Knee stability with electrical muscle stimulation (EMS)
EMS devices and electrodes recommendations
EMS training for knee stability
Our knee joint is subjected to a great deal of stress in everyday life. It bears about half of our body weight when we walk. Ligaments and muscles help to stabilise the knee joint under this load. Support the stabilisation of the knee and prevent pain with electrical muscle stimulation. A strengthened musculature relieves the knee.
How to place EMS pads for knee stability training
Here you can see the correct pad placement for training against knee instability with an EMS machine. You can place the pads as shown in the picture to stabilise your knee with EMS training.
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 P17.
Trained: Here we recommend the program P19.
Beginners: Here we recommend the program P22.
Trained: Here we recommend the program P24.
Beginners: Here we recommend the program P26.
Trained: Here we recommend the program P28.
Muscle building exercises
You do not have to perform any movements during EMS training. However, if you want to intensify your training, you can also perform the following 4 exercises for muscle building during EMS training. You can place the muscle stimulator pads as shown in the video..
Stand shoulder-width apart and then take a big step forward. Then bend both legs and make sure that your upper body remains straight and the tip of the foot of the front leg points slightly outwards. The front knee should not protrude beyond the tip of the foot during the bend. Perform this exercise 10 times per leg.
Stand shoulder-width apart. The feet should point slightly outwards. Then bend your legs and squat down. The knees should point in the same direction as the feet. You can do this exercise 10 times.
Lie on your back for this exercise. Bend one leg and place it on the floor about one lower leg length from the pelvis. Extend the other leg into the air and hold the position briefly. Then slightly bend the knee and hold the position. Then stretch the leg again. Repeat the exercise 10 times and then switch legs.
For this exercise, sit on the floor and place one leg extended on the floor, keeping the other bent in the air. Grasp the shin of the bent leg. Then pull the bent leg towards your body. You can repeat this exercise 10 times per leg.