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Scientific results

EMS TRAINING FOR RELIEVE BACK PAIN

Scientific results

Based on EMS research done by W.-U. Boeckh-Behrens, N. Grützmacher and J. Sebelefsky (University of Bayreuth, 2002).

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION AND OUTCOME:

49 people (31 women and 18 men with an average age of 47 years), who were suffering from back pain performed EMS training sessions over a period of 5 weeks.

THE RESEARCH RESULTS:

  • A decrease in back pain was observed in 88.7% of participants
  • Frequency and the intensity of back pain significantly decreased within the training period
  • 75.5% showed improvements in mood and 69.4% noticed an increased vitality
  • 85.7% of the women reported an increased body stability and 75.5% felt more relaxed after training

CONCLUSION:

The EMS research findings showed whole body EMS training counters back pain in a very effective way. The researchers concluded that electrical stimulus activates the major muscle groups and also, more importantly, the deeper muscle groups which are difficult to activate through conventional training methods.

EMS TRAINING IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Scientific results

Based on EMS research done by Andre Filipovic and Dr Heinz Kleinoeder (2013)

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION AND OUTCOME:

22 professional soccer players from a German soccer team participated in EMS training over a period of 14 weeks and were tested 4 times during the research period on the following areas.

THE RESEARCH RESULTS:

  • Maximum strength performance increased by 30.07 %
  • Jumping performance increased on average by 9.14 %
  • Speed and sprint performance increased on average by 19.38 %
  • Kicking speed increased on average by 16.3 %

CONCLUSION:

EMS research highlights the effectiveness of EMS training and also supports other research done on athletes in different sport disciplines. The authors concluded that whole body EMS training is an effective and more time efficient alternative to conventional strength training in high performance and professional sport.

EMS AS A FULL BODY TRAINING PROGRAM

Scientific results

Based on research conducted by VATTER, J, Universität Bayreuth, 2003; Publication AVM-Verlag München 2010.

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION AND OUTCOME:

134 people (102 female and 32 male) at an average age of 42,5 years performed EMS training over a period of 6 weeks.

THE RESEARCH RESULTS:

  • 82% of the participants noticed a relief in back pain.
  • 30% of those were free of pain.
  • The maximum body strength increased by 12% and their endurance by 69%.
  • The body fat percentage decreased by 1,4%.

Male:

  • -1,1cm at the waistline
  • +1.5cm at the arm.
  • +1,2cm at the chest.
  • +0,3cm at the thighs.

Female

  • -0,7cm at the bust
  • -0,7cm at the thighs
  • -1,4cm at the waistline
  • -1,1cm at hips.

CONCLUSION:

The full body EMS training is a good method to reduce widespread back pain, yet also increases the body strength and is equal to, or better than, results from conventional strength training. Improvements to body shape and overall mood were appealing to men and women of all age groups alike. In conclusion, the study supports full body EMS training as an effective training method, which will benefit a broad range of target groups.

EMS training for the elderly

Scientific results

Based on EMS research done by Wolfgang Kemmler and Simon von Stengel (2010 – 2012)

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION AND OUTCOME

30 postmenopausal females (average age 65, ± 5 years) and 28 untrained males (65-75 years old) participants of a year-long study in high-intensity resistance training, performed 20 minutes EMS training sessions for a period of 14 weeks.

THE RESEARCH RESULTS:

  • Muscle mass increased
  • Body fat reduced
  • Waist circumference reduced
  • Strength increased
  • Power increased
  • Aerobic capacity increased

CONCLUSION

The study results show EMS training can be used by most age groups and can help people improve their body composition as well as their physical capacity. In conclusion of their findings, the researchers stated the following:

“… to our best knowledge, we are not aware of conventional exercise studies that reported comparably favourable changes of body fat and free fat mass. The results are remarkable especially considering the short duration…”