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  1. Compex Meets... Kostas Papadapoulos

     

    Compex: Hi Kostas, lovely to meet you! Please could you begin by giving us a little profile of you?

    Kostas: Hey Compex! Sure, I am from Greece, based in Athens. I train at the Athens Lions Box and I am affiliated to Compex Greece Team. I have been competing in CrossFit for about 5 years, after having a long career in national level Weightlifting. I am also a Weightlifting Coach.

    Compex: What sport do you do and how did you get into it?

    Kostas: I have been an active Weightlifting athlete from 1993 till 2013, plus a member of the Greek National Weightlifting Team from 1996 till 2013. Having more than 50 official participations in Weightlifting Events with the National Team, and numerous personal records during my career. I would highlight the following achievements:

    - 2nd place in the World Weightlifting Championship on 2001 ( Greece )
    - 3rd place in the Mediterranean Weightlifting Championship ( Tunisia )
    - 3rd place in the World Weightlifting Championship on 2002 ( Czech republic )
    - 2nd place European Weightlifting Championship on 2002 ( Italy )
    - 1st place European Weightlifting Cup on 2004, plus Best athlete of the event ( Strasburg )

    Five years ago I decided to start doing CrossFit. Since then I have been totally focusing on that and managed to reach to new podium places in European and Greek Games. My experience in Weightlifting, hard work in all levels, along with my coach Dimitris Kavalarakis, made CrossFit an extraordinary and unique life experience for me.

    Hard work pays off, so on 2018 I was the 1st Greek athlete ( 7th non-American athlete to compete) to be qualified to the Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison USA ( Masters Category / age 35-39).

     

    Kostas Papadapoulos

     

    Compex: That's quite a list! How does Compex Muscle Stim help you to find a competitive edge?

    Kostas: Compex Muscle Stim is literally 24/7 with me. I use it for instant recovery between my workouts through the day, and of course at the end of the day focusing on certain pain or muscles soreness. Regarding my training, it is also a part of it. My coach is adding Compex sessions for strengthening and explosion every week. In this way I am having better results in less time.

    Compex: Which program/s do you use?

    Kostas: For Recovery I use mostly ‘Competition Recovery’ or ‘Training Recovery’ in-between the workouts. After trainings I use ‘Reduce Muscle Soreness’ and certain programmes from the PAIN MANAGEMENT menu. Mostly ‘Pain Management TENS’, which has really helped me to get over various pain situations, and never skip my training. ‘Reviving & Relaxing Massage’ are the best moment in the end of the day. For training I use ‘Strength’ , ‘Explosive Strength’ and ‘Capillarisation’. Warming Up with ‘Overcompensation’ is vital.

    Compex: Do you use other Compex products?

    Kostas: Yes I use the 5MM CAMO KNEE SLEEVES, as they give me the support I need during my workouts. Also mainly when I go for running sessions I wear the TRIZONE CALF support.

    Compex: Thanks so much Kostas!

  2. Compex Meets... Lefteris Theofanidis

     

    Compex: Hi there, Lefteris! Great to meet up with you - could you start by telling our audience a little bit about yourself?

    Lefteris: Hi Compex! My name is Lefteris Theofanidis. I am 29 years old,  born in Athens, and I am working for the Hellenic Air Force.
    Since I was young, I have been a track running athlete and since 2011 I have been competing in Crossfit which is definitely my greatest passion.

    Compex: What sport do you do and how did you get into it?

    Lefteris: In 2011 Crossfit came into my life and since then I am an active individual athlete. I train at Athens Lions Box, coached by Dimitris Kavalarakis. "Competition" and "challenge" have been always my favourite words, so CrossFit became the ideal sport for me right away.

    My main achievements from 2015 till today are:

    - 2019 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015 – Fittest Man in Greece (official Crossfit Games Competition)
    - 2019, 4th place worldwide in the Open of the official Crossfit Games (elite, individual men)
    - 2019, 1st place in Greece and the 2nd Greek athlete ever competing at Crossfit Games
    - 2019, 3rd place in CrossFit Athens throwdown (Elite Division, Team Men)
    - 2018, 2nd place in Fall series Throwdown in Monza, Italy (Elite Division, individual men)
    - 2017, 2nd place in CrossFit Battle of Stars in Salerno, Italy (Elite Divison, individual men)
    - 2016, 3rd place in CrossFit Cyprus Throwdown (Elite Division, individual men)
    - 2016, 1st place in CrossFit Battle of Stars in Salerno, Italy (Elite Division, individual men)
    - 2015, 2nd place in CrossFit Greek Throwdown (Elite Division, individual men)

     

    Lefteris Theofanidis

     

    Compex: How does Compex Muscle Stim help you to find a competitive edge?

    Lefteris: My demanding training sessions made Compex Muscle Stim vital. Recovery is a major factor for me, and literally Compex saves my day. Every day. In terms of training, my coach adds sessions of conditioning, focusing on my weaknesses.

    Which program/s do you use?

    Lefteris: In between workouts, I use ‘Competition Recovery’ and ‘Reduce Muscle Soreness’. On a daily basis I use the ‘Pain Management TENS’ for my shoulders, to relieve me from intense pain, and prepare me for the next day. ‘Capillarisation’ is also important to me, and for the best warming up I use ‘Overcompensation’.

    Compex: Do you use other Compex products?

    Lefteris: I use the 5MM CAMO KNEE SLEEVES, they give me great support when lifting.

    Compex: Thanks so much for sitting down with us Lefteris!

  3. 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!

  4. Compex Meets... Lucy Majury

    Lucy Majury

     

    Compex: Hey Lucy, great to sit down with you - please could you tell our audience your name and where you're from?

    Hi, my name is Lucy Majury and I'm from Farnborough in the UK - not far from London.

    Compex: And what sport do you perform in and how did you get into it? Biggest achievements so far?

    I have competed in Powerlifting and got 4 World Records I am also a Competitive CrossFit athlete. My biggest achievement is competing at CrossFit Europe Regionals 3 x. Making it once is amazing but to be able to do it multiple times was even better.

    Compex: Wow, those are some pretty impressive achievements. How have you found Compex Muscle Stim helps you to find a competitive edge?

    Compex helps me have a competitive edge as it speeds up and improves my training recovery. When you train multiple times a day or with high volume this is key.

     

    Lucy Majury (1)

     

    Compex: Which programme/s do you use on your Compex device?

    I really like using the training recovery and relaxing programmes - they are for sure my favorite. I also sometimes use the strength cycles as an addition to my training. I also use Compex knee wraps.

    Compex: Amazing, it sounds like your getting great use out of it. We've heard whispers that you've launched a new company? Tell us a bit about that project.

    Alongside competing in CrossFit I have my own nutrition, PT and clothing businesses. My partner (Mike) and I started the clothing brand, VITA, most recently and it is a project we are both so proud of. We sell clothes which can be worn to workout in and also outside of the gym. The clothes have all been designed by athletes who know exactly what is needed from workout clothing. Our biggest aim was to produce affordable, good quality clothes.

    You can find our clothing at www.vita-active.com.
    You can also use code COMPEX10 for 10% discount.

    Compex: That's incredible, you must be very busy. I'm sure our audience will be really interested to check out your website to gear up for their training sessions. Thanks so much for sitting down with us Lucy and best of luck in all your pursuits!

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