Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) for Maximum Speed Development (Key Concepts Book 6)

Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) for Maximum Speed Development (Key Concepts Book 6)
By Charlie Francis

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This book was written by Coach Charlie Francis in 2008 to highlight the key concept of Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) for Maximum Speed Development. The first part of this book focuses on EMS’ potential for maximum strength enhancement for speed.
In Coach Francis’ own words: “My own results have been so favorable that I am not interested in debating whether or not EMS works but rather optimizing the use of EMS in the training of elite athletes.”
As a bonus this book included the chapter on EMS from the book “The Charlie Francis Training System” which was written by Coach Francis in 1988 to generally cover all aspects of his methods. This chapter covers four parts of EMS: 1. EMS in regeneration 2. The treatment of injuries with EMS 3. EMS in Maximum strength training including the principles and techniques of application and finally 4. Periodization of EMS. It may be slightly repetitive to the first part of this book but it gives a look at EMS from a slightly different angle than just maximizing strength.
Electric Muscle Stimulation is very easy to use, it’s affordable and extremely effective for maximum strength enhancement. The scope for use of EMS is wide open for athletes and coaches who are armed with the knowledge presented in this book. Furthermore, Coach Charlie Francis’ results are worth understanding and utilizing in or outside of elite sport for speed development, strength enhancement and total system recovery for athletes to train harder.
To learn the specifics of the other books in the Charlie Francis “Key Concepts” series, please read “The Structure of Training for Speed”, “Training for Power and Strength in Speed”, “Super Compensation and Recovery”, “High Intensity Training – Expanding the Limits of Performance” and “Race Dynamics and Sprint Techniques”. Further information can also be found in the books “The Charlie Francis Training System” and ”Speed Trap”. Many of the Key Concepts are also highlighted in the video training series called “GPP Essentials” and “Inside the SPP” which are available at www.charliefrancis.com.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #823935 in eBooks
  • Published on: 2016-03-03
  • Released on: 2016-03-03
  • Format: Kindle eBook

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Great book. Practical information clearly presented, based on seminal research and actual results. A how-to guide.
By Adrien Lamothe
[[VIDEOID:dda02a71c7379c16f5761e97802b17bd]] I originally was introduced to EMS in college in 1982 after tearing my medial meniscus. A knee arthroscopy to repair the damage wasn't performed until the muscles in the affected leg were quite atrophied. In rehab, I used an EMS unit to help restore my Vastus Medialis muscle, which is a very difficult muscle to strengthen with conventional weight training and physio rehab.

Forward 34 years. I found I have a large strength imbalance between my left and right legs, no doubt stemming from that old injury. I remembered using EMS and also have noticed how EMS is now one of the hottest topics in sports training. When this newly published book came to my attention I didn't hesitate to purchase it, based on my confidence in Coach Francis' training knowledge and experience. I wasn't disappointed. Coach Francis did a superb job writing this book. Concise, to the point, explaining the key concepts and offering a strength building routine for using EMS. Coach Francis studied the research papers of Dr. Y. Kots of the Central Institute for Physical Culture in the USSR, then applied EMS to his own athletes.

The book is only 32 pages long, and maybe half of it is questions and answers. So it is very quick and easy to read and gets right to the important information you need to start using EMS right away. ONE IMPORTANT CAVEAT: If you are planning to use EMS to strengthen muscles that have gotten weak, especially those around the knee joint, you need to be very careful and start out using the EMS on the lower settings then gradually build up to higher intensities. I made the mistake of cranking the EMS up as high as I could stand, which is normally what you do, but because the muscles had gotten so weak it turned out the ligaments weren't able to handle the force generated by the higher intensity settings, so now I have a sprained knee. There is also a chance I may have re-damaged my medial meniscus; one of the human body's design flaws is that the medial collateral ligament attaches to the medial meniscus, so any sudden, strong force on that ligament can potentially cause the meniscus to tear. This book does cover using EMS immediately after an injury and touches on EMS use in rehab, but doesn't cover my particular "edge case." I think this could be added to the book.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
By Manuel
Really works

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