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Influence of Whole-Body Electromyostimulation training program on body composition in recreational runners
Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of Granada, Granada
Department of Physiology
Prof. Felix Vargas
Prof. Angel Gutierrez
English, French, Spanish
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Fitness, physical activity and exercise are proposed as a highly effective means of treating and preventing the main causes of morbidity and mortality – most of which are associated with aging
What is the aim of the project?
The main objective of this study was to determine the effects of WB-NEMS (Whole body-Neuro Electric Muscle Stimulation) training on BMR, performance indexes, such as VO2peak, aerobic-anaerobic threshold, and lower limb strength power in middle age people.
What techniques and methods are used?
The training protocol applied in this experimental group aimed to simulate a typical set of six sessions of unspecific WB-NEMS training (Miha bodytec, Augsburg, Germany), much alike the sessions performed in most studies using WB-NEMS. This standardized WB-EMS program will be performed during six weeks. The electrical parameters will be modified according to the progression and in order to avoid possible dangerous health consequences, such as increased creatine kinase levels and rhabdomyolysis.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student participates in the task of data collection, management of experimental material, analysis of results, prepares final report, attends group meetings, classes and practices of related subjects.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Only preliminary reading: Electromyostimulation. A systematic review of the influence of training regimens and stimulation parameters on effectiveness in electromyostumulation training of selected strength parameters. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2011, 25(11)/3218–3238
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster - The student will prepare a presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Medical or physical education or kinesiology student. No legal limitations.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months) - Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
- 1. Filipovic; A.; et al.; Influence of Whole-Body Electrostimulation on Human Red Blood Cell Deformability. Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association; 2015. 29(9): p. 2570-8.
- 2. Kemmler; W.; et al.; Effects of Whole-Body Electromyostimulation versus High-Intensity Resistance Exercise on Body Composition and Strength: A Randomized Controlled Study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; 2016. 2016: p. 1-9.
- 3. Kemmler; W.; et al.; Effects of Whole-Body Electromyostimulation on Resting Metabolic Rate; Body Composition; and Maximum Strength in Postmenopausal Women: the Training and ElectroStimulation Trial. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; 2010. 24(7): p. 1880-1887.
- 4. Kemmler Simon Von Stengel; W. and W. Kemmler; Clinical Interventions in Aging Dovepress Whole-body electromyostimulation as a means to impact muscle mass and abdominal body fat in lean; sedentary; older female adults: subanalysis of the TesT-III trial. Clinical Interventions in Aging; 2013. 8: p. 1353-1364.
- 5. Kemmler; W.; et al.; Impact of whole-body electromyostimulation on body composition in elderly women at risk for sarcopenia: the Training and ElectroStimulation Trial (TEST-III). Age; 2014. 36(1): p. 395-406.
- 6. Kemmler; W.; et al.; Effect of Whole-Body Electromyostimulation on Energy Expenditure During Exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; 2012. 26(1): p. 240-245.
- 7. Kemmler; W.; et al.; [(Very) high Creatinkinase concentration after exertional whole-body electromyostimulation application: health risks and longitudinal adaptations]. Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift (1946); 2015. 165(21-22): p. 427-35.
- 8. Finsterer; J.; et al.; Severe rhabdomyolysis after MIHA-bodytec® electrostimulation with previous mild hyper-CK-emia and noncompaction. International Journal of Cardiology; 2015. 180: p. 100-102.
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