Most of us know how important recovery is. In reality, time constraints and pressures from home and work often means recovery is the first thing we skip on after our workout. This is why it is extremely important that our recovery be as efficient as possible. Have your legs ever felt heavy after a hard strength training workout or after a long run?
This is usually the result of post-exercise metabolic waste produced by your muscles as well as accumulation of lymphatic fluid. This is where NormaTec recovery comes in. NormaTec is an advanced air compression system that accelerates recovery time by improving oxygen and blood to muscles while circulating lymphatic fluid for improved immune function.
Backed by research and designed by a physician/bioengineer, NormaTec uses dynamic compression (pulsing) to mimic the muscle pump of the legs. The system accelerates the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the legs, while preventing fluid backflow using hold pressures.
When should I use NormaTec?
Most people think of using NormaTec post workout, but it can be just as effective as part of your warm up. Since NormaTec has been shown to increase blood flow and tissue temperature, it can assist in increasing your range of motion prior to exercise. This means it takes less time to “get into” your workout.
Post workout, NormaTec pulse compression can be used to remove inflammation.
NormaTec has also been shown to reduce lactic acid levels similar to a light aerobic cool down. Using the boots after exercise has also shown to reduce pain, stiffness, and DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)
Benefits of NormaTec Recovery Session:
- Accelerates recovery time
- Increases blood and lymphatic fluid circulation
- Increases Range of Motion pre or post workout
- Lessens pain sensitivity by reducing muscle tenderness from pressure stimuli
- Reduces post-exercise metabolites
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces Lactic Acid levels
Want to learn more about the research behind NormaTec recovery?