The use of electrostimulation exercise in competitive sport.

  title={The use of electrostimulation exercise in competitive sport.},
  author={Nicola A. Maffiuletti},
  journal={International journal of sports physiology and performance},
  volume={1 4},
  • N. Maffiuletti
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Education
  • International journal of sports physiology and performance
After a brief introduction on electrostimulation methodology and applications in competititve sport for performance optimization, this technical report presents the principal effects of electrostimulation-induced resistance exercise on neuromuscular features. The advantages and limitations of this technique compared with those of voluntary exercise training are also discussed. 

Effect of Electromyostimulation Training on Muscle Strength and Sports Performance

Research is reviewed on the effect of EMS on increasing strength and power, ESPECIALLY in SPORTS PERFORMANCE, as well as in conventional sports training.

Effect of transcutaneous electromyostimulation on pressure pain threshold and tolerance in athletes under eccentric exercise

It is concluded that EMS at active recovery phase mitigates the the hypoalgesic response following single bout of eccentric exercise.

Physiological and methodological considerations for the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation

The main aim of this review is to discuss some evidence-based physiological and methodological considerations for optimal use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in healthy and impaired

Effects of Supplemental Carbohydrate Ingestion During Superimposed Electromyostimulation Exercise in Elite Weightlifters

Results indicate that CHO ingestion increased plasma glucose, but no significant differences were detected for nonesterified fatty acids or glycerol, and suggest that CHO supplementation before and during exercise may be beneficial for individuals performing high-volume resistance training.

Dietetic-nutritional, physical and physiological recovery methods post-competition in team sports.

The aim of this review is provide information for his practical application, based on scientific evidence about recovery in team sports, about how to develop effective methods for helping athletes to recover.

Effect of Abdominal Electrical Muscle Stimulation Training With and Without Superimposed Voluntary Muscular Contraction on Lumbopelvic Control.

ST could improve lumbopelvic control in the context of athletic training and fitness and was found to be effective in both the single and double-leg lowering tests.

Measurements of Wearable Noninvasive Transducers for Sport Performance Improvement

The experimental method and the signals related to induced stimulations will be here presented and all the collected data have been crucial to submit a specific multidisciplinary study to the ethics committee that must approve the related clinical study.

Two Cases of Rhabdomyolysis After Training With Electromyostimulation by 2 Young Male Professional Soccer Players.

The cases of enormously elevated creatine kinase (CK) activity after training with electromyostimulation (EMS) by 2 young male professional soccer players illustrate that unaccustomed EMS exercise may be harmful and can cause rhabdomyolysis even in highly trained athletes and even after 1 single session.

Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation: influence of electrode positioning and stimulus amplitude settings on muscle response

The results witness the importance of an optimized, i.e., comfortable and effective, stimulation to promote the aforementioned muscle adaptive modifications.

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation in dyspneic COPD patients: a new training modality

The final author version and the galley proof are versions of the publication after peer review that features the final layout of the paper including the volume, issue and page numbers.



Electrostimulation training effects on the physical performance of ice hockey players.

It was demonstrated that an EMS program of the knee extensors significantly enhanced isokinetic strength (eccentric and for two concentric velocities) and short skating performance of a group of ice hockey players.

Effect of combined electrostimulation and plyometric training on vertical jump height.

EMS combined with plyometric training has proven useful for the improvement of vertical jump ability in volleyball players, with rapid increases of the knee extensors and plantar flexors maximal strength.

Fatigue and recovery after high-intensity exercise. Part II: Recovery interventions.

The results show that the recovery of the voluntary force-generating capacity of KE after an intermittent high-intensity uphill running exercise do not depend on the type of recovery intervention tested here, and it can be concluded that the Recovery of twitch contractile properties does not necessarily follow that of maximal muscle strength.

Recruitment patterns in human skeletal muscle during electrical stimulation.

The majority of evidence suggests that EMS-induced motor unit recruitment is nonselective and that muscle fibers are recruited without obvious sequencing related to fiber types, which the authors believe contributes to increased muscle fatigue when compared with voluntary actions.

Activation of human plantar flexor muscles increases after electromyostimulation training.

It was concluded that an increase in neural activation likely mediates the voluntary torque gains observed after short-term EMS training.