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Revista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte

On-line version ISSN 2172-5063Print version ISSN 1888-7546


CAMPOS-JARA, C. et al. Effects of 8 weeks of modified TENS current and russian current, on muscle strength and body composition. Rev Andal Med Deporte [online]. 2016, vol.9, n.1, pp.3-6. ISSN 2172-5063.

Objective: To compare the effect of two methods of electrostimulation on the following variables: strength and anthropometry. Method: An experimental, randomized, and simple blind investigation was performed. Eighteen subjects were evaluated distributed into a Modified TENS Current Group (CTM: n = 6), Russian Current Group (CR: n = 6), and a Control Group (TC: n = 6, submitted to traditional TENS current, considered as placebo in this research). Results: After 8 weeks, only CTM obtained an increase in maximal strength (p < 0.035), and a reduction in the subcutaneous fat thickness of the right thigh (p < 0.03). Conclusions: A Modified TENS Current is effective for muscular training.

Keywords : Electrostimulation; Muscular strength; Quadriceps.

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