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How RecoveryPump Works
RecoveryPump delivers an aggressive but very natural alternative to passive recovery for athletes. Our system simulates localized "active recovery" (such as walking) in a passive manner because the therapy is conducted at rest.
Use of RecoveryPump's sequential compression therapy 1-2 hours per day will produce results similar to the benefits of 12-48 hours of rest.
This therapy increases venous return, rapidly accelerating the body´s re-absorption of the elements causing soreness and fatigue in the muscle.
It effectively removes metabolic waste faster than any traditional mode of recovery or rest alone.
The technology utilized by RecoveryPump is based on some of the latest clinical studies on muscle physiology and sports injury recovery. Active Compression Therapy does more than just relieve the symptoms of stress to the muscular system; it tackles the causes of muscle soreness, and its accompanying impact on performance, right at the source.
Physiology behind Muscle Soreness
The muscle pain, tenderness and fatigue that you feel after high levels of exercise is primarily due to muscle cell micro damage and inflammation, which leads to the accumulation of lactic acid, creatinine and other metabolic waste the body cannot clear completely during exercise or normal cool down.
Simply put, the increasing accumulation of waste and water in 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 Removes Metabolic Waste
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, like the heart does. Often athletes will perform light exercise to achieve this muscle contraction and increase circulation in the body, thereby reducing soreness in the muscles.