RecoveryPump User Guide
When Do I Use the RecoveryPump?
Every athlete has different training plans and the RecoveryPump system can adapt to that. The ultimate goal is to use the RecoveryPump system daily, when it’s convenient for you.
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.
- Pressure – The pressure setting should be set to personal comfort and can be adjusted between 20mmHg to 80mmHg at any point during the therapy.
- Pause – The pause setting determines how long the RecoveryBoots stay deflated between fill cycles. For the fastest results this setting should be kept low- between 10 to 15 seconds. If you have a tingling feeling in your toes, adjust the pause setting to a higher number, allowing more time for blood to reach back into the feet before a subsequent compression cycle begins.
- On/Off – The on/off switch is located on the side of the RecoveryPump and glows green when the device is plugged into an electrical outlet and switched on. Simply switch the button to ON when you’re ready to begin a recovery session and switch OFF when you’re done.