Scientific effects of EMS training
By Dr. Kleinöder, Sports University Cologne (2010)
Sprint and jump
The sprint studies showed improvements in competitive athletes of 3.1±1.7% over a 3-week period.
Brocherie et al. (2) improvement of 4.8% in the sprint time of ice hockey players over 10m.
Pichon et al. (9) improvement of 1.3% to cover 25m (sport type: swimming) and 1.45% for the 50m freestyle time.
With combined strength training (plyometrics/EMS), Herrero et al. recorded (3) a 2.3% reduction in time needed to sprint 20m among untrained individuals.
After EMS training, jumping abilities improved by between 2.3% and 19.2%; after isometric EMS training (an average of +10±6.5%); and 6.7% to 21.4% after dynamic EMS training (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13).
After combined EMS training, the literature states that there was an average increase in jumping ability of 11.2±5.5% (3, 6, 11).
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