Effects of electromyostimulation training on jumping and muscle strength in football players

Keywords: electromyostimulation, squat jump, countermovement, jump, isokinetic, strength


Purpose: Electromyostimulation is a popular training to increase muscle strength during the last years. The aim of this study was to investigate effects of electromyostimulation training on jumping and muscle strength in football players. Material: Volunteered 23 football players between the ages of 18 to 24 were divided into experimental and control groups with simple random sampling. Both groups continued to regular training. Experimental group had additional electromyostimulation training for 6-week, 3-time a week, and 20min a day. Pre- and post-training squat and countermovement jumps, peak torques of dominant and non-dominant knee extensor and flexor muscles were tested. Angular velocities of isokinetic dynamometer were 60, 180, and 300ºs-1. Pre- and post-test comparisons within the groups were analyzed. Results: There were no significant differences between pre- and post-test for isokinetic knee strength parameters at all angular velocities of EG. However, control group had significant pre- and post-test differences in dominant and non-dominant knee extension and flexion peak torque values. Conclusions: EMS and regular training in-season had no effect on the isokinetic strength parameters. On the other hand, the regular training in-season has increased isokinetic strength. Electromyostimulation training additional to regular training may have detrimental effects on outcomes of concurrent training in football players.


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Author Biographies

M. Kale, Eskişehir Technical University
mkale@eskisehir.edu.tr; Eskişehir, Turkey
B. Gurol, Eskişehir Technical University
bgurol@eskisehir.edu.tr; Eskişehir, Turkey


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How to Cite
Kale M, Gurol B. Effects of electromyostimulation training on jumping and muscle strength in football players. Physical education of students. 2019;23(5):242-8. https://doi.org/10.15561/20755279.2019.0505