18 Nov Regain Muscle Mass after a Fitness Break with Emsculpt
If you used to have strong, toned muscles but took a fitness break—forced or not—you remember how hard it was to get those muscles in the first place. At Parson Skin Center, we know how planning on taking a three day break from strength training can turn into a week off, and before you know it you can’t remember the last time you did a lunge or held a plank. As you consider your return to your former strong, toned self, you’ve probably wondered if you’ve totally lost your strength and fitness.
Building Muscle with Emsculpt
So what is Emsculpt all about? Rest days are important, but rest weeks and months are troublesome. “Use it or lose it” certainly applies to muscle mass, but you used to work out regularly then you have good muscle memory. One study has shown that skeletal muscles can remain larger in athletes (including former gym addicts) even after other muscles have weakened. You’ll get a head start when you begin training again, but remember that you started losing strength after just two or three weeks of being inactive. However, why you stopped played a role. If you were sick or over-worked, that exacerbates muscle and strength loss.
“De-training” starts after just three weeks, even in professional athletes—and the more muscle you have, the quicker you lose it. One study has shown that athletic young adults lost 33% of their leg strength after skipping workouts for two weeks. Those new to exercising who stopped training are actually in a better place, because they don’t have as much to lose.
Exactly how much muscle and strength you’ll lose if you’ve taken a fitness break depends on many factors, but one thing is certain: just a few weeks of zero training can have serious effects on your gains. If you’re ready to get back in the game (even if the “game” is just looking great in holiday outfits), you deserve a solid foundation. Emsculpt is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that forces the glutes, abs, thighs, or upper arms into 20,000 supramaximal contractions in just 30 minutes. It’s the same as 20,000 squats, crunches, thigh, or upper arm strengthening moves without ever breaking a sweat.
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When it comes to toning and building muscle, it’s all about perfect contractions. In terms of muscle mass, the body doesn’t know the difference between strength training at the gym and an Emsculpt session. Try out Emsculpt today at Parson Skin Center by calling (480) 282-8386 and get a head start on fitness.