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The Sport Elite is our muscle stimulator model recommended for the competitive/high performance athlete who has a rigorous training and exercise regimen. It features a total of 9 programs, and 5 levels of progression will keep elite athletes challenged with every training session, resulting in a true competitive advantage!


  • Endurance

    Increases muscle capillarization (blood flow) and establishes a working regimen for oxidative power of endurance muscle fibers. Targets slow-twitch muscle fibers.

  • Resistance

    Builds muscle size, strength and density, optimal for toning muscles. Targets both slow and fast-twitch muscle fibers.

  • Strength

    Targets fast-twitch muscle fibers. Increases sheer strength and works the muscles at maximum power with less risk of injury to joints and tendons and virtually no cardiovascular or mental fatigue.

  • Explosive Strength

    For developing short bursts of power without the traumatic or violent movements associated with conventional training.

  • Prewarm Up

    Does not contract the muscle. Runs at a low frequency and increases blood flow and oxygenates the muscles prior to a workout or competition. This program is recommended if there is any risk of cramp.

  • Active Recovery / (Training Recovery)

    Produces a muscle twitch to clear lactic acid, increase blood flow, promote muscle relaxation and enable a faster recovery from muscle soreness and fatigue. This program is best used right after a training session.

  • Recovery PlusĀ® / (Competition recovery)

    Does not contract the muscle. Produces a very low constant frequency to induce a gentle muscle contraction and vibration to increase the blood flow. This program should be used after training sessions and competitions.

  • Massage / (Muscle Relaxation)

    The Compex Massage program produces gentle muscle twitches, like a massage, to facilitate recovery from muscle fatigue and to help recover muscle strength after training sessions and competitions.

  • Potentiation

    Warm up muscles faster without psychological, muscular or cardiovascular fatigue.


  • Gain Explosive Speed and Power

  • Improve Endurance

  • Recover Faster

  • Reduced Risk of Injury

  • Build Muscle Size and Density

  • Increase Vertical and Muscle Reaction Time

  • Increase Blood flow to sore and achy muscles

  • Increased Athletic Performance

  • Training Center


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Increases muscle capillarization (blood flow) and establishes a working regimen for oxidative power of endurance muscle fibers. Targets slow-twitch muscle fibers.


Builds muscle size, strength and density, optimal for toning muscles. Targets both slow and fast-twitch muscle fibers.


Targets fast-twitch muscle fibers. Increases sheer strength and works the muscles at maximum power with less risk of injury to joints and tendons and virtually no cardiovascular or mental fatigue.

Explosive Strength

For developing short bursts of power without the traumatic or violent movements associated with conventional training.

Prewarm Up

Does not contract the muscle. Runs at a low frequency and increases blood flow and oxygenates the muscles prior to a workout or competition. This program is recommended if there is any risk of cramp.

Active Recovery / (Training Recovery)

Produces a muscle twitch to clear lactic acid, increase blood flow, promote muscle relaxation and enable a faster recovery from muscle soreness and fatigue. This program is best used right after a training session.

Recovery PlusĀ® / (Competition recovery)

Does not contract the muscle. Produces a very low constant frequency to induce a gentle muscle contraction and vibration to increase the blood flow. This program should be used after training sessions and competitions.

Massage / (Muscle Relaxation)

The Compex Massage program produces gentle muscle twitches, like a massage, to facilitate recovery from muscle fatigue and to help recover muscle strength after training sessions and competitions.


Warm up muscles faster without psychological, muscular or cardiovascular fatigue.

Product Questions (81)

Product Questions

Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator Kit

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  • Justin at 9/24/2016 8:42 AM
    • How do I know When the compex is done charging?
    • If the unit is turned off, there would a battery indicator and a timer that shows up on the screen.
  • SD Hiker at 9/10/2016 5:58 AM
    • I was looking at your training program for runners. Is that meant to be done a certain time apart from the normal running that I do on a given day? Also how long are each of those programs if I hit all the body parts listed?
    • The programs do not need to be done a specific time away from your normal running. You can do these while you're running or can be done right after your work out. The main issue you will encounter will be delay onset muscle soreness if done for long periods of time. Each program is preset. For our endurance program the time is around 49 minutes, resistance is 21 minutes, which brings your workout to an hour long if combined.
  • Maxim at 9/6/2016 2:18 PM
    • What is the difference between these devices and Sport Elite white ?
    • Unfortunately, we are not familiar with this unit as it's a European model.
  • VANESSA at 9/5/2016 2:08 PM
    • Entrega no Brasil ?
      Delivery in Brazil ?
    • El product de Compex no se puded mandar internacional, si gusta comprar una unidad puede visitor Compex.info .
  • Jacob at 9/2/2016 9:22 AM
    • I recently bought the sport elite unit. Can I use it like the wireless unit. meaning during squats or other resistance training? Also what is the correct way to place it on the chest, this is an area I am normally pretty sore since I do powerlifting and I am more interested in the massage mode.
    • Yes you can use the Compex Sport Elite during resistance training, just the same as you would the Wireless. Unfortunately we do not recommend the unit be used over the chest. Electrodes used for electrical stimulation should not be applied across the chest because the introduction of electrical current into the chest may cause rhythm disturbances to the heart.
  • Eugene at 9/2/2016 6:50 AM
    • I have an umbilical hernia and it is painful to do sit-ups or any exercises involving abdominal muscles. Will an ems help strengthen these muscles or would it cause more damage?
    • The Compex may help with gaining muscle strength, but please be sure to check with your medical doctor before applying the Compex to an umbilical hernia.
  • Evan at 8/29/2016 9:16 AM
    • I just ordered one and waiting for it to arrive. Should I use an electrode gel or place them just directly on the skin?
    • We are excited for you to get the Compex unit.  Once you have it, you won't need the gel as the pads will stick to the skin. You can place it directly on the skin and just make sure the area is clean.  Average use of the electrodes is 15-20 uses based on the skin, hair and oil type. 
  • aleksa at 8/23/2016 10:22 AM
    • How can I see How much I used my compex. (hours).
    • Thank you for contacting Compex USA. To see the total time you've been using your unit you will want to hold down the "i" button and the Device Information will screen will pop up. It will show you the ON TOT which is total hours and minutes the unit has been powered on, STIM TOT which is the total time treatments have been running and CHRG TOT which is the total time the battery has been charged.
  • Mark at 8/21/2016 5:02 AM
    • Hi,

