Electrical muscle stimulators are considered devices under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Under this law and the agency's regulations, the FDA is responsible for regulating the sale of all electrical muscle stimulators in the United States. Therefore, firms must comply with appropriate FDA pre-market regulatory requirements before they can legally sell their stimulators. If a company wants to sell EMS devices directly to consumers, the company needs to show FDA it can be used safely and effectively in that setting. Only after receiving the clearance from the FDA, companies can start selling and distributing their products in the USA.
BionicGym PRO will include a pre-programmed exercise session mimicking High-Intensity-Interval-Training or HIIT. (Within safe, predetermined, use-controlled levels) BionicGym will alternately increase and decrease in intensity. You will experience periods of more intense exercise followed by recovery (More details in Update 4).
Absolutely! You also get the exercise euphoria (“endorphin rush”) if you do it intensely enough.
Men tend to accumulate fat around the abdomen, women on the thighs. BionicGym sends the impulses through the thighs. Especially if you have cellulite this may stop you from exercising at a good level. We hope to have a feature in the next generation product to overcome this.
The wraps come in three sizes. An extension strap may be added to the larger size. It will fit from a small woman (153cm/5') to a very large man, (~150kg/330lbs).
Prior to shipping we will send an email to ensure we send the correct size to everyone.
No. Ab-toners do not increase your heart rate, make you breathless, sweat or burn significant calories. We do share some underlining technology – using electrical impulses to interact with the peripheral nervous system.
Yes, they are made of a hydrogel that will need periodic replacing. How often depends on your usage, sweating, skin type, etc. In our studies we would routinely replace them every few weeks (there are a few tricks to lengthen the lifespan and some people have used electrodes for over six months). We hope to be able to just replace the surface -skin contact layer.
You should seek the advice of your doctor / therapist.
Yes, as part of your new lifestyle. Serious weight loss generally requires diet in addition to exercise. BionicGym may be better at removing abdominal fat (when used in a particular way) compared to ordinary exercise but we haven't done enough research on this to say definitively.
If you are healthy, yes, but you need to train with it first. You wouldn’t expect to run a marathon with no training. Likewise, you need to build up your body’s capacity to exercise intensely for long enough with BionicGym. And, of course, if you actually want to run a marathon you should also do some running too as the body needs to adapt to specific sports.
Yes, Most people will only use it at lower exercise intensity levels. In the video I demonstrate it at high intensity so it is obvious that it is exercise.
The standard BionicGym is perfect for those who prefer moderate exercise, who would prefer to go for a long walk rather than a fast run. who are older or have a medical condition, for those who would like to use it at lower levels -say working - or maybe for longer periods to help with weight-control or blood sugar levels.
PRO is great for people that are fit or want to get really fit. They want to push themselves - note this is not easy, it requires effort, strenuous effort to push yourself close to your limits. The PRO has ALL the programs and capabilities of the Standard product. In addition, it has programs that are more challenging. They are more challenging is two ways. 1) The maximum output - stimulation intensity - is higher. This means that you can recruit a greater percentage of your muscle fibers; this creates extra demand on your heart and lungs. 2) the shapes of the impulses, their pattern and frequencies are slightly different. These are optimized for higher intensity training.
No. However, the unit is compatible with all the modern heart rate monitors that we have tested
We've reached our stretch goal Zones. Brief explanation of Zones: while there is a basic rhythm and pattern of the stimulation that optimizes energy burn – and hence cardio demand/training – bodies differ. For instance, some like more gluteal/ass contractions (!) than others who may prefer quads, say, or hams. The zones let you the user shift (within defined limits) the balance of muscle contraction.
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