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Can EMS Improve Athletic Performance?
- Aug 21, 2018 -

Athletes have been using EMS training for more than 50 years. Flying Bolt and many Brazilian gold medal winners are more loyal fans of EMS training. What aspects of EMS can help athletes improve? An EMS research report for football players published in 2016 may help to relieve some of the doubts. The study lasted for 14 weeks [see Reference 4, 2016, Effects of a Whole-Body Electrostimulation Program on Strength, Sprinting, Jumping, and Kicking Capacity in Elite Soccer Players.], and the topic is WB-EMS (Whole Body EMS Training). Helps improve the sprint, jump and kick performance associated with football during the season. Twenty-two football players were randomly divided into two groups, 12 in the EMS group and 10 in the jump training group. The two groups of staff routinely attended the daily football training during the 14 weeks. A total of three tests were performed, before the start, 7 weeks and 14 weeks, and before each test, during the test and 24 hours after the test, blood samples were taken to monitor IGF-1 (insulin 1 growth factor) and CK (creatine). Kinase). After 14 weeks of training, the EMS group was found to significantly improve leg 1RM, straight speed, variable speed, multiple jump styles, and volley distance. The jump training group did not change significantly in any of the above tests. In addition, the CK value of the EMS training group was significantly improved 24 hours after training, which was much higher than that of the jump training group. There was no significant change in the serum IGF-1 grade between the two groups. The conclusion of this experiment is that in the case of professional athletes maintaining regular training, joining EMS training can effectively improve the level of athletic-related ability and be more competitive during the season.


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