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2006/07/19 00:15:34 (permalink)
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Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them

Anybody tried them?

I was told if you train/eat/sleep well then it's good to use them in the resting days...

I 'm not a believer of such things but has anybody tried them?

I wonder if it would be a good idea to train/stimulate the muscle on rest days ...

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    tokar
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 09:22:32 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: hardgainer1234

    Anybody tried them?

    I was told if you train/eat/sleep well then it's good to use them in the resting days...

    I 'm not a believer of such things but has anybody tried them?

    I wonder if it would be a good idea to train/stimulate the muscle on rest days ...


    They were invented for hospitalised people who were unable to move their muscles and whose muscles therefore atrophied. The stimulation they provide is suitable for preventing muscle atrophy in bedridden people but utterly useless to people who train with weights. In short, they are a scam. Avoid.
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 09:42:17 (permalink)
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    100x better to just do weighted crunches once a week

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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 10:07:06 (permalink)
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    Thanks for enlighting me

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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 10:51:41 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tokar


    ORIGINAL: hardgainer1234

    Anybody tried them?

    I was told if you train/eat/sleep well then it's good to use them in the resting days...

    I 'm not a believer of such things but has anybody tried them?

    I wonder if it would be a good idea to train/stimulate the muscle on rest days ...


    They were invented for hospitalised people who were unable to move their muscles and whose muscles therefore atrophied. The stimulation they provide is suitable for preventing muscle atrophy in bedridden people but utterly useless to people who train with weights. In short, they are a scam. Avoid.


    Actually i don't think they are a scam. They have uses, particulary for injury treatment and recuperation. They are just not a good tool for building muscle.
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 11:19:35 (permalink)
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    Well said - they were designed for bed ridden patients to prevent too much muscle wastage. Suppose they may help rehab and injury if say you couldn't walk, bend your knees etc (had this with a cruciate tear many years ago couldn't do anything as couldn't bend knee so this sort of thing may have helped - but we are talking almost bedridden)

    Anyway what a con.

    And where's the sense of acheivement or high when you've just lifted xkg/cycled 10 miles/dieted for 6 months.

    Hey if they did work we could just all sit back, get very bored and get that six pack.
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 11:19:58 (permalink)
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    what about toning abs? are they any good for that if there left on long enough?

    i believe with a healthy active lifestyle and some good knowledge and aas/peps use etc that you can live a longer stronger better life.

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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 11:33:56 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: gingernut


    Anyway what a con.



    I don't want to sound like I work for an electo-stimuation company or to repeat myself but there are some extremely good devices out there. I am not talking about the stuff you see on home shopping and I really don't believe these things build muscle, but the high quality (generally pretty expensive) units have many sports uses. I used one regularly when playing sport and found them excellent for recuparation and especially when injured. however, none of the devices I used ever claimed to build muscle.
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 15:17:48 (permalink)
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    Why doesn't someone get one and give them a try. Let us know the results?
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 16:00:15 (permalink)
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    mate bought 1 that plugged into the wall, 240v. 1st time he ever used it i turned it up onto maxium without him knowing it, when he came to flick the switch on at the wall.......LOL fu~k me, he screamed like a girl! Other than that, i wouldnt bother with 1.
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 21:42:25 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: nico

    ORIGINAL: tokar


    ORIGINAL: hardgainer1234

    Anybody tried them?

    I was told if you train/eat/sleep well then it's good to use them in the resting days...

    I 'm not a believer of such things but has anybody tried them?

    I wonder if it would be a good idea to train/stimulate the muscle on rest days ...


    They were invented for hospitalised people who were unable to move their muscles and whose muscles therefore atrophied. The stimulation they provide is suitable for preventing muscle atrophy in bedridden people but utterly useless to people who train with weights. In short, they are a scam. Avoid.


    Actually i don't think they are a scam. They have uses, particulary for injury treatment and recuperation. They are just not a good tool for building muscle.


    I thought it was an obvious inference that I meant they were a scam when marketed (as they frequently are) at healthy people who want to "tone up" their muscles. Apparently not.
    post edited by tokar - 2006/07/19 21:43:04
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 21:45:24 (permalink)
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    Thats what I thought - they are advertised as something for ordinary folk to get the body of their dreams - that's the scam. Rehab when you can't use the muscle at all probably ok, but not for general muscle growth/bodyfat reduction.
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 21:57:25 (permalink)
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    Was speaking to a mate in the gym today who tried those you see advertised on telly, he said they made his muscles more compact but in no way it makes them grow.

    Following the common opinion on here, I suppose it's ok if you need it for recovery if injured but not for growing muscle.

    I was thinking it might have helped alongside a good program/diet etc but it seems to be wrong.

    I wonder how many people actually buy them thinking it will make them look like the big f*** off guys in the adverts, by just sitting in an arm chair sipping some vimto

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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 22:00:37 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tokar

    ORIGINAL: nico

    ORIGINAL: tokar


    ORIGINAL: hardgainer1234

    Anybody tried them?

    I was told if you train/eat/sleep well then it's good to use them in the resting days...

    I 'm not a believer of such things but has anybody tried them?

    I wonder if it would be a good idea to train/stimulate the muscle on rest days ...


    They were invented for hospitalised people who were unable to move their muscles and whose muscles therefore atrophied. The stimulation they provide is suitable for preventing muscle atrophy in bedridden people but utterly useless to people who train with weights. In short, they are a scam. Avoid.


    Actually i don't think they are a scam. They have uses, particulary for injury treatment and recuperation. They are just not a good tool for building muscle.


    I thought it was an obvious inference that I meant they were a scam when marketed (as they frequently are) at healthy people who want to "tone up" their muscles. Apparently not.



    sorry tokar, i see what you mean. Yes in that case I agree with you, I would consider this a scam.
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 22:01:37 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: hardgainer1234

    Was speaking to a mate in the gym today who tried those you see advertised on telly, he said they made his muscles more compact but in no way it makes them grow.

    Following the common opinion on here, I suppose it's ok if you need it for recovery if injured but not for growing muscle.

    I was thinking it might have helped alongside a good program/diet etc but it seems to be wrong.

    I wonder how many people actually buy them thinking it will make them look like the big f*** off guys in the adverts, by just sitting in an arm chair sipping some vimto


    More compact?? What the hell does that mean? Sounds to me like they had no effect whatsoever and it was all in his head; or perhaps he was losing body fat at the time and mistook that for the effect of the electrostimulation gizmo.

    Sadly there are thousands of people looking for the "magic pill" (either literally or metaphorically) that will give them a perfect body without their having to expend any effort.
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 22:36:13 (permalink)
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    They felt rock solid he said, even though he didn't claim it to be good for growing muscle...

    He just said that was the feeling, and that it was good for recovery
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    RE: Them electric patches you put on muscles to grow them 2006/07/19 23:54:37 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: hardgainer1234

    They felt rock solid he said, even though he didn't claim it to be good for growing muscle...

    He just said that was the feeling, and that it was good for recovery
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