      Can you tell me how I can se on my Compex Sport Elite, how many hours it used?

    • There is no way to track time used on the Compex Sport Elite, only the amount of time per program is visible as you are using the device.
  • Brooke at 8/14/2016 7:06 AM
    • I have paralysis of Peroneus longus and brevis muscles secondary to disc surgery many years ago.

      I want to do nmes stimulation of these muscles and gastroc and quads to improve over all leg strength on that side. I have no ability to evert ankle thus roll over inversion of the ankle and falls occur frequently

      Because of the small size if the lateral calf muscles am I better off using a wired NEMS that the larger wireless stimulator?? My concern is that the 4 inch pad for the wireless would be too big to fit properly to stimulate the Peroneus Longus and Brevis
    • Our units all come with 8 2x2 and 4 2x4, and yes you might want to go without sport elite. It's still as all the programs our wireless has to offer, just with the larger unit, and wired cables.
  • cody at 7/28/2016 8:06 PM
    • I noticed the athletes that have written reviews about this product all seem to be people that do cardiovascular activities, ie running, cycling, etc.. I want to know if this product can be used for more specifically for bodybuilding and building muscle..
    • Yes, this would be great for bodybuilding. The programs are intended to help you reach your goal. The unit itself wont build mass but would help in toning and definition and strength.
  • Karl at 7/13/2016 10:59 PM
    • How often do electrodes have to be replaced?
    • Typically you get 20-30 uses out of the electrodes.
  • eddie at 7/9/2016 5:45 PM
    • Does anyone's compex not charge as the manual states? Mine will not stop charging and the battery icon will keep flashing even after 6 hrs plugged in. The manual states 1.5 hr to charge. Has anyone else had issues w the electrodes breaking? Ive had it for about 2 weeks and 2 electrodes have already failed. Thanks
    • If the battery symbol flashes after charging for 6 hours, there could be a problem with the battery. Please contact us for assistance at service@compexusa.com. The electrodes need to be removed gently with a thumbnail separating the connector from the electrode to prevent breakage.
  • Vidal at 6/29/2016 12:08 PM
    • I am looking to buy an ems unit for strengthening mainly my abs, back and arms and my workouts consist of sets with high reps and explosive on the rare occasion. Would the Compex edge be sufficient or would i need the sport elite? Also i know its not recommended to use over the heart or chest, but am i able to use it for my Lats?
    • Yes, you can use the unit on your lats. The main differences between the Edge and the Sport Elite are the number of programs that you can run. The Edge only has 3 programs, Resistance, Active Recovery, and Endurance Programs. The Sport Elite has 9 programs, Endurance, Resistance, Strength, Explosive Strength, Potentiation, Active Recovery, Recovery, Pre-warm up, and Massage. The Sport Elite will give you more programs to maximize you results.

  • Michael Skinner at 6/26/2016 8:26 AM
    • Hi I've had heart surgery in the past (2012) aortic dissection replace with a stent I'm wondering if the complex Elite muscle stimulator would be safe for me and has this product has any side effects???
    • Yes it would be safe for you to use the system as long it is not placed on the chest which is not recommended at all. There should be no side effects while using the unit.
  • Evan at 6/17/2016 6:21 AM
    • Does this device use alternating current or direct current?
    • It is an AC current but it is not sinusoidal, it is square symmetric waveform
  • beastmode at 3/29/2016 12:50 PM
    • What the compex elite come with in the box?
      Does include electrodes?
    • It comes with the unit, 4 lead wires, 2 sets of electrodes, and battery, a charger and all instuction paperwork
  • Hernan Dario Mosquera Rey at 3/14/2016 4:12 PM
    • Good afternoon I want to know if the black elite sport compex I can use it for muscle hypertrophy I want to increase the strength and volume of my muscles thanks
    • Yes the compex is used for this purpose
  • Chad at 2/12/2016 2:57 PM
    • I'm looking for the website with the training planner and it seems to be down or unavailable. I cross fit 4-5 times a week would like to get recommendations on how many times I should use the strengthening programs. Also is it recommended to stimulate/train the same muscle group that was worked out in the gym that day or should a different muscle group be stimulated/trained?
    • http://www.shopcompex.com/training/sports-training
      The above link is the website with the training plans. It is best to use the Compex on the muscle groups that you are not working on in the gym that day.
  • Dave at 9/10/2015 3:52 PM
    • For 1 Rep Max, would Strength or Explosive Strength program be better? Like maximum power single squat, deadlift, bench, curl, etc.
    • Dave
      The Explosive Strength program would be best for that tpe of strength gain
  • nathan at 8/5/2015 7:25 PM
    • How many times in a row, or how many sets can I do using Compex. For example, can I use complex for 2 or 3 consecutive hours on my back?
    • Nathan
      How many set you do with the unit is your decision.
  • Dino at 7/12/2015 10:34 PM
    • Can I use the charger at 220volts?
    • The charger has an input of 100-240v with an output of 9v.
  • Wmeta la at 6/2/2015 7:17 PM
    • hola yo tengo Compex mi Sport pero no tengo el cable MI- Sensor donde lo puedo comprar?
    • We do not sell that sensor you will have to purchase it on ShopCompex.com.
  • Ohilcheese at 5/14/2015 5:50 AM
    • Are the any programs available to help with hand therapy? I have atrophy in one of my hands due to a previous injury/non-use condition. There is no damage to the hand, wrist arm that prevents complete range of movement besides weakness due to the atrophy.
    • The muscles of the hand are so small that I don't believe you can use this for strenthening. There are no electrode plament for the hands only forarm
  • Odie at 5/11/2015 10:30 AM
    • Is the large electrode placement poster available for sale in the U.S.? Thank you.
    • I am sorry we do not sell electrode posters
  • dhardway at 4/27/2015 4:45 PM
  • tickil at 4/7/2015 11:54 PM
    • can you charge and use the device at the same time?

