Once-Weekly Whole-Body Electromyostimulation Increases Strength, Stability and Body Composition in Amateur Golfers. A Randomized Controlled Study

dc.contributor.authorZink-Rückel, Carina
dc.contributor.authorKohl, Matthias
dc.contributor.authorWillert, Sebastian
dc.contributor.authorvon Stengel, Simon
dc.contributor.authorKemmler, Wolfgang
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-15
dc.date.available2023-10-09T18:19:55Z
dc.date.created2021
dc.date.issued2021-06-15
dc.description.abstractWhole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS), an innovative training technology, is considered as a joint-friendly, highly customizable and particularly time-effective option for improving muscle strength and stability, body composition and pain relief. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of 16 weeks of once-weekly WB-EMS on maximum isometric trunk (MITS), leg extensor strength (MILES), lean body mass (LBM) and body-fat content. A cohort of 54 male amateur golfers, 18 to 70 years old and largely representative for healthy adults, were randomly assigned to a WB-EMS (n = 27) or a control group (CG: n = 27). Bipolar low-frequency WB-EMS combined with low-intensity movements was conducted once per week for 20 min at the participants’ locations, while the CG maintained their habitual activity. The intention to treat analysis with multiple imputation was applied. After 16 weeks of once-weekly WB-EMS application with an attendance rate close to 100%, we observed significant WB-EMS effects on MITS (p < 0.001), MILES (p = 0.001), LBM (p = 0.034), but not body-fat content (p = 0.080) and low-back pain (LBP: p ≥ 0.078). In summary, the commercial setting of once-weekly WB-EMS application is effective to enhance stability, maximum strength, body composition and, to a lower extent, LBP in amateur golfers widely representative for a healthy male cohort.en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18.11 (2021): 5628. <https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/11/5628>
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115628
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.opus-id16589
dc.identifier.urihttps://open.fau.de/handle/openfau/16589
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:bvb:29-opus4-165895
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.de
dc.subjectWB-EMS
dc.subjecttrunk strength
dc.subjectleg strength
dc.subjectlean body mass
dc.subjectfat mass
dc.subjectlow-back pain
dc.subjecthobby golf players
dc.subject.ddcDDC Classification::6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften :: 61 Medizin und Gesundheit :: 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
dc.titleOnce-Weekly Whole-Body Electromyostimulation Increases Strength, Stability and Body Composition in Amateur Golfers. A Randomized Controlled Studyen
dc.typearticle
dcterms.publisherFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
local.date.prevpublished2021-05-25
local.document.articlenumber5628
local.journal.issue11
local.journal.titleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
local.journal.volume18
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local.subject.fakultaetMedizinische Fakultät
local.subject.importimport
local.subject.sammlungUniversität Erlangen-Nürnberg / Eingespielte Open Access Artikel / Eingespielte Open Access Artikel 2021
local.subject.sammlungUniversität Erlangen-Nürnberg / Von der FAU geförderte Open Access Artikel / Von der FAU geförderte Open Access Artikel 2021
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