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It's Official - Electrical Stimulation Devices Suck

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Want easy weight loss through electro-stim? Forget it. The data doesn’t look good…

If you flip through the late night infomercials, there are at least 3 different products airing right now that claim to deliver weight loss, increased muscle tone and strength through electro-stimulation. These devices sound like a great idea, principally because you do nothing.

A new study from the University of Wisconsin Department of Sports Science has been released that debunks many of the claims made for these devices.

The study looked at 27 college aged volunteers who did the stim devices 3 times per week.  The ‘beach muscles’ were tested– biceps, triceps, quadriceps, and abdominals.

The subjects were measured for weight loss, body fat by skin fold measure, strength and appearance.

The electro stim devices had NO SIGNIFICANT EFFECT on any of the major parameters.

Rule of thumb – save your money and go for a walk.