Whether you are training consistently and intensely for an upcoming pro day, game, or season, or after a long day of sitting at work or running to meetings, the body may benefit from a structured recovery program. RecoveryPump technology is supported by clinical studies geared towards muscle physiology and sport injury. Participating in Active Compression Therapy can help relieve the soreness associated with putting stress on a muscle, as well as aid in the performance preparation.
Managing micro trauma of the muscle and inflammation from the accumulation of lactic acid, creatinine and other metabolic waste is a large part of the modern day recovery process. Using the RecoveryPump system to assist with venous return and lymphatic system efficiency may help in the over recovery of the muscle since lymph nodes and blood vessels work together to flush waste from our cells naturally.
Flexing and relaxing the muscles of the body is an important part of the overall pumping action that our body needs to flush waste from intense training. This muscle pump action typically requires movement that can add up through the week and months as accumulative stress. With the help of RecoveryPump’s Active Compression Therapy, the mind and body can relax and even make time to eat, hydrate, and at times sleep to enhance the time spent in recovery.
Having the opportunity to plug in a system to use is not always an option. Both the RP and RPX systems offer similar features, but the RPX provides versatility of use when traveling or at locations where there is no access to an outlet. Having a RecoveryPump lounge with Anti-Gravity Chairs is an excellent way to showcase the RP system with timed recovery sessions.
The most used product in combination with either the RP or RPX pumps is the RecoveryBoots. Whether it is after a tough practice, game, conditioning session, or strength training, the boots are the go to option. 15 to 30 minutes at 70-80 mmHg is the typical setting that provides an enjoyable experience while freeing up time to catch up on emails, check social media, or even read a book.
Clients and athletes have been excited for the RecoveryCore since it provides a similar feel to the RecoveryBoots but targets from above the knee to just below the rib cage. The compression can soothe the muscles of the hips and low back while really applying pressure to the large muscle groups of the upper leg. 20-35 minutes at 80-90 mmHg has those that are in the RecoveryCore talking, catching up on their favorite show, or reading his/her scouting report for the upcoming game.
10-15 minutes per side at 60-70 mmHg makes for an efficient upper body opportunity with the RecoveryArm. Clients with shoulder, elbow, and wrist issues plus athletes who regularly are required to go through the throwing motion can add this option to their daily schedule without imposing on coaches meetings, time at study hall, or developing inside jokes with their teammates.
“The Recovery Pumps are always a big hit at our STT Events. But the greatest impact is day-to-day with our clients and athletes. Developing an athletic development plan that includes recovery as well as educating the people you work with has numerous benefits. From ‘maintenance’ to ‘discomfort and soreness management’, there are always people waiting to get in the Recovery Pump RP units combined with the boot and leg options. When we travel, the RPX pumps give our athletes an edge before or after practices, post-game, in the hotel, or even during long road trips and flights. Recovery Pump has really become an integral part of our overall training experience.” – Rob Taylor, Jr., Founder and Owner of SMARTER Team Training
Mike makes time to recover…
“Lifting, running and practicing are just stimuli to your body, nothing more nothing less. Progress is made when you actually recover from the stimulus, and the hardest part for some athletes is understanding that less may be more. In regard to recovery, something as simple as using the RecoveryPumps for 15 or 20 minutes a day along with hydrating better, having a proper nutrition plan, and getting enough sleep are a sound strategy. When athletes recover better, they can perform better, which is why we tell our athletes ‘enhanced recovery is enhanced performance.’” – Mike Whitman, Director of Training
Alex keeps it creative with…
“The recovery pump boots are incredibly popular with our athletes, so much so that many of them come in on their off days just for an extra 15 minutes session in the boots or core unit. I like to use the boots after a lot of squatting and the core after a lot of deadlifting, generally for about 15 minutes on a pressure of 80-85 mmHg.” – Alex Walsh, Performance Coach
Riley enjoys recovering…
“Using the RecoveryPumps after a very intense training session or practice is something I look forward to. I can easily tell the difference the next day in how well my body has recovered compared to the days where I was unable to get in the pumps. As a former athlete, I always emphasize the importance of recovery. Being able to perform at the highest level possible during your next lift, practice, or even day to day activities is the most important aspect of training. The RecoveryPumps are not just limited to athletes, no matter what you are training for, recovery will always be advantageous to an individual. The RecoveryPump technology is simple, effective, and much more convenient and comfortable than other traditional forms of recovery.” – Riley Oharah, Former Performance Coach