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Do electric muscle stimulators really work?

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  1. ^@#&

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    I have a problem that has been pissing me off for some time. No matter how hard I try, I cannot get any obliques (for those who dont know, it is the side abdominal muscles). I honestly have absolutely no obliques, and that makes my gut stick out. It is really annoying because I love to work out, and I love to be and look healthy, and the only thing I'm unhappy with is my stomach. So do the muscle stimulatiors really work? I just want to tone my obliques and actually have muscle there so that it makes my stomach tighter. something like this http://www.vitalitywebb.com/backstore/Muscleindex.htm?source=Over&OVRAW=muscle%20stimulator&OVKEY=muscle%20stimulator&OVMTC=standard
     
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  3. TexasMike

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    Ask Venus what to do.
     
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    I was hoping she would chime in at some point.
     
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    Sure they do. Try taking it out of your underwear and seeing for yourself! ;)
     
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    darth, you are trying too hard again...
     
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    Is that an "AS SEEN ON TV" 3 minutes per day, electronic ab muscle stimulator in your pants or are you just happy to see Lamour?

    .............;)
     
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    ...no...and what does he have to do with anything?
     
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    Have you consulted a trainer? I don't think the electric things are supposed to work very well. Besides, even if they did they would only be mimmicking the exertion of doing ab exercises. Usually it's a factor of diet/exercise. Assuming your body came equipped with a full set of musculature, it probably means that you have some fat deposit (doesn't have to be much) blocking the appearance of those muscles that you can only reduce through modified diet and continued exercise. If you can feel the muscles getting stronger, you're working them properly. But that won't necessarily make them stand out.
     
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    EMS units only work in a isometric fashion if your strength is below 50% of normal. After your strength is 50% or above you need resistance with joint motion to increase strength / tone. We use EMS units in the clinically setting for immediate post op orthopedic patients to increase the strength and mind to muscle connection that is lost secondary to tournequet time while in surgery. You can recruit more muscle fibers with EMS units but you have to have resistance and joint movement as well. Hope that helps.

    Dan
     
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    so would you recommend me getting one and add it into my exercise routine. not as a replacement, just as another thing to have
     
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    Personally i think it is a waste. The keys are a diet that is in moderation, aerobic activity, and strength training. If it doesn't happen by those means no pill, or machine will make it happen. You, like the rest of us are stuck with the genetics you were given.

    Dan
     
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    try this one ----
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  16. ^@#&

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    take it outta your ass and my i will
     
  17. darth550

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    Kids......
     
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    dude , do you always sit in on the weekends ???
     
  19. ^@#&

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    old man!
     
  20. ^@#&

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    im sick...
     
  21. Dcup

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    you have the aids again ???
     
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    DO you remember what that stands for?
     
  23. ^@#&

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    nope, i found a cure for that a while ago. I'm just not telling anyone.
     
  24. Dcup

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    i know the medical term but im sure you have a diff def
     
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    diff def. Yes I do! Kinda tasteless for the youngens though!
     
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    i'm waiting.......
     
  27. Dcup

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    let her rip.......
     
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    Adios
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