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Rapid Reboot- Pneumatic Compression–Run faster, Recover Faster.

Rapid Reboot- Pneumatic Compression–Run faster, Recover Faster.

 

Rapid Reboot, a pneumatic compression device, and it’s one if the best tools for recovering faster after those hard workouts. But how that works?

A dynamic or pneumatic compression system is a compressor unit linked to a specialized garment which has various chambers (or pockets) which inflate and deflate with air pumped by the compressor such that the chamber of the garment applies direct pressure to the muscle area.

You can use them in different parts of your body: Arms and Torso, and the most popular are on the legs.

Legs, Torso and Arm Rapid reboot complements

They restrict blood circulation to the area and upon release, nutrient-rich blood rushes through the muscle tissue.

Their benefits:

  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Promotes lymphatic fluid movement.
  • Helps remove lactic acid.
  • Reduces inflammation, soreness, and stiffness.
  • Improves flexibility, thus stimulating recovery and enhancing performance.

All the runners love new technology and gadgets that help us be more efficient, faster, lighter, or recover faster and better.

Torso Rapid reboot device

Compression technology helps also to

  •  flush the legs,  that  means the veins are pumping blood back to the heart, so these devices are doing the work of the muscles — it’s a replacement for active recovery, but by using a compression device you are working on “passive recovery”
  • It’s a good replacement for massage therapy, when that is not available, practical, and accessible for most of us, amateur runners.

The way I see compression technology is a tool in between professional sport massage and foam rolling, right in the middle. And it’s one took in a long list of recovery tools and protocols. A very effective one.

Besides improving circulation, it gives you a light massage that helps you relax and reduces muscle soreness for subsequent sessions.

 

  • Studies show a decrease in gene and protein expression patterns related to inflammation and oxidation, significant decreases in muscle pain,and improved blood flow in the compressed area.
  • The bottom line is, you’re flushing the area without having to think about it or inconvenience yourself that much.

As is recommendable to stretch after every workout to maintain health and flexibility and cool down, foam rolling comes very handy,  the hurt-so-good pain that happens when you dig into self-myofascial release, that is ACTIVE recovery, same as a deep tissue or sport massage.

Adding PASSIVE recovery complement  that recovery protocol.

There are many other tools that you can add to your recovery routine and protocol, like Infrared Sauna session, Ice Baths, cryotherapy and the “very delicate and complicated Vibration therapy that we will talk in a letter article.

Using rapid reboot in the legs while watching TV Using Rapid Reboot on the arms while resting

For us, using Rapid Reboot- Pneumatic Compression, it’s the safest, secure, and convincing complement to your recovery routine.

Taking in consideration that if you need to TRUST your body to professional physio or massage, that is expensive, and the risk of using the vibration therapy, that has a LEARNING COURVE,  as you can injure yourself if not knowing anatomy and the correct triggers points, Rapid Reboot- Pneumatic Compression it’s a safe and great tool to add.

And when do you need it? How much exercise is required to use them?

For those of us who only workout once a day—heck, maybe only three to five times a week—are these treatments necessary?

The answer: You are the best judge-

  • if you are not a dedicate runner, maybe you would want to give a deep thought about investing in a Pneumatic Compression.
  • If you are a dedicate runner, none professional, but working out at least 8 hours each week, plus, job, plus stress and commute, and sleep less than 8 hours a day, We can bet that you are not recovery if you are running or training for a half or a marathon.

At the gym while using compression boot

So, having the Rapid Reboot- Pneumatic Compression  in your home, make sense and its less expensive in the long term that a twice a week sport massage.

If you are a weekend warrior that are only training on weekends, or race every weekend only, sad news you are provoking more damage to your body than those than train or runs regularly.

Your muscles do not receive that workout need it to become resilient and stronger.

You expose your body from inactivity to strenuous workout with no preparation. So, the Pneumatic Compression will be a smart help to your beaten body.

Having all those tools at our dispose, both for professional and amateur runners it’s amazing, and it’s a proof that the industry its growing, researching as we learn more about our body and how to take care for it

The both cases are worth taking in consideration

  • Working out over 8 hours
  • If you are working out only during the weekend without previous preparation (weekend warrior) as you want to compensate the inactivity during the week.

Another important part as runners, its that we usually neglect other parts of our body, having a strong CORE,  ABS  and GLUTES , its basic for good performance, as we work on those body part at the gym, we need to recover faster because we will be more sore in those parts Rapid Reboot- Pneumatic Compression, has the tools to  help us with our sore abs and glutes.

 

“When you have a regimented recovery protocol, you come back stronger.”

But compression boots, vibrational devices, and infrared saunas are all passive, meaning you can just lay (or sit) there and reap the rewards without taxing your body more—which is why these options are so Insta-popular, too.

Yet, You need to use ACTIVE RECOVERY as foam rolling, stretching, walking to fully have the rewards and become stronger, faster and healthier and Maxime the effect of training and a complete a functional recovery protocol

  • In a perfect world, you’ll use both passive and active recovery methods,

Remember that the recovery periods are when true adaptations in the body occurs.

Resting while talking with a rapid reboot massage

When you create a recovery protocol and follow it, you get stronger.

Quit skipping your cool-down, grab your tool of choice, and hop to it.

And the best news it’s that, unlike many trendy recovery techniques, this treatment has a solid history rooted in medical science.

Pneumatic Compression it used for medical treatment of lymphedema (swelling often triggered by lymph node damage or removal), management of circulatory disorders and prevention of deep vein thrombosis.

When the technique applies to athletes, studies have shown a significant improvement in speeding up recovery after training and enhanced flexibility and range of motion. We can use this therapy with massage and ice for treating injury too.

So, if you haven’t tried them. Do it, it’s an investment on your long-term health for sure.

Also read here our thought about foam rolling, for a complete  RECOVERY PROTOCOL

Foam Rolling– Learning their magic. Want a quick fix? Try this one. 

Foam Roller…. My Fab

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Ilya

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RRCA Running Educator, Health & Mindset coach, content creator 22 years running, 200+ races & creating magic at Instarunners

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