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1

waveform

monophasic, biphasic and polyphasic: depending on how big the muscle you are trying to stimulating is.

2

Frequency

the generator must produces a current which is in the titanic range of at least 20-70 pulses per second

3

Duty Cycle

to avoid early fatigue, the rest period must be at least 3-5 times as long as the contraction period

4

Tx time:

tx time should be tailored to the specific goals. if the goal is endurance the tx should be longer but at a lower intensity