The Effect of EMS on Strength of Biceps Brachii Muscle

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Faculty of Science and Medical Technologies, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Faculty of Science and Medical Technologies, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran, Tehran, Iran,

3 Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Islamshahr Branch, Islamshahr, Tehran, Iran.

10.22034/jbr.2020.245454.1029

Abstract

The method of electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) method, which is defined as the contraction of muscles by the creation of internal electrical stimuli, is used to increase the strength and volume of athletes' muscles in order to increase their performance. EMS has gained a lot of attention in recent years and can be used as a strength training tool for healthy people. EMS can be used as a test tool to assess neuro or muscular functions in vivo. In this paper, the effect of using the EMS method to strengthen muscle fibers is investigated by training the biceps brachii muscle. For this purpose, after studying many volunteers, 12 of them were selected and the strength of their biceps brachii muscles evaluated by a dynamometer before and after the EMS. The obtained results show that the biceps brachii muscle strength significantly increases in the volunteers after training by EMS for a duration of two weeks.

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