      can you use the device straight from an ac adapter without batteries?

      Do you have a battery charger so I can charge an extra set of batteries while using the device?
    • You should not be using the unit when it is charging in fact you must remove all leads before starting the charge. The battery can nly be charged while inside of the unit
  • tickil at 4/7/2015 11:12 PM
    • What is the difference between Complex Sport Elite and InTENsity Select Combo EMS mode?
    • The InTENsity Select Combo Unit is for Rehab and treatment. It has settings for pain, Interferntial Microcurrent and EMS. It would be a great unit for someone recovering from an injury. The Compex is NMES it is not used for healing or pain only to stimulate strengthen muscles and recover after workouts. The Compex is used in conjunction with workouts to maximise performance.
  • Seth at 2/19/2015 6:37 AM
    • Is this the US version of SP 4.0? How come I cannot find any of the SP series in US market? I want to get one for a european friend but he spisificly want SP 4.0!
    • Seth
      That has to be purchased on the Compex International site.
  • Pedro Gomes at 1/30/2015 4:31 PM
    • Hi guys,

      I'm coming from a tibia stress fracture with origin on the soleus muscle. At the PT they usually used a electro stimulation to recover it.

      Should I use recovery plus or active recovery to promote this type of treatment? Is there a specific way I should place the pads? Should the red cable be on the bottom on the top?


    • Pedro
      The Compex is not used as a theraputic modality. The Compex is used as NMES. The recovery programs are to help the muscles recover after a hard workout, the strength programs are to build muscle tissue. You can't use it for pain and it is not a bone growth stimulator. Please refer to the Compex website for pad placement for different muscle types. shopcompex.com
  • John Teodosiu at 1/29/2015 9:47 AM
    • I am a 77 years old person, not an athletic type. My muscles strength mostly in legs are lagging, which make my walking and climbing stairs very difficult.
      My recent diagnostic is that I have statine inflicted Polymyositis. Currently I am undertaking a steroid treatment, under strict medical supervision, which I was led to believe that will reverse the negative effects generated by use of statines. I am performing water exercising several times a week.
      I am wondering if any of the Compex Muscles Simulators (NMES type) will be beneficial to me to help the recovery process and strengthen the muscles in particular in my legs. Or TENS type simulators would be more suitable?
    • John
      The Compex Edge would work on strengthening your muscles in your legs. This in addition to the exercises you are doing in the pool would benefit you.
  • Kire Marharg at 11/22/2014 6:03 AM
    • I have ordered a Compex Mi Performance device (waiting for delivery) and have a question about abdominal hernias. I had a small one repaired about 5 years ago. The surgeon told me at the time that it was a small hernia (quite close to the navel) and that the repair used a nylon mesh screen instead of the old school metal mesh. I'm wondering if I can use the the Compex for my abs. I have a chronic low back problem and can not do many of the exercises traditionally used to strengthen them. I'd be looking at a setting used for general toning.
      Thanks, Kire
    • Kire
      The mesh that they use for the surgery is a type of laminate and should be fine with the Compex. You can use the Compex with your Abs
  • Aaron at 11/1/2014 7:19 PM
    • Hey. To what extent can the explosive program increase your vertical? I currently jump 35 inches and can dunk the ball. Can it give me an extra 5+ inches to really boost my explosive strength and vertical?
    • Aaron
      The explosive program is designed to target the fast twich mucles that create the explosive movments, so the program is improve your strenth. I cannot tell you how much your higher your jump will increase
  • P.Peck at 10/24/2014 2:46 AM
    • Hello,i posted 2 questions yesterday but i got only one rather answer.
      I will post it again maybe nobody saw it.

      2)Can i use the device-for example an explosive strenght program-while doing an actual exercise? Can i do both simultaneously?

    • I answered your question yesterday. Yes you can run the program while doing the exercise, however as I said yesterday you will need to be carefull not to trip over the lead wires. We do not have a wireless unit in the US so you have to be careful of the lead wires while doing your program and exercising at the same time.
  • P.Peck at 10/23/2014 2:14 PM
    • Hello! I have 2 questions:

      1) Can i use the Recovery and Recovery + programs while on the move-in the tram for example or at work,or should i be still?What about the massages?

      2)Can i use the device-for example an explosive strenght program-while doing an actual exercise? Can i do both simultaneously?

