This is Part 5 of the series on Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS).
Part 1 was Electrical Muscle Stimulation Benefits with Derek Hansen writing Part 2 with a Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Research Review.
Part 3 is How to Use Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) with Training with uncut, unedited “reality TV” videos and Part 4 was guest posted by James Smith titled Other Uses of the Globus SpeedCoach EMS
Part of what makes this blog popular are the real time examples of what athletes are using to improve themselves. There are a lot (and I mean a lot) of websites that come from a purely theoretical standpoint, and not enough “in the trenches” stories. We need to see testing labs. Real people. Real results.
I like to write and share results, based on scientific research, and sometimes a little bit of art for a personal touch. You cannot teach the latter.
I’ve endorsed the Globus SpeedCoach EMS units because of the flexibility and reliability of the product. The training programs were tested on real athletes before it went to market. The fact that I live in Rome and Globus is an Italian company is purely a coincidence.
EMS for Rugby and Sprinters
I had a chance to sit down with Cedric Unholz, an Australian-born Rugby player who played professional rugby in Scotland. He currently continues to do sprint workouts and weight training with Olympic lifts. Part 3 of this series goes more into detail on how he uses the EMS device with his training.
So here is my one-on-one Q&A with Cedric and I tried to ask all the questions I received by private email over the past 4 months. One day we’ll do a live webinar, but for now, you’ll find this 10 minute interview quite helpful. We referred to the training plan on the whiteboard, so I added the image below in case it isn’t clear.
In this interview, I focused a lot on training, and lightly touched the recovery and rehabilitation portions of EMS since most people outside of Eastern Europe and Italy think EMS is only for rehab and pain relief.