What You Should Know
The Compex Sport Elite muscle stimulator replaced the Compex Sport. The newer unit includes nine preset programs and retails for $1000 – a price increase of more than $400 from the Compex Sport. Electro-muscle stimulators work by stimulating the muscle similar to voluntary muscle movement. Electrodes are attached to the skin with leads feeding to the base unit. The base unit sparks muscle movement, literally, with small electronic shocks. No weight lifting is involved so muscle pain is limited and, in most cases, non-existent.
List of Ingredients
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).
The nine programs preset on the Compex Sport Elite are the Endurance, Resistance, Strength, Explosive Strength, Potentiation, Active Recovery, Recovery Plus, Pre-Warmup and Massage. The first seven programs were also available on the Compex Sport.
Users choose which program they want, attach electrodes to specific muscle groups and turn on the preset program. Program length and strength depends on the program settings. The unit is portable, so users can move around while the program is running or they can choose to sit through the program.
The Compex Sport Elite will not increase cardio strength or endurance, so physical exercise and cardio movement is still required. Electric muscle stimulation will not increase metabolism enough to boost weight loss. On a minute level, increased muscle size will cause a small boost in metabolism as muscle tends to burn more calories at rest than fat, but the effect will not be noticeable on the scale.
Compex offers testimonials (or reviews) from buyers using the Compex Sport Elite. According to the reviews, the unit works wonders for fine-tuning muscles and helping extreme athlete’s recovery after intense exercise. There are no reviews from the average dieter seeking muscle tone and increased metabolism because the unit simply does not work in that way.
The price of the Compex Sport Elite is about $1000. This is far more expensive that other units, but the trade off is increased reliability and usability.
- Works to stimulate muscles for increased tone, strength and recovery.
- Fantastic reviews from extreme athletes.
- Will not work to increase metabolism.
- Far too expensive for the average dieter or athlete.
The Compex Sport Elite is a top-of-the-line muscle stimulator that works to help muscles recover more quickly or fine-tune muscle tone and strength. Dieters seeking to lose weight and gain strength will not see the benefits they are looking for after using the Compex Sport Elite.