What a question, you may say, the answer is obvious: passive I do nothing, active I do something, yes but what?
The question is in the answer and the answer in the question. A few years ago you saw this principle of active electrostimulation appear all over Europe. Large electro-stimulation machines connected to individuals wearing suits with electrodes make movements following the rhythm of red and green light signals.
When the signal is red, electrical impulses are sent to the suit to stimulate the muscles of the person doing the activity, when the signal is green, there is a rest period where the athlete relaxes before the next impulse and so on. When we talk about activity during the active electro-stimulation session, it is not a question of doing a fitness session during the session, but just accompanying the impulses with adequate movements, so when the signal is displayed you adopt a static position during which you will contract your muscles and facilitate voluntary contraction at the same time as the current will increase this contraction involuntarily.
The interest is that you stimulate more muscles at the same time and stronger, the more you contract voluntarily, the more you absorb the current and you multiply the voluntary and involuntary action. This very effective technique has disadvantages especially during the first sessions because the solicitation of many muscles sometimes antagonistic will generate important muscular pains especially for the beginners For experienced sportsmen it is an excellent way to complete the daily training, especially as competitions approach, because we observe that the action of the current on so many stimulated zones creates a general reaction of the body which stimulates all the nervous centres, a little like an electro-shock.
Just as in the case of advanced sports training, where cold baths or rooms refrigerated to -30 degrees are used, with active electrostimulation there is a phenomenon of reaction in the organism which creates a feeling of wellbeing and freedom in the body which is conducive to releasing the physical resources during a competition. Perhaps the action of resisting involuntary contraction during a voluntary contraction creates a phenomenon of concentration which reinforces the will of the competitor, there is also an analgesic effect on the whole body which surely has a very important effect which could appear as doping, because the electrostimulation currents act as powerful painkillers, especially in high doses, perhaps there will soon be clinical tests carried out in this sense.
In any case, the effects can be seen especially on powerful electrostimulation machines such as the Sport-Elec station; Sportelec has indeed taken over this technique but with ultra powerful sports electrostimulation programmes which allow high level training. So, is there a paradox or a contradiction in practising passive or active electrostimulation? No, not at all, what changes is the way in which it is done and the number of muscles involved. Thus, with a multisport pro or a Free Action from sportelec, you can carry out a voluntary contraction at the same time as an involuntary contraction, you take an Endurance programme, once you have passed the warm-up phase, you will accompany the contraction by a voluntary movement. If you have fixed the electrodes or the Sportelec accessory on an arm or a thigh, you accompany the arrival of the electrical impulse by a voluntary contraction and you increase the effect of your session.
The advantage with Sportelec is that you also have the power up to more than 100ma whereas a machine like myabodtyteck does not exceed 30ma. It's easy to test it with your sportelec device and it's fun. Don't forget to do it on your back with the specially designed waistcoat or with the Free Action motor electrodes. Well-being effect guarante