new innovation we are staying, experts are wanting to take it slow which is something that I really agree with. Here is where it gets really strange, the muscle stimulation machines are not like the ab belts of the past, an invention only designed to slim you down. Being that you are stimulating your muscles, just like you would with weightlifting, the end result is the same and you would create an anabolic environment internally.
What this innovation of science and fitness combined could hold for the future of us all is amazing to even consider. Gone could be the days of workout centers and lifting weights as we know it, what a scary thought that is! The use of these machines aren’t widespread quite yet and it still does carry a pretty hefty price tag to actually try one. I hope that soon I will get the chance to try one of these machines for myself and I will immediately let all of you know how it went. Much remains to be seen on the long term effects of these machines. When we begin to see some really good before and after pictures, I will be more onboard to actually give this a shot. What I am optimistic for is that there could be a potential revolution and how we attain true fitness!
We could be seeing the bygone days of weight machines, instead loading up buildings with these electrical pulse devices, looking like something more out of the Matrix than anything else. Could we soon be faced with a world full of people who are in perfect shape, just from sitting in some machine for thirty minutes, that remains to be seen. If you have seen how much it costs to use one of these electrical muscle machines, it would likely be far more cheaper to just sign up at your local gym. With the machine device being so new, I’m sure that the prices will drop eventually.