EFFECTS OF ELECTROMYOSTIMULATION TRAINING ON MUSCLE STRENGTH AND POWER OF ELITE RUGBY PLAYERS

@article{Babault2007EFFECTSOE,
  title={EFFECTS OF ELECTROMYOSTIMULATION TRAINING ON MUSCLE STRENGTH AND POWER OF ELITE RUGBY PLAYERS},
  author={Nicolas Babault and Gilles Cometti and Michel Pousson and Jean-Claude Chatard},
  journal={Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={431–437}
}
The present study investigated the influence of a 12-week electromyostimulation (EMS) training program performed by elite rugby players. Twenty-five rugby players participated in the study, 15 in an electrostimulated group and the remaining 10 in a control group. EMS was conducted on the knee extensor, plantar flexor, and gluteus muscles. During the first 6 weeks, training sessions were carried out 3 times a week and during the last 6 weeks, once a week. Iso-kinetic torque of the knee extensors… 

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