When you’re a dad, life gets in the way, and it’s hard to fit in exercise while taking care of your family and running around after kids. Exercise moves down the priority ranks and next thing you know, you’re rocking a dad bod! While there is nothing wrong with a dad bod – if you’re looking to burn fat, build muscle and tone up, SILK’s non-invasive body sculpting treatment, EmSculpt, can help with that pre dad bod revival!
EmSculpt treats the abs, buttocks, triceps, biceps and calves. It builds, strengthens and defines muscles, and in turn uses extreme amounts of energy which disrupts fat cells in a short amount of time. It can also help achieve better posture, improved gym and sports performance, and reduced back pain. It does this by utilising HIFEM (high-intensity focused electromagnetic) magnetic field energy to deliver 20,000 contractions per session to an area of the body.
We interviewed David, a 42-year-old father of three young kids and dad bod client, to reveal his EmSculpt experience first-hand:
What made you want to try SILK’s EmSculpt treatment?
I had been feeling unfit for a while, but I started to feel quite flat and low on energy so decided I needed to do something about it. The idea of getting back into the gym was a little daunting. I was uninspired, and in a bit of a rut.
I heard about EmSculpt through a couple of guys at work. They were joking about how good their “dad bods” were looking and feeling after having EmSculpt. I thought, maybe EmSculpt was the kick-start I need to tone-up and strengthen my ab muscles – or lack of. I missed feeling the way I did a few years ago.
How many treatments did you have?
I had four treatments in total over two consecutive weeks. I’ve also purchased an EmSculpt maintenance pack which gives me two sessions to use as I please.
What did an EmSculpt treatment feel like to you? Was it painful?
The contractions are intense, but it doesn’t hurt. As I got used to the sensation it was somewhat relaxing.
How did you find the treatment process?
It was really easy to fit EmSculpt into my work week. The sessions go for half an hour, so I ducked out at lunch. The treatments are non-invasive and you don’t sweat, so it was no big deal to head back to the office after a session.
How did you feel after your treatments?
I felt great! I started to feel stronger after each treatment and my abs felt like they did a good workout. I expected to have some muscle soreness in the day or two after each treatment, but the EmSculpt machine has a pulsing sequence that taps out the lactic acid build-up. So, I avoided any aches completely!
When did you start to see and feel results?
My results started to show around the two-week mark. They fully developed eight weeks after my treatments.
I feel much stronger in my core and abdominal muscles. I’m even slimmer around the waist. My love handles have shrunk, and my belly has flattened (even with a few beers!), and I feel stronger when I pick up and play with the kids. It’s also helped improve my golf swing! Overall, my confidence has increased and I feel happier.
Did you pair your EmSculpt treatments with exercise?
Absolutely! Investing in EmSculpt was an investment in myself and I know I needed to change a few things, too. Now, I’ve actually made my return to the gym – I’ve been going twice a week. I’ve set new health and fitness goals, and I’m looking forward to teaming my EmSculpt maintenance sessions with my gym workouts, park runs with the kids and my regular hit of golf.
Are you going to continue on your body sculpting journey with SILK?
EmSculpt gave me the kick I needed to get back into shape. I’m really satisfied with how I’m feeling and looking. Juggling work, family, friends and health is a process. I’m at an age where I lack time but can afford to spend a bit to keep my body in better shape.
Would you recommend EmSculpt to your friends?
Definitely. A few of my friends have just started their EmSculpt treatments with SILK and they are loving it! I’m happy with my results so far, and I’m excited to see what happens over the next few months.
Update: I’ve since tried SILK’s CoolSculpting treatment as I’m wanting to shift additional fat from around my abdominal area. CoolSculpting works to permanently destroy and eliminate treated fat cells by freezing them. Results develop between two and six months post treatment so I’m looking forward to that. Learn more about CoolSculpting here.