Flash Sale! Save up to 30% + Extra 15% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping

SHOP NOW | Details

Quadriceps Electrode Placement

In just a few short steps, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of your Compex® device.

How to Place Electrodes for the Quadricep Muscles

You have two options. Option 1: The recommended option is to use one 2x4 double snap Compex® electrode and two 2x2 single-snap electrodes. Option 2: You can use two 2x4 Compex® single-snap electrodes if you’re wanting to work multiple muscles at once.

OPTION 1: Place the 2x4 double-snap electrode at the top of the quad and two 2x2 electrodes at the bottom. Place one 2x2 electrode on the VMO which is the knot on the inside, at the end of your quad just above the knee. Place the other 2x2 electrode at the end of the vastus lateralis which is the muscle that runs down the outside of the quad.

For the Compex® Wired device, connect the black snap on the 2x4 electrode and the corresponding red snap connects below to the 2x2 electrode on the same side.

For the Compex® Wireless device, the setup is the same. Attach one pod to the top electrode and the other end of the same pod onto the electrode just below. If there is slack, you can twist the pod to tighten.

OPTION 2: Place one 2x4 single-snap Compex® electrode at the top of the quadricep and the other at the end of the muscle group, right above the knee.

For the Compex® Wired device, connect the black snap on the top 2x4 electrode and the corresponding red snap onto the bottom electrode.

The Compex® Wireless device setup is the same. Attach one pod to the top electrode and the other end of the same pod onto the electrode just below. If there is slack, you can twist the pod to tighten.

DJO Global, Inc. disclaims all responsibility for electrodes positioned in any other manner.

Electrode Placement Instructional Video

Working out with Compex

Step-by-step instruction to maximize your training with Compex electric muscle stimulator.

Related Videos

1/11

Working Out With Compex - Quads

The following video is designed to show you how to set up the Compex for your Quads, as well as recommended exercises to perform using your Compex.

Learn More
2/11

Working Out With Compex - Lower Back

The following video is designed to show you how to set the Compex up on the low back as well as recommended exercises to perform while using your Compex.

Learn More
3/11

Working Out With Compex - Mid Back

The following video is designed to teach you how to set up the Compex on your mid back and recommended exercises to perform.

Learn More
4/10

Working Out With Compex - Shoulder

The following Video is designed to teach you how to set up the Compex for your shoulders, as well as recommended exercises to perform while using your device.

Learn More
5/11

Working Out With Compex - Tricep

The Following Video is designed to show you how to set up your device on the triceps, and recommended exercises to perform with your device.

Learn More
6/11

Working Out With Compex - Abs

The following video is designed to teach you how to use your Compex on the abdominal muscles and give examples of exercises you can perform while the Compex is running.

Learn More
7/11

Working Out With Compex - Biceps

The following video is designed to show you how to use your Compex on the Bicep muscle and incorporating movement.

Learn More
8/11

Working Out With Compex - Calves

The following videos shows how to set the Compex up and recommended exercises to perform with Compex on the Calf Muscles.

Learn More
9/11

Working Out With Compex - Glutes

The following video is designed to show you how to set up pad placement for the Glute muscles as well as recommended exercises to use while performing with your Compex.

Learn More
10/11

Working Out With Compex - Hamstring

The following video is designed to show you how to set up the Compex on your hamstrings and recommended exercises to perform wile using Compex.

Learn More
11/11

Working Out With Compex - Trapezius

Trapezius Muscles Electrode Placement for Compex Muscle Stimulators.

Learn More

Individual results may vary. The videos give a recommendation on achieving a 7/10 when adjusting the intensity. Please note that all progressions selected should be based on the individual's activity level, which will be different for first use compared to continued use. Please be sure to read the user guide completely, and are aware of the progressions based on your activity level.