The SPEEDtrainer Electrodes
The electrodes transfer the electrical pulses generated by the SPEEDtrainer to the body. They are therefore the linchpin and of similar importance to tyres in a car. A car requires the correct tyres to optimally transfer the power of the motor to the street and convert it to acceleration and speed.
During EMS training, the power generated by the SPEEDtrainer device needs to be transferred to the body in an optimal fashion to achieve a muscle contraction that is as intense and covering as large an area as possible.
The principle is that the better the electrodes, the less power (current) is required and the more muscles will be targeted. The muscle contraction will feel more pleasant, more consistent and will cover a larger area. The training effect achieved is therefore better and more consistent.
This result achieved is due to a patented technology which is founded on more than two decades of development complemented by practical experience. It is based on the use of the innovative material carbon. Thanks to the specific characteristics of this material and its patented processing, a conductivity value is achieved which is consistent across the whole surface of the electrode. This consistent conductivity value ensures that the current enters the body in a consistent and extensive manner, thereby achieving a consistent and extensive muscle contraction and better training effect.
This is the reason why with the SPEEDtrainer system, all muscles can be targeted with just six pairs of electrodes.
Another decisive advantage of carbon is its chemical stability, which is of vital importance when a current is transferred from an electrode to the human body. If the electrode is made of metallic materials – which are chemically not stable (solution pressure of the metals) – ions from the electrode are transferred to the body, as it happens with electrolysis. These metal ions can cause damage such as allergies.
To ensure effective training, it is furthermore important that the electrodes are correctly positioned on the body, with the correct amount of pressure. As individual body shapes vary significantly, a classification by clothes sizes – as it is inevitably done when using electrode vests or suits – is too inaccurate. This is why our electrode system is based on belts. This offers several advantages. The belts can be adjusted individually in any position. The customer perceives them as much more pleasant to wear. Furthermore, the belts can easily be cleaned and are, thanks to the maturity of the product and their straightforward design, less prone to malfunctions.