      Thank you in advance!
    • You can do the programs while moving but make sure you be careful not to get caught up in the lead wires and have an accident
  • mike at 8/28/2014 10:29 AM
    • I recently had shoulder surgery and can not engage in strength lifting. Can the sports elite be used on the pectoral muscles, since I can not exercise, while rehabbing my shoulder?
    • Mike
      It is not reccommended to use electrical stimulation over the heart or chest so we do not have any programs for the pectoralis muscles
  • Noah at 8/9/2014 6:12 AM
    • Can I build muscle with the sport elite?
    • Noah

      The FDA has cleared Compex for the following (6) indications:
      1. Increased Muscle Strength/Density
      2. Increased Muscle Size
      3. Improved Endurance (V02 max)
      4. Improved Explosive Strength
      5. Increased Speed of Muscle Recovery
      6. Ability to Warm-up Muscles
      The Spoprt Elite will have all fo these capabilities
  • Marius at 7/31/2014 1:04 PM
    • If I had cancer I allowed to use this device,and what the difference is between the two devices.

      Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator vs Electrostimulator Compex Mi Sport

    • Stimulation should not be applied over, or in proximity to, • cancerous lesions.

      Do not use the Compex Sport Elite if you have one or more of the following medical conditions:
      • This device must not be used on persons with cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, or
      other implanted metallic or electronic devices.
      • cardiac demand pacemakers
      • epilepsy
      • following acute trauma or fracture
      • following recent surgical procedures
      • critical ischemia of lower limbs
      • abdominal or inguinal hernia
      • cancerous lesions
      • pregnancy (do not use on abdominal region)
      • serious arterial circulation problems in lower limbs
      • sensitivity problems or unable to express yourself

      We do not sell the Mi sport so I do not have informatiion on that unit. You can get more information on their website: http://www.compex.info/en_UK/index.html
  • Ruben Valdovinos at 7/9/2014 3:44 PM
    • Does the Compex Sport Elite device help to recover from Tennis Elbow?
    • Ruben
      The Compex can be used to help strengthen your muscles in the around the elbow but it will not work as a pain reliever.
  • willy at 7/4/2014 5:59 AM
    • Is it possible to only train with compex for 3 weeks and have significant improvement without convential methods liklike wights?
    • Willy
      Using the compex only for three weeks without any other workouts will not show any significant results. It would have to be at least 6-8 weeks and the results still could be varied dep[ending on which body parts you are working.
  • Quamaine at 7/3/2014 5:07 AM
    • Is a compex sport elite good fro an high school athlete? What's the best way to use compex sport elite?
    • The Compex Sport Elite is a good device for any athlete. It is used in conjunction with your workouts to increase strength, reisitance, power and can help build muscle in healthy tissue
  • Pete at 6/11/2014 9:36 PM
    • 1. How does the Sport Elite compare to the H-Wave?
      2. Can you explain the differences?
      3. Why do so many professional sports and cycling teams use the H-Wave?
    • Pete
      We do not manufacture or sell the H wave so I do not have information on that device. I however did Goolge the device and found this: "The H-Wave device is a unique electro-therapeutic treatment to aid in functional restoration and pain control". The compex is not a pain control device, it is a neuro muscular electrical stimulator(NMES)

      NMES versus TENS

      Not to be confused with a TENS unit (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), which is typically prescribed for acute pain, Compex is a Neuromuscular Stimulator and is available without a prescription.
      TENS is primarily used for managing chronic pain. It utilizes an electrical current delivered through electrodes placed on the surface of the skin to stimulate the sensory nerves to block pain signals and
      help the body's endorphin production (its natural analgesic). TENS can be worn all day or as needed.
      A common TENS device features include adjustable pulse rate, pulse width, and amplitude (intensity). Higher priced units offer modulation (variations) of pulse rate, width, and/or amplitude settings, and other user friendly features.
      Placement of electrodes are usually at pain site or along the nerve channels, called dermatomes. TENS devices are the most prescribed modality in electrotherapy. These devices are easier to use than other modalities. A TENS unit is not the same as NMES devices which are used to directly stimulate muscles and/or motor nerves.

