What is E-Stim and How Will Compex Help My Training?

Electric muscle stimulation, or neuromuscular electric stimulation (NMES), is a common modality of physical therapy and rehab treatment. For serious athletes, however, it is also used as a powerful tool for training and physical recovery to optimize performance. More commonly referred to as e-stim or muscle stim, an NMES device delivers electronic pulses to motor nerves through electrodes placed on the skin, causing a motor response to achieve a number of desired results.

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Crush The CrossFit Open with Compex

The CrossFit Open is the opening mark of the CrossFit season and is the first step for an elite few who will advance towards the Regionals and even fewer to the international CrossFit Games. For the majority, however, it marks the single largest event of the year in which members of the fitness community push one another and get to share a leaderboard with the best athletes in the world. This all-inclusive event embodies the true spirit of CrossFit and each year, box members around the globe accomplish incredible personal feats of strength, conditioning and skill, regardless of their level. Whether this is your first time participating or you’ve signed up every year since it’s hallmark in 2011, and whether you’ll be at the bottom of the leaderboard or move on to Regionals with the best, we have some tips to share with you on how to survive and thrive in this years Open with your Compex programs.

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Tuesday Tip – Posture

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This tip is about how to use Compex to correct your posture. As most of us spend our day hunched over at a desk, working on a computer, being able to strengthen our postural muscles can be valuable and help reduce the risk for future injuries.

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TENS VS. NMES: What’s the Main Difference?

Whether looking for a tool to boost your fitness and strength or recover from an injury quickly, electric muscle stimulation (EMS) can help you achieve your goal. With that comes many questions, like what exactly is NMES and TENS? This is a common question we get at events when we are demonstrating the Compex’s uses and benefits. To avoid further confusion, we want to clarify the differences between NMES (NeuroMuscular Electrical Stimulation) and TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation). Many people have been in physical therapy and may have had an experience with TENS and NMES devices, but were not educated on the difference between these types of stimulus.

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How to Squat with Good Form

Love or hate them; the squat is one of the most effective exercises for athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. They are completely versatile. You can do them anywhere, at any time—with or without weights.  Also, the squat can help tone your legs and glutes, allow you to log a few more miles, increase speed, boost power, and prevent injury. However, to reap all the benefits from this one move, you must perform it with proper form.

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Tuesday Tip – Extend the Life of your Electrode

Just in case you missed it:

This tip is all about extending the life of your electrodes.

Transcript:
Kiki: Todays Tip, extending the life of your electrodes. If they’re almost done and you want to try to get a little more use out of them all you need to do is put a drop of water on them. Also always recommended store them in the refrigerator and they’ll last longer.

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Mark Bell Talks Compex

Mark Bell is a professional powerlifter, former professional wrestler, inventor, and award winning gym owner that also hosts his own Podcast called PowerCast.  As an inventor Mark has his own line of “Sling Shot products” designed to help weight lifters go heavier safely.  No stranger to incorporating effective tools into his training, Mark Bell took the time to review our Compex Sport Elite. Check it out!

Learn more about Mark and his podcast here.