Whether you’re a professional athlete, fitness enthusiast or simply want to look after yourself, there are many ways you can improve your exercise performance, and using an iMRS could be one of the best.
Regardless of the sport, type of exercise, or ability of the person; complex sports science plays a vital role in improving training. Good sleep, eating well, exercise techniques, psychology and supplementation can all play a major part. However, one of the least known (outside elite sportspeople), but one of the most effective and simple, boosters comes from using a PEMF system like the iMRS.
Many of our clients have seen their exercise rate and performance improve, so just how does this work?
How the iMRS can help to improve your training
1. Increased energy levels
To perform at your best, you need optimum energy levels. PEMF therapy can help to provide you with the energy boost that you need to make your training go further. Critically important to the effects from an iMRS is increased production of Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP). This is the molecule that provides our cells with energy. When muscles enjoy an abundant supply of it, there is a delayed point at which they have to switch to using phosphocreatin and end up producing lactic acid, which causes muscle fatigue.
Compared to other energy stimulants, such as sugar and caffeine, let alone stronger performance enhancers like anabolic steroids, PEMF therapy may be seen as a much healthier alternative.
2. A good night’s sleep
Whatever you are training for, you will struggle to reach your goals with poor sleep. Quality sleep will ensure you have better energy throughout the day. From seven to nine hours sleep is recommended to help optimise your performance. If you struggle to achieve unbroken, quality sleep for that length of time, then using an iMRS system will often help.
iMRS use can help to prepare your body for sleep, especially when using the optional iSLRS attachment for brainwave entrainment. For several reasons, it can also reduce the likelihood of waking up during the night. This will help your body to get ready for peak performance the next day.
3. Muscle recovery
For anyone training, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) can significantly hamper your plan and progress. And feedback from our clients suggests that the iMRS can help. This is backed by a study showing that PEMF therapy can aid muscle recovery. This works by stimulating levels of a protein in the muscles called HSP 70.
This research suggests that iMRS can help to reduce muscles spasms, cramping and general inflammation. This means that the iMRS can help to reduce recovery time, allowing you to stay on track with your exercise training plan. With this in mind, it is no surprise that personal trainers and coaches will suggest a Lifemat as part of a robust training program.
4. Endurance enhancing
To train as long and consistently as possible, you need to ensure that your circulation is working well. Your circulation helps to transport oxygen to the muscles that need it and expel waste efficiently. PEMF therapy may help to increase the oxygen uptake in your muscles by around 1%. While this may seem small, it can significantly help to enhance your exercise endurance and performance. The increase in oxygen can help to increase your nutrient uptake for muscle optimisation.
5. Avoiding and repairing injuries
The more efficiently your body works, the more healthy your muscles and skeletal system, the less likely it is that you will succumb to a sports injury. Having said that, injuries can happen to any of us at some point, and during almost any exercise or sport. Whether it’s a muscle strain or even a fracture, PEMF therapy can definitely help in both prevention and treatment, another key reason it’s used regularly by many top athletes.
Having an iMRS system in your own home is like having your own resident therapist (but often more effective!) With immediate access to your iMRS, you can treat the injury quickly. And, as every therapist should know, the sooner you can treat an injury after it happens, the faster and deeper the response. The iMRS probe is particularly valuable for tacking acute injuries, and repair and rehabilitation times are often cut by at least half. Something that might keep you hobbling around for two months may well be resolved in two to three weeks!
6. Stress relief
Psychosocial stress and life event stressors can both influence the level of injury occurrence. For any athlete, training is as much in the mind as it is in physical performance. The Lifemat can help to increase serotonin levels which helps to reduce stress and promote happiness. PEMF therapy can also help to regulate the central nervous system and may help you to cope with stressful stimuli when they occur. By controlling your stress levels, you may notice a training boost as your levels of engagement, happiness and physical performance improve.
Overall, when you consider its sheer range of exercise benefits, and its ease of use, the iMRS looks like a “no-brainer” for anyone hoping to improve their training levels. From joggers and home yoga enthusiasts to professional tennis players and Premier League footballers, it’s difficult to come up with a single better tool than using an iMRS every day. It takes as little as 16 minutes a day, and you don’t even have to break a sweat!