E-Fit offers a great opportunity also in top-level sports thanks to the wild range of setting options of its devices. Training programmes can be optimised specifically for competitive edge sports with the help of electrodes, in a unique technical suit, geared to specific sports, which can generate pre-programmed and scheduled patterns of movement. This can be of particular importance in the case of movement along a fixed track, e.g. ergometer, spinning or elliptical trainer, which greatly contributes to targeted performance improvement and a higher utilisation rate of muscle strength. The method in essence models the process of movement whereby each muscle group receives an external impulse in the order of their engagement, which can lead to an ingrained pattern that increases the amount and strength of muscle fibres engaged in work during movement. In this way, after a short (1 to 2-month) period of training with a given pattern of movement the athlete learns the correct sequence and intensity of engaging his/her muscles, which, if used properly, leads to higher performance.
Another great benefit of training with the device is shortened warm-up time thanks to the immediate engagement of a higher number of muscle fibres in work during E-Fit training, which leaves more energy for the event itself. However, it must be borne in mind that warming up the joints remains important and that they can be exposed to greater strain due to increased muscle strength.
E-Fit lays great emphasis on sport-specific enhancements that will enable the best adaptation of our technology to high-performance and high-effectiveness training. Such developments include e.g. customisation to muscle groups specifically used in particular sports and allowing greater freedom of movement when performing exercises. Just as importantly, we aim to assemble individual training programmes underpinned by long-term, targeted research in order to enable the safe use of this method.
Our current research project is focusing on developing a special device and clothing for the members of the national rowing team that will enable the use of the technology e.g. on the rowing ergometer with two athletes, who have pair events as their strength, in such a way as to harmonise their movements. The training of the two athletes on the ergometer takes place concurrently but with different channel assignments, which, when used in the long term, can lead to better synchronisation of their movements.