THE SCIENCE | Slendertone Australia

Slendertone uses Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) toning technology to create strong, deep muscle contractions to tone your body.

EMS works to mimic the body’s natural muscle movements; signals are sent between the gel pads (on the garment), switching on the nerves that control your muscles and causing them to contract naturally.

EMS technology has been used for over 40 years in hospitals, clinics and physiotherapy practices around the world to strengthen and rehabilitate muscles.

Slendertone EMS Technology

The Science behind Slendertone Face Products

The facial muscles resemble elastic sheets which are arranged in layers over the other structures of the head. These muscles allow us to express a wide variety of expressions which are fundamental in how we communicate with others and how we view ourselves. Each muscle has a specific function and has an opposing partner which performs the opposite action. So, for example, there is a muscle to raise an eyebrow and there is another to lower the eyebrow. This concept is referred to as agonist and antagonist muscle recruitment. Around our mid to late twenties these repeated muscle actions, in combination with other external factors such as over exposure to UV rays, cause the muscles to lose tone and elasticity leading to the formation of lines and creases in the facial architecture. The only way to maintain muscle tone is to ensure that all available muscle fibers are being used to their maximum via a targeted muscle activation programme which stimulates blood flow and circulation.

The Science behind Slendertone Ab Belt Products

The muscle at the front of your abdomen comprise of the internal and external obliques, transversus and rectus abdominus. Core stability training emphasises the importance of activating both sets of obliques and the travsversus abdominus which, in combination with the gluteal and lower back muscles, can act as an effective support or ‘brace’ to the lumbar spine when a movement is being performed. Current thinking amongst researchers is that regular training of these muscles can play an important role in the prevention of incidence and reoccurrence of low back pain. Moreover, core stability training can enhance the performance of people of all ages and abilities to carry out both everyday tasks and more athletic endeavours. The role of Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in producing safe and effective contractions of the muscles of the anterior abdomen has been well established in clinical research and can make an important contribution to an effective core strengthening programme.

The Science behind Slendertone Female Arms Products

The triceps brachii has three separate tendon origins (known as the long, lateral and medial heads) on the bony architecture of the scapular (shoulder blade) and the humerus . The triceps primary role is that of a powerful extensor (straightener) of the elbow joint, but it can also fixate the forearm so as to allow the hand to carry out skilled and intricate tasks. Because of the long heads’s origin on the scapula the triceps also influence shoulder extension. Many gym goers tend to neglect the triceps muscle in their training schedule, preferring instead to concentrate on developing the more aesthetically pleasing biceps muscle. This is a mistake as a contracting muscle is reliant on the opposing muscle working to counteract its pull so that a smooth co-ordinated action around the targeted joint can occur. This effect is known as agonist and antagonist contraction and, if disturbed, results in a muscle imbalance leading to movement dysfunction and eventually pain. Muscles which do not receive regular exercise at a sufficient intensity will also rapidly lose their tone with the muscle fibers being replaced eventually with fatty tissue.

The Science behind Slendertone Male Arms Products

The biceps brachii has two separate tendon origins (known as the long and short heads) on the front of the scapula (shoulder blade). The biceps are a powerful flexor of the shoulder and elbow and also supinate the forearm (turns the palm to face upwards). The triceps brachii has three separate tendon origins (known as the long, lateral and medial heads) on the bony architecture of the scapular (shoulder blade) and the humerus. The triceps primary role is that of a powerful extensor (straightener) of the elbow joint, but it can also fixate the forearm so as to allow the hand to carry out skilled and intricate tasks. Because of the long heads’s origin on the scapula the triceps also influence shoulder extension. Many gym goers tend to neglect the triceps muscle in their training schedule, preferring instead to concentrate on developing the more aesthetically pleasing biceps muscle. This is a mistake as a contracting muscle is reliant on the opposing muscle working to counteract its pull so that a smooth co-ordinated action around the targeted joint can occur. This effect is known as agonist and antagonist contraction and, if disturbed, results in a muscle imbalance leading to movement dysfunction and eventually pain. Muscles which do not receive regular exercise at a sufficient intensity will also rapidly lose their tone with the muscle fibers being replaced eventually with fatty tissue.

The Science behind Slendertone Bottom Products

The gluteal muscles of the bottom are the largest in the body and comprise of maimus, medius and minimus. Together, these 3 muscles control extension (bringing the leg behind the body) and abduction (moving the leg away from the side of the body) of the hip joint. The gluteal muscles make a significant contribution to your core stabilising muscles which, if correctly trained, can significantly reduce the incidence and reoccurrence of injury to the lower back and knee joint. as well as enhance the performance of both everyday tasks and sporting endeavours.

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