Compex Sport Elite Electric Muscle Stimulator: Shockingly Easy To Use

Check out the review by Steven John from The Manual.  Please note that Steven was provided a device to keep by Compex at no charge, and his opinions in the review are his own. Go to https://www.themanual.com/culture/compex-sport-estim/ to see this article and more.

First of all, forgive the “shockingly easy to use” pun. I went for the low-hanging fruit, yes; this device does not actually shock you, no. Rather the Compex Sport Elite uses electrostimulation (estim) — brief pulses of electricity transmitted through the muscles via electrode, e.g. — to aid with everything from improved blood circulation to increased muscle mass to faster post-exercise recovery. And yes, this Electric Muscle Stimulator really can do all that, and more. You just have to spend the time to learn to use it properly, and you have to get over the fact that using the Compex EMS is kind of really strange at first.

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Fight Muscle Fatigue with the Latest Compex® Lineup

It’s finally here! On May 8th, Compex® will be releasing a lineup of new colors across all wired devices. The devices themselves will be identical with the best of Swiss technology, but now you’ll have more options in shopping for your first or upgraded device.

The new colors will be:

Recon Green

Tactical White

Seal Black

 Compex  devices are beneficial for the occasional to elite competitor seeking a performance edge or for an exercise hobbyist looking to relieve aches or tightness associated with physical activity as well as to train for those activities.

NMES devices use electric waves to send signals to the muscle to cause an involuntary contraction. Dependent on the frequency of the wave, this effect can be used to help recover or even train the muscle to suit a variety of athletic needs. In Compex devices, preset programs have been engineered to optimize the efficiency of these desired effects with programs ranging from Massage to Active Recovery and Explosive Strength*, among others.

Not interested in fancy colors, but still want a great device at discounted cost? Keep your eye out for clearance discounts on our website leading up to and at the release of the newest devices. The originals will not be reproduced again so get them while they’re in!

*Note: not all devices come with all of the colors, see the comparison chart  for more information.

Compex Workout- Thursday April 6th

Todays workout focus on explosive overhead movements so please modify as necessary.  After the metabolic conditioning use the recommended shoulder placement to finish off your workout.

Strength

Push Press 3 x 5

Metabolic Conditioning

Every 3 minutes of x3 rounds of:

10 Kettle Bell Swings @ 70/53#

25 Push Press @ 85/60#

** Every Break = 5 Burpees

Compex 

Pad Placement: Shoulders

Program: Resistance

Level:1

COMPEX 50k SWEEPSTAKES – OFFICIAL RULES

COMPEX 50K SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

 NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  MANY WILL ENTER AND FEW WILL WIN.  YOU HAVE NOT YET WON.

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS NOT ENDORSED BY OR AFFILIATED WITH INSTAGRAM. AS A CONDITION TO ENTERING THIS PROMOTION, YOU RELEASE INSTAGRAM, FROM ALL LIABILITY.

  1. Eligibility: The Compex 50K Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. If you are a minor in your state of residence, you must have the consent of your parent or legal guardian to enter.  Employees and non-employee workers of DJO Consumer, LLC and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agents, and those prize providers and agencies that are involved in the development or execution of this Sweepstakes or any of its materials, and the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such person are not eligible.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
  1. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by DJO Consumer, LLC,

1325 Sycamore Ave Ste B, Vista, CA 92081   (“Sponsor”).

  1. Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
  1. Promotion Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 3pm Pacific Standard Time (“PST”), April 5, 2017and ends at 3:00 p.m. PST, April 7, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”).
  1. How to Enter: To enter, during the Promotion Period, you must follow Compex on Instagram (@compexusa) and tag two (2) friends (each an “Entry”).    You must have an account with Instagram and comply with the Instagram Terms of Use (see https://help.instagram.com/478745558852511). One only one (1) Entry per person during the Promotion Period.   Any attempt to enter using scripts, bots or any automated programs or any attempt to obtain more Entries through the use of false or fictitious Instagram accounts shall be prohibited and will subject such Entries and the entrant to disqualification.
  1. Guidelines And Restrictions:
  • Entries must not contain material that violates or infringes on another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights.
  • Entries must not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Promotion.
  • Entries must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, derogatory, or libelous.
  • Entries must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual, or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Entries must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Entry is created.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Entry that  violates these restrictions or that otherwise does not comply with the requirements of these Official Rules.

  1. Drawings: There will be a drawing to win the prizes described below on or about April 8, 2017.  On the drawing date, Sponsor will select the name of two (2) potential Grand Prize winners and ten (10) potential First Prize Winners in a random drawing of all eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period.  The potential winners will be notified by direct message on their Instagram account; entrants agreed to be so notified and to maintain their account in a manner to allow such direct messaging  If a potential winner fails to respond within five (5) days of notification or any notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may select an alternate winner in a random drawing. The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period.
  1. Requirements of Potential Winners: Potential winners must continue to comply with the Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all of Sponsor’s requirements.  Each potential winner may be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, a Declaration of Compliance, Liability & Publicity Release (except where prohibited) and applicable tax documentation (e.g. W-9) in order to claim his/her prize and to fulfill any such other requirements as determined by Sponsor.  If a potential winner fails to do so, he/she may be disqualified and forfeit the prize.  In the event that a potential winner cannot be contacted, forfeits the prize or is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries, up to three (3) alternates.  If the alternate potential winners are disqualified, the applicable prize will not be awarded.
  1. Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded (the “Prizes”):
  • Two (2) Grand Prizes will be awarded, each consisting of a Sport Elite Compex Device.  Approximate Retail Value of each such Prize (“ARV”): $649.99.
  • Ten (10) First Place Prizes will be awarded, each consisting of a Compex T-Shirt (ARV: $10)

