Anabolic Alternatives Part 1

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The main findings of the study indicated that a 4-week combined electromyostimulation and plyometric training program significantly increased jumping height and sprint run in physically active men.

-Dr. Mikel Izquierdo

I believe that getting EMS strength phases done a few times a year is enough to make an impact with speed, not just isometric knee extension. My experience is that doing 4 six periods a year is enough to get a statistical impact. How much more will doing it with higher periods I don’t know. What I do know is that EMS works and important for athletes that have limits with training time, such as professionals that spend a lot of time traveling. Some of the interesting things I have seen first hand is the changes in pain and function within a few treatments. If you are interested in EMS and sport, and want to see some new approaches I suggest investing into chapter 6 of the Kinetics Manual. There you will see some new Polish approaches.

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
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