GPC are proud to be partnered with Recovery Pump who supply our squad with a set of boots to be accessed by all squad members as required. If you are attending our Falls Creek Training Camp we will have them there for you to try & use. If you’d like your own personal set please contact your coach to organise an exclusive deal for GPC squad members.
WHEN TO USE RECOVERY PUMP:
Use the RecoveryPump before training or competition for 15-20 minutes to get blood moving and begin to dilate the vascular system. The effect is very similar to a warm-up jog but can be done at rest, without wasting valuable energy stores. Adjust pressure to personal comfort but we recommend 60mmHg for this 15-20 minute active recovery warm-up.
If using the RecoveryPump immediately after a workout (while the vascular system is still dilated), we recommend 30-45 minutes use. If you decide to go about your daily activities and use it at the end of the day, 1 to 1.5 hours is recommended.
WHY RECOVERY PUMP:
- Superior Compression for Faster, More Effective Results
Compression sequence has everything to do with how effective a pneumatic(air) compression device will be at removing waste both quickly and efficiently. Some devices fill and release chamber by chamber while others fill the entire compression boot with air before deflating. This difference can have a significant impact on recovering a muscle in the shortest amount of time with the greatest result.
- Sequential compression like the RecoveryPump, is an effective therapy where 1-2 Hours per day will produce results compared to Rest taking 12-48 hours to achieve similar benefit.
- With Sequential Compression each cycle of compression continuously offloads the venous system (entire limb) during a 30 to 40 second “milking” sequence, thus moving significantly more blood and ultimately waste product.
OTHER FORMS OF COMPRESSION:
- “Wave-Form” or “Pulse” compression which is referred to as peristaltic compression in the medical field, requires several more hours of use to produce equivalent results compared to that of SIPC pumps. Most athletes don’t have the time or patience to sit for long periods of time.
- Peristaltic “Wave-Form” or “Pulse” compression only applies 8 to 12 seconds of compression to any part of the extremity during a cycle therefore most of the extremity is uncompressed during the cycle. This is not adequate to clear the venous system for enough duration to aggressively promote osmosis and absorption of fluid and excise the waste built up in the muscle tissue.
For more information please contact Coach Steph or Kate or visit the Recovery Pump web site here.