EMS: How SpeedCoach Lets You Run Faster
This article is about Electrical Muscle Stimulation – EMS for Sport Training, Recovery & Rehabilitation. Or more specifically: Why you (as serious high performance athlete) need a Globus SpeedCoach Electrical Muscle Stimulation unit. Get your own, or get your Club to buy one for everyone on your team.
The benefits of the SpeedCoach EMS gives you an edge over the guy in the next lane.
Many American athletes already know the benefits of EMS for rehabilitation. But world-famous elite coach All Vermeil pinpoints the essence of a SpeedCoach EMS’ secret weapon that extends beyond rehab: ‘SpeedCoach has special programming for the development of speed in a periodized training plan‘. (See Al’s video below. It’s interesting.)
Let me elaborate on All’s comment: Owning a SpeedCoach EMS device simply means that you can do more training. And this, in turn, helps you to run faster. Your brain-induced voluntary contractions realized through your CNS (central nervous system) can produce only so much training. The SpeedCoach EMS, with its special programming, bypasses the CNS and lets you do a top-up volume of training through muscle stimulation. With the SpeedCoach EMS your muscles will do specifically beneficial workouts in periodized training. And it’s this extra training that will give you that competitive edge as an athlete. It should be one of your main reasons to own a SpeedCoach EMS.
Coach Derek Hansen, who created the proprietary SpeedCoach protocols for the Globus EMS devices, has this to say:
- The purpose of the innovative “SpeedCoach” series is to help your run faster. Through its specialized programs directed at improving your speed, it helps you reach your goals.
- Its approach integrates planned electro-stimulation sessions with the actual speed, power and strength training performed on a weekly basis.
- The Globus “SpeedCoach” electrostimulators include scientifically proven training protocols that build up the key muscles required for you to run faster.
Comparison Globus SpeedCoach vs. other EMS
Can all electronic muscle stimulators give you this competitive edge in sport training? No.
- SpeedCoach is the only EMS on the market that holds sophisticated, sport-specific, customizable sport training programming. Therefore, the Speedcoach EMS units are becoming a favorite and integrated training tool for Olympic athletes and top Professional and College coaches.
- Technically speaking, because the SpeedCoach EMS’ technology preferentially recruits the fast-twitch muscle fibers using specific stimulation frequencies, speed athletes are provided with a more efficient means of training their muscles. No other product on the market provides this level of precision when it comes to speed training.
- Unlike regular EMS units, the Globus SpeedCoach EMS series is bundled with a comprehensive training manual that guides you through both your regular training and your electrostimulation sessions to ensure an optimal balance is achieved. Globus has been a world leader in the electrostimulation and electrotherapy field for over 20 years, and SpeedCoach builds upon that.
SpeedCoach EMS & Its Customer
SpeedCoach EMS customers include the world’s elite coaches, Professional ann College teams and top athletes. They understand the tremendous benefits of the unique, proprietary and scientifically-proven speed & strength training features that are embedded in Globus SpeedCoach EMS units.
Why Elite Coaches Rely on Their Globus SpeedCoach EMS
There are 7 core features and benefits that elite coaches and Olympic athletes need in and find irresistible in the SpeedCoach electrical muscle stimulator:
- SpeedCoach EMS’ proprietary sport training programming is scientifically derived. It works for them.
- Its EMS protocols are easy to use.
- The customization options and how they tailor an athlete’s EMS training to their sport, performance goals, training plan, recovery or rehab needs.
- Its range of training modalities and benefits.
- SpeedCoach EMS accelerates athletes’ (active) recovery & rehab
- SpeedCoach EMS work-outs can be easily integrated in the coach’s overall training programs
- SpeedCoach’s customer service and expert advice. It lets them maximize the use of their EMS units.
What SpeedCoach Customers Say
“I have been using the Globus SpeedCoach with my players for a number of years and have found that it has become an integral part of our offseason preparations and our in-season recovery efforts.
We have devised an approach that maximizes the use of the Globus SpeedCoach programs with very little effort and inconvenience. The user friendly nature and customizable features of the Globus SpeedCoach are a big part of the attraction to this technology. And, the support provided by the Globus SpeedCoach team is amongst the best in high performance sport.”
Mark Uyeyama, Head Coach – Strength and Conditioning, San Francisco 49’ers
“The Globus SpeedCoach electrical muscle stimulation unit has been an invaluable tool in assisting our athletes maintain their state of readiness throughout the course of the season. As the bumps and bruises build, the ability to maintain their strength without the additional stress to the joints, tendons and ligaments is paramount.
Additionally, when our athletes are rehabbing an injury, we are still able to train all their other body parts that we could not work conventionally (i.e. high ankle sprain, but still able to strengthen the calves, quads, glutes, and hamstrings).”
Tom Myslinski, Head Coach – Strength and Conditioning, Jacksonville Jaguars
“The Globus Speed Coach has become an integral part of our practice.
It has proven itself to be the most effective unit available for neuromuscular rehab. It has allowed us to develop individual programs isolating muscle groups in a manner described in the old Soviet sports literature. My athletes have utilized the unit for both athletic performance development as well as reeducation from injury. In either case we have had only satisfaction with the results.
Dr. Donald Chu, PhD, author of 6 books on plyometrics; Director, Athercare Fitness & Rehabilitation, Castro Valley, CA; President, National Strength & Conditioning Association, 1994-1999
“The Globus SpeedCoach units have been a beneficial addition to the Baylor Athletic Performance program. Using the Active Recovery setting to help manage muscular fatigue and tightness is worth the price of the unit alone.
