Worldwide in almost every competitive sport, professional athletes are benefiting from the use of PEMF therapy to enhance their performance. These professional athletes are experiencing performance enhancement effects such as improved stamina, better hand-eye-motor synchronization, faster recovery and lower pain.
Key benefits of PEMF therapy for professional athletes are:
Better Sleep (specially if using a PEMF device for sleep)
Increases VO2MAX (your VO2 max is a numerical measurement of your body’s ability to consume oxygen.) or Oxygen Metabolism
Upregulates Neuro-endocrine functions
Increases Peak Strength (by atleast 10%)
Increases Stamina (up to 20% )
Improves Aerobic workout capacity & Flexibility
Reduces training related Soreness by up to 90%
With these effects, athletes experience benefits to their entire body and at any level and exhibit better performance.
Athletes and indeed all those who are fitness conscious, need to have their muscles working in an optimal fashion. This ensures structural integrity and also improves performance of the body. The biggest health risk to the athlete is having injury. Optimum performance will reduce the risk of injuries. So, PEMF therapy is used by athletes to maximize performance and at the same time reduce the risk of sports injury. It also helps the body recover faster from any injuries.
Pulsed electromagnetic fields increase the uptake of oxygen into muscle. PEMF Therapy devices raise blood and tissue oxygen levels by decreasing rate of O2 burn. An increase in oxygen can significantly enhance muscle performance and stamina. In competitive sports a 1% edge may be all that is needed to win, although people have reported upto 60-70% performance improvement within a few weeks of use.
The body’s muscles are able to perform harder, longer and recover faster with PEMF Therapy. After a workout, muscles become sore and sometimes tensed. A well-known effect of PEMF therapy is to reduce muscle tension and soreness/pain. Athletes often participate in competitions and practice inspite of their injuries. This is why regular use of PEMF therapy is becoming a practice at high level, or even weekend competitions.
What are the basic Physiological Responses from Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy
Using a magnetic therapy system before physical activity has many real benefits for the athlete. PEMFs stimulate a process called myosin phosphorylation, which is the process of energy production in the muscle. Phosphorylation produces ATP, which is essential for cellular energy. ATP depletion, which happens with strenuous activity, causes muscles to weaken and potentially spasm. Rest naturally restores ATP, assuming the body is healthy enough to replenish it. PEMFs restore ATP by stimulating the myosin phosphorylation process. In fact, through an increased motion of ions and electrolytes, magnetic fields can help cells increase their energy by up to 500%.
Exercise and muscle exertion also causes an increase in the heat stress or heat shock proteins, which prevent cell breakdown and wear and tear, as well as help speed recovery from injury. Active muscles are stressed muscles, and the more stressed a muscle is, the more heat shock protein it will produce. If you induce heat shock proteins in the muscle before strenuous activity, you reduce the subsequent tissue damage, helping to speed recovery. PEMF therapy is a gentle way to stimulate the production of such proteins.
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