RecoveryBoots: If You Don’t Want to Buy One, Don’t Try One

We don’t mean that to be rude. In fact, we think Damon Taaffe said it just right, so we’re taking the words right out of his mouth (or blog). Damon’s reaction after trying out the RecoveryBoots at a recent Rev3 event has such a familiar tone, we couldn’t help but share his review.

Read Damon’s personal experience on using the Boots at home….of course he bought a pair, didn’t you read the title?

Damon in the RecoveryBoots, post 20 miler

 

Cool Weather? “Warm-Up” in the RecoveryBoots

For most of us the weather has turned a bit cooler now, making those early morning workouts just a little harder to simply roll out of bed and go. It’s cold and dark out and let’s face it, sometimes a warm bed just seems more rewarding than those first 15 minutes out in the cold getting warmed up and ready to train.

When the cold comes, a lot of us begin to feel the aches and pains of old injuries and sore joints that remind us of the years we’ve all spent doing what we love. Once you’re outside and moving you probably think to yourself “That’s right, this is why I got out of bed”,  but the first 15 minutes out there can be a pain, waiting for your legs to warm up and feel alive in the cold air.

If you have the RecoveryBoots, try using them before your workout for 15-20 minutes. This will energize the venous system to a level similar to that of a warm-up jog and get the legs ready to work out. It’s a great way to get the blood moving and force the body to start circulating blood like it would with a typical warm-up jog or spin on the bike. When you step outside, your body will thank you with legs ready for action!

Happy winter weather training to all!

Hillary Biscay’s “Space Boots”

You can listen to us tell you about the RecoveryBoots all day long.  We’ll tell you about how pneumatic(air) compression increases tissue pressure, which then increases the absorption rate of all the waste in the muscle (carbon dioxide, calcium, lactic acid, etc.). We would then go on to describe how the RecoveryBoots help your leg muscles to recover faster than the body can do alone simply by increasing circulation, and further note that studies on sequential pneumatic compression in relation to sports performance, have found that using a device like the RecoveryBoots for 1-2 hrs., is equivalent to the amount of muscle recovery one may get in a total state of rest (picture sitting on the couch) in 12-48hrs.  We can go on and on about how this medical grade device helps your muscles to recover but the truth is, sometimes it’s just more interesting to hear it from the Pros.

Hillary Biscay has been using the RecoveryBoots for almost a year now and over that time she’s been inundated with questions about these funny looking “Space Boots”.  To read more about her personal experience with the Boots and find out when she’s using them and how often click here.