Increasing elasticity and maximum strength

Increasing elasticity and maximum strength

Scientific effects of EMS training

By Dr. Kleinöder, Sports University Cologne (2010)

Elasticity and performance
  • Various authors have confirmed a positive effect on contraction speed (1, 3, 5).

  • The EMS training group saw the greatest gain in movement speed (approx. 30% improvement in muscles involved in bending bones), thus significantly increasing performance (4, 6).

  • A combination of classic strength training (hypertrophy) and EMS training increases both performance elements (movement speed and power), (4,6).

Selected Literature:
  1. Andersen, L.L., & Aagaard, P. (2006). Influence of maximal muscle strength and intrinsic muscle contractile properties on contractile rate of force development. Eur J Appl Physiol, 96, 46-52.
  2. Babault, N., Cometti, G., Bernardin, M., Pousson, M. &Chatard, J.-C. (2007). Effects of Electromyostimulation Training on Muscle Strength and Power of Elite Rugby Players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(2), 431-437.
  3. Colson, S., Martin, A., & Van Hoecke, J. (2000). Reexamination of training effects by electrostimulation in the human elbow musculoskeletal system. Int J Sports Med, 21(4), 281-288.
  4. Kleinöder, H. (2007). Muskeltraining der Zukunft: Wissenschaftliche und praktische Anwendung von Ganzkörper-Elektromyostimulations-Training (GK-EMS) unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Krafttrainings. Medicalsports network, 4/07.
  5. Maffiuletti, N. A., Cometti, G., Amiridis, I. G., Martin, A., Pousson, M., & Chatard, J. C. (2000). The effects of electromyostimulation training and basketball practice on muscle strength and jumping ability. Int J Sports Med, 21(6), 437-443.
  6. Speicher, U., Schmithüsen J., Nowak, S., Kleinöder, H., de Marées, M., & Mester, J. (2008). Effects of dynamic electromyostimulation on current strength-diagnostics. (Noch unveröffentlichter BiSP Bericht 2009).

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