Compex Electric Muscle Stimulator with TENS Blog
Get Stronger, Faster, Without Working Harder.
So I have been meaning to write and never do whenever the discussion comes up about training/racing gear. You hear plenty of talk about race wheels, powermeters, heart rate monitors, etc, but more important to racing is hoiw well you recover while training and staying injury free.
Last year I got one of the COMPEX units and the thing is AWESOME. I have used it exclusively for the active recovery. I was reminded just how awesome and versatile this tool is when I started to develop tenderness in my achilles and a big ole knot in my calf. Sound familiar? Too much, too soon. Should be my nickname!!
At the first sign of trouble I started my hot/cold therapy, limited stretching, which is like always the first thing I want to do, and using the TriggerPoint roller. The next day I still had the same thing going on, so I took the day off from running and used my COMPEX in the morning and again in the evening.
I feel 100% different today. I will get in a shorter than scheduled run in, hit the ice when I get back and then use the Compex again tonight. I'll send an update tomorrow, but the knot is gone and the achilles feels normal. No NSAID's were used in the production of this email!!
This is a true unsolicited testimonial and I am not compensated by COMPEX. If you are thinking about spending thousands on wheels or a power meter, I would strongly encourage you to think about picking up a COMPEX for less than half the cash and the thing is much more useful. Being able to train better and more consistently is the best tool in your 'get faster' kit!!
Have a great day!!
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Compex Athletes Are on a Roll!
Check out the many recent victories…
Lesley Paterson – ranked 2nd Pro in Oceanside 70.3 – her first Ironman race!
Christian Cushing-Murray – 1st Place in Masters Men 40 division at Carlsbad 5000 – finished at 14:40
Jelly Belly Cycling Team – Recent victories at the Redlands Bicycle Classic and at the Tour of Thailand
Michellie Jones – 2nd Place in Masters Women 40 division at Carlsbad 5000 – finished at 17.29
Compex® recently announced its sponsorship of the Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by Kenda – a US Continental pro men’s cycling team which competes at National Race Calendar events and select UCI races overseas. The team is known for their colorful jersey and the sport performance jelly beans Sport Beans® by Jelly Belly Candy Company. “Compex and the Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by Kenda have a great synergy – we’re excited that the Team has incorporated Neuromuscular Electrical Muscle Stimulation (NMES) technology into its 2010 training regimen. Compex can help the cyclists achieve the highest level of performance possible,” said Greg Houlgate, Director of Sales and Marketing for Compex.
Check out the latest muscle stimulator in Compex's line of EMS devices. The Performance US was designed for the fitness enthusiast and/or the athlete which engages in frequent competition. It features a total of 5 programs with 5 levels of progression to help competitive athletes achieve the highest level of performance.
Compex recently introduced the new Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator which is designed for the competitive/high performance athlete that has a rigorous training and exercise regimen.
The Sport Elite device features 3 new additional programs – Recovery Plus, which helps clear lactic acid and increase blood flow at a lower frequency for when muscles are fatigued after a vigorous workout or competition; Pre-Warm-up which runs at a frequency to quickly increase blood flow and oxygenate the muscles prior to a workout or competition; and Massage which runs at the lowest possible frequency targeted to relax muscles sore, tense muscles.
The Sport Elite also features 4 strength programs with 5 levels of progression that target specific muscle groups and enables athletes to maximize muscle performance specifically related to a particular sport. Compex is clinically-proven to build muscle strength and size, exercise more muscle fibers in less time, and increase endurance, power, speed and strength.
“People ask me every day for Compex. As an Elite age group athlete, US Olympic Trials competitor and professional swim coach, I recommend Compex to anyone who wants to improve their physical condition and realize their full potential. I have so much confidence in Compex that I tell everyone that I will personally refund their money if it doesn’t knock their socks off after training with it. I’m amazed at the Active Recovery program and how it enables an athlete to recover so quickly after a strenuous workout. I know there’s a lot of scientific information and clinical studies behind it – I’m not sure exactly how it all works … but it does work!”
Masters Swimmer Champion
Six times Tour de France Green Jersey winner Erik Zabel and three times Tour de France Winner Joane Somarriba have incorporated electronic muscle stimulation as part of their training routine. Learn more about how EMS can help cyclists improve muscle performance.