The Powerful Impact of Strength Training for Women's Health

Recent studies reveal how strength training can significantly reduce cardiovascular mortality for women and this is how the Katalyst Suit can help.

Recent research unveiled in an NPR segment highlights the remarkable health benefits of strength training, particularly for women. A study involving over 400,000 adults in the U.S. found that engaging in strength training two to three times a week can lead to a 20% reduced risk of premature death. Notably, women stand to gain even more, with a 30% decrease in cardiovascular mortality linked to regular resistance training.

Despite this compelling evidence, only 20% of women currently incorporate resistance training into their fitness routines, often favoring cardio workouts. However, strength training offers more than just longevity benefits. It also provides joint and bone protection, mood enhancement, and improved metabolic health. 

For women, this begs the question: what if there was a way to enhance the benefits of strength training even further? Well, I have good news, with electro-muscle stimulation (EMS), you can.

How EMS and Katalyst can enhance your strength training routine

EMS has emerged as a promising intervention for conditions like sarcopenia, which is characterized by the loss of muscle mass and strength that occurs with aging.

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging in 2013 found that whole-body EMS training effectively improved muscle mass and strength in older women at risk for sarcopenia. This underscores the potential of EMS to activate muscle fibers, leading to muscle hypertrophy and strength gain.

Katalyst stands as a pioneer in the EMS industry. With the Katalyst EMS Suit, you can activate up to 90% of your muscle fibers—doubling the impact of traditional methods. Additionally, the Katalyst app offers hundreds of workouts categorized by four distinct training modes: strength, power, cardio, and recovery.

“The strength mode has parameters that simulate slow twitch muscle fiber activation to improve general strength in your body,” says Bjoern Woltermann, CEO and Founder of Katalyst. “The power mode has a higher frequency, which activates type-two fast twitch muscle fibers like we use in sprinting and jumping. For an older person, it can help them stop themselves from falling if they trip.”

By combining traditional strength training with EMS technology like the Katalyst Suit, women can maximize the health benefits of their workout routines. Whether you're aiming to improve strength, prevent age-related muscle loss, or enhance overall well-being, incorporating strength training with EMS can be a game-changer for your fitness journey.