applies a muscular electrostimulation perfected and very specific that
develops the muscular performance.
The first important notion concerns the specific role of electricity.
The latter does not behave as a magic fluid that improves muscular tissue.
No particular form of electric current having benign features for muscular
Electricity behaves by causing a muscular effort and progressing is the
consequence of such work. Electrical impulses excite motor nerves, which
transmit to muscles the command of answering mechanically. Currents must
be analyzed so that they go through the skin without getting deformed
and be completely appropriate to excite motor nerves specifically without
causing burns or electric pain. Each current impulse is, then, a basic
command of work. Muscular fibers answering this command carry out a mechanical
answer (a work unity).
The quantity of fibers working, i.e., the quantity of fibers improving,
depends on the impulse power. In order to achieve the best performance,
very powerful impulses must be used, so that a maximum quantity of fibers
are put to work. That's why an efficient electrostimulation causes very
powerful contractions. However, these powerful impulses have to be comfortable
and without any danger (burns, electrical discharges, etc.) Only a machine
equipped with a sophisticated electronic technology is able to beat the
double challenge of power and comfort.
Having the electronic capacity to give the command of work to a maximum
amount of muscular fibers is an essential condition, but insufficient.
There is also to control the nature and the quantity of work supplied
to muscular fibers by stimulation. For example, the question is not to
impose the same muscular work over a sprinter's quadriceps as over a marathon
physiology of contractions and of muscular efforts provides very precise
values about the operation of different types of fibers (slow, fast,
intermediate, very fast, etc.) It is also known the different pattern
of work concerning the development of particular types of muscular
performance. Moreover, research with animals and also human beings
have allowed to establish the correspondence between the frequency
of repetition of impulses and the nature of muscular work obtained
(strength, explosive strength, moderated or active aerobic resistance,
strength-resistance). Different programs and, within them, different
levels, correspond to differences in nature and the quantity of muscular
work. In this way different patterns of work are obtained and, in
consequence, different training, a different adaptation of the frequency
of impulse, a different duration of contractions and rest, as well
as the total duration of the stimulation sessions.
Compex technique can be summarized as follows:
" On one hand, it holds the most secure and efficient electrical impulse
to impose a maximum work on fibers;
" And, on the other hand, it programs the repetition of such impulse
with the principles of the muscular effort physiology in mind, in order
to control the nature and the quantity of such a work
Compex offers several types of training programs for the different
muscles in our bodies, doted with 5 levels each and the possibility of undergoing
up to 5 training cycles.The stimulation intensities, range from 0 up to
120 mA, and the recruitment of muscular fibers will depend on its proper
Its training planner, in an interactive
CD-Rom, will adapt the training plan to each individual, bearing in mind
the kind of sport practiced and the level, the moment of the sport season
and the training cycle.