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Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator

Features 9 Programs; the top-of-line Compex muscle stimulator for competitive/high performance athletes.

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NEW Compex Sport Elite

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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!

Compex Sport Elite Has 9 Training Programs:

    Endurance Program

  • Helps you cope with long-duration aerobic activities and increases muscle resistance to fatigue by building slow-twitch muscle fibers

  • Resistance Program

  • An all-around program for endurance and strength, building both slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibers

  • Strength Program

  • Increases sheer muscle strength better than conventional weight lifting alone, with less risk of muscle-tendon injury

  • Explosive Strength Program

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

And 5 additional programs:

    Potentiation Program

  • Warms up muscle faster without psychological, muscular or cardiovascular fatigue.

  • Active Recovery® Program

  • Facilitates relaxation of muscles and reduces muscle soreness and stiffness following competition or demanding workouts

  • Recovery Plus® Program

  • Does not contract the muscle. Helps clear lactic acid and increase blood flow at lower frequencies -perfect for muscles that are fatigued after a vigorous workout or competition..

  • Pre-Warm Up Program

  • Does not contract the muscle. Runs at a frequency specifically targeted to increase blood flow that oxygenates the muscles prior to a workout or competition. This program is recommended if there is any risk of cramp.

  • Massage Program

  • Electrostimulation develops the blood capillary network of the exposed muscles. This improves irrigation and oxygenation.

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)

View Compex User Manual

Reach Your Goals When Training with Compex Sport

  • Cyclists – Improve Endurance
  • Runners – Recover Faster and Avoid Muscle Injury
  • Triathletes – Build Muscle and Increase Strength
  • Sprinters – Gain Explosive Speed and Power
  • Football Players – Increase Your Maximal Strength
  • Baseball Players – Get Quicker to Your Strength Threshold
  • Basketball Players – Develop Quick Reactivity and Forceful Response
  • Other Athletes – Enjoy all these benefits and more!

No matter what sport you are into, they all require different physical preparation to achieve peak performance: Speed, Strength, Explosive Power, Resistance, Endurance and Muscle Recovery.

With Compex Sport Elite, you can tailor your training program to suit your exact needs.

Compex User Manual

**** Shipment Notice ****

For your protection and to ensure your order is correctly delivered, Compex units require a signature upon delivery. If you are not available during the initial delivery attempt, UPS will leave a notice with details on redelivery attempts and/or how to obtain your package from a local facility.

  1. The Best Investment I've Made Review by Melissa

    By far this is the best investment I've made. I'm calling it an investment because I feel like it's an investment in myself I truly love my Compex Sport! I do Olympic lifting but I am also a dental hygienist. Dental hygiene is a physically demanding job and I've been doing it for 15yrs so the massage and recovery plus help loosen my tight shoulders, back and forearms. I use just about every program for my Oly lifting and have seen progress in my lifts, my vertical jump and it helps me recover fast...I am a masters athlete.

    Thank you Compex!!! (Posted on 2/6/2016)

  2. Very great product Review by Marcus

    Has multi setting that enhance the training program. Little expensive but worth the money. (Posted on 10/17/2014)

  3. Great Recovery and Strength builder Review by TK

    I have used the Sport Elite for a while now and recently had great success after placing 3rd in a half marathon and then 5th at a triathlon the next day. I used the active recovery on my quads right after the event and then the recovery on my calfs at home later in the day. Felt great the next day and had no problems pushing hard again.

    Using the strength routine, my legs get much more sore than using traditional weights. 30 minutes of quads on this thing is awesome. I have had days where it is hard to walk after a compex strength workout... all while on a break at work! (Posted on 11/2/2012)

  4. Compex works Wonders! Review by GoHHGo

    Being an endurance athlete much of my life, I have always searched for the best methods of recovery. The Compex Muscle Stimulator is easily the simplest and most effective way to recover from a hard workout.

    At first glance, I was a bit skeptical until of course I brought it in to my physical therapist in order to test the machine's effectiveness and range in strength. He too was pleasantly surprised at how substantial a range this portable stimulator had. It rivals that of the desktop stem units one comes across in sports medicine facilities, and at a fraction of the size.

    The great thing about this Compex stimulator is that you don't have to be a major athlete to get great use of it. Simply attaching this to one's back is a great way to relieve stress from a long day at the office.

    It's easy to use, aesthetically pleasing to the eye - at least in comparison to most stem units - and incredibly portable.

