Compex Athlete

  1. Compex Meets... Will Kane

    Will Kane

     

    Compex: Hey Will! Great to see you as always, let the Compex audience know a bit about you. What's your background?

    Will: Hey guys, so I am based in Cheltenham but own a gym in Worcester. I train at CrossFit Cheltenham and Bullpen Fitness. I've been competing in CrossFit for about 6/7 years now and became affiliated with the Compex UK team, previously I played national level rugby. 

    Compex: Thanks! Tell us more about your sporting career and your highlights...

    Will: I compete in CrossFit. I suppose a few highlights are: finishing twice top 10 in the European Regionals, winning a regional workout, winning an open workout (in my region) and winning various high level competitions throughout Europe.

    Compex: That's a great level to have reached and we've loved being a part of your journey. How does Compex Muscle Stim help you to find a competitive edge?

    Will: For me, every time I squat I use my Compex SP8.0 WOD Edition afterwards. Ideally I'll use it within 3 hours just to get some blood flow through my legs and speed up the recovery process. I have had tendon problems in my knees in the past because of tight quads so the Compex definitely helps to relieve this tightness.

     

    Will Kane

     

    Compex: Which programme/s do you use?

    Will: Mainly training or competition recovery after workouts and events.

    Compex: (If applicable) do you use other Compex products?   

    Will: Knee sleeves to provide support when I'm lifting - I can recommend those for sure!

    Compex: Tell us about your team training, if you can send a logo too and if you want any offers putting out.

    Will: So Team Training is an online programming company. We initially started writing CrossFit/functional fitness style programmes, but are now beginning to expand. We initially offered strength, conditioning and non bias programmes designed to cater for different athletes. These are priced at £10 per month. We now offer a 3-per-week program, a pure strength programme and a 16 week pull up programe=me. The strength and the pull programs can be purchased in blocks so you will start at the beginning of the cycle. All of our other programmes allow people to simply jump straight in. The strength and pull blocks are priced at £30.

    Check our website for more details: www.teamtrainingprogramming.co.uk

    Compex: Sounds great and really enterprising Will. Best of luck with it and any upcoming events and we hope to see you again soon!

  2. Compex Meets... Frederik Van Lierde

     

    Compex: Hi Frederik, great to see you and hope you're well! Please give us an insight to you?

    Frederik: Hi guys, certainly so I'm from Belgium, living in Menen close to the border with France (Lille) and I'm affiliated to Compex Benelux team.

    Compex: Thanks Frederik, and how did you get into your sport?

    Frederik: I'm a Triathlete. I started when I was 17 (I'm now 40 in 2019) and I turned pro when I was 23, having previously been a competition swimmer. My goal as an athlete is to continue until 2020 and win as many Ironman as possible. I still have 3 years to prove my value. For me, the important thing is to believe in yourself, and that's what I do all the time.

    Compex: That's great, you've certainly been a committed Triathlete for a long time! How does Compex Muscle Stim help you to find a competitive edge?

    Frederik: Compex helps me in every concept to improve. To recover faster and better so that I can train harder to get stronger.

     

    Frederik Van Lierde

     

    Compex: Good to hear! Which programme/s do you use?

    Frederik: I use it for Recovery after training and competition which really helps me a lot. I also use it before some training sessions to prepare muscle activity, which is very helpful!

    Compex: Do you use other Compex products? 

    Frederik: I'm really interested in using Compex Tape more often.

    Compex: Awesome, well we wish all the best for the season Frederik, we're sure you'll smash it!

    Frederik: Thanks a lot guys!

  3. Compex Meets... Chantel Nienaber

    Chantel Nienaber

     

    Compex: Hi Chantel! Great to meet up with you - please let our audience know a little bit about you and how you into your sport?

    Chantel: Hi there! I was born in Pretoria and met my husband while I was still studying at Wikts Technikon and got married when I was 21. After falling pregnant, I realized I would have to do something active, so I joined the local gym and started aqua aerobics. That is where my journey started, resulting in me becoming a personal trainer, owning my own fitness company and partaking in trail running.

    Compex: That's so interesting - please tell us a bit more about your entry into Trail Running?

    Chantel: So my path to becoming a competitive athlete was rather different.

    Until I fell pregnant, I was a full time fine artist. When my son was born we realised that my fine arts was not going to help pay the bills, resulting in a move over to the fitness industry.

