EMS has recently gained the attention of the public after some athletes revealed that they are using this technology to enhance muscle performance and recover more quickly between the sessions. A 2010 study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning, for instance, put 28 exercises on a one-month training plan that either consisted of four weight and EMS exercise sessions per week or four weight-only workouts per week. Results show that muscle strength increased by 40.2 percent among the EMS group and 31.4 percent among the weight-only exercisers. And EMS results lasted the longest, with a 49.1 percent increase in strength after a detraining period, compared to the weight-only exercisers’ 24.5 percent increase.
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