      I do not know the answer to # 3 above
  • Jayson at 5/22/2014 10:41 AM
    • Can you use compex during your own plyometric workout??
    • yes
  • JayDee at 5/21/2014 7:40 PM
    • If i do intense plyometric & sprint programs 3 times a week, and then use the Explosive Strength setting on the days i do not workout, is that too much overload on my muscles? is the "explosive strength" setting considered a type of active recovery or is it a workout in and of itself? thanks
    • The explosive strength program is a workout program so you are not giving your muscles a chance to recover
  • jesus at 3/20/2014 1:04 AM
    • For the strength training on the compex sport elite, there are 5 levels of intensity, can the compex go beyond those 5 levels?
    • Jesus
      The Sport Elite unit has 9 programs 2 warm up/4 strength / and 3 recovery. Intensity of the programs is controled by you when you have the unit on, so I am unsure of what you are asking
  • Keat at 3/13/2014 8:21 PM
    • Hi,
      What is the weight of the Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator including the box and manuals?
    • Thank you for your question. The shipping weight of the Compex Elite is .5 pounds.
  • jesse at 3/13/2014 6:56 PM
    • I have been doing some research on which stimulator to buy. I saw the tmt-540 has hertz up to 200, more than the compex. Does higher hertz mean better results since if produces more stimulations per second? I only ask so i can make a good decision.
    • Jesse
      Hertz equals pulse frequency, so the higher the hertz the more beats per second you are going to get. The higher the pulse frequesncy the greater the strength developed and also the higher the rate at which the increase in strength is developed at the start of the contraction. So with the higher pulse frequency you are going to get greater tetanization, strength, rate, work and power but fatigue will develop faster.
  • james at 1/31/2014 10:17 AM
    • Hello,
      I was hoping you may be able to give me a good comparison of your Sport Elite model ems and the Globus Premium Plus model ems. I am sure that someone has had to of done some type of side by side comparison with these units but there is not a whole lot about it out there to be found. I am leaning toward your product but their unit does include TENS. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • Thank you for your question. The Globus Premium Plus is not a Compex item and so we do not have any research on that particular product.
      This is a comparison of our 3 Compex units we sell in the US. Compex is the world leader in research, design and manufacturing of NMES technology. We can answer any questions you have about the Compex Sport Elite, However are unable to give you a comparison to the Golus Premium Plus.
  • Juan V. at 1/6/2014 5:46 AM
    • Are any of these stimulator programmable or do they all only come with the set number of programs? I am a physical therapist interested in using this in my treatments.
    • Juan
      These only have set programs, which are listed on the website for each model. If you are looking for a device for rehabilitation that you can set your self, you should look at our website DJOGlobal.com and take a look at our Empi products
  • Gary at 11/9/2013 9:43 AM
    • Hello, do you ship outside of the US?
    • Gary
      Thank you for contacting customer service. We do not ship internationally from our US website but we do have an international website http://www.compex.info/en_UK/index.html . You can try this website for international orders
  • Cory at 11/5/2013 12:47 PM
    • Can the Compex be used in rehabbing pulled muscles like a hamstring? or is it just for aiding in recovery from intense workouts?
    • The Compex is used in conjunction with your training for performance enhancement. It is designed to be used on healthy muscle tissues, which allows the unit to be sold over the counter without a doctor's prescription.
      With over 20 years of clinical studies, a muscle is unable to tell the difference between voluntary contraction triggered by the brain and one triggered by a muscle stimulator. Compex enables you to target your training and exercise more muscle fibers in less time so you can achieve peak performance- the result is a more efficient work-out regimen with less risk of injury to joints and tendons with virtually no cardiovascular or mental fatigue.

  • one leg at 10/14/2013 6:11 PM
    • I'm a below the knee amputee, but an elite athlete. My quad on my amputee side, although not injured, doesn't really fire much or do any work. I've used a TENS machine with some success, but I don't own it, so I had to give it back. Would this help?
    • The Compex would be an excellent addition to your training program. The Compex is used for muscle enhancement. It follows five essential parameters: Electric Pulse, Pulse Frequency, Duration of Contraction, Duration of Rest and Number of Repetitions. The 5 parameters are programmed into the unit while the intensity will be determined by the user at the time of application.
      The Elite version contains 4 strength program protocols. Within each protocol (endurance, resistance, strength and explosive strength) there are 5 programs designed within the parameters of the protocol. Example: Endurance will have 5 programs with low frequency, long contraction times, short rest versus the 5 Explosive Strength programs with high frequency, short contractions and long rest times.
      Here you will find the link to the Compex buying guide.


      If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your question.
  • John M at 10/3/2013 7:08 AM
    • Can I use the pre-warmup program while driving to the event?
    • The Compex triggers involuntary contractions of the muscles. I would not recommend using the Compex while driving due to safety reasoning. However, if you are a passenger it would be ok to use on the way to your event. Keep in mind the Pre-Warmup program is set for just over 25 minutes so be sure the timing works out with the drive.
  • Jennifer A. at 8/7/2013 1:36 PM
    • hi! just want to know how much intensity would my father use if he has 90kgs and 60 yrs of age?
      because the last time he used this Compex wireless with 80-100 intensity & with firming program, he felt abdominal cramps.
    • Hello,

      Each athlete is unique, the settings will be dependent on each individual athlete and their workout routine.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Dario at 7/9/2013 7:35 PM
    • I'm buying about yo buy a Compex Sport Elite with an extra set of Electrodes of both sizes. Should I buy some electrode gel as "Spectra 360 Electrode Gel".
      Other question: Should I buy an extra battery?

    • The electrode gel is not necessary, the replacement or extra accessories are available online.
  • Todd at 7/3/2013 9:55 PM
    • Hi, Is the Compex Sport a weight training and recovery product instead of using actual weights or workout machines?

      I want to know if it will help me build weight and muscle and do I need to take anything with it? I am a 120 lb male 20 years old and want muscle fast but don't need the negative effects like steroids which I will never use.

      How many times to you have to use this machine and will your muscles turn into fat if you don't use it enough?
    • Hello Todd,

      Compex enables athletes to individualize and optimize their workouts so peak performance can be achieved. EMS is not meant to be a replacement for traditional strength training exercises, it's a complement to your existing sports training program-allowing you to target your training for increased power, endurance, speed and strength.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • Chris at 6/27/2013 5:31 AM
    • Can you explain what the term "optimal" electrical impulses means? Do the compex sport elite and other models use interferential (combination of two higher frequency waves) stimulation to produce their in-situ low frequency stimulation?
    • Hello Chris,

      The intensity of the electrical current determines the number of working fibers in the stimulated muscle. With a lower current intensity, there are fewer working fibers. With a higher current intensity the number of working fibers is increased. To reach a significant percentage of working fibers, you should reach a minimum intensity of 30 mAmp. This threshold intensity can be reached within the first two sessions by progressively increasing the intensity during muscle contractions. Once this threshold is reached, continue to progressively increase the current intensity to make the stimulation more effective. Further details about the setting of the current intensity are given in the "Practical Rules" section of the the Training Planner (www.plannerusa.bycompex.com).

