Compex Events

Find us out in the community doing demonstrations and answering your Compex Questions

  1. Biceps like Phil Heath

    The first thing you might notice about Phil Heath are his biceps. Building arms the size of many athlete’s thighs is no small task so if you want to look like the legend, you’ll have to work like him, too.

    The use of a NMES device such as Compex® can build muscle strength and density by utilizing the full potential of a muscle group. Maximize the bicep “pump” with this Compex routine:

    The Prep

    The Compex Pre-Warmup program uses low frequency electric waves to help increase local blood flow and the temperature of a muscle group in under 5 minutes to help reduce risk of injury and potentiate your muscles. Place the electrodes on the biceps and perform some bodyweight “air curls” before your session.

    The Pump

    The Compex Resistance program helps maximize muscular effort by activating both Type 1 (slow-twitch) and Type 2 (fast-twitch) muscle fibers to increase strength and enhance full performance potential. During the contraction phases of the program, perform your favorite “bicep pump” exercise and let your NMES device maximize the contraction!

    Check out our Bicep page to learn about pad placement and videos with some of the movements you see below.

    Some of our bicep favorites are:

    Incline Hammer Curl

    EZ Bar Curl

    Wide-Grip Barbell Curl

    Overhead Cable Curl

    Dumbbell Curl

     

    The Prize

    Your session is done - maximize the rewards! The Compex Active Recovery program will help you recover faster for your next session and reduce delayed-onset muscle soreness. This program should be used just after your session to stimulate blood flow to help bring nutrients to the muscle group.

    Put on that tank top, head to the beach.

    “To be a champion your goal is to be a little bit better each day, making sure that every day is an opportunity to be your best.” - Phil Heath

  2. 2017 Granite Games

    The Granite Games have been in play since 2013, in their fifth year of action, the level of competition continues to grow.  Some of the fittest athletes will converge onto St. Cloud, Minnesota to compete alongside one another as they fight to earn their piece of the $100,000 prize purse pie!  While the athletes duke it out on the competition floor, the spectators will have an opportunity to stock up on the essentials from sponsors like Rogue and Compex.

    The event will take place on September 8th through the 10th at Saint Cloud State University.  The goal is simple, celebrate athletes of every skill level.  The Granite Games will host over 1,900 athletes in the heart of central Minnesota!  In addition to offering a weekend of competition to the community, Granite Games gives back.  Every year, they aim to support the growth of the fitness community both locally and nationally.  From offering Fitness Education Scholarships to outfitting gyms with Rogue equipment, Granite Games aims to support the growth of the fitness community both locally and nationally.

    Hope to see you there!

  3. CrossFit Games 2017

    2017 was the first year the CrossFit Games was held in Madison. It proved to be an exciting location, packed full of new events for the athletes. The enclosed stadium allowed the crowd to be louder than ever, and the obstacle courses and weather provided additional challenges for the athletes to overcome.

    Congratulations to our Compex® Athletes:

    Men:

    Mat Fraser - Fittest Man on Earth

    Ricky Garard (AUS) - 3rd Place

    Garret Fisher - 14th Place

    Rob Forte (AUS) - 26th Place

    Zeke Grove (AUS) - 34th Place

    Women:

    Kara Webb(AUS) - 2nd Place

    Sara Sigmundsdottir - 4th Place

    Brooke Wells - 14th Place

    Lauren Fisher - 30th Place

    Team Athlete:

    Sarah Loogman : CrossFit Invictus - 6th Place

    Learn More about our Athletes Here

    A big Thank you to our Education Staff who worked all weekend, providing demonstrations of our muscle stimulators to the spectators and athletes.

  4. Fight Muscle Fatigue with the Latest Compex® Lineup

    It’s finally here! On May 8th, Compex® will be releasing a lineup of new colors across all wired devices. The devices themselves will be identical with the best of Swiss technology, but now you’ll have more options in shopping for your first or upgraded device.

    The new colors will be:

    - Recon Green

    - Tactical White

    - Seal Black

     Compex  devices are beneficial for the occasional to elite competitor seeking a performance edge or for an exercise hobbyist looking to relieve aches or tightness associated with physical activity as well as to train for those activities.

    NMES devices use electric waves to send signals to the muscle to cause an involuntary contraction. Dependent on the frequency of the wave, this effect can be used to help recover or even train the muscle to suit a variety of athletic needs. In Compex devices, preset programs have been engineered to optimize the efficiency of these desired effects with programs ranging from Massage to Active Recovery and Explosive Strength*, among others.

    Not interested in fancy colors, but still want a great device at discounted cost? Keep your eye out for clearance discounts on our website leading up to and at the release of the newest devices. The originals will not be reproduced again so get them while they’re in!

    *Note: not all devices come with all of the colors, see the comparison chart  for more information.

