Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) for Maximum Speed Development (Key Concepts Book 6)
This book was written by Coach Charlie Francis in 2008 to highlight the key concept of Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) for Maximum Speed Development. The first part of this book focuses on EMS’ potential for maximum strength enhancement for speed.
In Coach Francis’ own words: “My own results have been so favorable that I am not interested in debating whether or not EMS works but rather optimizing the use of EMS in the training of elite athletes.”
As a bonus this book included the chapter on EMS from the book “The Charlie Francis Training System” which was written by Coach Francis in 1988 to generally cover all aspects of his methods. This chapter covers four parts of EMS: 1. EMS in regeneration 2. The treatment of injuries with EMS 3. EMS in Maximum strength training including the principles and techniques of application and finally 4. Periodization of EMS. It may be slightly repetitive to the first part of this book but it gives a look at EMS from a slightly different angle than just maximizing strength.
Electric Muscle Stimulation is very easy to use, it’s affordable and extremely effective for maximum strength enhancement. The scope for use of EMS is wide open for athletes and coaches who are armed with the knowledge presented in this book. Furthermore, Coach Charlie Francis’ results are worth understanding and utilizing in or outside of elite sport for speed development, strength enhancement and total system recovery for athletes to train harder.
To learn the specifics of the other books in the Charlie Francis “Key Concepts” series, please read “The Structure of Training for Speed”, “Training for Power and Strength in Speed”, “Super Compensation and Recovery”, “High Intensity Training – Expanding the Limits of Performance” and “Race Dynamics and Sprint Techniques”. Further information can also be found in the books “The Charlie Francis Training System” and ”Speed Trap”. Many of the Key Concepts are also highlighted in the video training series called “GPP Essentials” and “Inside the SPP”.