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.

  • Charles Rhoades at 4/14/2013 2:38 PM
    • Do the Compex European models have a TENS program?
    • Hello, Charles -

      Unfortunately we do not have access to the international Compex unit information. If you could provide us with your country location, we can provide you with the person you need to contact who could better provide an answer to your question.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!
  • Matt at 12/26/2012 10:17 AM
    • Hi,
      Is there any way that I could use the Compex slide on electrodes (pin-style) with this unit (Compex Sport Elite) ?

    • No, pin-style electrodes are not compatible with the Sport Elite. You can purchase new snap cables to go with the snap-on electrodes.
  • Jonathan at 11/11/2012 3:37 PM
    • How does compex sport elite muscle stimulator build slow twitch muscle fibers?
    • Hello, Jonathan -

      I am a little unclear on your question. I think you want to know how slow twitch muscle fibers are strengthened/enhanced by use of the product?

      Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) reproduces the body's natural process of voluntary muscular contractions with "optimal" electrical impulses. When an electrical impulse is applied to the motor nerve, it provokes a deeper and more complete muscle contraction than what can be attained through standard voluntary training or activity. A muscle cannot tell the difference between a voluntary contraction (triggered by the brain through voluntary activity). The result is a more efficient workout regimen with less risk of injury to joints and tendons and without cardiovascular fatigue.

      If you would like to further discuss the Compex functions with live, we recommend you contact our product support specialist at 888-405-3251 or visit the Compex site at shopcompex.com.

      Thanks and have a great day!
  • Charlotte at 11/9/2012 10:19 AM
    • Hi Compex team,

      I just purchased the Compex sport elite and was wondering which programs would be recommend for tight or stiff muscles?
    • Depending on when your muscles are tight/stiff and also what your goals are would determine what programs. If prior to activity you want to warm up your muscles to make them more pliable for activity, I would recommend the "Pre-Warmup" setting. If you feel stiff after activity, the Active Recovery setting is recommended to reduce the level of lactic acid to allow a relaxation cool down.
  • Lukas at 7/30/2012 3:12 AM
    • Hi I bought Compex sport elite when I lived in USA and now I moved to europe and here nobody know about elite sport edition here they have only compex performence, runner and MI SPORT with some sensors that my sport elite doesn´t have. Could you tell me what is the different and with one is most similar to my one. Is it posible to get the MI sensor for my compex if is it making any diference.
      Thank Lukas.
    • The leads for both models should be the same.So they would be interchangeable.
  • Brian at 7/27/2012 11:17 AM
    • What is the difference between Compex and Marc Pro ? and do you have any research that has been published to show its effectiveness?
    • Brian,
      I am not familiar with the Marc Pro device. However, I have provided a link to several clinical studies done with the Compex. I can tell you it is used in injury recovery by several Division 1 NCAA football programs as well. Please see link: http://www.compex.info/en_EU/Clinical_studies.html
  • Charles at 11/17/2011 10:17 PM
    • How many muscle groups can the Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator work at the same time, ( for example can i do the chest and byceps at the same time)
    • The Compex Sport Elite unit can provide stimulation to (4) separate muscle groups at the same time: from Left to Right (portal colors - Blue , Green , Yellow , Red).
  • shana richardson at 10/11/2011 10:24 PM
    • I have read how many electrode pads come with the set. Do you recommend more or is that generally enough? If there instances where one would need more, what would those instances be, how many more would be necessary and which size(s)? Thank you.
    • See the following link for the Electrode Placement Guide. The guide demonstrates successful pad placement for most muscle groups.
  • Rafael at 9/24/2011 1:11 PM
    • Does Compex sport elite work to discrease the abdominal's perimeter? And it does how?
    • No - not by itself. The Compex muscle stim will successfully strengthen and tone your abdominal muscles. As it does for other muscle groups. However, if you do not reduce your body fat %, you will not really see the girth of your stomach area decrease as much as you would like.If you increase your cardiovascular training on a daily basis, use Compex on your abs and change your caloric intake to the proper ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fat, you can definitely shape your abs and decrease stomach size. It takes time. Finally, if you drink alcohol, sodas, regular milk or fruit juices - STOP. They provide many unwanted calories.
  • John at 9/8/2011 6:14 PM
    • Do all models also help with increasing flexibility and preventing stiff muscles.
    • The Elite unit has Pre-Warm Up and Massage programs and the Performance unit has just the Pre-Warm Up program. Both of these programs can prepare tissue to be physically "stretched" which will improve flexibility over time. Just using the Compex muscle stim unit alone and not stretching would be only half of the equation. As a rule, it is best to dynamically or actively elongate tissue prior to activity and then statically stretched or hold for time after activity to put the tissue to rest.
  • Luca at 8/2/2011 8:01 AM
    • Hi Compex Team....i am having a knee surgery in about a month. I am also a very active person, that is why i am so interested in purchasing one of these, but i would like you to guide about something....i know Compex Elite will help me recover my muscle mass after the surgery a lot faster than any conventional method, but i also want to know how the electrical stimulation fo Compex products can help with my knee recovery....can the inflammation be treated with the Recovery programs or with any other? After the injury, i have been using TENS for this, but i suppose Compex's programs would help too. Am i right? Would you explain me how? How about the Recovery Plus program? Will it help too?

