Peer-Reviewed Research Articles on EMS use in Sport

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Electrical stimulation for neuromuscular testing and training: state-of-the art and unresolved issues. Maffiuletti NA, Minetto MA, Farina D, Bottinelli R.  Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 2011;111(10):2391-2397.

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NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association)

Effects of Electromyostimulation Training and Volleyball Practice on Jumping Ability (PDF)
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2003, 17(3), 573–579

Malatesta et al.- 4-week EMS training (3 times weekly) increased jumping height by 4% (15-seconds of consecutive counter movement jumps).

Effects of Electromyostimulation Training on Muscle Strength and Power Of Elite Rugby Players (PDF)
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2007, 21(2), 431–437

Nicolas Babault1, Gilles Cometti2, Michel Bernardin3, Michel Pousson4, and Jean-Claude Chatard5
Sport Science, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France; 3French Rugby Federation, Paris, France; 4INSERM/ERM 207 Motricity-Plasticity, Faculty of Sport Science, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France; 5Laboratory of Physiology, St-Etienne, France

Supplemental EMS and Dynamic Weight Training:Effects on Knee Extensor Strength and Vertical Jump of Female College Track & Field Athletes. (single abstract only)
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: 12(3), pp. 131–137
Darryn S. Willoughby1, Steve Simpson2
1Department of Sports Medicine, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME; 2Department of Health and Physical Education, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

Effects of EMS Active Recovery compared to other types of recovery (PDF) Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research - Aug 2007, A.Tessitore, R.Meussen, C.Cortis, L.Capranica

Effectiveness of Active Recovery (PDF)
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: 22(5), pp. 1402–1412
A.Tessitore, R.Meussen, R.Pagano, C.Benvenuti, M.Tiberi, L.Capranica. Department of Human Movement and Sport Science, University Foro Italico, Rome, Italy; Vrije University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium; Center for Preventive Medicine, Azienda Sanitaria Unica RegionaleMarche, Ancona, Italy

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