After the age of 30, muscle mass can deteriorate as much as 3-8% per decade, especially among inactive individuals.
Many people focus on losing weight but neglect the important component of muscle building to achieve a shapely body, ending up “skinny fat”. While their size may have reduced, the figure is rarely ideal from weight loss and cardio alone.
Apart from strength and resistance training, there is a fast and painless way to build muscles and reverse this process of ageing.
TruSculpt Flex is a FDA-cleared muscle-sculpting device that uses Bio-Electrical Muscle Stimulation (BEMS) to send electrical impulses to muscle nerves. This stimulation mimics action initiated by the nervous system, causing muscles to contract. BEMS can strengthen muscles, increase range of motion, and offset the effects of muscle atrophy. It is commonly used for muscle rehabilitation following injury and in sports medicine, where muscle stimulation devices are often used to improve performance when training, warming up or recovering from injury.
HOW IT WORKS
During traditional strength training, the brain sends signals to the nervous system and motor neurons to contract skeletal muscle. During a TruSculpt Flex treatment, the process skips the brain and instead goes straight to handpieces placed on the body via an electrical signal. This action involuntarily contracts the skeletal muscles under the handpiece, and the entire muscle group is engaged as a result.
Similar to strength training, muscle fibres undergo trauma or microscopic tears during a TruSculpt Flex treatment. Cells then attempt to repair the damage caused, resulting in muscle growth and strength. This repair process, known as hypertrophy, is triggered after each treatment and involves the release of hormones such as testosterone to active cell recovery, repair muscle fibres and form new blood capillaries.
The TruSculpt Flex device is pre-programmed with three different modes:
Each mode offers five different contraction sequences to stimulate a traditional workout at an accelerated intensity to ensure progressive overload. This stimulation constantly challenges the muscles at an intensity and duration that’s higher than regular exercise. For example, a typical abdominal workout may include up to ten minutes of various movements and may include the assistance of other muscle groups. The TruSculpt Flex, however, allows for selective targeting of muscle groups and motor neurons for 45 minutes. A 45-minute TruSculpt Flex treatment is the equivalent of 54,000 crunches.