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  1. How to Be Ready for The Open

    The Open Training

    So, you’re thinking about doing the Open. What’s stopping you from doing it?

    Five weeks of challenging workouts to test you both mentally and physically is not an easy feat. While many competitors will spend hours in the gym tiring themselves out daily and trying different training routines to improve their performance, you can do the same without spending hours in the gym or fatiguing your muscles. So, what’s the best way to be ready for the Open?

    Brooke Wells, CrossFit® and Compex® Athlete, understands the demands your body goes under when competing during the Open and provides a little insight to help you be ready for the grueling few weeks, “The biggest thing is to treat the Open as if it were a regular training day! Don’t do anything different like try a new crazy pre-workout or warm up extra, extra long. Stay in your typical routine, and don’t freak or stress out about it,” she adds, “Trust your training and go as hard as you can. Make sure you are recovered before, have a good meal, get sleep, and proper recovery—like using a Compex® device).”

    When Compex® electric muscle stimulation is added to your workouts, it helps maximize your muscular effort by engaging a greater percentage of muscle fibers. Compex® devices target both Type 1 slow twitch muscle fibers which impact endurance and Type 2 fast twitch muscle fibers which impact power and explosiveness. Using a Compex® EMS device can help take your performance to the next level. Here’s how to be ready for the Open with the assistance of one of our EMS devices.

    Dynamic Warm-ups

    Before you begin you the Open workout, it’s essential to warm up your muscles. Using our pre-designed programs can help make your time more efficient in the gym. A dynamic warm-up helps loosen muscles and gets them ready for rigorous activity, which may help to prevent injury during training or competition.

    The Performance™, Sport Elite™, and Wireless Muscle Stimulator™ all offer the Pre-Warm Up program which produces a muscle twitch and runs at a low frequency while increasing local blood flow, warming the muscle tissue, and helping to improve reaction of the muscles prior to a workout or competition.

    The Sport Elite™ and Wireless Muscle Stimulators™ offer Potentiation which is recommended before a workout or competition, especially for sports requiring speed and velocity. Applied briefly just before the beginning of a competition, it offers immediate, well-potentiated muscle fibers and helping to optimize performance.

    So, before you tackle the challenge, turn on the Dynamic Warm-up setting to get ready to compete.

    Quick Recovery

    One advantage that you’ll have if you use the EMS device is that you can help speed up your recovery before the next workout, whether you want to redo the week’s challenge or you’re ready to take on the next one at The Open.

    Compex® EMS devices offer multiple post-workout programs to assist in your recovery. The variety of recovery programs are designed to bring fresh oxygen and nutrients to the muscles to help flush lactic acid, aiding you to recover faster.

    After your workout, place the electrodes on the muscle area you'd like to target. Select your program and let Compex® help you get stronger and fitter faster than you would with your regular routine.

    The Edge™, Performance™, Sport Elite™ and Wireless Muscle Stimulator™ offer the Active Recovery program which increases local blood flow, leading to a faster reduction of lactic acid than mere rest, promotes muscle relaxation and helps enable faster recovery. These devices also offer TENS which can be used to temporarily alleviate localized pain.

    The Sport Elite™ and Wireless Muscle Stimulator™ devices offer Recovery Plus which runs at a lower frequency for inducing gentle muscle twitches, increasing local blood flow, generating endorphins (the body's natural analgesic) and promoting muscle relaxation when muscles are fatigued after a vigorous workout or competition. They also offer Massage, which runs at the lowest frequency possible to help relax muscles that are fatigued after a workout or competition.

    While other competitors may take breaks, stretch or try the workout before they take on the Open workouts, you can allow your body to rest while still helping your muscles improve and strengthen by using the warm-up and recovery programs. Good luck during the Open!

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    The contents of this blog were independently prepared, and are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of the views of any other party. Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.

    CrossFit® is registered trademark of CrossFit®, Inc.

    Brooke Wells is a Compex® Sponsored Athlete.

     

  2. Tuesday Tip - Training Recovery Program

    Today's tip is all about how to use your Compex Training Recovery Program

  3. Tuesday Tip - Endurance Program

    Today's tip is all about understanding how to use the Endurance Programs on your Compex device.

  4. Tuesday Tip - Biphasic Wavelength

    Incase you missed it heres our tip on Instagram:

    Todays tip is all about the wavelength we use at Compex® and what makes it unique.

    Make sure to follow all safety instructions before beginning any new exercise program, and always be aware of your progressions based on your activity level.
    Please visit www.compexusa.com to learn more.
    Individual results may vary.

  5. Tuesday Tip- Utilizing the Resistance Setting

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    Check out @compexusa on Instagram for a new tip every Tuesday

    Today's tip is about utilizing the resistance program to get the most out of your workout.

  6. Tuesday Tip - Building Muscle Mass

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    Follow us on Instagram @compexusa for a new tip every Tuesday

    Todays tips is all about learning how Compex can help you build muscle mass.

  7. Tuesday Tip - How to Bypass the warm up

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    Todays tip is about how to bypass the warm up setting in your device.

     

  8. Tuesday Tip- Programs

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    Check out @compexusa on Instagram for a new Tip every Tuesday

    Todays tip is all about program selection. Program selection is important based on your training and recovery goals. For more information on all 9 Compex programs check out our website here.

     

  9. Tuesday Tip - Turning up the Intensity

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    Check out @compexusa on Instagram for a new tip every Tuesday

    Todays tip is all about turning up the intensity when using your device.

  10. Tuesday Tip- Saving your Wired Battery

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    Follow Us on Instagram at @compexusa for a new Tip every Tuesday at noon

    Todays Tip is all about Saving Your battery if you are going to be storing your device for an extended period of time.

     

     

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