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Boost your per­for­mance with EMS Cy­cling train­ing pro­grams – to tar­get cy­cling-spe­cific mus­cles and help you ride stronger.

WHAT IS EMS CY­CLING?

EMS Cy­cling is an elec­tri­cal mus­cu­lar stim­u­la­tion stu­dio that uses the re­sults of EMG test­ing to de­ter­mine how ac­ti­vated your mus­cles are. This as­sess­ment de­ter­mines which mus­cles are fir­ing, and which ones are not, so you can im­prove your per­for­mance. Bioki­neti­cist Glynn Mool­man will then de­sign a cy­cling pro­gramme for you, based on your as­sess­ment.

WHAT IS EMG TEST­ING?

Elec­tromyo­g­ra­phy (EMG) is an elec­tro-di­ag­nos­tic medicine tech­nique for eval­u­at­ing and record­ing elec­tri­cal ac­tiv­ity pro­duced by skele­tal mus­cles. An elec­tromyo­graph de­tects the elec­tric po­ten­tial gen­er­ated by mus­cle cells when these cells are elec­tri­cally or neu­ro­log­i­cally ac­ti­vated. EMS (Elec­tro Mus­cle Stim­u­la­tion) is then used to stim­u­late mus­cles not fir­ing to bal­ance up the cy­clist’s body and re­cruit more mus­cle fi­bres.

WHO IS IT FOR?

EMS Cy­cling train­ing pro­grammes is for ev­ery­one who rides a bike. It helps to re­cruit mus­cles that con­ven­tional train­ing can­not. EMS cy­cling im­proves power and car­dio­vas­cu­lar fit­ness in just 20 min­utes of train­ing – it uses no cables, and can be done both in stu­dio and out on the road. EMS is ef­fec­tive for road, MTB, track and BMX cy­clists, and for ev­ery age group, from 10 to 70 years old – and it suits pro­fes­sional, se­ri­ous am­a­teur and am­a­teur riders.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

EMS train­ing is per­formed on your own bi­cy­cle af­ter spe­cific mus­cles have been ac­ti­vated off the bike, in or­der to fo­cus only on your weak­nesses. A watt test is per­formed both be­fore and af­ter a four-week EMS Cy­cling train­ing pro­gramme, to de­ter­mine your im­prove­ment.

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