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07/28/2015 at 8:54 am #71423Bob SchuesslerParticipant
This is my first post on the forum, but I’ve been following mobility WOD for about 2 years and have been to the movement and mobility seminar hosted by Kelly when he came to Tennessee. I’ve been interested in muscle stim devices for a few months now and have decided that I would like to purchase one. I’ve narrowed it down between the Marc Pro Plus (due to the abundance of youtube reviews, the two mwod videos, and from feedback from a few people who have spent time using them) and the Compex Sport Elite (due to the increasing number of athletes that have been using this model, as well as it’s use by participants at Athlete Cell). I work out 6-7 days a week for roughly 1.5-2 hours. I keep up with mobility work regularly. My main purpose for the muscle stim device is a.) faster recovery from workouts and b.) faster recovery from small tweaks and twinges that occur as a result of higher volume training. I had originally decided on the Marc Pro Plus but I became interested in the Compex device because of the additional programs that it includes (endurance, explosiveness, etc). and the fact that it has more pads meaning I could cover more muscle groups at a time. I have been unable to find any objective reviews comparing the two models and wanted to see if anyone had experience with either model or both. I’m still undecided as to which I want to purchase but will be doing so by the end of next week. The Marc Pro Plus is slightly more appealing due to it’s payment plan being much more realistic for me than the Compex, but I may be able to manage the Compex payments if it was a better device. Thank you for any and all advice that you can give me on the topic.
07/28/2015 at 10:39 pm #76123Leslie PagilaganParticipant
I have the marc pro plus, and its awsome. I’ve gotten some really good result using it for about 6 months, i would recommend buying one. Never tried the Compex tho, so cant really tell whats best.Also, i think you can get a payment plan for the complex via paypal crediftfor 69$/month.
07/29/2015 at 7:33 am #76124Bob SchuesslerParticipant
Thank you for the response, mask1e! I’ve heard similar responses from people who own a Pro Plus. Paying this much for something is a pretty big purchase for me so I want to make sure that I get the best device for the price paid. I saw the Paypal credit payment offer, but unfortunately for the Sport Elite, it is $141.67 a month over 6 months vs. the Pro Plus price of $79.16 a month over 12 months. It sounds like Marc Pro is a very solid investment, I was just intrigued by the multiple programs and additional pads (meaning more muscle groups worked at one time) that the Compex offers. I’ve followed Brian MacKenzie’s videos pretty often and usually see him using a Marc Pro for recovery protocols, but I believe that they used the Compex at Athlete’s Cell and he had posted a few thing on the internet about the Compex a few months back giving it the thumbs up.
07/29/2015 at 12:26 pm #76125Anonymous
Will you use the other programs?
What are your goals for using estim?
Determining what will best help you achieve these goals is a place to start.
Different units have difference goals. Although the contraction may look the same the difference is what is the type of contraction and what is happening inside.
Marc Pro is recovery based.
07/29/2015 at 7:09 pm #76128Bob SchuesslerParticipant
Thank you for the response, Kaitlin!Will you use the other programs?I’m interested in the additional programs offered such as endurance, strength, and explosive strength (and I know that it’s only used to facilitate the work done with regular training and that I can’t just put it on and then lay on the couch and expect to win the games next year lol)What are your goals for using estim?I’ve been looking into estim because of the research showing angiogensis is a direct result of regular use and to use for recovery from tougher work outs by aiding the body’s process of flushing out waste products from the muscle. I recently tweaked my vastus medialis during 90% squats (nothing major like a tear, just a decent strain….there was no swelling, bruising, or visible changes in the muscle…just tightness). This led me to seriously looking into making a purchase. I was set on the Marc Pro Plus until I had a friend mention the compex. It peaked my interest due to the fact that I can cover more muscles in one session and the additional programs. It’s so hard to find an objective comparison of the two products because all the reviews I find seem to only be endorsements from one side or the other. I’m only wanting to find the best investment possibly because this purchase is pretty major for me lol.Apologies for my long-winded answer, I just want to find the best deal for the amount of money I’m putting into it. (that’s why I’m loving that both offer a payment plan lol)
08/03/2015 at 3:01 pm #76131Anonymous
No problem at all.
Only asking if you’d use the other programs so you are getting what you’ll get the most use out of.
Yes it is a major purchase and you want to have what will best meet your goals with it.
You are doing research on it which is important so you are making an informed choice.
If have access to each type of unit do a demo then you experience what it is like.
You can hear about and research something and having experience with it is a whole nother aspect.
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