“We have seen good results from the strength protocols as well and look forward to expanding our use of these settings in the future. Bottom line, the SpeedCoach units are easy to use and very effective.”
Chris Ruf, Director of Football – Athletic Performance, Baylor University
“The Globus SpeedCoach is an essential part of any athletic performance enhancement program. No area is left untouched from recovery to strengthening protocols. The Globus SpeedCoach has all the modalities needed for athlete development built into one high quality unit.
A ‘return-to-play’ athlete will dramatically improve neuromuscular control and muscular strength in an accelerated manner as well as decrease inflammation and swelling with the programs on the unit. The SpeedCoach accelerated my rehab from major knee surgery tremendously via the use of max strength and active recovery modes. The Globus SpeedCoach has all bases covered when it comes to the complete athletic performance enhancement. I would not operate without one.”
Ryan Reynolds, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, UCLA Football
“The Globus SpeedCoach is the best electrical muscle stimulator I have ever used. It has special programming for the development of speed in a periodized training plan, and also includes programs for muscle tone reduction and rehabilitation applications.
I highly recommend this product and I use it on myself on a regular basis.”
Al Vermeil, Former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Chicago Bulls, San Francisco 49’ers Championship Rings from both the NBA and NFL
Coach Al Vermeil on the SpeedCoach EMS Unit
In this video, Al Vermeil provides his thoughts on the new SpeedCoach Series of Globus Electronic Muscle Stimulators.
Setting up the SpeedCoach EMS Unit is Quick and Easy
Getting the EMS Unit that’s Best for YOU
This Comparison Chart between our 3 SpeedCoach EMS models sets out the unique benefits and specific purposes of each model.
SpeedCoach Fitness is our core model EMS which is good for one sport at a time. It holds 4 core speed programs, addressing all 5 body parts. You can set as many as 6 different goals for your training routines. This unit is also beneficial in an athlete’s active recovery.
Our next model up is the SpeedCoach Sports. This EMS has the adds the benefits of 1-5 tempo programs and doubles the number of speed programs ( 1-8 ). It addresses the training needs of as many as 11 sports*. In line with this wider range of applications, you can program as many as 14 specific goals to set you apart as a high performance athlete. There’s a long list of modalities you can address with the unique training protocols embedded in the SpeedCoach Sports: active recovery, but also to aid warm up, sprinting, injury prevention, endurance, max. strength, resistance strength, explosive strength, massage, base, jogging, ultra-endurance and stretch-relax. It is a very versatile model that can enhance the performance of individual athletes as well as your entire sports club.
*Both the SpeedCoach Sports and our top model, the SpeedCoach Plus, are intended for a wider range of sports, including running, swimming, sprinting, cross country, downhill skiing, golf, tennis, football, baseball and basket ball.
The Top model EMS is SpeedCoach Plus. This EMS extends the SpeedCoach Sports model by offering a range of rehab functions and benefits that are most sought after in top league sports: tone reduction, cramp prevention, atrophy reduction, recruitment training and endurance reinforcement. SpeedCoach has specific rehab programs to address these issues. It is this top model that is our most popular unit. For its extensive functionality, it is well worth the price.
To help you decide which model would suit you (and your team) the best, we have set out the benefits and functionality of the three models in a side-by-side overview below:
We hope this overview helps you decide which Electronic Muscle Stimulator model will be of most benefit to your (athletes’) sport training. All models can be purchased below.
Upgrading Your EMS Model over Time
When SpeedCoach Fitness’ customers see firsthand how our EMS units are making a difference, they often want to upgrade models at a later stage to get even more benefits. We allow them to do so. This means that you can purchase a SpeedCoach Fitness EMS for $549 today. Later, when it makes sense for you, you can upgrade your device to the SpeedCoach Sport EMS by paying only the difference plus shipping.
Meet the Person Behind SpeedCoach
The new SpeedCoach Electrical Muscle Stimulator is exclusively available here at StrengthPowerSpeed.com. We have partnered exclusively with Globus Sport and Health Technologies for the latest in EMS technology.
“I worked closely with Giovanni Ciriani at Globus for many years to develop one of the most advanced electrical muscle stimulation units available for sports performance. The Globus SpeedCoach combines our 35 years of combined hands-?on experience with electrical muscle stimulation to produce an athlete enhancement tool that is easy to use and heavily supported by research.
We made sure to provide progressive training programs that evolved as the training process moves forward. We carefully adjusted stimulation frequencies, contraction durations, recovery periods and overall training volume to optimize the electrical stimulation experience.
And, we provide customer support that is unmatched in the field of electrical stimulation for sport performance. The Globus SpeedCoach is the ultimate sports performance tool.”
Derek M. Hansen, CSCS
Globus SpeedCoach Developer, StrengthPowerSpeed.com
The SpeedCoach team is committed to continuously improve and develop our electrical muscle stimulators.
Currently we are currently on MobilitaPro, an extension of the SpeedCoach Plus model for pain relief. So far we have had excellent results & feedback of athletes and coaches participating in our Beta. If you too would like to be included in our Beta for the MobilitaPro pain relief functionality, then add the MobilitaPro Programming Upgrade when purchasing your SpeedCoach Plus unit(s). We will then upgrade your unit(s) with the programming we are developing for pain relief.
While still in infancy of adoption in the US markets, our Eastern European & Italian professional athletes have been us using EMS as part of their daily workout routine. Here’s an early adopter. You might have seen him before. Usain Bolt doing his daily EMS training).
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