25 Jan Plateaued with Weight Training? Emsculpt NEO Can Help!
Everyone plateaus at some point when it comes to weight training and fat loss—even bodybuilders, professional athletes, and fitness models. That’s one of the reasons RefinedMD offers Emsculpt NEO, the game-changing, non-invasive treatment that builds muscles only where you want them and burns fat while you sit back and relax. Consider it another type of modality. Emsculpt NEO does not replace weight training or cardio, but rather complements it and helps you get past hurdles like those stubborn plateaus.
Let’s take a look at how muscle-building and toning works. Muscles get bigger when they are stressed in a precise way. This stress can come from supramaximal contractions, which can occur with any type of strength training including fixed weight machines, kettle bells, dumbbells, body-weight training (like some asanas), and even good old-fashioned yard work. However, if you don’t stress (contract) a muscle enough, it’s not going to get bigger because it doesn’t need to—muscles get bigger in response to a stress that’s a little too much for them to bear.
Muscles are adaptive. With supramaximal contractions, you’re “telling” the muscle it needs to be able to withstand such a stressor. It responds by creating a good kind of scar tissue, which makes it both stronger and bigger so that it can respond better in the future. However, stress a muscle too much and it can tear—and that will keep you on the sidelines for weeks or even months.
How Emsculpt NEO Works
Every person is going to reach a natural peak with weight training. There will come a time when even though your muscles might be able to handle more, the rest of your body isn’t quite caught up enough (think knee strain when you try to go up in quat weight with the Smith machine). Emsculpt NEO works by forcing ideal supramaximal contractions to the tune of 20,000 contractions in 30 minutes. To your muscles, that’s identical to performing 20,000 perfect lunges, bicep curls, crunches, or any other movement you typically perform during weight training exercises. Simultaneously, it literally burns away fat with radiofrequency technology.
But there’s one big difference: Emsculpt NEO doesn’t have the risks associated with weight training and your body won’t fatigue. Yes, the sensation can feel a little strange for first-timers, but it’s not painful or uncomfortable. Many clients scroll through their phone or even Livestream their Emsculpt sessions. Since your muscles really do perform 20,000 contractions, you can expect DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) to occur. Sipping on BCAA-infused water before, during, and right after your treatment can help reduce soreness and consuming 20+ grams of protein immediately after your session can help to optimize results.
Most clients need 3 – 6 sessions spaced one month apart as a foundation for Emsculpt. This is followed up with maintenance sessions every 6 months. Keep in mind that Emsculpt NEO is not a replacement for workouts, but can be a terrific tool for breaking through plateaus. If you’re struggling to continue increasing muscle size, improve tone, get stronger at the gym, or demolish that last lingering stubborn fat, you probably just need to add a different modality to your fitness repertoire.
Get Ready for Emsculpt NEO
Emsculpt NEO is backed by science and can be used to take fitness to the next level or establish a good foundation for those new to or returning to fitness. In just 30 minutes, your muscles can undergo a training like never before. There’s a reason celebrities love Emsculpt: it’s fast, easy, and it really works. If you start your series now, you’ll have optimal Emsculpt NEO results by summer—just in time for planning your maintenance session. With Emsculpt NEO, the tech of the original Emsculpt goes one step further by burning fat at the same time muscles are built, and less fat means you can show off those muscles better and faster.
Emsculpt NEO can also be a great tool for getting back into a workout regimen after the holidays. A lot of people skip the gym once cooler weather sets in and it can be tough to squeeze in workouts during the holidays. We’re here to help you get back on track. Contact RefinedMD to schedule your consult for Emsculpt NEO today by starting a chat, calling the office, or completing the online form.