Get Russian Athlete Quads with the CareTec IV
If we talked about all that the CareTec IV TENS/EMS/IF/Russian Stim can do, and all the parts of the body that it can be applied to, we would be here all the lifelong day. If we were forced to focus on one of this product’s features, and one area of the body that can benefit from it, we could mention, off the top of our heads, Russian Stimulation, and the quadriceps. Russian Stimulation was originally developed for and used by Russian Olympic athletes, hence its name. It uses a higher carrier frequency of 2500 Hz, and is meant to stimulate motor nerves.
The quadriceps femoris, which in Latin means ‘four-headed muscle of the femur’, is a sizable group of muscles found on the front of the thigh. Also known as quadriceps, quadriceps extensor, or simply quads, this fleshy mass wraps around the front and sides of the femur, and forms the knee’s great extensor muscle. The four heads that its Latin name alludes to are the rectus femoris, on the middle of the thigh and almost covering all of the other three muscles; the vastus lateralis, on the femur’s lateral side (outer side of the thigh); the vastus medialis, on the femur’s medial side (inner part thigh); and the vastus intermedius, between the lateralis and the medialis and deep into the rectus femoris (top or front of the thigh).
Being such a large muscle group and so strategically placed, it’s no surprise to find out that the quads are pivotal for walking, running, jumping, and squatting. The rectus femoris is attached to the ilium, thus becoming a flexor of the hip as well as stabilizing the patella and the knee as we walk. As you can imagine, injuring your quads is tantamount to catastrophic. A quads strain is a very common yet treatable injury, and you probably have heard of athletes tearing their quadriceps.
We indubitably need strong quads to avoid injury, and great therapy resources to rehabilitate them if they do become injured. The CareTec IV TENS/EMS/IF/Russian Stim is the answer to both of those requirements, and Russian stimulation in particular. Russian waveform uses high pulse rate and intensity, and produces strong muscle contraction. In addition, it generates the largest increase in galvanic skin resistance. This type of waveform strengthens muscles, and reduces muscle spasms and edema. Russian stim is an example of how the Caretec IV is more than the sum of its parts.