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anyone own and use an ems unit?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 15, 2012 at 8:11 PM

If so, what model is good and what have been your positive and negative experiences using it?

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on August 16, 2012
at 03:11 PM

It's possible since there are so many variables. Currently I'm testing out the marc pro for a month, its is a 600 machine, tho I don't know how upcharged that price is. The claims are that they use the specific voltage to recover muscles and create Angiogenesis. They market to cyclists and athletes, Kelly starret of mobwod and now crossfit has caught on. User reports are saying it prevents doms.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on August 16, 2012
at 03:06 PM

Not really. I've found 2 units under 150 with 8 electrodes, 4 channels, specifically ems units. There are while websites that sell consumer versions. There are the 600 ones too of course.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 16, 2012
at 11:37 AM

Yeah, most of the units available to consumers have just the TENS setting which makes them less effective anything other than pain relief.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on August 16, 2012
at 03:19 AM

What units did u buy? Links if you're able

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on August 15, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Increased circulation, lymphatic pumping, recovery, Angiogenesis

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on August 15, 2012
at 09:25 PM

Increased circulation, recovery, Angiogenesis

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on August 15, 2012
at 09:01 PM

The image this conjured is priceless. Thank you!

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 15, 2012
at 09:01 PM

What are you using it for?

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on August 15, 2012
at 08:52 PM

It's always hilarious to wrap an ems band around a someone's arm, put it up to maximum power, and then shock them into punching themselves in the face.

If you bleed enough, then it's great for depleting your iron levels.

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on August 15, 2012
at 09:01 PM

The image this conjured is priceless. Thank you!

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 16, 2012
at 11:47 AM

I'm not sure on the angiogenesis, but for the others you may be looking for a deeper sort of EMS sometimes referred to as Russian Stim and High Volt. These are waveform options in the higher end models. Like Beth said you may not be able to buy one without either a prescription or actually being a health care practitioner. Something like this, but for home is what you probably are looking for http://www.scriphessco.com/products/chattanooga-intelect-transport-2-channel-unit/.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on August 16, 2012
at 03:11 PM

It's possible since there are so many variables. Currently I'm testing out the marc pro for a month, its is a 600 machine, tho I don't know how upcharged that price is. The claims are that they use the specific voltage to recover muscles and create Angiogenesis. They market to cyclists and athletes, Kelly starret of mobwod and now crossfit has caught on. User reports are saying it prevents doms.

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on August 16, 2012
at 10:41 AM

I did EMS for two years at a dedicated studio, not at home. While it didn't do much (or anything) in ways of fat loss, it improved my abs and back muscles enough to get rid of some awful posture-related tension headaches I had been carrying around since forever.

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on August 15, 2012
at 09:52 PM

I know someone who lost a lot of control in one of their legs due to a nerve condition coming fromm their back. Using EMS has helped then regain alot of control back they've told me

Dr Terry Wahls used it along with a Paleo type diet to improve her MS condition.

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on November 27, 2012
at 10:33 PM

It's not paleo but it sounds intriguing. I saw Kelly Starrett supporting the MarcPro on the MobilityWod. I also heard a lot about the Tennant Biomodulator at the WAPF conference, which is basically an EMS device. Would love to see some Paleo gurus try out some of these devices.

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on August 15, 2012
at 10:53 PM

I love EMS. But the two units I was able to buy as a consumer were a pale, pale comparison to the unit I used at the chiropractors. I wouldn't bother unless you got lots of $$.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on August 16, 2012
at 03:19 AM

What units did u buy? Links if you're able

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on August 16, 2012
at 03:06 PM

Not really. I've found 2 units under 150 with 8 electrodes, 4 channels, specifically ems units. There are while websites that sell consumer versions. There are the 600 ones too of course.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 16, 2012
at 11:37 AM

Yeah, most of the units available to consumers have just the TENS setting which makes them less effective anything other than pain relief.

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on August 15, 2012
at 08:44 PM

What are your intentions for use of the unit? Strength, endurance, weight loss, etc? I personally don't put much stock in them (I think old fashioned exertion is better than electronic stimulation) but there seems to be some evidence that they can help with muscle conditioning (although it seems to burn very little calories, so it will be useless for weight loss).

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on August 15, 2012
at 09:25 PM

Increased circulation, recovery, Angiogenesis

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