Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hemmler
Prof.Dr. Wolfgang Hemmler is the research director at the Institute of Medical Phisics Erlangen. The training and sports scientist is regarded as en expert in the field of training-oriented intervention research as well as in the field of alternative training technologies focusing on whole body electrostimulation.
Dr. Heinz Kleinöder
Dr. Heinz Kleinöder has been a lecturer at the German Sporthochschule in Cologne since 1990 at the Institute for Training Science and Sports Informatics. Since 2003 he has been head of the Department of Force Diagnostics and Movement Research. His main areas of work include the diagnostics of conditional abilities in various competitive sports, the training of strength and technics with classical and innovative training methods. His long-term training activity in high performance sports (tennis) is closely linked to his research , which focused on the effects of the variety of strenght training methods and training tools (including EMS and vibration) regarding health and performance. The latter has resulted in many publications. His transfers of the scientifics results into practise took place in many sports an was passed on in numerous lectures at the Trainerakademie of the DOSB in Cologne.
Prof.Dr. Michael Fröhlich is a proffesor of sport science at the TU Kaiserslauten. His main research areas are movement and training science, health and intervention research. He is a member of several scientific associations and carries out experts reports for numerous national and intarnational journals. Currently there are about 220publications in the mentioned and adjacents areas.
WHOLEBODY ELECTROMUSCULAR STIMULATION
(EMS TRAINING) FOR BACK AILIMENTS
(BOECKH-BEHRENS, W.-U. / GRÜTZMACHER, N. / SEBELEFSKY, J., unpublished dissertation, University of Bayreuth, 2002).
Aim of study
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of extensive EMS training on back ailments.
49 employees of the University of Bayreuth with back ailments, 31 women and 18 men averaging 47 years of age, took part in the study voluntarily. The frequency and intensity of the back ailments as well as general complaint status, mood, vitality, body stability, and body contour were determined with the help of initial and subsequent questionnaires. 10 units of EMS training, twice a week, each lasting 45 minutes, were carried out within the following training parameters: pulse duration 4 s, pulse interval 2 s, frequency 80 Hz, rise time 0 s, pulse width 350 s. In the process, a period of about 25 minutes of training, during which various static exercise positions were assumed, followed a habituation period lasting 10-15 minutes in each case for the adjustment of individual pulse strengths. The training period concluded with a five-minute relaxation program featuring a pulse duration of 1 s, a pulse interval of 1 s, a frequency of 100 Hz, a rise time of 0 s, and a pulse width of 150 s.
88.7% of the subjects saw a reduction in back ailments, with significant relief from the complaints in 38.8% of the cases. A slight improvement in the general complaint condition resulted in 41.9% of the cases. The frequency and the intensity of the complaints also declined sharply during the training time frame.
In addition, the EMS training led to the following general effects: 61.4% of the individuals reported an improvement in their general complaint condition, 75.5% saw an improvement in their mood, 69.4% registered increased vitality, 57.1% of the men and 85.7% of the women perceived improved body stability, 50% of the subjects asserted positive effects on their body contour, and 75.5% felt more relaxed after the training.
Whole body EMS training combats back ailments, a common condition, very effectively. The current evidently engages even deep muscles that can only be reached with conventional treatment measures with difficulty. The special whole body EMS training represents a time-saving, very effective all-round training that achieves far-reaching, positive health effects. At the same time, therapeutic as well as preventive objectives are achieved.
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Jans Vatter is certified sports economist and holds a European master of Science in Health and Fitness (Bayreuth University). He is the owner of the PT Lounge Cologne and also functions as a scientific consultant and book author in the field of EMS training. He works as instructor for EMS training for instance at Gluckerkolleg, where he offets functional training and coaching as well as athletics training with a focus on sprint and jump. He is also a TÜV Certified Personal Fitness Trainer.
Stephan Müller is nutritionist, sports in structor and sports phisiotherapist. In addiction as a personal fitness trainer, instructor and nutrition expert, he is responsible for many world champions, olimpic athlets and top athlets, as well as Bundesliga clubs on the firlds of soccer, handball and volleyball. He is a member of exectutive commettee of the Federal Association PT e.V. and the EMS training commettee of the DSSV as well as owner of the GluckerKolleg and PT Lounge GmbH.