Of the many tools available to help athletes recover, active compression is one of the most effective. It’s been used in the medical field for years and is now becoming the latest weapon in the arsenal of elite endurance athletes.
The Recovery Pump consists of a small box (the pump) that plugs into a typical wall electrical outlet, and two “boots” that connect to the pump via small-diameter hoses. The boots cover the leg from the toes to the top of the thigh.
Once you slip on the boots and zip them up, the medical grade device inflates sequentially from the toes to the base of the buttocks. The pumping action mimics the natural muscle pumps in the legs during exercise.
Through the active application of compression by the Recovery Pump, circulation increases and works to clear the muscle of the inflammation and metabolic waste that contributes to soreness and fatigue.
Relax in the boots for 30 minutes after a hard workout to boost recovery. Use the boots for 15 minutes prior to training to energize the muscles.
Order your own Recovery Pump System at a discounted rate by using “ALPFITNESS” as the referral ID at checkout. You will receive $25 off your order plus a free sling bag, and you will help support the content on the Alp Fitness website.