Electro-stimulation and sport have gone together hand in hand since a long time. Electro-musculation has been an essential element in this brotherhood. However, it is good to remember that aside from improving sport performance, we can also use a muscular stimulator to avoid sports injury. Almost any sport brings with it a certain risk of injury, which is basically due to the load on muscle groups, and the lack thereof on others, which produces a series of unbalances in the muscular work, which increases the risk of sports injury.
A tennis player will fundamentally work the arm with which he or she normally uses the racket. A football player dedicates a large part of his or her time to training their lower body, so strong legs are developed but there is not a balance in the development of the upper body. The same happens with a cyclist or a baseball player, and in many other sports. This fact means we should also set out to train with electro-stimulation equipment to compensate for the muscular imbalances which can occur in our favourite sports, due to the imbalance of physical load inherent in the specific training for the sport.
The overworking of determined muscle groups also implies the underworking of other muscles. For this reason, we should make sure that these parts of the body which seems to be atrophic in respect to the rest of the body. We will see that with practice, the electro-stimulators work very well in these cases, as these muscles tend to react very quickly, and we will find that this will increase our efficiency, since when there is an imbalance in our morphology, performance will be affected and risk of injury will increase. Therefore, dedicating a period of transcutaneous electro-stimulation training to those almost forgotten muscles is a good choice, so as to prevent injury and, also, to achieve balance which improves our muscular competence as a whole.
In short, thanks to muscular electro-stimulation, we have a method which allows us to harmonise our body, working specifically on those muscle groups which are under-trained, and also avoiding an excessively high physical and psychological strain.