  5. Arnold Fitness Festival

    Compex will be at the 2017 Arnold Fitness Festival this week in Columbus Ohio.    The Arnold is a collection of  athletic competitions including Bodybuilding, Martial Arts, and Powerlifting, as well as a Fitness Expo welcome to all spectators.  Compex will be on site at the Fitness Expo March 3-5, performing demonstrations and offering special event pricing. You can find us at Location C booth #1759.  If you can't make it to the event we still have great deals available online!

     

  6. Compex Kicks off 2017 at Wodapalooza

    Join Compex at Wodapalooza this weekend in Miami.  Competition starts Thursday January 12th at the Downtown Miami Bayfront Park and runs through Sunday January 15th.  You can join us at the Festival to test out a device and talk with our experts on how to incorporate Compex into your current routine.  Compex can help athletes with power, speed, endurance, and recovery.

    Good luck to all of our athletes competing this weekend!

     

  7. Compex at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games

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    Join Compex this weekend at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Stop by our Compex booth inside the Vendor Village which is open daily from 8am-7pm Thursday July 23rd- Sunday July 26th 2015 to test out a device, learn about the benefits of electric muscle stimulation and how you can use it to target your training and increase power, speed, endurance and recovery, meet Compex athletes, win prizes and more.

    Compex athletes Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet, the 2014 CrossFit Games winner and Graham Holmberg, the 2010 CrossFit Games winner will both be competing this year in The Games.

    Learn more event details on our CrossFit Event Page

     

     

  8. Compex Athlete Chad Mendes in UFC Fight 189

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    Support Compex sponsored athlete Chad Mendes in his upcoming UFC 189 Interim Featherweight Title Fight against Conor McGregor on Saturday, July 11th 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former All-American wrestler Chad "Money" Mendes who has ended five of his last six wins by knock out (KO) will fight Ireland's Conor McGregor in the main event on Pay-Per-View at 10pm/7pm ETPT.

    Learn more about how Chad Mendes supercharges his workouts and trains with Compex on his athlete page: ShopCompex.com/athletes/chad-mendes

    chad-mendes-compex-muscle-stimulator-ufc "Time to get some @CompexUSA training in before bed." -Chad Mendes

    Step up your game by adding Compex into your workout regimen. Even the most elite athletes use less than half of their muscle potential. By integrating Compex electric muscle stimulation into your workouts you can activate 100% of your muscle fibers for the ultimate in warmup, performance and recovery.
    Learn more about Electric Muscle Stimulation.

    Get daily updates from Chad by following him on his social media channels:
    Facebook @ChadMoneyMendes
    Twitter @ChadMendes
    Instagram @ChadMendes

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  9. Compex Athlete Recovery: IRONMAN AZ

    Photo Courtesy of: Eric Wynn Compex athlete Jordan Rapp. Photo Courtesy of: Eric Wynn

    IRONMAN Arizona is one of the most popular triathlon events in the world because the spectator friendly non-ocean swim, atypical flat and fast bike route and its relatively flat running course. Compex athletes Jordan Rapp, Timothy O'Donnell, Amanda Stevens, Mike Zafirovski, and Neily Mathias competed this year under unusually adverse conditions ranging from cold temps to high winds on each leg of the race. Learn more about how Compex athletes Jordan Rapp and Timothy O'Donnell incorporated Compex into their post-race recovery programs after IRONMAN Arizona.

    Congratulations to all Compex athletes:

    3rd Place:  Jordan Rappor
    5th Place: Timmothy O'Donnell
    5th Place: Amanda Stevens
    10th Place: Mike Zafirovski
    21st Place:  Neels Mathias

    Compex triathlete Jordan Rapp, who placed 3rd,  talks about his IRONMAN Arizona post-race recovery and how he incorporated Compex into this recovery plan:

    "Post race, I typically wait to see how the body sorts out for a few days. In the immediate aftermath, everything hurts. If there's long travel involved (not the case in this race), then I'd use the Recovery Plus or massage settings on a very low current just to keep the muscles moving my legs on the plane ride. I thought of this after racing IMMEL in 2013, and sitting on that 16 hour plane ride after the race and just locking up, I thought, "I have to figure out how to do this differently." And that's when I started experimenting, and the Compex is so easy in that regard. But since I fly to Tempe and it's just an hour flight, there's a lot of walking - too much! - at the airport and such and so I don't worry as much about keeping the muscles moving. This race is also different because as the last race of the season, I'm less worried about bouncing back as quickly as possible. I try to mentally unwind as well and just sort of let things flow. I take this approach with vitamins and stuff as well. I just sort of step back away from being an athlete for a couple weeks at the end of the season.

