Research from Bayreuth University in Germany reported the following results after a six week training program with EMS. Other studies are also reported below.
88% of people tested reduced their back pain. Over 30% of those reported their recurring back problems had disappeared.
75% showed improvement with incontinence problems, while 33% of those were cured of incontinence altogether. Overall maximum strength ability increased by 12% while endurance/fitness levels improved by 69%.
Training with higher intensity produced effective results, especially with subjects who suffered from recurring pain and other ailments. It also resulted in enhanced muscle definition and tone. On average, 85% of people tested felt an improvement of their body shape and 90% ranked the EMS training method as positive.
The values that were measured underscore the fact that whole body EMS-training is up to 40% more intensive than traditional strength training with weights.