    My first trail race was 
the five-day, 250km Cape Odyssey run in 2007. My sister and brother-in-law inspired my entry for this race they participated in the Cape Epic mountain bike race earlier that year. There was such a vibe at the event - I just had to be part of something like that.

     

    Chantel Nienaber

     

    Compex: A five day race on your debut, geez - well done! How has Compex Muscle Stim helped you to find a competitive edge?

    Chantel: I was first introduced to the Compex by the EPT recovery team when going for a Sports massage. I had also been visiting my Physio regularly for rehab on my hamstring and she was using a Compex device to treat me.

    One of the owners from EPT lent me a unit leading up to the Africa X trail race. I used it daily and started finding that the heavy, inflamed sensation that I had been experiencing in my hamstring was subsiding. After that success with the device, I decided to invest in having my own and have since made use of my Compex probably 4/5 times weekly. I tend to alternate between the strength and 'reduce muscle soreness' settings, with the latter helping to flush out any lactic acid build up after strenuous training sessions. 

    Compex: We're glad to hear that you've had such success with your device, thanks so much for chatting to us!

    Chantel: No problem guys, thank you!

     

  4. Compex Meets... Tony Voisin

     

    Tony Voisin: Athlete OCR

    Fitness instructor and coach
    2017 Vice World Champion OCR

    Compex: Hi Tony, it's a pleasure to meet with you - please could you tell us a little bit about yourself? How you got into the sport and your relationship with Compex?

    Tony Voisin: Okay, so I practice the obstacle course. Sport for me is a lifestyle and I think that today it is the best medicine to guard against the bad things in the world. I've been affiliated to the Compex France team since 2018.

    Compex: Great, and which Compex device do you use? How did you hear about Compex and what programmes do you use?

    Tony: Currently I am using the Compex SP8 Wod Edition. I discovered Compex in 2016, when I visited the Compex booth at the Body Fitness Show. It was explained to me that this one device could help me recover from competition, and also to participate in my physical preparation and training.
    I started to learn a little more and I acquired a Compex device. I first started using the recovery program, and I immediately felt the effects. I also used the program Heavy Legs because I have a problem with blood circulation. Then I integrated the capillarisation and I felt real benefits before my races.

     

    Tony Voisin

     

    Compex: When and how did you really start integrating Compex into your physical training?

    Tony: I started to integrate Compex in my physical training in 2018, in view of the world championships. I first did a 5 week cycle on strength, twice a week, in addition to strength training in bodybuilding and a session in dynamics, that is to say box jumps or heels-buttocks.
    Then, I followed up with a cycle of 5 weeks in resistance. I took a week of recovery between the two cycles to recover.

    Compex: What did you get out of it?

    Tony: I feel that in the ribs, which was my weak point, I have more power and I can better resist lactates. I really progressed, my legs are much lighter too!

    Compex: The final word?

    Tony: I will end with a phrase that is a bit my leitmotif: Get up with determination to lie down with satisfaction.

    Compex: Merci, Tony!

     

  5. Compex Meets... Anouk Garnier

     

    Compex: Hi Anouk! Nice to meet you, please could you tell us a little bit about you and your sport?

    Anouk: Hi, my name is Anouk Garnier, I’m an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) athlete. I’m Vice World Champion in OCR and I was also a member of the Spartan Race European champion team. I’ve also been a Compex France Athlete since 2018. 

    Compex: Wow, that’s an impressive CV. How did you get into OCR?

    Anouk: I like to push myself, test my limits and press them back at every competition. This improvement is important in my everyday life, it helps me to grow and to be better. One of my favourite feelings is passing a finish line, feeling that I gave everything – that's why I'm addicted to the obstacle races.

     

    Anouk Garnier

     

    Compex: How does Compex Muscle Stim help you to find a competitive edge? Which programme/s do you use?

    Anouk: I am now using the Compex SP8 Wod Edition, but I knew about Compex years ago. At first I knew Compex only through its aesthetic programs and I didn’t know that it could also be used for recovery.
    I tried the recovery program for the first time when I went to the OCR World Championships and felt a real difference in my recovery.
    I now use a lot of post-workout recovery, post-competition recovery and relaxing massage programs.
    Recently, I started physical fitness programs, including resistance programnes on the legs.

    Compex: Thanks Anouk! Great to hear from you.

     

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