Can electrical stimulation improve your workout at the gym?

  • Stav Dimitropoulos
  • BBC Economics

image source, Lebby Ayres


Lebby Ayres says full-body muscle stimulation suits like the one she’s wearing in the photo work for her.

The first time long-distance rower Lebby Ayres tried to work out in the gym wearing an EMS suit, it felt weird.

“I put the suit on and then the trainers sprayed me with water and tied these things around my arms, legs and butt,” says the 51-year-old. “I thought, ‘Am I really going to be able to work out wearing this?’

So the incentive [eléctrico] the machine gave me the most unusual sensations.

When he woke up the next morning at home in London, his muscles were at the level of soreness they usually are from exercising for several hours, but he says I was just practicing from 20 minutes.

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