January 16, 2008, 9:00 AM PST | Length: 248
CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos takes a ride with the Compex Sport, which electrically stimulates nerves to build muscles. It's an efficient, legal, and very painful way to beef up athletic performance.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! that is the funniest thing I have seen in ages. Im curious Michael, how sore were you for the next few days after? This thing really has many many uses, not only in sport. Im sure the CIA would love to have these. They would call them a Portable Field Information Gathering Unit. Cheers!
The doctors know that this is a very effective method of rehabilitating certain areas of damaged muscle tissue without stressing other areas. It allows them to target one specific muscle and exercise just it and no others. This is important in rehab and very beneficial.
In the early days of electricity they made amputated frogs legs 'twitch' using electricity, but historians have never come across the phrase "this seemed to add muscle mass to the frog's leg"... nuff said.