If you are serious about athletic performance there is a good chance that you push yourself hard from time to time. Unfortunately this will most likely result in lactic acid build up, fatigue and soreness.
This is when next-level recovery techniques like compression boots come into play. These boots help you recover faster from your last workout and prepare you for the next.
What is compression therapy?
The technology of pneumatic pressure (air compression boots) has been around in the medical field for decades, treading edema and thrombosis.
By using compression boots you are increasing the blood flow to specific parts of your body. This encourages your body to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to those areas.
How it works:
You simply put on your compression boots, select a program and press start.
During the early phase of use, the boots expand to conform to your body shape. It starts at your feet and slowly inches up to your lower and upper leg.
Instead of a static compression (like a compression sock or sleeve), the system uses dynamic compression, which enhances the flow of blood and flushes out metabolic waste that has accumulated during a workout.
The benefits of Compression Boots:
- Improve muscle recovery
- Remove waste products
- Reduce swelling and inflammation
- Improve range of movement and flexibility
- Decrease recovery time
- Relieve muscle pain
- Improve athletic performance
How to know if leg compression boots are right for you?
To figure out if you’re ready for sports compression boots, we would suggest looking at your current fitness regiment and athletic goals.
These boots are great for people who are working out at at least 4-5 times per week. If you are training for marathons, ultra-marathons or triathlon and are serious about performance., these boots are a great tool to improve your recovery drastically. But if you are just starting to work out need, you should to start with the basics like stretching and foam rolling.
The great advantage about compression boots is that they are a passive device. You can just lay on your bed or couch and gain the rewards without exhausting your body more.