Step into a muscle suit
Celebs think they are superb
If you didn’t get to see the new Spider- man movie with Tom Holland, chances are you at least heard of it.
The fantastic young actor that is the new face of the franchise, appeared on talk shows, magazines and online forums talking about the part and how he got it.
Young Tom Holland was a hit in the musical version of Billy Elliot, and his dance and gymnastic prowess was perhaps one of the major factors of him getting the role.
Who better to play Spidey, than a kid that could already flip, jump and roll like an expert.
What he did need to do though was get a little more buff, so his trainer introduced him to the world of EMS.
EM, Electronic Muscle Stimulation, and the system Holland used was a suit that is embellished with electrodes, that are hooked up to a device that send electronic pulses to the muscle groups of the wearer.
The muscles contract giving the impression of working out, and those that use the device swear by the results.
The assertion is, that wearing the suit for around 20 minutes, can be the equivalent of doing a three hour stint at the gym, so it’s easy to see why busy celebs would be drawn to the idea.
Already we have started to see a slew of other famous celeb types using EMS suits to work out.
Heidi Klum, Liz Hurley and of course Madonna are all keen users of EMS suits.
But before you all rush out to buy yourself one it’s interesting to note that not everyone agrees that this is a good way to get in shape.
There have been cases where wearers of the suit have developed an interesting condition know as Rhabdomyolysis . This occurs when tissue in the muscle breaks down, and finds it’s way into our blood.
Damaging protein released from the muscle into our blood stream can cause some very nasty side effects and often hospital treatment is needed.
Once you begin to look into EMS suits, it seems that there are many in the industry that just don’t trust them.
Of course the dangers always arise when new tech like this makes it’s way into mainstream media, and it looks like a quick fix to an age old problem of getting fit and strong quickly.
Trainers such as Gunner Petersen and Harley Pasternack, that are used to working with celebs, have both warned about the dangers of over training in this way.
We need only think back to the incredible fad that Vibration Plates became.
The public learned very quickly that these plates should only be used under the careful scrutiny of a professional trainer in a one to one situation.
Simply standing on one of these machines for twenty minutes at a time was not only a waste of time, and money, but doing all kinds of damage that nobody told us about.
However, there is probably a similar argument with EMS.
If used under the careful supervision of an expert, it could be used as a supplement to your already stringent training schedule.
In the meantime move more and eat less.
Spidey fit Tom Holland uses EMS to stay in shape