    Photo Courtesy of: Kerry Yndestad Compex athlete Jordan Rapp. Photo Courtesy of: Kerry Yndestad

    But I'm very keen to get back into swimming, since I find that is a great way to stay active, recover fast, and continue to work on my biggest weakness. So I'll probably start to getting back into swimming before the end of the week. For swimming, I personally have found the Compex to be great for obliques. All the rib muscles take a beating with the various demands and super long day of an Ironman, but I seem to have particular trouble with some of my obliques. So again, I'd start with using that to get those firing. Some light massage, recovery plus, and then maybe some potentiation before I swim. Mid-season, I'd probably focus more on doing something with my legs, especially in the peroneals and anterior tibialis to get my toes and sub-talar joint control working again. But since I'll take at least a week off of running and cycling, I'll just wait to use the Compex as normal and as needed once I start back up there.

    I'm sure that as I unwind from the race, sore spots will crop up - like in my neck from lugging the bike box and suitcase on a beat-up body - and I can just get some relief with massage or recovery plus modes, again with super low current.

    And, at least for this time of year, it's also good to use the Compex to get your abdominals working after you stretch your gut out to 5X its normal size at Thanksgiving!"

    Photo Courtesy of: Kerry Yndestad Compex athlete Jordan Rapp. Photo Courtesy of: Kerry Yndestad

    Compex triathlete Timothy O'Donnell, who placed 5th, talks about how he speeds up his post-race IRONMAN Arizona recovery with the Compex Active Recovery program.

    "Recovering from an Ironman is never quick or easy, especially IM Arizona where the concrete run course take a huge toll on your legs.  I rely heavily on my Compex post to get me moving and speed up my recovery.  The active recovery program is my go to for my calves and to increase blood flow across my IT band and quads I rely on Recovery Plus Program. Thanks Compex!"

    About Compex:

    Compex is the Neuromuscular Electrical Muscle Stimulation (NMES) device of choice for athletes, coaches and trainers around the world.  Pioneering electrotherapy techniques through extensive research and innovation spanning the last three decades, Compex’s flagship “Muscle Stim” devices are used to improve physical performance, speed recovery in preparation for the next performance, and for rehabilitating the muscle for peak performance.

    Compex enables athletes to safely customize their training, exercise more muscle fibers in less time, and recover faster. The result is a more efficient workout with less risk of injury and virtually no cardiovascular fatigue.  Learn more at www.ShopCompex.com

  10. Compex Athlete Chad Mendes Competes In Upcoming UFC Title Fight

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    Compex, the leader in electrical muscle stimulation devices, is proud to announce that its sponsored athlete and UFC fighter Chad Mendes will be competing for the World Featherweight Championship in UFC179 against Jose Aldo Jr. in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 25.

    The fight will play host to a rematch in which Aldo won by knockout in 2012 during UFC142. At the end of UFC142, a controversial foul came along with Aldo’s victory. Aldo visibly grabbed the fence to stop Mendes from taking him down before launching a knee strike to the head to win the fight. Without a doubt, Mendes will be out for redemption and revenge – not to mention blood – during this week’s fight. Since losing to Aldo in 2012, Mendes has changed and enhanced his fighting style and won four of five fights by knockout or TKO. If Mendes wins the title fight, he will join his teammate T.J. Dillashaw from their Sacramento camp, Team Alpha Male, as champions in their respective weight classes.

    In preparation for his fights, Mendes integrates Compex muscle stimulators into his rigorous training regimen. Through electrical stimulation of the muscles, Compex maximizes the benefits of warmup, strength, endurance and recovery programs, ultimately leading to greater performance gains for high level athletes.

    “Chad has been training overtime to ready himself for his upcoming bout,” said Compex Coach Jim Bruskewitz. “Now it’s time to polish up his training. Compex puts that last critical piece of his preparation in place by ramping up the rate at which he recovers in the days leading up to the big event.”

    Compex Recovery programs are run multiple times daily during an athlete’s taper period. The result is 4.5 times the blood flow to working muscles to flush out the hard work and repair the muscle from all the work they have done. The production of endorphins from these programs will leave them feeling light and quick. The massage portion of the programs will relax their muscles and revive them.

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    Mendes is serious about using Compex. He has posted multiple photos on his Instagram and Twitter accounts about using Compex for warm-up prior to  training and then for recovery in between and after workouts. Here’s what he had to say:

    “Just finished a hard morning prac now got my @compexcoach hooked up for a lil shoulder recovery before my next prac at 2:30…”

    “Lil sat am recovery and TV in bed. @compexcoach,”

    “… This baby's a life saver! @compexcoach

    Stay updated on Mendes’ workouts, recovery tips, and upcoming fights by following him on Twitter and Instagram @ChadMendes. And follow the #UFC 179 hashtag to stay in the conversation.

    Mendes, who hails from Hanford, CA and fights out of Sacramento, has a 16-1-0 record and almost 60 percent takedown accuracy, which is about 20 percent higher than the average. He has a long and renowned career in wrestling, extreme cage fighting and is being trained by Coach Duane “Bang” Ludwig. Many are predicting Mendes to win by TKO in Round 3.

    Learn more about Mendes’ upcoming fight with this UFC’s Countdown video which takes you behind the scenes before UFC 179:

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