Based on EMS research done by Andre Filipovic and Dr Heinz Kleinoeder (2013)
The origins of electro muscle stimulation (EMS) training trace back to the field of medical science and applied rehabilitation. In recent years an increasing number of research publications highlighted the benefits of this type of training for professional and recreational athletes. A systematic review of sport science research by the German Sport University Cologne in 2011 established that EMS training is a promising alternative to conventional strength training. Apart from enhancing strength parameters and motor abilities, the time efficiency factor is an added advantage in professional sports. Since the introduction of whole body EMS training devices, as used at BODYWAVE, research shows significant improvement of training in maximum strength, speed, jumping and running performance.