Electronic muscle stimulators reproduce the body’s muscular contractions by applying electrical impulses to your motor nerves. These electrical impulses are more effective than voluntary muscle contractions because they allow you to workout without risk of injury or fatigue. You also benefit from the ability to target specific muscle groups.
A leading manufacturer of muscle stimulation devices is Compex®. Compex muscle stimulators are used by professional athletes and Olympic gold medalists to help increase athletic performance.
Recently, a study revealed that neuromuscular electrical stimulation may enhance pitching performance and recovery in baseball. Normally between innings, pitchers have to find a balance between resting (to avoid getting tired) and active exercise (to keep the shoulder and arm muscles warmed up). Electronic muscle stimulation allows baseball players to continue blood flow to the muscles without the risk of exhaustion.
The ability to stay warmed up without fatiguing the muscles can also help in other athletic activities. Because electronic stimulation flexes your muscles with no active assistance, you can train your muscles without risking overuse of your joints. Plus Compex muscle stimulators are safe and FDA approved. The conclusion? Electronic muscle stimulation may provide a safe and legal competitive advantage in baseball and other sports.