If you’re a client, you likely take your Lagree + VersaClimber workouts seriously. But do you take your recovery seriously too?
Anyone who’s been in the studio lately and has walked through the private room has likely noticed some new items. Most notably, a set of Normatec Boots and a Hip Attachment, among other tools.
For those of you who aren’t familiar, Normatec Compression combines dynamic air compression with a patented Pulse massage pattern that enhances blood flow and speeds recovery. Basically, it feels like a full lower body massage!
However, while the Normatec does feel good, it also does so much more. Benefits of Normatec Compression include:
Noticeable reduction in muscle soreness and fatigue
Reduction in swelling, inflammation and muscle tension
Faster muscle recovery
Prevention of delayed-onset muscle soreness
Improved circulation and blood flow
Improved athletic performance
Increased flexibility and range of motion
Reduces the formation of Cellulite by helping rid the body of water that can build up and create irritation to the cell and connective tissue
(We know the ladies are excited about that last one!)
But why is recovery so important? Obviously when our bodies are recovered they feel good, but recovery is also the key to RESULTS. Many people mistakenly think that muscles are built during workouts, but in fact they’re built during the recovery and rest phase. Workouts themselves (particularly challenging ones) create microscopic tears in your muscle tissue. But it’s during rest and recovery that cells called fibroblasts repair those tears, heal them, and grow the tissue. This is how muscles become STRONGER.
So don’t skimp on your recovery, guys. Just make it more effective. Peak performance isn’t achieved only by challenging yourself in your workouts, it’s also about optimizing your recovery and wellness overall. If you’re feeling some serious post-class soreness, take a moment to step into our Recovery Room, spend some time in the Normatecs and utilize our full suite of Hyperice tools! So you can do what you love. More.