Phil Heath, 7x Mr. Olympia Champion and #CompexAthlete, has been using Compex for a long time now and he is a huge advocator of the benefits Electric Muscle Stimulation has been offering him. Phil uses Compex direclty before, after, and during, training. Phil Heath Is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and the current Mr. Olympia champion. Phil placed 1st in the competition every year from 2011 to 2017. His latest win tied him with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the third all-time number of wins behind Lee Haney (8) and Ronnie Coleman. 

Compex is a great adjunct to Bodybuilders and Fitness Enthusiats. One of the biggest advantages of adding Electric Muscle Stimulation into your strength training protocols is low constraint on joints and tendons. Compex allows you to really work your muscles hard, recruiting a greater amount of muscle fibres when compared to voluntary training by itself, and it will not be stressing your on joints and tendons.

In addition to that, the different frequency paramenters allow for a targeted recruitment of slow twitch or fast twich muscle fibres, which should be direclty related to your personal goal and sport/acitvity. Bodybuilders such as Phil Heath, for example, often focus on increasing muscle volumte through muscle hyperthrophy as well as strength gains. Electric Muscle Stimulation allows you to achieve exactly the same results! 

Healthy joints are very important in one's ability to keep training hard. If joints are not operating at their peak, the ability to lift heavy weights and perform certain strength exercises becomes limited. For instance, for an exercise like the bench press you need healthy shoulders, elbows, and wrists. If any of these becomes badly damaged, then there goes your ability to bench press, also affecting the quality and improvements of your upper body workouts. 



Phil Heath also implements Compex as part of his warm-up and recovery routine.

The Compex Warm-Up Programs main focus are to improve blood flow to the targeted muscles, also increasing their reaction time and speed and power of contraction. These programs are generally applied 5-10 minutes before your dynamic warm-up.

In terms of recovery, Compex allows for an increase in blood flow which is key to facilitate and accelerate the elimination of waste products, draining away lactic acid, toxins and byproducts that have accumulated in the muscles as a consequence of the previous workout. In addition to that, Compex Recovery/Massage and Pain Management Programs will also produce a decrease in muscle tension, promote a relaxing endorphinic effect, which reveals the threshold of pain perception, and relieve localised pain (chronic or acute). 

Learn more about the importance of recovery and how Compex Electric Muscle Stimulatiion can help you.  

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