09 Aug Meet the Ultimate Gym Companion: Emsculpt NEO
Even professional bodybuilders have their limits. There’s only so much you can achieve through healthy eating and strength training alone if you want to build toned muscles, which is why RefinedMD offers Emsculpt NEO. It’s a revolutionary technology that builds muscle and burns away fat with no needles and no downtime. It’s also backed by and based on science. How we build muscle is pretty simple in theory (and difficult in practice). When our muscles undergo a certain kind of stress, say from a supramaximal contraction, tiny “good” tears in the muscles occur. These aren’t the kind of tears that are painful and will bench you, but a tear small enough that it tells the body (muscle) that it needs to toughen up so that it can handle the same or a worse stressor next time.
Those tears are repaired with a similarly good kind of scar tissue. This is where we get bulk and toning—as well as strength and power. As you can imagine, developing this tissue takes a little time. This is why you don’t want to work out the same muscle two days in a row. On average, it takes about one month to start to see gains, growth, and to feel stronger and go up in weights if you’re doing a regular gym routine. However, if these muscles do not continue to get stressed, they atrophy or weaken once again. Building and sustaining muscle mass takes a lot of work, time, and dedication. If you’re strictly counting on strength training in the gym, it’s paramount to stick to a strict schedule. A lot of people don’t have time for this and, worse, if you get a serious tear or injury it can keep you from your fitness goals. Enter Emsculpt NEO.
How Emsculpt NEO Works
The Emsculpt technology actually works quite a bit like a gym workout. Through an external device, targeted muscles are forced to perform 20,000 supramaximal contractions in just 30 minutes. According to your body and muscles, you may as well have just done 20,000 perfect crunches, lunges, curls, or any other typical strength-training move. Obviously, you could never do this in real life, and certainly not in 30 minutes or without injury. But your muscles are actually capable of doing so with the help of Emsculpt and Emsculpt NEO.
The original Emsculpt machine strictly built muscle. However, Emsculpt NEO combines that supramaximal contraction ability with radiofrequency technology to simultaneously melt away small amounts of fat. This makes it ideal for areas like the abdomen, where you really need a low body fat in order to see the muscles you’re building. We offer both Emsculpt and Emsculpt NEO so that you can decide which areas of your body just need muscle building and which areas require both muscle building and fat burning.
What to Expect with Emsculpt
Emsculpt technology isn’t a replacement for a gym workout, healthy lifestyle, and good diet. However, it can be a fantastic complement to it. Emsculpt can help you take your goals to the next level, break through plateaus, and supplement your fitness goals in the summer months when you might be vacationing or otherwise not getting to the gym as much as you’d like. Just like with a gym workout, you’re not going to see results right away. Most people need 4 – 6 initial sessions per site spaced one month apart. You’ll start to see results after about one month, and progress photos are a great way to gauge your progress. You should also feed your muscles 20 grams of protein right after your Emsculpt session to help with recovery and growth.
If you’d like to double down on sculpting your body via fat removal, you can also consider CoolSculpting. It is a similarly non-invasive treatment designed just to contour the body, but it freezes away fat. Liposuction is the most popular plastic surgical procedure, removing fat instantly (but requiring the necessary downtime for recovery—something most people want to avoid). A combination of fat reduction and muscle building can help you achieve the look you want and take your fitness to the next level. Emsculpt is a celebrity favorite because it’s pain-free, very Instagrammable, and totally customizable. If you’d like to find out more about Emsculpt, Emsculpt NEO, CoolSculpting, or any other treatment available in our office, call RefinedMD today or contact us via the online contact form to schedule a consultation.