Here at Body Works Med Spa & Wellness, we often talk about how to get the most out of your treatments. When it comes to our strength training treatments like Emsculpt Neo and Emsella, there’s an extra step. Let us explain…

Active Partnership

If you’re doing any of the treatments at Body Works, strength training or not, we always ask our clients to participate in our “active partnership”. The thing is that our devices do a lot, but you’ll also need to do a few simple things to get optimal results.

For example, if you’re doing Exilis Ultra Body treatments to eliminate up to 2 inches of fat on an area of your body, you’ll want to drink lots of water, maintain a stable weight, and do some form of exercise during your weekly routine. All of these things are going to support the scientific process of eliminating fat cells from your body. They will also create a more visible result.

strength trainingStrength training Treatments Are A Workout

For strength training treatments like Emsculpt Neo and Emsella, you’ll want to go a step further…

You see, our strength training treatments are similar to going to the gym. In fact, these treatments give a more intense workout than what you could ever accomplish at the gym. That’s because Emsculpt Neo and Emsella trigger supramaximal muscle contractions. Unlike voluntary muscle contractions, these involuntary muscle contractions force you to engage 90-100% of the targeted muscle group. You get much less muscle engagement during regular workouts!

Let’s say that you’ve started going to the gym to improve your health, fitness, and form. You’ve probably also realized that doing exercise is only one crucial part of the equation. The other crucial part is diet.

Consume Dietary Protein

Most personal trainers will tell you that it’s important to eat enough protein to support your strength and fitness activities. This is because when you engage in a strengthening activity, you’re actually causing damage or injury to your muscles. It’s a good kind of damage or injury! And with an appropriate rest period in between exercising, you’re expecting your muscles to repair themselves and get stronger. It’s this repair process that requires dietary protein.

When you eat protein, you digest and break it down into amino acids, which you need for tissue growth and repair. You also need amino acids for immune function and energy production. Simply put, consuming enough dietary protein is going to help you build more muscle, stronger muscle, and you’re going to build it faster.

Will Strength Training Treatments Still Work If I Don’t Eat Much Protein?

Don’t be alarmed if you don’t consume much protein. This doesn’t mean that your treatments won’t work. For example, if you don’t eat much protein but you’re doing Emsella for treatment of urinary incontinence, your pelvic floor is still going to get stronger and therefore improve your incontinence symptoms. Even if you’re doing Core to Floor Therapy for the purpose of strengthening your whole core, you’re still going to get stronger and get a positive change in your body composition. Remember, we’re talking about how to get the most out of your strength training treatments. If you eat enough protein, your muscles will be in even better shape.

How To Eat Enough Protein

To figure out how to get enough dietary protein, you need to know how much protein you typically eat and how much you should eat to support your lifestyle and goals. It’s never a bad idea to speak with a Registered Dietician about your dietary needs. If you’re looking for someone, let us know and we’ll make a recommendation.

We can use general advice in the absence of a Registered Dietician. Some trainers will say that a high protein meal or snack has 25 grams of protein or more. So, let’s go with the goal of at least 25 grams of protein per meal for a minimum of 75 grams of protein per day.

Higher Protein Foods

protein for strength training treatmentsYou’ll want to pay attention to what you tend to eat on a daily basis. Start reading the labels on your food to get a sense of how much protein you’re consuming. If you’re falling short of at least 75 grams of protein per day, don’t fret. A few changes to your diet will get you there! Here is a list of higher protein foods that you can integrate into your daily eating:

  • Meat including beef, pork, and bison
  • Poultry including chicken, turkey, and duck
  • Seafood like haddock, salmon, herring, and shrimp
  • Dairy including milk, kefir, yoghurt, and cheese
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds such as hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts
  • Legumes like navy beans, kidney beans, and chickpeas
  • Nutritional yeast (this is a powder-like substance that creates a creamy consistency and you can add to dressings, dips, and sauces)
  • Protein powder

Meat, poultry, and fish are the obvious high protein foods on this list. But as you can see, you can still consume lots of protein even if you’re a vegetarian. Here’s one example of a balanced daily meal plan that will fuel you with enough protein to enhance your muscle mass and strength:

Breakfast: A bowl of Greek yoghurt with hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, and berries

Lunch: Salad topped with navy beans, two hard-boiled eggs, and cottage cheese, and dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, and nutritional yeast

Snack: Apple and peanut butter

Dinner: Pan-fried haddock with rice and sautéed vegetables

Ready For Strength Training Treatments?

Body Works Med Spa & Wellness

We hope this article helped you understand why eating protein will support optimal results in strength training treatments like Emsculpt Neo and Emsella. We also hope it gives you a sense of how to tweak your diet for better results.

To see if our strength training treatments are right for you, contact Body Works Med Spa & Wellness to book a free consultation. We can do consultations virtually or in person. To book, call 902-405-0858 and speak with a representative. You can also use our easy online booking system to select a time on our schedule. We look forward to meeting you!

By Published On: July 11, 2024Categories: Strengthening