    Good on ya, Compex for producing such a great and versatile stimulator! (Posted on 12/4/2010)

  5. An Invaluable Training Tool Review by triphelan

    I started using the Compex Sport Elite Stimulator 2 weeks ago in the middle of my training build up for Kona. Since I've started using Compex, my legs recover quicker from hard workouts and I can train harder knowing that I'll bounce back quicker for the next day's workouts. The Compex Elite is super user friendly, and it's compact so I can take it with me when I travel to training camps and races. Thank you Compex! (Posted on 9/19/2010)

  6. Best Muscle Stimulator Review by Kathleen

    I was introduced to Compex Muscle Stimlators last year at Vineman 70.3 and was hooked. I use it every day. I truly believe it played a huge role in my success last year at Kona. I was able to train harder because I was recovered better. I have shared my recovery secret with many friends in Sacramento area and they have all become believers. (Posted on 6/10/2010)

  7. Lovin' the Active Recovery Review by Rob Evans

    You know, I have been an endurance athlete since the late 80's, as I have aged I have found the need to take Ibuprofen fairly regularly for both injury prevention, injury treatment (more so I could train through the injury) as well as keeping swelling etc. down. I have been known to do the standard sort of treatments like 2400 mg a day for 2 weeks etc.

    Since I started Ultra Running I have had an increased need to take Ibuprofen for the amount of downhill running I do. For instance, I will run 40 miles in the Sierra's on Saturday, fairly fast and pound down canyons well over 2000' deep and several miles. This is what kills many people at Western States, the downhills.

    Ibuprofen, as I am sure you know actually extends the healing process (prevents healing) and causes dehydration.

    So, I am STOKED about this machine. I ran 17 miles yesterday on trails in 2 hours and 4 mintues. Did 5 of those miles at tempo (6 minute per mile pace). After the run I hooked myself up and did the 26 minutes of Compex Active Recovery at about a 100 level.

    Today, no ibuprofen, ran 10.5 and had absolutely no pain. Did the warmup mode on the Compex, ran 10.5 and did active recovery. I must say, this is amazing. It is very possible that I will run the season without any NSAIDS........ And, place very well at States.

    (Posted on 5/13/2010)

  8. Amazing! Review by Bikerman

    The improvements made compared to the older units are HUGE! Not only do you still get the most amazing programs in the world of EMS, but now I have more programs and user friendly features that I love.

    The snap pads are so easy to use! They make it much easier to attach the leads when you are working glutes and hamstrings in particular

    The progress bars are very useful. You can tell exactly how long your contractions and rest are going to last which is very handy.

    Being back lit is AWESOME! Great idea.

    Being able to select which intensity buttons control increases and decreases is great. Most times I select ALL so I only need to push 1 button to increase intensity on all channels.

    I LOVE the massage feature! This equates to the best massage I've ever had and I can do it anytime and anywhere. Talk about money savings! As a cyclist I pay for massages frequently when I'm racing. Saving this money will pay for the unit easily in the first year for me.

    Charging is the only thing that is a bit less intuitive. You need to take all the cables out and then a guard pin is pushed aside to insert the charger.

    Overall the improvements are very useful and much appreciated.

    Thanks Compex!! (Posted on 2/2/2010)

  9. recovery rocks! Review by Flo

    I ran 2 very hard workouts in the span of 12 hours and afterwards I could barely walk. After one 24-minute session of Active Recovery with the Compex Sport Elite my legs were like brand new. Woke up the next morning and I ran totally fresh. This product ROCKS! (Posted on 12/2/2009)

  10. Thank you Review by Pete Sadowski

    Your electrodes work miracles! No tightness or soreness at all, and I was in pain walking around yesterday. (Posted on 10/19/2009)

