Do you run Do you swim? Do you pedal? Add EMS

Do you run Do you swim? Do you pedal? Add EMS

We have already said it on more than one occasion, EMS can be a very useful tool for endurance athletes. It can help us complement physical preparation in various capacities, from those most typical of endurance sports, related to the heart, to those that help improve muscle performance and prevent injuries, such as strength.

Muscle electrostimulation can be used for different purposes, and these depend directly on the parameters or programs that are selected in the electrostimulator. FAST trainers are experts in EMS , so they select the parameters you need to achieve your goals. For endurance sports we can use a very wide variety of programs, below we will tell you which ones and what they can be used for in your sport.


This program helps us to capillarize and oxygenate. But this goes much further, look at the amount of results you can get:

  • Improve muscle metabolism.
  • Improve microcirculation.
  • Increase oxidative enzymes.
  • Improve oxygen consumption.
  • Improve muscular aerobic endurance.
  • Increase intramuscular exchanges.

All this is related to each other, since to have a better aerobic performance, one of the ways is to increase oxygen consumption, and this rises if the muscle demand is greater, which is what we achieve with low-frequency electrostimulation. Explained in another way, a higher muscle demand requires more capillarization, and this adaptation manages to increase oxygen consumption.


These workouts have characteristics that allow you to work on muscle compensations or technical failures that have occurred in your sport and give you feedback to correct them. For example, when you run and you are not able to keep your trunk upright. In this case we could do trainings focused on getting positive feedback on your core. With these trainings we are able to activate, to a greater extent, type I fibers, which are the most resistant, and those that are also responsible for maintaining posture.


Your muscles must be able to resist efforts for a long time, so in the physical preparation of endurance sports, strength work is essential. In some phases of the season you can choose to train endurance strength with EMS , since conventional training can involve very high joint and mental wear and tear that can cause you not to complete the training sessions, or even arrive at the competition with excessive fatigue .


This program is more focused on training your resistance strength with exercises that transfer to your sport, it is the next step to training with Tonic. The objective is that your muscles obtain in less time a fatigue similar to that obtained with your sport. For example, you could work running technique adding fatigue and then keeping it intact for a long time in competition.


Imagine that moment in which you push something else in the race, that last sprint, or that impossible hill, when you are fighting for first place, or you simply want to enter as a medalist because fourth place is not worth you … You need to train it, and you do it in your physical preparation in a conventional way, but with EMS we can also complement it. Although we must be careful with the use of these programs, because in endurance athletes this type of stimulus can decrease the percentage of oxidative muscle fibers.

Remember that in addition to complementing your physical preparation, EMS is a very powerful tool when an injury leaves you standing for a while. For example, an injured cyclist who cannot pedal at his average competition watts, and the power achieved does not even allow him to sufficiently stimulate his cardiovascular system, with the biosuit we can make this little bit involve a great consumption of oxygen and he can manage to maintain the physical form.


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