The use of electrostimulation exercise in competitive sport

Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2006 Dec;1(4):406-7. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.1.4.406.


After a brief introduction on electrostimulation methodology and applications in competititve sport for performance optimization, this technical report presents the principal effects of electrostimulation-induced resistance exercise on neuromuscular features. The advantages and limitations of this technique compared with those of voluntary exercise training are also discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Performance*
  • Competitive Behavior*
  • Electric Stimulation*
  • Exercise*
  • Humans
  • Muscle Contraction*
  • Muscle Strength
  • Muscle, Skeletal / innervation*
  • Recruitment, Neurophysiological
  • Resistance Training*
  • Task Performance and Analysis