Mat was a US Olympic weightlifting team hopeful until suffering a back injury. Despite doctors telling him he would never lift again, Mat was persistent in his recovery and returned to compete for Team USA.
After retiring from weightlifting Mat found CrossFit to start casually lifting again. CrossFit became much more to Mat as he earned back to back second place finishes in the 2014 and 2015 CrossFit Games. Mat claimed the ultimate title as Fittest Man on the Earth in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Compex: Hey Mat, please tell us a bit about how do you use your Compex device?
Mat: I use the strength cycles on it quite a bit, especially on my quads. I have been using it on the muscles around my ankle pre and post workout. Using the warm up program helps loosen up the muscles while the recovery programs help me get through my long training days.
Compex: Sounds like you’re getting great use out of it! How has your Compex device helped your training?
Mat: It's supplemented and added to my training. Like I said I use it for recovery, activation and strength. So it has been very helpful all around.
Compex: Why do you love it?
Mat: I just really like how it is one tool for activation, recovery and strength. It's really easy to use and it works. It's a big part of my training.
Compex: What is your favourite program on the device?
Mat: I love any of the strength cycles. It's crazy to me how much I feel like I worked out after doing one. They are awesome to get some more work in.
Compex: Awesome, thanks for sitting down with us, Mat!
Sunday the 10th of May 2020 is the day of “Go Vertical!”, the virtual challenge that will give you the possibility to ride with many Compex athletes from around the world.
Whilst in some country you are allowed to train alone outside, in others this is still impossible: “Go Vertical!” is the opportunity to cycle together, have fun and get to know our top athletes.
What is “Go Vertical!”?
From morning to evening you will have the opportunity to ride on Zwift with your champions and to follow their live interview on Instagram.
Reach the top of the Alpe du Zwift with the 2013 Ironman world champion Frederik Van Lierde, Team MMR pro cyclist David Valero, the two times Ironman Lanzarote winner Alessandro Degasperi and the South African track cyclist champion Maroesjka Matthee, and many others...
This is not a competition, but of course we’ll keep track of every performance.
Go Vertical! How to participate
Would you like to cycle with our champions? Here’s what to do:
- Find the athlete meetup on Zwift: give it everything you’ve got and have fun!
- Follow our instagram live @compexbenelux
- Recover like a champ with your Compex
The program (UK time):
- 30 am Alessandro Degasperi, Maroesjka Matthee and Claudia Galicia (live at 9 am on @compexita, @compexsa and @compexspain)
- 30 am Frederik Van Lierde and Miguel Netto (live at 10 on @compexbenelux and @compexsa)
- 30 am David Valero and Laura Cosentino (live at 11 on @compexspain and @compexita)
- 30 pm Catherine Colyn (live at 4 on @compexsa)
- 30 pm Giulio Molinari and Courteney Webb (live at 5 on @compexita and @compexsa)
COMPEX IS BY YOUR SIDE
Compex exists to give athletes of all sports and skill levels the tools they need to be better today and tomorrow.
We believe when clinically proven technology is paired with the passion for sport, the results are game-changing. And life changing.