In this method, an additional effect is produced, as while the muscular contraction is occurring, with electro-stimulation we will cause an active contraction of the same muscle group on which we’re applying the electro-stimulator. This is a type of training which assumes a large load; it requires time and attention, as we are working individual muscle groups; it is not purely passive training and requires a certain degree of dedication.
This is a type of training that allows intense work specifically on one muscle group; it is very useful for specific training in competition periods on the fundamental muscle groups in our sport. If in the previous case of agonist and antagonist training we need to make sure that the lever in the area that we’re working does not move, in this case it is even more important. If we don’t do it correctly we will see that as the strength caused by electro-stimulation develops, so will the voluntary strength, which can surprise us and cause heavy objects, which we thought would stay in their place, to move. So, above all, be careful of the positions so as to make sure there is no movement, which could cause a risk and also diminish results.
This truly is a method which assumes intense training, which can cause notable results in a short space of time.