Increase strength and performance through EMS training
EMS devices and electrodes recommendations
How can athletes improve their performance with EMS training?
Electrical muscle stimulation can be a useful addition to the training of all professional and recreational athletes and achieve noticeable results in building muscles as well as performance.
A muscle is composed of numerous muscle fibres, among other things. In order to develop our muscles, they have to work. During normal exercise, a large number of muscle fibres in a muscle contract, but not all of them. With the help of electrical stimulation, a larger number of muscle fibres can be mobilised and contracted. With electrical muscle stimulation you can achieve the following training goals:
- Strength / power training: the ability of a muscle to exert a force against resistance
- Building muscle mass: increasing the volume of the muscles
- Endurance training: the ability to sustain effort over a long period of time
- To reduce stress on the joints to a minimum
How to place muscle stimulator pads for training
Various parameters are used to determine the number of muscle fibres addressed. First of all, any strength training should start with warming up the muscles. Correct pad placement on your skin is important for your success with EMS training.
In our short explanatory video (1:19 min) we show you examples of where you should correctly apply the pads to your abdominal muscles, biceps, chest muscles, shoulder muscles and thigh. You can find detailed information about other body regions on our EMS training overview page.
EMS devices and electrode recommendations
The optimal program for your application
Since the stress sensations and goals of EMS training are very individual, we have compiled an overview with different needs for you. Simply connect and attach the muscle stimulator pads, select the program and start the training:
All programs are included in our TENS-EMS combo machine STIM-PRO X9.
Beginners: Here we recommend the program P18.
Advanced: Here we recommend the program P20.
Beginners: Here we recommend the program P22.
Advanced: Here we recommend the program P24.
Beginners: Here we recommend the program P26.
Advanced: Here we recommend the program P28.
The current strength should be set so that the intended muscle contracts significantly without feeling pain.
Before your workout you should warm up the muscles to prepare them for the upcoming exercise load. Our EMS TENS combo machine offers pre-installed warm-up-programs, which automatically start right before the actual training program. Therefore you can train very relaxed.