Questions on Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator

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  • From Jose at 9/15/2015 6:39 PM
    • What is included with the sport elite? Do I have to purchase something else? Any accessories?
    • Jose
      Everything you need comes with the Sport elite: Unit, Cables, Electrodes and a battery charger
  • From 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
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From 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
  • From 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
  • From 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
  • From dhardway at 4/27/2015 4:45 PM
  • From 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
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From Nick A. at 12/25/2014 1:56 PM
    • Does the compex sport elite come with everything needed to use it? Electrodes, wires, recharger, manual, carrying case, etc... Also, do you guys offer any sort of payment options like the guys over at Marc Pro?
    • The Compex comes with electrodes, lead wires, battery, battery charger and users manual. we do not do payment plans
  • From David at 12/12/2014 12:13 AM
    • Can I make payments monthly and still be able to have it? The marc pro gives that option hopefully you guys do!
    • David
      Our website is credit card only
  • From 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
  • From Justin at 11/11/2014 8:54 AM
    • Where is the charge port?
    • Justin
      The charge port is to the left of the lead wire holes. It will look like a red piece of plastic is covering the hole. Just push the charger pin into the hole and move it to the right untill you feel it connect in the hole. If you have any more problems with finding the hole or connectin the charger you can call product support at 877-266-7398
  • From 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
  • From 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.
  • From 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
  • From 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
  • From 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
  • From 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:
  • From 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.
  • From Carlos Nobrega at 7/4/2014 7:40 AM
    • why the Compex MI Sport is not approved for sale in USA by the FDA?
    • Carlos
      I am not sure the reason but I can only guess that the reason it is not approved by the FDA is because the MI Sport is also a TENS unit, and That controls pain. TENS units need to be prescribed by a physician.
  • From 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.
  • From 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
  • From 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
  • From Jayson at 5/22/2014 10:41 AM
    • Can you use compex during your own plyometric workout??
    • yes
  • From 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
  • From 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
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From jesse at 3/13/2014 3:16 PM
    • Hi, i noticed that the electrodes are somewhat pricey. Can other electrodes be used with the sports elite? Or does it only work with the compex electrodes?
    • Jesse
      We cannot guarentee that other snap on electrodes will work with our product, but you are welcome to try
  • From 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.
  • From Mike at 1/20/2014 6:14 AM
    • When I turn the compex on there is no information except...waiting for RS. Whats going on??
    • Hello,

      This is an error reading for the battery. Remove the battery, there are 2 silver prongs that should be at a 45 degree angle. If they are not, bend them back slighty so that when you put the battery pack back in, there is some resistance.

      Now the battery should make better connection with the silver prongs.

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.
  • From 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 and take a look at our Empi products
  • From 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 . You can try this website for international orders
  • From 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?
    • Cory,
      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.
      Thank you for your question and for contacting DJO.
  • From 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.
  • From John M at 10/3/2013 9:48 AM
    • How can I use Compex to strengthen my ankles to reduce risk of injury from twisting or turning?
    • John,
      The Compex is designed to enhance muscular performance (speed, strength, power, resistance and endurance) in conjunction with a training program. Compex was not designed to be used as a preventative tool to joint injuries and instabilities. The Compex strengthens from a muscle perspective, not a tendon perspective; tendon and ligaments are what give the ankle stability. Unfortunately the Compex does not offer a program that would help reduce risk of injury to your ankles. I hope this answers your question. Thank you for contacting DJO Global.
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From 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?

    • Hello Dario,

      The electrode gel is not necessary, the accessories are available online at You can purchase replacements part their at anytime.

      Thanks For Contacting Donjoy.
  • From 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.
  • From 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 (

      Thanks for Contacting Donjoy.

  • From 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!
  • From Matt at 12/26/2012 10:17 AM
  • From 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

      Thanks and have a great day!
  • From 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?
    • Hello, Charlotte -

      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.

      If you have further questions, please contact our product specialists at 888-405-3251 and they can discuss live any other questions you may have. You can also visit our link at "" for further information.

      Thanks and have a great day!
  • From 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.
  • From 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:
  • From 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).
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From 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
  • From 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:
  • From 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.
  • From megan at 4/4/2011 7:31 PM
    • do the cables and patches, batteries and charger all come with the unit or do we also have to purchase those as well as the unit?
    • Everything is included with the purchase of the Compex Sport Elite.
  • From 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
  • From 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)
  • From Marcelo Vervloet at 1/16/2011 2:50 PM
    • Hi,
      In the box:
      What's in the box ?

      Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator and Electrode Pads, manual....

      What else?


    • The Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator will come with the stimulator device, the electrodes, the connection cables, a manual, an electrode placement manual as well as an information CD on the device.
  • From john at 1/6/2011 3:16 PM
    • in this link for your calf diagram :
      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.
  • From Raphael at 12/6/2010 10:57 AM
    • Does the Compex Sport Elite Muscle Stimulator come with all the cables and electrode pads in this U$ 999,99 price? Or we have to buy it separately? Thanks.
    • 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)
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From 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
  • From 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.
  • From 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.
  • From Sammy at 4/9/2010 2:18 PM
    • How do you insert the charger into Compex Sport Elite?
    • Remove all cable leads from the device and make sure the power pin is aligned along the bottom curved portion of the port entrance. See diagram for detail on this page:
  • From 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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