The objectives are totally different to those which we pursue in the warming-up session, because we are doing the programme after the training. Let us take continuous running as an example. After training we undertake neuro-muscular electro-stimulation training. We will see that even being tired after running, using a stamina or strength programme we can work with high intensities and, even though there is an intense contraction, there is not the exhaustion or tiredness which we find with running. This is one of the essential advantages with electro-stimulation training; in this way we can increase our training load on very specific muscle groups and combine it with the selected sport.
If we combine agonist-antagonist training with quadriceps and femoral biceps, selectively stimulating muscle fibres which have not been the focus of the training which has just been completed, we can achieve a perfect combination. Without exhausting ourselves we can achieve a maximum level of activation of the quadriceps and femoral biceps, thus achieving a physiological adaptation to effort that is intense in both intensity as well as the level of fibres involved. If we have undertaken stamina training, we would then use a speed strength programme, in which mainly the white muscle fibres are activated. If we have based our training on speed training, we would use a stamina strength programme to activate the slower fibres.
To end, assuming we have subjected our muscles to high level of effort, we can do a relaxation, drainage or vascularisation programme