Recovery from exercise is the key to improving athletic performance. You are only able to train as well as you can recover. The key to better results on the sporting field or during a race is being able back up day after day from heavy training.
These full length leg compression boots or arm compression sleeve, provide a compartmentalised pump action from your ankles to your upper thigh or your wrist to your upper arm, to help with muscle recovery, lymphatic drainage, reduced swelling and increased blood flow.
These may be used for medical purposes or for sporting recovery or simply for tired legs from standing all day long.
RECOVERY COMPRESSION BOOTS + ARM SLEEVE
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARE USING THE COMPRESSION EQUIPMENT?
The active sequential compression that is applied increases venous return, rapidly accelerating the body’s reabsorption of the elements causing soreness and fatigue in the muscle. Specific levels of compression, measured in mmHg, increase circulation at all levels of the venous system – Deep Veins, Saphenous Veins, Superficial and Perforator Veins – effectively removing metabolic waste faster than any traditional mode of recovery or rest alone.
By using these compression boots, you are able to accelerate the body’s natural healing process and achieve 12-24 hours of natural physiological changes within 1 hour.
WHY DO WE GET SORE MUSCLES?
The muscle pain and fatigue that you feel after exercise is due to muscle cell micro damage and inflammation, which leads to the accumulation of lactic acid, creatine and other metabolic waste products that the body cannot clear completely during exercise or normal cool down.
The increasing accumulation of waste and water within the muscle after exercise causes a decrease in performance and an increase of muscle fatigue. These elements must be removed via the venous and lymphatic system to efficiently recover the muscle.
HOW THE HUMAN BODY NATURALLY REMOVES WASTE PRODUCTS
Our lymphatic system and blood vessels work together to flush waste from our cells naturally. Muscular movement, however, is needed to stimulate this process because the lymphatic system does not have a pump. Often athletes will perform light exercise to achieve this muscle contraction and increase circulation in the body, thereby reducing soreness in the muscles.
HOW COMPRESSION RECOVERY WORK
Although the human body naturally excises waste that causes soreness and fatigue, this takes time. Our Recovery Boots deliver an aggressive, but very natural, alternative to passive recovery that far exceeds the results achieved from many traditional modes of recovery. Our system simulates localised “active recovery” in a passive manner because the therapy is conducted at rest.
Further reading on Compression Recovery and benefits can be found these research papers:
- Dynamic Compression Enhances Pressure-to-Pain Threshold in Elite Athlete Recovery: Exploratory Study. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2015 May; 29(5):1263-72
- Peristaltic pulse compression upregulates PGC-1α and eNOS in human muscle tissue. Experimental Physiology 2015 May 15
- Peristaltic pulse compression of the lower extremity enhances flexibility. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2014 Apr; 28(4):1058-64
- Peripheral conduit and resistance artery function are improved following peristaltic pulse compression. European Journal of Applied Physiology 2015 May 16
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