EMS Training and Soccer

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According to Andre Filipovi (one of the most recognized researchers in the sector) it is possible to have better results with an electrostimulation workout.

During fourteen weeks, an investigation was carried out on soccer players. The linear sprint, sprint with changes of direction, maximum strength of each leg, vertical jump and ball hitting speed were taken into account.

Strength and performance in soccer was key. Better results were obtained in the group of players who trained with electrostimulation. EMS is the perfect complement to a complete workout.

Electrostimulation may be used in different sports disciplines and does not have one specific use. So, it is possible for soccer players to undergo electrical muscle stimulation training. Do you play soccer? Never tried this kind of innovative training? EMS training can bring great benefits to your physical and psychological conditions.

Electrostimulation is recommended for soccer players

Some soccer athletes have yet to try electrical stimulation in their training. Other soccer players are already using it or have recently tried it. For example, former goalkeeper Jordi Codina and current defensive player in the Real Madrid C.F. Dani Carvajal. Soccer players must have strong and muscular legs and can achieve this goal through electrical muscle stimulation training or EMS. 

Many of them demand from their personal trainers a series of workouts that combines exercises with which to improve certain muscles, like quadriceps. What for? To run faster and kick harder. In short, to play their sport the best way they can.

However, for soccer players, it’s not only important to exercise and improve the quadriceps, but also to train other muscle groups, like the calf muscles and buttocks. The quadriceps are very fragile and need extra hard work, but we can’t ignore the hamstrings, either. 

Strengthening your hamstrings is often a strenuous activity, and very little time is spent on it. This is a huge mistake, because if you see a player when he is injured in a game, the area he usually touches with his hand is where the hamstring is. If muscle groups are not balanced correctly, this causes soccer players to injure themselves frequently, so it’s very important to work these muscles. If they are trained properly, possible injuries can be avoided.

Are you a coach and want to use electrostimulation in your sessions?

After obtaining the proper training, you can use Wiemspro for your electrical stimulation training sessions. 

Its use is not specified for a specific type of professional, but rather anyone can use it in their training sessions, as long as they have received the proper instruction in its use. 

Wiemspro offers two training courses so that people who have purchased EMS equipment know how to use it and get the most out of it. It is divided into two different levels: the level 1 course and the level 2 course; these are the basic and advanced levels, respectively. 

Even so, we know that the most suitable professionals to use this equipment are physical therapists. These professionals provide additional knowledge to the session, like knowing which strength parameters are suitable for each client and a complete knowledge of the muscle groups that make up our body, so that we can exercise more efficiently.

They possess more knowledge and skills regarding the autonomy of the body. However, with the training course given by Wiemspro, you can acquire the necessary knowledge for the use of electrical muscle stimulation in your personal EMS training sessions.

EMS for top competitive soccer players

Global training with EMS in competitive soccer is an effective way to improve specific strength skills. 

Professional soccer is becoming more and more competitive and the pace of the game has accelerated. Because of this, the number and intensity of short, explosive, and repeated sprinting actions have also increased.

Due to the influence of force components on these pace changes, jumps, kicking actions, etc., training for maximum strength and rapid strength has become increasingly important. However, because there isn’t enough time to regenerate and rest in top-level soccer, strength training and ​sport have not been sufficiently integrated.

That is why EMS soccer training can be the solution sought by many soccer coaches and players. In most cases, these athletes require low intensity training, recovery training, etc. With this technology, they can extend working hours and improve performance, which is why electrical muscle stimulation has been on the schedule of many of the best soccer players.

Increase performance in just two sessions

At Wiemspro, we are convinced that two EMS sessions can effectively improve the performance of professional soccer players. Due to the high intensity of this training, we must take into account the instantaneous load, as well as the intensity and number of workouts required in each situation. 

Athletes can save time and achieve maximum effectiveness, which is why EMS soccer training has become a promising alternative to traditional strength training in highly competitive sports.

Great athletes, such as Álvaro Fernández Fiuza or Blanca Machón, have already started training with electrical muscle stimulation.

Our system is wireless and has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. What’s more, it allows group training to ensure successful training for all participants. Many companies have been able to take full advantage of the benefits of electrical stimulation for their business center. People are no longer satisfied with going to the gym, especially the younger generation; they are looking for the fastest and safest way to exercise.

Conclusion

Based on the results of the study (Filipovic et al., 2016), we conclude that EMS is a time-efficient tool for strength training and improving strength capabilities in soccer players during the competitive season. 

It can also emphasize the adaptability of fast type II muscle fibers. 

Therefore, the improvements that it offers us can be very useful when helping soccer players prepare for the competitive season, and it would be interesting to extrapolate it to other sports.

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