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The working principle of Electronic Muscle Stimulation is using a small amount of electricity administered through the skin and into the muscle causes muscles to contract. This is the same process that your body goes through when you are working out- each time your muscles contract, they grow a little bit stronger.

But this is only a part of the whole process, to build a muscle, you need to have a balanced diet as well.

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