Prizes are not transferable and not redeemable in cash.  There is no prize substitution, except that Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is not available.   Each Prize winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with Prize receipt and/or use.  Limit: 1 Prize per person.  All expenses of using the Prizes not specifically listed above are the sole responsibility of the winners.  Sponsor makes no representation and warranties regarding the Prizes and expressly disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use.

  1. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s consent for Sponsor and its designees to use entrant’s name, likeness, prize information, city and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media worldwide without further consideration or right of approval.
  1. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but, not limited to, fraud, virus or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel the Sweepstakes and award the prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  1. Release and Limitations of Liability: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Twitter] and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, prize partners, agents and agencies, and the officers, directors and employees of them (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, printers or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Entries; (e) late, lost, or undeliverable Entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, use or misuse of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.  If, for any reason, an entrant’s Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another Sweepstakes Entry, if it is possible.  If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any prize offered herein.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.  In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth herein to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
  1. Disputes: Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California or the appropriate California State Court located in San Diego County, California; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering any Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
  1. Privacy: Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent to transfer personal information to Sponsor in the United States for purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes by Sponsor and its authorized agents and for such other purposes to which entrant may consent, or as otherwise described in these Official Rules and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://www.compexusa.com/privacy-policy.
  1. Winner List: For a winner list, visit [ www.compexusa.com/blog/50k-giveaway-winners/]. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.  The winner list will also be posted on Instagram @compexusa

 

 

Compex Workout- Wednesday April 5th

Todays workout is all about aerobic conditioning!

Metabolic Conditioning

As many reps as possible in 45 minutes:

400m run

20 Pull Ups

400m run

20 Burpees

400m run

20 KB Sumo Deadlifts @53/35#

Compex 

Pad Placement:

                                             

Program: Active Recovery

 

Compex Workout – Tuesday April 4th

Todays workout is focused on building leg strength and finishing with a high intensity AMRAP at the end. Don’t forget to post your reps in the comments after finishing the workout.

Strength

Back Squat 3 x 5

Metabolic Conditioning

2 Rounds:

As Many Reps as Possible in 1 min:

Back Squats @135/95#

2 Min Rest

As Many Reps as Possible in 1 min:

Incline Push Ups on 20/24″ (Hands on Box)

2 Min Rest

Compex 

Pad Placement: Quads

Program: Resistance

Level:1

 

Perfecting Push-ups with Compex

It’s so simple, yet so complex: the push-up.

Any time you walk into a gym you’re guaranteed to see someone performing some variation of a push up.  This move is so popular because they can be done anywhere, and when done right can challenge your whole body. Use the key points combined with your Compex device  to build your push-up strength (see below).

Key Points for Push Ups right

Starting Position:

  • Place hands flat on the ground, shoulder-width apart. If the hands are too far out this could lead to a shoulder injury
  • Engage the core
  • Extend the legs straight out with the balls of your feet on the ground. Modification: Being on your knees, this will help you build strength while working on form.    

The Move:

  • Lower the chest and thighs to the ground
  • Keep the core stays engaged throughout the entire movement
  • Make sure the elbows should stay angled towards the hips, no more than 45 degrees away from the body.

    

Finish:

  • Push back up to the start position
  • Make sure your hips and core stay engaged to come up at the same time as the chest. 

Targeting the Weak Areas with Compex

 To get more out of your push-ups you can use the Compex to add resistance using the program that fits your goals best.  Use the electrode placements below to target the mid back or triceps during your workout.

  MID-BACK                                               TRICEP

      

 

Fitness Test: Compex Muscle Stim Devices

Check out the review in Men’s Health and Fitness on the Sport Elite and Wireless Device by  Brittany Smith.  Complete article here http://www.mensfitness.com/life/gearandtech/fitness-test-compex-muscle-stim-devices

YOU CAN ZAP your muscles—literally send an electric current down to nerve fibers, fire your motor neurons, and stimulate a strong muscle contraction. It’s called NMES, neuro-muscular electrical nerve stimulation; more specifically, we’re talking about two NMES stimulators from Compex, a company that’s been in the business of electrotherapy for over 20 years. So why should you want to try it out? For one, NMES can help you heal quicker if you’re coming back from an injury. But, it’s not just for guys who have been sidelined. It can also help you recover faster after a brutal WOD and even boost your performance in workouts by better activating bodyparts.

And it doesn’t hurt—aside from some alien tingling sensation you quickly get used to. I can attest to this; I tested both the Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator Kit and the Compex Wireless USA Muscle Stimulator Kit.

But before you read what I thought, check out everything you need to know about personal NMES devices first.

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