Cardio with Compex®
The following recommendations for use with exercise equipment are for advanced users who have experience training with their Compex device and are comfortable with the sensations that it produces. Please make sure you have read the manual completely and understand the cautions and warnings of using this device.
If you thought stationary bikes couldn’t get any worse, they can. Or, depending on how you look at it, better. Take your Assault Bike or Spin bike experience to a new level with the use of your wireless Compex device and help maximize your potential for competition time.
To get cyclist quads, you have to train like a cyclist. To be a cyclist, you’ll have to be as tough as one, too. Applying your NMES device to your quads while spinning, sprinting and sucking air on an Airdyne® or Assault Bike will help increase leg strength by contracting the full potential of the muscle.
Because of the often “violent” nature of the Assault Bike experience, using the Compex electrode wraps will help keep pods secure and avoid any distraction from the task. Stick on some pads, clip in, strap up and give one of these workouts a try!
Endurance + Max Calories
Spin your heart out on the Endurance program of your Compex device. But this is no ride in the park! Aim for max calories through the duration of the 55 minute program and give it all you’ve got. The Endurance program targets primarily Type 1 (slow-twitch) muscle fibers most often associated with long distance or duration conditioning.
Resistance + Intervals
The Resistance program fires both Type 1 and Type 2 muscle fibers to maximize the strength potential of the targeted muscle and will offer the most “bang for your buck” for some sprint intervals. During each contraction phase, hit a full effort sprint. These are short intervals, so there’s no holding back. Take a brief rest in the recovery phases. Your efforts will likely fall off after several sets, so start with a target of about 10-15 of these intervals. Once the “sprint” effect has worn off, conclude your workout. This is about the effort, not the duration!
Conclude your workout with the Training Recovery (Also known as Active Recovery) program immediately post workout, admire your quad pump and buy yourself some new short shorts!
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