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What is Muscle Stimulation?

What is Muscle Stimulation?

Whether you're looking to do some research on Compex muscle stimulation (also known as: EMS, NMES, muscle stim, e-stim and electrostimulation) before purchasing, or looking to see how you can get more from your device then you've come to right place.

We're also going to tell you all about why Compex is the best muscle stimulation device for you and the benefits of using a Compex muscle stimulation device.

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How does Muscle Stimulation Work?

Simply put, muscle stimulation trains your muscles in a way that traditional workouts alone cannot. It is a "best kept secret" that many elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts use to enhance their workouts, training and recovery programs. For more about that, visit our Training with Compex page.

Muscle stimulation is not a miraculous technique, it is very simple and precisely reproduces the processes that occur when our brain orders muscles to contract by sending electric pulses to your motor nerves in order to create muscle contractions. It respects how our body works.

Why use Compex Muscle Stimulators?

When Compex muscle stimulation is added to your training, it helps maximise your muscular effort by engaging a greater percentage of muscle fibers. Compex can target both Type 1 slow twitch muscle fibers which impact endurance and Type 2 fast twitch muscle fibers with impact power and explosiveness. Compex can help your training efficiency allowing for enhanced fitness results.

To add to that, Compex is based on Swiss technology and has been in the business of muscle stimulation since 1986. Over this time, we have established ourselves as market leaders, setting the benchmark for reliability and excellence in our field.

Compex devices are equipped with the technology to produce a stable and controlled waveform through a constant current generator, offering its users the ideal current and optimal impulses regardless of the variations in skin resistance.

This makes Compex muscle stimulation:

  • Safe
  • Comfortable
  • Efficient

Benefits of Muscle Stimulation*

Benefits of Compex Muscle Stimulation

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Dynamic Warm-Ups

Warm up your muscles with pre-designed programs such as: Potentiation, Warm-Up and Capillarisation. These get the blood flowing through the muscle and ready it for action, so you can make your time in the gym more efficient.

Warming up the muscle before a workout has been shown to help reduce the risk of injury during your workout and activities.

Boost Workout Performance

Your muscles don't know if you're using muscle stimulation or lifting weights, however the non-weight bearing element of muscle stimulation means your joints will thank you.

The programmes under the Conditioning and Fitness categories of a Compex device allow you to work on building muscle without lifting weights and using only body weight and muscle stimulation to achieve your goals.

Can Muscle Stimulation Help Build Muscle?

Clinical studies have found that using the programmes under the Conditioning and Fitness categories of Compex muscle stimulation can help build muscle and provide a variety of performance enhancing effects.

Some of these effects are increasing muscle density, improving VO2, increasing strength, and power output for movements such as a vertical jump*.

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Improve Muscle Recovery

Compex has multiple post-workout programmes in the Recovery and Pain Management category to jump start and accelerate your recovery phase.*

The different programs are designed to bring fresh oxygen and nutrients to the muscles to facilitate the flush of toxins, helping you to recover faster.

Simply place the self-adhesive pads on the muscle area you'd like to target. Select your program and let Compex help you get stronger and fitter faster than you would with your regular routine.

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One More Thing

Compex are part of the Enovis group of brands. Enovis are a leading provider of high-quality orthopedic devices, with a broad range of products used for Rehabilitation, Pain Management and Physical Therapy.

Born from science, proven in practice. Enovis offers you complete peace of mind with our market leading Compex product range, backed by more.