THIS IS NOT A MYTH
THE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Based on research from Ahmad & Hasbullah 2015
The aim of the study was to compare classical methods of strength training to the dynamic full-body EMS training in regards to strength and speed. Training groups using classical methods worked on machines for leg extensions and leg bending muscles and working with different weights (30- 90%). The EMS groups did lunges and squats without additional weights (60% intensity). The training took place twice a week for 4 weeks. Separate output and input tests were undertaken before and after the training as well as after a regeneration phase of two weeks.
Significant increase in speed
Speed performance improved by about 30 %,
Combined EMS and hypertrophy training showed the typical effects as would be expected from the combined training with both stimuli (7% increase of maximal strength and a 12% increase of performance).
Dynamic full-body EMS training with Miha bodytec machines proved to be a highly effective means of increasing strength and speed as compared to other training methods. Full body
EMS training was the only training method that succeeded in improving the speed factor within the overall performance. In addition, the results achieved by this training methodology open up new possibilities for frequency and duration of training. The regular use of EMS training in combination with dynamic movement is a promising combination for improved strength, endurance, and speed work.
Ahmad, M.F., & Hasbullah, A.H. (2015). The Effects of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) towards Male Skeletal Muscle Mass. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering, 9, 864-873.
Based on research conducted by Vatter, J., 2003.
The objective of this field study was to assess if positive impact on body strength, anthropometry, body wellness, mood, overall health conditions, back pain can be reached through electrical stimulated muscle training. During 6 weeks 134 volunteers with an average age of 42 years completed 2 EMS training sessions per week. After this period the results in various body parameters were compared with a control group.
82% noticed a relief in back pain, 30% of those were free of pain
The maximum body strength of participants increased by 12%, and their endurance by 69%
Body fat percentage decreased by 1.4%
Female trainees lost 1.5 cm at the waistline and 1.1 cm at the hips
Male trainees gained 1.5 cm in the upper arms and reduced their waistline by 1.1 cm
83% of participants noticed positive changes and had an increased feeling of wellness.
When compared to the control group doing regular exercise, EMS trainees showed better results in an increase in body strength, desired body shape, and treatment of back pain. The overall mood and wellness were scored higher than in conventional strength training. The study supports EMS training as extremely effective and efficient, which can benefit a broad range of target groups; from couch potatoes to professional athletes.
VATTER, J, Universität Bayreuth, 2003; Publication AVM-Verlag München 2010.2003, a study by the University of Bayreuth (“Electrical Muscle Stimulation as a Whole-Body Workout – Multicentre Study on the Use of Whole-Body EMS Training in Studios