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Get Stronger, Faster, Without Working Harder.

  1. Tuesday Tip - Building Muscle Mass

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

  2. 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.


  3. Tuesday Tip- Programs

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    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.


  4. Tuesday Tip - Turning up the Intensity

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

  5. Tuesday Tip- Saving your Wired Battery

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



  6. Tuesday Tip- Using the Endurance Setting

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    Tuesday tips is about how to utilize the Endurance program to get a little more out of your workout.


  7. 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.

  8. Compex Recovery: Which Program Should I Use?

    The most common use for an electric stimulation devices is in recovery, and rightfully so. An NMES device such as Compex can be used to decrease recovery time by using involuntary muscle contractions and controlled levels of electric pulses to improve blood flow, reduce muscle soreness and flush away lactic build up. But if you turn on a Compex device, there are more recovery programs than just one and knowing how to choose the correct program will further enhance the benefit of using a Compex device.

    So which program should you choose?

    Active Recovery

    This program is also known as the Training Recovery program in the wireless device. This program would be best used immediately post workout and studies have shown that immediate recovery markers are improved by 4.5x when using a Compex device versus a voluntary cool down. Although the program will run for 20 minutes, just 6 minutes of use is enough to be effective in flushing out lactic build up and recovering from “the pump.” This program would be very beneficial in a competition setting or between back-to-back training sessions or events.

     Recovery Plus

    This program is also known as Competition Recovery in the wireless device. This program would be best utilized in the hours or days following a physical effort or on “rest day” to reduce muscle soreness or stiffness. This program should not, however, be used during competition.


    This program is also known as Muscle Relaxation in the wireless device. This program is a low-frequency electric pulse that will help to relax tight muscles and help restore mobility with increased blood flow and movement. Like the Recovery Plus, this program should not be used during competition.

     Choosing the correct program can help to amplify the efficiency of your recovery between training and competition events. Better recovery equates to higher levels of performance and decreased feelings of fatigue or soreness and can help an athlete advance to the next levels of their potential.

  9. Meet World Record Holder Dave Dawson

    Dave Dawson is a world record holding athlete that has used Compex for the past 8 years to accelerate his training goals. He drives to be the hardest worker in the room and uses Compex to push his body to the limits. He relies on Compex to help him train at a higher level, while not putting the stress on his body that an equivalent load in the weight room would.

    Dave’s athletic background highlights include:
    - Top 20 HS recruited football running back, baseball player and water polo player going into college.
    - 11-0 amateur MMA record, 1-0 professional record (Pride fight league in Japan).
    - 2008 All Ironman award AFL
    - 7 years in NFL
    - 3 world records in strength and power production
    o 13.2 horsepower produced
    o 4,922lbs of force generated
    o 36 pull ups with a 50 lb weight vest in 60s

    Here is what Dave had to say about his experience working with Compex:

    “My focus has always been training smarter not just harder. I've never been satisfied with being just good, I’ve always wanted to be great. The Compex NMES unit allows my body to go beyond what I could have ever achieved on my own.

    I feel if you use Compex it will allow you neurological advancement and muscular strength/power you cannot get any other way. I have use the device for recovery as well. It allows me to feel instantly refreshed and hit training, competition and challenges 50% faster than merely following normal recovery protocols (ice, heat, stretch, massage, rest). Strength training with the Compex device while performing dynamic/resisted movement gives results that are literally shocking. I have trained over 800 volleyball club athletes on Compex without altering their strength training, and averaged a vertical jump increase minimum of 4 1/2" in 4 weeks. Some achieved even higher.

    I use Compex on average 4 hours a day, 6 days a week and have done so for the last 8 years. Truth be told, I will continue to train with Compex the rest of my life.”

    “The opinions expressed are those of the individual quoted.  Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.”

  10. Compex Workout - Saturday April 22nd

    Metabolic Conditioning

    3 Rounds for Time of:

    400m Run

    21 KB Swings @ 53/35#

    12 Pull Ups

    **14 Min Cap

    Pad Placement will be:

    Pad Placement: Low Back

    Program: Active Recovery