      Thanks in advance
    • Hi Luca-
      Sorry to hear about your knee injury. As you mentioned, Compex will definiately help you to build muscle mass and strenghten the affected area. The Recovery programs (depending on what unit you purchase - there is Massage, Active Recovery and Recovery Plus) will help to promote increased circulation (4.5 times faster), release endorphins which are your body's natural pain killer and will help to promote overall muscle relaxation. Compex is a NMES device and not a TENS ... a TENS unit blocks the pain receptors whereas NMES provides the benefits as described.

      I hope this helps to answer your question.

      Thank you and good luck in your recovery.
  • Aj Cheetah at 6/29/2011 4:23 PM
    • Hey,

      So on the "how to use compex" guide, they show electrode placements for the knee: Putting 4 large pads around the knee. Is that for the COmpex Elite model or the other models (Compex-Mi sport which isnt sold in USA) which have TENS on it?

      If it doesnt matter then what program would/should I use after placing the four large electrodes around my knee? (With Cmpex Elite model?)

      And Are the COmpex-Mi sport models not FDA apporved? Is that why they are not sold in USA?

      AJ A.
    • Hi-

      The FDA regulations differ in Europe than those in the US. Currently, our Compex units do not offer Mi or TENS technology due to the 510(k) approval restricitions for a Class II medical device. If using the Sport Elite, we recommend using the Active Recovery and/or Massage programs at least once a day to help increase blood circulation and promote muscle relaxation. The electrode placement is same for either unit.

      I hope this answers your questions.

      Thank you
  • japannese at 6/3/2011 6:30 PM
    • Is the Sport Elite more Electrical load product to than performance?
    • The Sport Elite has 9 programs and the Performance has 5 programs: view and compare the differences here:
  • Darren at 5/17/2011 12:31 PM
    • 1. What's the difference between real Active Recover and Recovery plus AND when should you use each?
      2. Also does it help to use active recover/recovery plus more than once per day?
      3. What intensity (number) should you run Active Recovery for your quads?
    • 1. What's the difference between real Active Recover and Recovery plus AND when should you use each?
      The Active Recovery Program is a 24 minute session that starts at 9Hz and works its way down to 1Hz. This program clears lactic acid, increases circulation 4.5 times faster, releases endorphins and promotes muscle relaxation. It can be used both pre/post workout.

      The Recovery Plus is a 25 minute program that runs at 2Hz, 4 Hz, 6Hz, 5 Hz, 4Hz, 1 Hz, and should be used when muscles are fatigued or strained. Best to be used post workout.

      2. Also does it help to use active recover/recovery plus more than once per day?
      Yes - you can use it several times a day - as it increases blood flow and circulation which are beneficial (except when you have a contusion).

      3. What intensity (number) should you run Active Recovery for your quads?
      What ever level is comfortable and produces a visible twitch - it can very anywhere from 25-100.
  • Lionel at 3/2/2011 7:34 AM
    • In the FAQ section in find the exact motor point it refers to using a motor point pen. I do not find it in the accessories list, is it avaiable in the US ?

      Also discussed is the use of the positive electrode. Can it be used as if it were a motor point pen ? Is it to be placed directly on the skin ? and will the negitive electrode need to placed also ?
    • HI-
      The motor point pen is not available in the US. The Compex electorode placement guide photos show the precise recommended location. To locate your own motor point more accurately, you can move the positive electrode slightly (red cable) and watch where the muscle response is the best (strongest twitch of the same intensity).
      Hope this helps.

      Thank you
      Compex Coach
  • Cecilia at 1/18/2011 5:54 AM
    • The sport elite muscle stimulator cames whit electrode pads as a sample?? or i will have to buy them?
    • Compex Sport Elite Kit includes: Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator, Battery Charger, CD with User Manual, Electrode Placement Guidebook, Carrying Case, Easy Snap Electrode Lead wires (set of 4), 2"x4" Easy Snap Gel Electrodes (2 packs of 2) and 2"x2" Easy Snap Gel Electrodes (2 packs of 4)
  • john at 1/6/2011 3:16 PM
    • in this link for your calf diagram : http://www.shopcompex.com/content/calf_muscles
      itt only shows how to connect one leg. can you only use it on one calf at a time? how do you connect it for both
    • You can do both calves at once. The unit has 4 lead wires, you can use two on each calf.
  • Dusan at 11/17/2010 7:35 AM
    • Hi,
      I d like to buy model Sport Elite from Compex USA, but I live in Europe. I need to know how I can use it when I am in Europe, because we have different power outlets and 220 volt electricity.
    • The input power adapter on the US models is for 100-240 volt. You would simply need to need to purchase a plug adapter.
  • Frederic at 9/13/2010 4:51 PM
    • What would be the non dolor program ? Other models have a selection for "anti dolor" in case of any muscular present pain
    • The Compex Active Recovery program uses specific low level frequencies to increase blood flow, remove lactic acid, release endorphins to aid in pain relief and promote muscle relaxation.
  • Bruno at 8/29/2010 12:28 PM
    • What is the weight of the Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator with the box? Thanks
    • 2.25 lbs.
  • Sheikh at 8/27/2010 10:23 AM
    • Hi,
      Is the Sport Elite the comparable product to the mi Sport?
      Does it have the capillarisation feature?
    • The Compex Sport MI is an international model not approved for sale in USA by the FDA. The programs/features on the Sport Elite can be found at the following link http://www.shopcompex.com/muscle-stimulators.
  • Brian at 7/13/2010 7:15 AM
    • Is a prescription required to purchase a compex unit?
    • The Compex units are available over the counter without a prescription.
  • Robert at 4/21/2010 12:56 PM
    • What is the difference between Compex and a TENS unit?
    • TENS the acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A TENS unit is prescribed for both acute pain and chronic pain conditions and sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals from being transmitted to the brain. It is used at the sensory level and does not cause muscle contraction.

