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Sedentary Life Studies

Sedentary Life Studies

Several studies have investigated the effects of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) in sedentary individuals who started using it and observed various results related to muscle strength, endurance, and body composition. Here are a few examples:


  1. Effectiveness of Whole-Body Electromyostimulation Combined With Individualized Nutrition Counseling on Body Composition in Sarcopenic Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial: This study, published in Obesity Facts, examined the effects of whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) combined with individualized nutrition counseling on body composition in sedentary older adults with sarcopenic obesity. The results showed significant improvements in muscle mass, muscle strength, and body fat percentage in the WB-EMS group compared to the control group. (Source: Kemmler W, Bebenek M, Engelke K, et al. Obesity Facts. 2017; 10(4):374-381.)

  2. Electromyostimulation and Plyometric Training Effects on Jump Height and Muscle Strength in Sedentary Women: This study, published in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, investigated the effects of electromyostimulation (EMS) and plyometric training on jump height and muscle strength in sedentary women. The results demonstrated significant improvements in jump height and muscle strength in both the EMS and plyometric training groups compared to the control group. (Source: Filipovic A, Kleinöder H, Dörmann U, Mester J. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2016; 30(8): 2259–2266.)

  3. Effects of a Whole-Body Electromyostimulation Program on Strength, Sprinting, Jumping, and Kicking Capacity in Elite Soccer Players: This study, published in Frontiers in Physiology, examined the effects of a whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) program on strength, sprinting, jumping, and kicking capacity in elite soccer players. While the participants were not sedentary, the study demonstrated significant improvements in various physical performance parameters following the WB-EMS intervention. (Source: Filipovic A, Grau M, Kleinöder H, Zimmer P, Hollmann W, Bloch W, Mester J. Frontiers in Physiology. 2016; 7: 199.)