If there’s anyone in need of the best training solution – it’s got to be athletes. Athletes’ careers are dependent on them being in the best shape possible. Athletes also strive to be the strongest, fastest and most agile in their sport. It’s a real struggle for them to find the ideal training solution which they can use in addition to their conventional training.
As a result, more and more competitive athletes are turning to BODYTEC, personal training, combined with Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS), which enables them to target specific areas which they cannot with conventional training solution. During each 20-minute session, muscles are stimulated by electrodes connected to a training jacket. Each session leads to a new level of physical strength, endurance and higher speeds of performance.
A recent study done by German Sport University Cologne compared classical methods of strength training with full-body EMS training over a 12-week period, using elite rugby players as subjects. In comparison to the group who used conventional training, those who underwent the EMS training programme demonstrated enhanced muscle strength and power, as revealed by drop jump and squat jump tests. Speed and endurance increased too. Furthermore, the EMS training showed long-term effects with power increases exhibited two weeks after the training course.
Research on a group of soccer players has shown that five weeks of EMS training can lead to an improvement in specific skills such as ball speed performance after kicking, as well as improvement in knee extensors muscle strength, which is important for the many sprint-related movements in soccer and other sports.
“Athletes can use EMS training whilst recovering from injuries as there is very little pressure on bones and joints,” says Boris Leyck, owner and founder of BODYTEC.
BODYTEC fans includes a variety of professional athletes, including rugby players Francois Pienaar, Bryan Habana, Eben Etzebeth and fitness expert Lisa Raleigh.
BODYTEC studios are located in the Cape Town City Bowl, Sunset Beach, Newlands, Seapoint, Steenberg and Tygervalley as well as in Century City and Stellenbosch. A branch will be opening in Durbanville soon. BODYTEC has also brought the revolutionary training solution to Gauteng with studios located in Atholl, Centurion, Sandton, Rosebank, Rivonia, Dainfern, Midstream , Greenside. A branch will be opening soon in Bryanston and Umhlanga Ridge.