      When used for strength training, Compex sends a signal to the motor nerve of the muscle causing it to contract and build muscle mass. The Active Recovery program increases blood flow, removes lactic acid, releases endorphins and promotes muscle relaxation.
  • Alexander at 3/26/2010 5:29 PM
    • Hi, the sport elite its campatible with the mi-sensor?
    • No the Sport Elite is not compatible with Mi-Sensor. You'd need a MI version of Compex which are not available in the United States.
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    I use it almost every night it's good for sore muscles or muscles you need extra work on or pre workout before the gym.
    Pros: Easy to work.
    Cons: Sometimes I feel like on side works harder than the other but that just could be my muscle tone.
    Your Fitness Interests: Body Building
    Posted on July 19, 2017

    Works great!!!

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    I've seen this product being used at the cross fit game by athletes and did some research on this before I decided to purchase one and I have use this two three times a week. I am 49 years old and an avid bodybuilder so not a young pup like I was. Using this really helps with my recovery from a hard 2 hrs 5 days per workout regimen. I highly recommend this product for anyone my age who is in physical activity.
    Pros: Great product
    Cons: Nothing. You get what you paid for.
    Your Fitness Interests: CrossFit, Body Building, Fitness
    Posted on June 20, 2017

    Device helped with my back pain IMMENSELY!

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    This weekend I attended the Crossfit regionals in San Diego, and bought one of your devices. I believe Casey sold me this older model to help me out on the price.

    He was so kind and helpful, and despite me being terrified I was going to shock myself, the device helped with my back pain IMMENSELY! I could feel a difference immediately.

    I'm so excited to use it more, just wanted to say thank you!
    Your Fitness Interests: CrossFit, Fitness
    Posted on June 12, 2017


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    After two injuries this season I decided to make a change and start working with COMPEX for my recovery post-workouts. I have seen positive results and feel my legs more recovered and ready to hit the next workout session.
    Pros: Great recovery tool Easy to use Easy to travel with
    Your Fitness Interests: Triathlon
    Posted on May 23, 2017

    Great for crossfitters

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    my chiropractor recommended, glad I purchased
    Pros: it was on sale!
    Your Fitness Interests: CrossFit, Running
    Posted on May 1, 2017

    Great Product

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    I bought it after I completed the 17.1 Open workout after I used my coaches on my back. If you did 17.1 you know what I am talking about. With the active recovery function I was able to stimulate my lower back muscles enough to loosen them up and allow me to repeat the workout. Without it I don't know if I would have been able to repeat and finally finish the workout. Just awesome. I bought it immediately after I finished.
    Pros: Small size, Powerful, multiple functions, nice carrying case for all attachments
    Cons: The plugs on top of the electrodes sometimes peel off the electrode rendering it useless.
    Your Fitness Interests: CrossFit, Surfing, Fitness
    Posted on March 28, 2017

    Excellent product!!

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    I've only been using Compex for a few weeks now, but I can already tell there is a big difference in my training. As a recovery tool, I am recovering faster, I'm less sore allowing me to go just as hard the next training day. As a warm-up, it warms the muscle groups up so well. I feel much looser every time I use it.

    This is a great product if you are short on time and need to get that warm up in. You can use this on your way to the gym so that you're ready to go when you walk in. After you workout, it works great to flush lactic acid out of the area and reduce soreness in the upcoming days.

    If you're looking for an increase in muscle mass, please do not use this product ALONE! Although there are strength and resistance programs on here, they should be use in conjunction to your training.

    Overall, awesome product. I would recommend this to anyone that is wanting to step up their training game.
    Your Fitness Interests: CrossFit, Fitness
    Posted on March 12, 2017

    Recovery AND Performance

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    Purchased the Compex to see how it could help me recover more quickly from the training. I do it for Spartan Races. Also used some of the other settings post-workout for added performance benefits. Ultimately, I don't see how I could have placed 4th in the 2016 Spartan Race World Championship Ultra Beast without the recovery benefits the device delivered.
    Pros: It works. Easy to use. Can target specific muscle groups. Easy to transport on flights. Potentiation option is great pre-race (hard to explain but muscles just feel on and ready to go).
    Cons: The pads do wear out, but I find they last a little longer than the recommendations say.
    Your Fitness Interests: Running
    Posted on January 21, 2017

    BEST 2016 Christmas present!

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    I was going to wait one month before writing a review but I can already say that I LOVE IT! I would recommend to anyone that is committed to a particular sport or physical activity not just pro athletes!
    Pros: Multiple settings and user friendly.
    Cons: None yet
    Your Fitness Interests: Body Building, Running, Fitness
    Posted on January 7, 2017

    Thrilled with this purchase!

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    I am surprisingly thrilled with this purchase! I have had sciatic hip pain for the past 3 months and have tried everything to get rid of it; chiropractor, ROMWOD, ice, head, 2 months of Aleeve, and nothing helped. I used this device every day, 3 times a day for 1 week and I no longer have the pain. I used the warm-up setting before my workout, the active recovery after, and massage at night. 100% worth the money!
    Pros: Relieved my hip pain!
    Cons: Does not have an electrode placement guide for hips.
    Your Fitness Interests: CrossFit
    Posted on December 22, 2016