Does electrical stimulation enhance post-exercise performance recovery?

Elite sport requires high-volume and highintensity training that inevitably induces neuromuscular fatigue detrimental for physical performance.Improving recovery processes is, therefore, fundamental and to this, a wide variety of recovery modalities could be proposed. Among them, neuromuscular electrical stimulation is largely adopted particularly by endurance-type and team sport athletes.



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Benefits of EMS Training

Why EMS Technology?

  • Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) has many advantages over traditional fitness technologies:
  • Time saving (only 20 minutes/ 2 times a week)
  • Results come quickly and visibly
  • Works for any age, size, weight, gender or physical condition (in case of injuries or pain the training can be still effectively used)


Benefits of EMS Training

  • elicits a stronger contraction in the muscles: grown in muscle strength and size
  • improves the capillary network of soft tissues
  • fights against cellulite: better blood supply; muscle pump is the most effective way against cellulite
  • increases enzyme activity, growth hormone; muscle building
  • increases the amount of mitochondria
  • prevents from osteporosis and bone braking
  • enhances maximal strength potential
  • decreases body fat percentage: the effective strengthening training makes the body a real calorie burning oven
  • time saving: the whole muscular system is activated at the same time (whole body training)
  • targeted muscle building: every impulse hits the muscle precisely
  • relieving the joints: impulses are only targeted to muscles
  • balancing muscle system: outer impulses help the weaker links of the body to improve
  • posture improvement: impulses train also the deeper stabilizing muscles



Many studies has proven the positive benefits of EMS Training!

Research on the use of EMS Training as a method of training of skeletal muscle has increased over the past decade. Several studies have indicated that this training modality enable the development of maximal force and other benefits (also in the field of medical and beauty treatment; e.g. cellulite)

Why XBody?

  • User-friendly, clear and easy to use touchscreen
  • All Xbody devices have a 10” touch screen to make the workout a comfortably easy experience. There’s no need to use complicated buttons any more
  • User-friendly, clear and easy to use touchscreen
  • All Xbody devices have a 10” touch screen to make the workout a comfortably easy experience. There’s no need to use complicated buttons any more
  • You can easily choose between different trainings programs like strength training, cardiovascular training, massage and video training
  • You have also the opportunity to make adjustments in every trainings program (Hertz, Gain, Impulse, Pause, Depth of Impulse)
  • Multilingual system
  • Client´s data can be saved and recorded
  • The Owner can follow income of purchased training cards, edit trainer and set time
  • Top modern designed suit
  • Easily to suit up
  • Every Pads, Cables  and Electrods inside the suit
  • Every single Pad is replaceable
  • Pads are very resistant
  • Option Pads like Calf and Shoulders


Quality in all parts of the product

  • ISO Certification in Production and Distribution
  • FIBO Award Winner 2014


XBody is:

1. Result oriented
2. Time saving
3. No pain
4. Low investment costs
5. Low running costs
6. 92% is our target
7. Unique product with unique design
8. Most developed EMS technology


EMS is going to be the business of the forthcoming 10 years in the field of fitness, health and beauty industy.

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What is EMS Training?

Theoretical Background

Electrodes placed on the skin pass a gentle electrical current through its surface which activate muscles and nerves which in turn produce a contraction of the targeted muscle group.

header_ems-emaConventional Training vs. EMS Training

Conventional Training

When one performs any exercise, their brain sends a message down the spinal cord through the nerves innervating all the muscles causing them to contract

EMS Training

An outside electrical source stimulates the nerves to send these signals to your muscle to contract. This is achieved by passing electrical currents through electrode pads placed over a muscle. The current passes through electrode pads placed over a muscle. The current passes through the skin to the nerves in the contact area, stimulating the connecting muscles to contract. Electrodes are attached to muscles and wired to the XBody device that sends low-level electricity through the skin to stimulate nerve and muscle fibers.

EMS versus Conventional Training

How EMS Training works

image001The proposed advantage of using EMS is that the recruitment order is reversed relative to volitional exercise. During volitional activity, the central nervous system first activates the smallest alpha motoneurons. With increasing levels of required force, progressively larger motoneurons are activated. This recruitment order, dependent on the size of the alpha motoneuron, has been termed the ‘Hennemann´sche size principle’’ of motor unit recruitment.


The size of alpha motoneurons is related to the type of muscle fiber innervated by the motoneuron. Slow oxidative (SO) muscle fiber types are typically recruited first, whereas fast glycolitic (FG) are the most difficult to recruit during volitional activation. The order of muscle fiber recruitment is reversed when the muscle is activated via electrical stimulation, with the largest-diameter muscle fibers (FG) being recruited first and the smaller-diameter (SO) muscle fibers being recruited later.

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The secret of Karim Benzema is a slimming suit – XBody Netherlands

It has been known as the ‘Bolt Method': it helps to win reaction rate. Karim Benzema shared a photo on Facebook performing this type of training.
The great performance of Benzema has a secret: the electrostimulation suit. The French sportsmen trains hard at his home with this new technology that is becoming fashionable. He uploaded on Facebook a photo conducting this type of training. Guillermo Tabuyo, Kinatra’s personal trainer and expert in this method, explained to “AS” magazine what does this type of training constitutes of  “electrostimulation suit helps you to lose fat and gain muscle mass. In addition, you gain explosiveness (it works on the type ‘2’ fibers) and reaction rate. With this method you get to deeper fibers, which you do not reach with conventional training. It gives you that extra which you do not have at the soccer field training”.
Daniel Sanchez, responsible personal trainer of Efit Móstoles, working with this type of training also examines the positive effects of the suit: “This training helps you in muscle toning, that is why you look thinner when you are doing it. For professional soccer players it can help to enhance the lower part of the body. However it does not only serve to enhance a particular area of the body. The suit has programs that are ideal for recovery after a big effort or treatment after an injury because it is a training without any impact on the joints “.
Guillermo endorses him: “In addition to treating injuries, working with electrostimulation also helps preventing them. Having more muscle is more secure. ” Looking back at Benzema’s sport season he was only out against Levante and that was due to a flu.
The price of these electrostimulation vests is between “10,000 and 20,000€”, depending on the training programs they offer and the model and brand. This method is not finished set in the professional teams of Spanish football but “It is used by all Bayern Munich team” says Daniel. In Spain, Codina is using it, and has been tried by veterans like Raul, Zidane and Guti, among others (the last two to keep the tone).
This working method is more widespread in other sports. Usain Bolt, for example, works with electrostimulation suit and has even videos on internet with this technology. The Method Bolt is working well for Benzema…
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